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Overview

The academic faculty in the Department of Radiation Oncology are innovative researchers and scientists in the field of cancer care, bringing our patients cutting edge treatment options and technology. Our clinician faculty conduct research, run clinical trials, and write scholarly publications.  Our research faculty has a diverse research area ranging from cyclotron, neutron therapy, experimental micro-radiation, imaging, translational research, and various labs and focus areas.  For highlights and details, please see below.

Research News

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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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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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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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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