The latest cycle of the LEAP Inventor Challenge has wrapped up and ten university research teams expect to be awarded almost $500,000 collectively. Among these teams are four Radiation Oncology faculty. Read full article from the Skandalaris Center »
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
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.
Radiation beam to the heart (Links to an external site)
Doctors halt deadly rhythm with noninvasive therapy
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).
Postdoctoral research associate wins Jack Krohmer Junior Investigator Competition
Jian Wu, PhD, a post-doctoral research associate working with Washington University medical physicist, Hua Li, PhD, at Siteman Cancer Center, has been selected as the winner of the Jack Krohmer Junior Investigator Competition.
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.
Noninvasive brain tumor biopsy on the horizon (Links to an external site)
New technique developed at Washington University in St. Louis uses blood test
CRISPR enhances gene therapy to fight inherited diseases (Links to an external site)
Use of CRISPR and a virus extends life of genetic fix in mice
Higher radiation dose doesn’t boost survival in intermediate-risk prostate cancer (Links to an external site)
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Escalating the radiation dose in men with intermediate-risk prostate cancer improves biochemical control but not overall survival, researchers say.
Local start-up getting attention for developing cancer treatments (Links to an external site)
St. Louis start-up company Unleash Immuno Oncolytics is developing viruses that are specific for fighting cancer. Read full article at KMOV.com »
Cutting off cervical cancer’s fuel supply stymies tumors (Links to an external site)
Drug combo shuts down tumor metabolism, mouse study shows Read full article from Washington University School of Medicine News Hub »
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 (Links to an external site)
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 »
Deadly heart rhythm halted by noninvasive radiation therapy (Links to an external site)
Five patients treated for ventricular tachycardia Read full article at Washington University School of Medicine News Hub »
A ‘Game Changer’ for Patients With Irregular Heart Rhythm (Links to an external site)
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 »
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 […]
Five WashU research teams win LEAP Inventor Challenge Awards
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 »
Department of Radiation Oncology at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine
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.
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 […]
Director of Cancer Biology Division named (Links to an external site)
From research to patient care, Schwarz seeks to deliver optimal radiation therapy
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 […]
ASTRONews Researcher Spotlight: ASTRO’s 2016 Junior Faculty Award Winner (Links to an external site)
Dr. Stephanie Markovina has been profiled in the Spring 2017 issue of ASTRONews for her research.