2nd Annual Symposium for Noninvasive Radioablation Announced

Following up on the tremendous success of last year’s event with over 180 participants from around the world, we are pleased to invite you to the 2nd Annual Symposium for Noninvasive Radioablation (SNORAD) to be held in St. Louis, MO from September 11-12, 2019.

This two day event is targeted toward heart rhythm specialists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, and other health professionals who are interested in learning more about the use of noninvasive radioablation for arrhythmia treatment.

Hallahan receives recognition for patents

The Office of Technology Management honored 2018 Patent Awardees at a Celebration of Inventors. Dr. Dennis Hallahan was recognized for the 2 patents he received last year, and he now holds 33 total in the US and many more worldwide. He also has several patents pending.

1,000 Patients Treated with MR-guided Radiation Therapy

The clinical team at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has treated its 1,000th patient using MRIdian MR-guided radiation therapy.

Dr. Rudra publishes research and selected as journal cover image

Dr. Rudra’s research “Using adaptive magnetic resonance image‐guided radiation therapy for treatment of inoperable pancreatic cancer” has been published in the journal Cancer Medicine and imagery from the research has been chosen for this issue’s front cover.

Dr. Baumann to present proton therapy findings at ASCO’s annual meeting

A new study led by Brian Baumann, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, found that proton therapy (bottom of photo) is associated with fewer severe side effects than conventional X-ray radiation therapy (top of photo) for many cancer patients.

Hong Chen receives grant from Office of Naval Research

Hong Chen, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, received a $470,500 research grant from the Office of Naval Research to develop sensors for investigating microcavitation as a potential mechanism for traumatic brain injury.

2019 AHA Collaborative Sciences Award to WashU Rad Onc & Cardiovascular

Dr. Clifford Robinson & Dr. Phillip Cuculich were selected for the 2019 American Heart Association Collaborative Sciences Award.

This $750k/3 year award will be used to support their collaborative work using noninvasive cardiac radioblation for VT, specifically addressing the vitally important components of workflow, imaging, and motion management.

Gabani publishes in JNCCN

Prashant Gabani, MD, @WashURadOnc fourth year resident, has just had his findings published in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s April Edition. 

Schwarz receives 2019 AACR Investigator Grant

Cancer Biology Division Director & Associate Professor Dr. Julie Schwarz accepted a 2019 AACR Investigator Grant to continue her work “Targeting CXCR2 to Improve Radiation Induced Anti-Tumor Immunity”

Chaudhuri Awarded $1.075M NIH Grant

Aadel Chaudhuri, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, has been awarded a K08 grant for $1.075M from the NIH to study “Cell-Free Nucleic Acids for Early Treatment Response Assessment of Hepatocellular Cancer”

Cancer Biology Publishes in Journal of Controlled Release

WashU Cancer Biologists Vaishali Kapoor, PhD, Abhay Kumar Singh, PhD, Buck E. Rogers, PhD, Dinesh Thotala, PhD, and Dennis E. Hallahan, MD have research published this month in the Journal of Controlled Release.  Read publication here »

Chen Receives $1.6 Million NIH Grant

Hong Chen, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the School of Medicine, received a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering for work toward a broader understanding of her research combining intranasal drug delivery and focused ultrasound. Read more from the Research Wire »

Markovina Awarded $1.1M NIH Grant

Stephanie Markovina, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, has been awarded a grant from the National Institute of Health to study mechanisms of radiation-induced tumor cell death and survival in cervical cancer.  

Baumann featured on ASCO Post

Brian C. Baumann, MD, presented at the ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium on adjuvant chemotherapy + radiotherapy for bladder cancer. His later discussion about this topic is currently featured in the ASCO Post. Watch video via ASCO Post »

Improving Cancer Care in Guatemala

Through a grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA), the Global Health Center, in a unique collaboration between Washington University in St Louis’s radiation oncology department, the Liga Nacional Contra el Cancer/Instituto de Cancerología (LIGA/INCAN) in Guatemala and Varian Medical Systems is working to establish the first […]

University to help modernize radiation therapy in Guatemala

With the help of a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development, an international team is poised to improve cancer care in Guatemala with new state-of-the-art radiation therapy equipment. Read full article »