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Ning Cao, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Area(s) of Research Focus:


  • Biology guided radiation therapy
  • Molecular and functional imaging guided radiation therapy
  • Developing methods to overcome tumor radiation resistance

Education and Training

College: Fudan University, Shanghai, China 2004

Graduate School: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 2012

Residency: Medical Physics Residency Program, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 2014

Published Works

Cao N, Cao M, Mendonca M, Chin-Sinex H, Ko S-C, Stantz KM. Monitoring the Effects of Anti-angiogenesis on the Radiation Sensitivity of Pancreatic Cancer Xenografts Using Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced CT. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 88 (2), 412-418, 2014

Nyflot MJ, Cao N, Meyer Y, Ford EC. Improved accuracy for noncoplanar radiotherapy: an image-based method for sub-millimeter alignment of accelerator table rotation about MV isocenter. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 15(2), 2014

Maleki T, Cao N, Song S, Kao C, Ko S-C, Ziaie B. An Ultrasonically-Powered Implantable Micro Oxygen Generator (IMOG). IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 58(11): 3104-3111, 2011

Stantz KM, Cao M, Cao N, Liang Y, Miller KD. Monitoring the Longitudinal Intra-Tumor Physiology Impulse Response to VEGFR2 Blockade in Breast Tumors Using DCE-CT. Molecular Imaging and Biology 13(6):1183-95, 2011

Board Certification

American Board of Radiology, Therapeutic Medical Physics, Part II 2016