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Lia Halasz, M.D.

Associate Professor


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

Selected Publications from a Total of 21

Tseng Y and Halasz LM. “Proton Beam Therapy for Cranial and Skull Base Tumors.” 4th Edition of Principles of Neurological Surgery. Richard G. Ellenbogen, Laligam N. Sekhar and Neil Kitchen, Editors. Elsevier, in press.

Halasz LM, Soltys SG, Breneman JC, Chan MD, Laack NN, Minniti G, and Kirkpatrick JP. Treatment of Gliomas: A Changing Landscape. In press for June 1, 2017, 98(2): 255–258.

Moran MS, Zhao Y, Ma S, Kirova Y, Fourquet A, Chen P, Hoffman K, Hunt K, Wong J, Halasz LM, Freedman G, Prosnitz R Jr, Yassa M, Nguyen DH, Hijal T, Haffty BG, Wai ES, Truong PT. Association of Radiotherapy Boost for Ductal Carcinoma In Situ With Local Control After Whole-Breast Radiotherapy. JAMA Oncol. 2017 Mar 30. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2016.6948.

Halasz LM, Uno H, Hughes M, D’Amico T, Dexter EU, Edge SB, Hayman JA, Niland JC, Otterson GA, Pisters KM, Theriault R, Weeks JC, Punglia RS. Comparative effectiveness of stereotactic radiosurgery versus whole brain radiation therapy for patients with brain metastases from breast or non-small cell lung cancer. Cancer. 2016 Jul 1;122(13):2091-100. PMID: 27088755.

Cho E, Rubinstein L, Stevenson P, Gooley T, Philips M, Halasz LM, Gensheimer MF, Linden HM, Rockhill JK, Gadi VK. The use of stereotactic radiosurgery for brain metastases from breast cancer: who benefits most? Breast Cancer Res Treat: 2015 Feb 1. PMID: 25638395.

Halasz LM, Weeks JC, Neville BA, Taback N, Punglia RS. Use of stereotactic radiosurgery for brain metastases from non-small cell lung cancer in the United States. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Oct 9. PMID: 23058058.

Halasz LM, Catalano PJ, Mauch PM, Ng AK. Favorable outcomes of combined modality treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma despite positive mid- or post-chemotherapy PET. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Aug 1;83(5):e647-54. PMID: 22607911.

Halasz LM, Sreedhara M, Chen Y, Bellon JR, Punglia RS, Wong JS, Harris JR, Brock JE. Improved outcomes of breast-conserving therapy for ductal carcinoma in situ. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Mar 15;82(4):e581-6. PMID: 22208975.

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)

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. PMID: 20934263.

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Research Interests

  • Outcomes research and health services
  • Central nervous system tumors