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 […]

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 […]

Faculty recognized at 2018 Celebration of Inventors

Image of table with various awards; in background is a large projection screen with Washington University shield logo and text reading "Celebration of Inventors, May 4, 2018".

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.

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).

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.

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.

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 […]