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 […]

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).

Washington University Radiation Oncology at ESTRO 37

Washington University Radiation Oncology faculty and staff have recently returned from the 37th Congress of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ESTRO), held in late April in Barcelona, Spain.

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]