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 […]

Radiation Might Help Heart Regain Its Rhythm

A flash of radiation drastically reduced arrhythmia in a small group of patients, for at least a year after treatment. Christopher Intagliata reports. Listen to full episode of Scientific American’s 60-Second Science podcast »

Washington University Department of Radiation Oncology faculty members at Siteman Cancer Center receive recognition for recent publications

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 […]

Washington University radiation oncologist at Siteman Cancer Center to lead pancreatic cancer study

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 […]

Department of Radiation Oncology celebrates treatment of 500th proton patient

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 […]

Congratulations, Lexie!

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 »

Department of Radiation Oncology at 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology

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 […]

Radiation oncology names vice chair

Mutic to serve as vice chair of medical physics and clinical strategy Read full article from Washington University School of Medicine News Hub »

Bradley recognized by American Society for Radiation Oncology

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 »

Baumannn publishes new research regarding antiperspirant use during breast radiotherapy

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 […]

2017 Clinical & Medical Physics Residency Graduation

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 […]

Williamson to receive Farrington Daniels Award

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 […]