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May 29th 2018

UW Medical Physics Residents Win NWAAPM Awards

Congratulations to UW Radiation Oncology Medical Physics Residents Da Wang for winning the 1st place and Brandon Koger for winning the 2nd place for the Young Investigator Symposium Award at the NWAAPM in Portland, Oregon on May 11th, 2018.

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May 1st 2018

UW Faculty and Engineer Receives PMB Best Paper Award – The Roberts Prize

Congratulations Drs. Eric Ford, Jeff Schwartz, Ning Cao, Juergen Meyer, Ramesh Rengan, Jing Zeng, and George Sandison, and engineer Rob Emery for receiving the Roberts Prize for the Best Paper in 2018 of the journal Physics in Medicine & Biology 2018.

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April 18th 2018

UW faculty receives U.S. DoE award to improve the availability of Astatine-211 labeled radiopharmaceuticals for radiation therapy

Congratulations to Dr. Scott Wilbur for receiving a major research grant from the U.S. DoE to improve cancer treatment.

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March 30th 2018

The Benefit of Proton Therapy for Children in Developing Countries

About 80% of children with the most common pediatric brain cancer live in low- and middle-income countries. There they have little access to advanced radiotherapies, such as proton therapy, to reduce treatment side effects. Dr. Phil Taddei explores challenges of this missed benefit in a commentary.

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March 9th 2018

Radiation Oncology Faculty win Cureus: Proton Therapy Publishing Competition

Congratulations to Drs. Smith Apisarnthanarax and Stephen Bowen for 2nd place; and Howard Lee with Drs. Jing Zeng, Stephen Bowen, and Ramesh Rengan for 3rd place on the Cureus’ Proton Therapy Advanced Application for the Most Challenging Cases Publishing Competition!

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February 23rd 2018

Glioblastoma Treatment with an Innovative Therapy Device vs. Quality of Life of Glioblastoma Patients

Dr. Lia Halasz was invited to give an expert commentary on this research in JAMA Oncology, where she put the research findings into the perspective of the care and quality of life of glioma patients.

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September 20th 2017

Gamma Knife Center and Icon at Harborview Medical Center

Being diagnosed with a brain tumor can be a life-changing event. At the Gamma Knife Center at Harborview, making your treatment as comfortable as possible is our main priority.

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August 5th 2017

Change in treatment approach can make quality of life better for patients with brain metastasis

Focal radiation to just the surgical area is the winner for patients after surgery for limited brain metastases.

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July 21st 2017

UW faculty receive NIH award to expand access to radiation treatment in low- and middle income countries

This $2.9 M research grant from the National Cancer Institute will support the development of a cost-effective technology that improves radiation therapy in low- and middle-income countries.

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March 20th 2017

Royalty Research Fund awards grant to Dr. Ning Cao and her mentor Dr. Juergen Meyer

Dr. Ning Cao and her mentor on the below research Dr. Juergen Meyer have been awarded a grant from the Royalty Research Fund for their very innovative work  on “Spatially Modulated Proton Minibeam for Cellular and Small Animal Research”. This one-year award provides the funds to obtain preliminary data for submission of a multi-year NIH grant on this topic. The competition was intense but their aims were irresistible to the reviewers because of the potential high patient treatment impact this work promises.

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