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 »

Siteman Cancer Center plans 2020 opening at Memorial Hospital East

  The project now has all necessary approvals from the Illinois Health Facilities & Services Review Board, BJC HealthCare, and Washington University Physicians In Illinois, Inc. Read full article from Washington University School of Medicine »

Mobile CT scanner lines up for adaptive proton therapy

A team at Washington University School of Medicine propose the use of a mobile helical CT (mCT) scanner to provide 3D volumetric imaging for image-guided and adaptive proton therapy.  Read full article »

Developing Connections with WUCODE

Washington University Community of Developers (WUCODE) is a community of practice focused on creating a place for software engineers to collaborate and learn together about industry trends.  Read full article »

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.

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).