New technology allows cancer patients to watch movies during radiation
Rhonda Mahoney stands next to the Department flag for the Magnet Hospital Spirit Competition
Leah Schubert-led team takes the cake in IAEA Safety Culture Competition
Sana Karam, MD, PhD, associate professor of radiation oncology, has been named the Marsico Endowed Chair in Head and Neck Cancer Research. This chair was established by longtime School of Medicine supporter Thomas F. Marsico. Dr .Karam conducts laboratory and translational clinical research focused on head and neck cancer. We are grateful to Mr. Marsico for generous support of this and other academic endeavors across the university.
Congratulations to Dr. Thomas Bickett on his recent F32 funding success! The funds will be used to study the role of NK cells in modulating immune response to radiation therapy in head and neck cancer.
Additionally, congratulations to Dr. Tracy Shefter, physician champion of a $500,000 grant recently awarded to our Cancer Center! A full article on this achievement can be found on the Cancer Center's new blog.
Congratulations to Mary Mrozek on this outstanding award!
Congratulations to Dr. Jeff Olsen, who was recently chosen to serve on the ASTRO Health Advisory Council!
Dr. Sarah Milgrom was recently awarded a multi-institutional NCI contract for an upcoming study. Here is what she stated she and her colleagues will be exploring:
Subsequent malignant neoplasms are an important late effect of radiation therapy in survivors of childhood cancers. To date, no study has directly compared the risk of subsequent cancers in children treated with proton versus photon therapy. The Radiation Epidemiology Branch (REB) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will obtain data regarding a large cohort of pediatric patients treated with photon and proton therapy in order to quantify the subsequent cancer risk. We were awarded a contract to provide data regarding children treated with photon therapy at the University of Colorado. These data will be used to quantify second cancer risk and to evaluate the risks and benefits of proton versus photon therapy for children with cancer. Large-scale, collaborative efforts are urgently required to address these questions, and we are honored to contribute to this important work.
Dr. Cem Altunbas recently received an RO1 grant from NCI. The grant will be used to fund his project on improving tissue visualization and quantitative accuracy in CBCT guided radiation therapy.
Congratulations, Dr. Altunbas!
We're excited to announce that our satellite location at the newly-minted Cherry Creek Medical Center is now open for business!
Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Olsen, who was recently awarded the Memorial Oncology Service Line Physician of the Year. We're proud to see Dr. Olsen and his fantastic work recognized this year!
Scott Ryberg, a patient of Dr. Ryan Lanning, was the center of a recent article released through the CU Anschutz Newsroom. The article journals Scott's journey, and includes insight from Dr. Lanning and colleagues on their roles in his story. The full article can be found at the CU Anschutz Newsroom.
PGY2 Dr. Wandrey-Bhardwaj was recognized as a GME COVID Champion for her contributions to patient care outside our department in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Congratulations on a job well done, Dr. Wandrey-Bhardwaj!
scholarship aligned with the SouthwestOncology Group (SWOG). The grant provides salary support for protected research time over the next two years as Dr. Rusthoven serves as the national principle investigator (PI) for a phase 3 randomized trial evaluating brain MRI surveillance +/- prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) for limited and extensive stage small-cell lung cancer (SWOG S1827/MAVERICK)
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