Chaudhuri & Hirbe receive grant

Principal Investigators:   Angela Hirbe, MD, PhD & Aadel Chaudhuri, MD, PhD Title:   Precise diagnosis and monitoring of MPNST via cell-free DNA liquid biopsy   Funding Agency:   Children’s Discovery Institute Amount:  $450,000   Start Date & Duration:   10/1/2021 (3 years)

Yang named Residency Program Director

We are pleased to announce that Joanna C. Yang, MD, MPH, has been appointed Program Director of our 4-year ACGME-accredited Radiation Oncology Residency Training Program.

CBD Research Forum Seminar schedule released

The Fall ’21 and Spring ’22 CBD Research Forum Seminar Schedule has been released – click title to see dates. All talks will be virtual until further notice. More information and Zoom links will be sent out prior to each Lab’s presentation.

Yang and Price begin serving in new roles

Alex Price, MS, has agreed to serve as the Chief of Adaptive RT Physics service, effective October 1, 2021. Deshan Yang, PhD, has agreed to serve as the new Director of Physics Research, also effective October 1, 2021. Congratulations to both on their new roles within the Medical Physics Division!

Stanley and Chin receive awards

Jennifer Stanley, MD, PhD has received the RRS Scholar-in-Training Award.

Re-I Chin, MD, has been awarded the ARS Young Oncologists Award.

Congratulations to both resident physicians!

Kapoor receives Pardee Foundation grant

Vaishali Kapoor, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, has been awarded an Elsa U. Pardee Foundation grant for $119,261 to study the efficacy of radiation therapy using radiation sensitizing antibody-drug conjugates.

Baumann receives National Cancer Institute award (Links to an external site)

Brian C. Baumann, MD, assistant professor of radiation oncology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and a radiation oncologist at Siteman Cancer Center, has been awarded a 2021 Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Michalski elected president-elect of ASTRO (Links to an external site)

Jeff M. Michalski, MD, MBA, the Carlos A. Perez Distinguished Professor and vice chair and director of clinical programs in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been elected president-elect of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) board of directors.

ASTRO is the largest radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 10,000 members who are physicians, nurses, biologists, physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and others who specialize in treating patients using radiation therapies.

Hugo named Director of Medical Physics (Links to an external site)

I am pleased to announce that Geoff Hugo, PhD has been promoted to Director of the Medical Physics Division within the Department of Radiation Oncology effective July 1, 2021. He served in the role as interim division director since May, 2020 and has done an exceptional job! This role plays a very important part in […]

Bergom selected as RRS Councilor-at-Large

The Department of Radiation Oncology is proud to announce that Carmen Bergom, MD, PhD, has been elected to a 3-year term of the Radiation Research Society (RRS) as a Councilor-at Large.

Kim receives Siteman Investment Program grant

Taeho Kim, PhD, has been selected for funding from the Siteman Investment Program. His proposal, “MRI Augmented X-ray imaging-guided Adaptive RadioTherapy for pancreatic cancer (MAX-guided ART)” will receive funds in the amount of $199,921 direct costs over 2 years, beginning on July 1, 2021.” PI: Taeho Kim, PhD Co-investigators:Henke, Lauren ElizabethHugo, GeoffreySchmidt, MatthewHuang, YiVilla, Umberto […]

Michalski is president-elect candidate for ASTRO

Dr. Jeff Michalski, Carlos A. Perez Distinguished Professor, Vice Chair and Director of Clinical Programs, is running for president-elect of ASTRO!
ASTRO’s 2021 official elections are now open. Voting begins at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, and will remain open until 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, July 9, 2021. Please vote!

Two Siteman radiation oncology departments receive top honors in patient care

Two Siteman Cancer Center Radiation Oncology departments were nationally recognized in 2021 by Professional Research Consultants for excellence in patient care. Barnes Jewish West County Hospital’s Department of Radiation Oncology received a Five Star Award. Barnes Jewish St Peter’s Hospital’s Department of Radiation Oncology received a Top Performer Award!

Kennedy, Markovina & Reynoso receive awards at residency graduation

The Radiation Oncology Residency Programs presented 3 annual awards at our Graduation Celebration (virtual, via Zoom, again this year) on Friday, June 4, 2021. Please join in celebrating the 2020-21 award recipients, who are: Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award RSNA Research & Education Foundation “In Recognition of Outstanding Radiological Research” Billy Kennedy, MD Teacher of the […]

Hassanzadeh receives ACRO seed grant

Dr. Comron Hassanzadeh, resident physician, received a 2021-2022 ACRO seed grant to continue his research. Palliative Expeditiously Adaptive Quad Shot Radiation Therapy (PEAQ-RT) is a pilot study looking at consolidating simulation and target identification of Quad Shot radiation using a CBCT-guided, adaptive radiotherapy workflow on the Varian Ethos ring gantry system.

Bergom honored by RRS (Links to an external site)

Carmen R. Bergom, MD, PhD, an associate professor of radiation oncology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, will receive the 2021 Michael Fry Research Award from the Radiation Research Society (RRS). The award recognizes one junior scientist each year who has made extraordinary contributions to the field of radiation research.

MD/PhD candidate Tortelli receives RSNA grant

Brett Tortelli received an award from the RSNA Research & Education Foundation’s Research Medical Student Grants. This grant provides a $3,000 research stipend to Brett that is matched by the Department of Radiation Oncology for his continued work on cervical cancer.