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Radiation Oncology post-doctoral research associate wins Jack Krohmer Junior Investigator Competition

Jian Wu, PhD, shown with the type of head-and-neck images that would be used for the prediction model.

Jian Wu, PhD, a post-doctoral research associate working with Washington University medical physicist, Hua Li, PhD, at Siteman Cancer Center, has been selected out of 187 applicants as the winner of the Jack Krohmer Junior Investigator Competition at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), which will take place in Nashville, TN, from July 29 – August 2, 2018. The Junior Investigator Competition honors submitted abstracts that are determined to be at the highest level of innovation and potential impact.

Dr. Wu’s abstract, “Selecting Predictive Genomic Biomarkers for Oropharyngeal Cancer Treatment Prediction by Use of Advanced Machine Learning Method,” discusses the development of a method to select optimal biomarkers (based on a patient’s HPV status and microRNA expression) to predict oropharyngeal cancer recurrence. The research was a collaborative effort between the Departments of Radiation Oncology and Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis and members of the University of Rouen in Rouen, France.

Dr. Wu will be recognized for his achievement at the AAPM Awards Ceremony on July 30th.

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