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Summer Ye (Graduate Student, Chen Lab)
Tell me about your background. I am from Yanan, a small town in north central China. I earned my Bachelor of Engineering in Energy, Power Systems and Automation from Xi’an Jiao Tong University in 2013. I have also studied as an exchange student in both National Tsinghua University and in University of Connecticut as an […]
Washington University Radiation Oncology at AAPM 2018
Washington University Radiation Oncology faculty and staff have recently returned from 60th annual meeting of the American Association for Physics in Medicine (AAPM) in Nashville, TN, where members of the department were presenters or senior authors on over 50 abstracts about current research and clinical innovation at Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish […]
Siteman Cancer Center expands to Illinois (Links to an external site)
Patients to be seen at Swansea clinic until new facility opens at Memorial Hospital East
Siteman Cancer Center breaks ground in north St. Louis County (Links to an external site)
$26.3 million outpatient facility will be on Christian Hospital’s Northwest HealthCare campus
Superhero masks empower young cancer patients (Links to an external site)
A child life specialist with St. Louis Children’s hospital is giving kids “super” strength to beat cancer.
Congratulations to the Class of 2018!
The Department of Radiation Oncology would like to congratulate the 2018 graduates of the clinical and medical physics residency programs! All six of this year’s graduates have accepted appointments at academic institutions. Benjamin Fischer-Valuck, MD, is an assistant professor at Emory University in Atlanta. Anupama Chundury, MD, is an assistant professor at Rutgers University and […]
Siteman Cancer Center announces new network member (Links to an external site)
Phelps County Regional Medical Center joins network to reduce cancer’s impact in south central Missouri
Faculty recognized at 2018 Celebration of Inventors
Numerous Washington University Radiation Oncology faculty members at Siteman Cancer Center were recognized for their innovation at the first Celebration of Inventors, hosted by the university’s Office of Technology Management.
Radiation beam to the heart (Links to an external site)
Doctors halt deadly rhythm with noninvasive therapy
Pilar de la Puente, PhD (Staff Scientist, Azab Lab)
Tell me about your background. I was born and raised in a small town in Northern Spain called Leon by the Cantabrian Mountains. I went to University of Leon for my Bachelor’s in Biology and Master’s in Animal Medicine and Surgery with a focus on Biomedical Engineering (BME). During my PhD, I received a fellowship […]
Medical physics resident takes first place in Young Investigator Symposium
Nichole Maughan, PhD, a Washington University medical physics resident, has placed first in the James S. Sample Young Investigator Symposium at the 2018 Spring Meeting of the Missouri River Valley chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM).
Postdoctoral research associate wins Jack Krohmer Junior Investigator Competition
Jian Wu, PhD, a post-doctoral research associate working with Washington University medical physicist, Hua Li, PhD, at Siteman Cancer Center, has been selected as the winner of the Jack Krohmer Junior Investigator Competition.
Jeffrey Bradley, MD, gives commencement address at Drury University
Jeffrey Bradley, MD, a Washington University radiation oncologist at Siteman Cancer Center, gave a commencement address to the graduating class of 2018 at Drury University in Springfield, MO on May 12th.
Washington University Radiation Oncology at ESTRO 37
Washington University Radiation Oncology faculty and staff have recently returned from the 37th Congress of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ESTRO), held in late April in Barcelona, Spain.
Noninvasive brain tumor biopsy on the horizon (Links to an external site)
New technique developed at Washington University in St. Louis uses blood test
Siteman Cancer Center – South County celebrates fifth anniversary
Siteman Cancer Center-South County marks its fifth anniversary this year. The facility houses radiation oncology and medical oncology services and provides surgical consulting.
CRISPR enhances gene therapy to fight inherited diseases (Links to an external site)
Use of CRISPR and a virus extends life of genetic fix in mice
John Floberg, MD, PhD (Clinical Resident, Schwarz Lab)
Tell me about your background. I’m from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I went to Carleton College in Northfield, MN for my undergraduate, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison for graduate school and medical school. What led you to study at Washington University? Wash U is a world class research and clinical institution with a strong history in imaging […]
Cancer patients get outfitted with special Stormtroopers helmet
8-year-old Evan has to wear a mask as he undergoes proton beam therapy to fight his brain tumor – so the staff at St. Louis Children’s Hospital surprised him with his very own Stormtroopers helmet “to help empower” him during treatment.
Evan’s Mask: A Siteman Kids story
The force is strong with Evan. His Star Wars mask is more than stylish – it’s an important part of his Proton Beam therapy.
Higher radiation dose doesn’t boost survival in intermediate-risk prostate cancer (Links to an external site)
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Escalating the radiation dose in men with intermediate-risk prostate cancer improves biochemical control but not overall survival, researchers say.
Local start-up getting attention for developing cancer treatments (Links to an external site)
St. Louis start-up company Unleash Immuno Oncolytics is developing viruses that are specific for fighting cancer. Read full article at KMOV.com »
Cutting off cervical cancer’s fuel supply stymies tumors (Links to an external site)
Drug combo shuts down tumor metabolism, mouse study shows Read full article from Washington University School of Medicine News Hub »
Clinical trial demonstrates benefit for post-operative radiation therapy for bladder cancer patients
An article featuring Brian Baumann, MD, as senior author has recently been highlighted in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Surgery. The article discusses a clinical trial for bladder cancer, in which it was evaluated whether the addition of post-operative radiation therapy after radical cystectomy for bladder cancer can reduce local-regional cancer recurrences […]