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Lia Halasz, M.D.

Associate Professor

Overview

Dr. Halasz is a radiation oncologist with expertise in brain and spinal tumors, proton beam radiation therapy, and genitourinary tumors, particularly prostate cancer. She treats patients at UW Medical Center, Harborview, and SCCA Proton Therapy.

Patient Care Philosophy

“My aim is to provide my patients with the highest quality care, including the best available treatments and unending compassion. It is a privilege to work with patients and their families during some of the most difficult times of their lives. I hope that I can help them in any way possible.”

Education and Training

College: Harvard College, Boston, MA, 2000

Medical Education: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2006

Internship: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, 2007

Residency: Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Boston, MA, 2011

Published Works

• Yao MC, Yao CH, Halasz LM, Fuller P, Rexer CH, Wang SH, Jain R, Coyne RS, Chalker DL. Identification of novel chromatin-associated proteins involved in programmed genome rearrangements in Tetrahymena. J Cell Sci. 2007 Jun 15; 120 (Pt 12): 1978-1989. PMID: 17519286.

• Halasz LM, Bussiere MR, Dennis ER, Niemierko A, Chapman PH, Loeffler JS, Shih HA. Proton stereotactic radiosurgery for the treatment of benign meningiomas. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010 Oct 7. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 20934263.

• Mak RH, Halasz LM, Schultz DJ, Tanaka C, Ancukiewicz M, Russell AH, Viswanathan AN. Outcomes After Radiation Therapy with Concurrent Weekly Platinum-Based or 5-Fluorouracil-Based Chemotherapy for Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Vulva. Gynecol Oncol. 2011 Jan;120(1):101-107. PMID: 20950845.

• Varnum-Finney B*, Halasz LM*, Sun M, Radtke F, Gridley T, Bernstein ID. Notch2 promotes self renewal of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells during marrow regeneration. J Clin Invest. 2011 Mar 1;121(3):1207-1216. PMID: 21285514. (*co-first authors)

Board Certification

American Board of RadiologyRadiation Oncology, 2012