Rapid, erratic heartbeats — called ventricular tachycardia — can lead to sudden death. An experimental radiation treatment has eased the condition in five patients. Read full article at NYTimes.com »
Two faculty members from the Washington University Department of Radiation Oncology at Siteman Cancer Center have received honors for recent publications. Deshan Yang, PhD, an associate professor in the Medical Physics Division, has been recognized for his article, A method to detect landmark pairs accurately between intra-patient volumetric medical images, which has been selected as […]
Parag Parikh, MD, an associate professor of radiation oncology at Washington University, will be the lead investigator on a multi-center clinical trial studying pancreatic cancer patients who receive treatment on an MR-guided linear accelerator system called the ViewRay MRIdian® Linac. The study will be available in multiple centers in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The […]
The Department of Radiation Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine recently celebrated their treatment of the 500th patient at the S. Lee Kling Center for Proton Therapy. The S. Lee Kling Center for Proton Therapy, which opened in late 2013, is the first single-room proton therapy facility in the country, and the first and […]
A Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children’s Hospital patient finishing treatment at the S. Lee Kling Proton Therapy Center recently had the opportunity to ring the bell on the hospital’s new billboard. Read more »
Learn about a patient’s experience with radiation oncology at Alton Memorial Hospital »
About one-third of stage 3 patients alive after 5 years, a development called promising by oncologists
Next week, members of the Department of Radiation Oncology will attend the 59th annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the largest radiation oncology meeting in the United States, attracting national and international attendees from all areas of the field. This year’s conference will be held in San Diego, CA from September […]
The latest cycle of the LEAP Inventor Challenge has wrapped up, and five university research teams expect to be awarded more than $250,000 collectively. Read full article from the Skandalaris Center »
Mutic to serve as vice chair of medical physics and clinical strategy Read full article from Washington University School of Medicine News Hub »
Members of the Department of Radiation Oncology have recently returned from 59th annual meeting of the American Association for Physics in Medicine (AAPM) in Denver, CO, where faculty and staff were presenters or senior authors on over 50 abstracts about current research and clinical innovation.
Jeffrey Bradley, MD, the S. Lee Kling Professor of Radiation Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine, will be recognized as one of 23 fellows at this year’s American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting. Read more »
Brian Baumann, MD, an incoming Department of Radiation Oncology faculty member, has been receiving attention for recently published research that he conducted at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania concerning the safety of antiperspirant use by women undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer. Despite the common advice to forego antiperspirant during […]
Clifford Robinson, MD, recently participated in a Facebook live session with Brad Eastman, a Department of Radiation Oncology patient, and advocate for the Alliance for Proton Therapy Access. Mr. Eastman, one of the earliest patients to receive proton therapy at Siteman Cancer Center, is now four years cancer free. Watch the recording to learn more […]
From research to patient care, Schwarz seeks to deliver optimal radiation therapy
The Department of Radiation Oncology would like to congratulate the 2017 graduates of the clinical and medical physics residency programs! The clinical residency class of 2017, Ashley Weiner, MD, PhD, Sahaja Acharya, MD, and Sana Rehman, MD, marked the first ever all-female class of clinical residents to graduate from the Department of Radiation Oncology at […]
Christian Hospital will be home to Siteman’s fifth site.
At first glance, you would never suspect that I am a brain cancer survivor. I am young, energetic and, seemingly, the picture of health. Source: I am celebrating life thanks to proton therapy | Guest columnists | stltoday.com
Dr. Jeff Michalski has been recognized by the Washington University Alumni Association for his contributions to patient care at Siteman Cancer Center. Read more »
Jeffrey Williamson, PhD (Professor, Physics Division) has been selected to receive the prestigious Farrington Daniels Award from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), in recognition of his paper, “A linear separable two-parameter model for dual energy CT imaging of proton stopping power computation,” which was chosen as the best therapy physics paper published […]
The radiation oncology program at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine has been accredited by a leading radiation oncology society. Read more »
Dr. Stephanie Markovina has been profiled in the Spring 2017 issue of ASTRONews for her research.
Coordinated care allows a patient’s treatment plan to be determined in one visit.
St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Guardians magazine features a former proton patient who has been cancer-free since January 2016.
Timothy Mitchell, PhD (Instructor, Physics Division) provided data analysis assistance for a brain-mapping project that has recently been funded for 3.6 million dollars by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Mitchell contributed to the study by mapping patients with large brain tumors using an algorithm created by graduate student […]