Neil K Taunk, M.D., M.S.

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Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Radiation Oncology

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Department of Radiation Oncology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 662-6515
Education:
BA (Economics and Biology (Dual Major))
Cornell University, 2007.
MS (Clinical and Translational Science)
Robert Wood Johnson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Rutgers University, 2011.
MD (Distinction in Research)
Robert Wood Johson Medical School, Rutgers University, 2012.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

My research falls into three broad categories 1) development and translation of novel molecular imaging agents primarily PET tracers 2) imaging radiation treatment response include imaging biomarkers and radiogenomic analysis and 3) clinical trials in breast, gynecologic, and prostate cancers to improve therapeutic ratio. I work establish interdisciplinary collaborations with radiology, medical physics, and the clinical teams in medical and surgical oncology.

Description of Research Expertise

My research falls into three broad categories 1) development and translation of novel molecular imaging agents primarily PET tracers 2) imaging radiation treatment response include imaging biomarkers and radiogenomic analysis and 3) clinical trials in breast, gynecologic, and prostate cancers to improve therapeutic ratio. I work establish interdisciplinary collaborations with radiology, medical physics, and the clinical teams in medical and surgical oncology.

Selected Publications

N. Taunk: Surgery vs EBRT With or Without Brachytherapy in High-Risk Localized Prostate Cancer. Practice Update November 2020.

L.J. Lee, K. Albuquerque, M. Elshaikh, E. Fields, E.A Kidd, S. Beriwal, S. Damast, Y. Wang, J. Li, A. Keller, M. Usoz, E. Jaworski, S. Jolly, E. Leung, E.K Donovan, N. Taunk: ASTRO's 62nd Annual Meeting ASTRO'S October 2020.

L.Hathout, Y.Wang, M.Elshaikh, I.Dimitrova, S.Damast, J.Li, E.Fields, S.Beriwal, A.Keller, E.Kidd, M.Usoz, S.Jolly, E.Jaworski, E.Leung, E.Donovan, N.Taunk, A.Russo, J.Lea, K.Albuquerque, L.Lee : Does sequencing of adjuvant therapy influence outcome for stage IIIC endometrial carcinoma? A multi-institutional analysis ASTRO October 2020.

S.Whan Yoon, G.Freedman, S.Anamalayil, L.Dong, E.Hubley, C.Kennedy, K.eo, N.Taunk,J.Metz , W.Zou, T.Li: Daily Dosimetric Robustness of Prone-Position Whole Breast Radiotherapy (WBRT) Planned with Electronic Tissue Compensation (ECOMP) and 6MV Flattening Filter Free (6X-FFF) Beam Energy: Dose Variation and Predictive Factors ASTRO October 2020.

N. Taunk, J. Metz, A.Barsky: Initial clinical experience treating patients with gynecologic cancers on a 6MV flattening filter free O-ring linear accelerator (Abstract # 775769). 102nd Annual American Radium Society Meeting May 2020.

N.Swinburne, E.LoCastro, R.Paudyal, J.Hun Oh, N.K.Taunk, A.Shah, K.Beal, B.Vachha, R.J.Young, A.I.Holodny, A.Shukla-Dave and V.Hatzoglou: Computational Modeling of Interstitial Fluid Pressure and Velocity in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Brain Metastases Treated With Stereotactic Radiosurgery. Frontiers In Neurology May 2020.

J.Chino, M.Joyner ,L. Lin, S.Damast, L. Lee, N. Taunk: Use of Ultrasound-Compatible Models for Simulation-Based Gynecological Education World Congress of Brachytherapy (WCB) April 2020.

K.Albuquerque, S.Damast, T.Neil, M.Joyner, L.Lin, L. Singer: Prospective Multi-Institutional Proficiency-Based Cervical Cancer Brachytherapy Training World Congress of Brachytherapy (WCB) April 2020.

D. Nasioudis, A.Persaud, N.K.Taunk, N.A.Latif : Brain Metastases From Gynecologic Malignancies. American Journal of Clinical oncology March 2020.

A.Rimner, E.Yorke, D.Gelblum, A.Shepherd, D.Guttmann, A.Iqbal, R.Daly, M.Offin, J.Fiore, A.Namakydoust, H.Li, M.McCune, E.Gelb, N.Taunk, D.von Reibnitz, P. Adusumilli, V. Rusch, M. Zauderer : A Safety Study of Avelumab plus SBRT in Malignant Mesothelioma. iMig 2020 March 2020.

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