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George Cherian - Dosimetrist Kevin Crawford - Dosimetrist Patrice Boyle - Dosimetrist Robert Gleason - Dosimetrist Zheng Dong - Dosimetrist Gage Price -Dosimetrist
Mary Ann Konopka - Chief Therapist
Sue Gabriel - Radiation Therapy Scheduler Thomas Sprankle - Systems Implementation Specialist Matthew Young - Systems Analyst Jon Christman - Radiation Oncology Engineer Dave Liounis - Radiation Oncology Engineer Chris Davis - Transport/Mold Room Technician
Jarrett Brown - Staff Therapist Ronald Brown - Staff Therapist Sandee Clibanoff - Staff Therapist Kristen Cosgrove - Staff Therapist Kristy Esterly - Staff Therapist Barbara Farley-McDonnell - Staff Therapist Alyssa Green - Staff Therapist Michael Gutierrez - Staff Therapist Donna Hazlett - Staff Therapist Tracey Murphy - Staff Therapist Michael Murray - Staff Therapist Robert Novak - Staff Therapist Amanda Przywitowski - Staff Therapist Dominic Sabato - Staff Therapist Noelle Schillinger - Staff Therapist Barbara Sims - Staff Therapist Linda Smith - Staff Therapist Stephanie Taccard - Staff Therapist Donna Videtto - Staff Therapist
Deborah Weitzner - Manager, Rad Onc Coding/Compliance (Therapist)
Donna Dodaro - Pool Therapist Megan Gleason - Pool Therapist Sarah Hill - Pool Therapist Kimberly Kelly- Pool Therapist Megan Lutey - Pool Therapist Ruth Slotwinski - Pool Therapist
The radiation physics and cancer biology laboratory uses cancer animal models, in particular prostate, head and neck, breast, lung, pancreatic, ovarian and other diseases for understanding pathogenesis and developing novel therapeutic approaches. The staff perform cancer treatment studies combining radiation therapy, radio-dynamic therapy, gene therapy, chemotherapy, nanotherapy, and MR-guided high intensity focused ultrasound therapy.
The Radiation Physics section consists of radiation physicists, research scientists and fellows, dosimetrists, simulation and therapy technologists and other technical and supporting staff, who are responsible for accurate planning and delivery of radiation dose for radiation therapy. The mission is to provide the best possible technical support for radiation therapy and to advance the efficacy of cancer treatment through the integration of new technical innovations with clinical and basic research. The radiation cancer biology laboratory uses cancer animal models, in particular prostate, head and neck, breast, lung, pancreatic, ovarian and other diseases for understanding pathogenesis and developing novel therapeutic approaches. The staff perform cancer treatment studies combining radiation therapy, radio-dynamic therapy, gene therapy, chemotherapy, nanotherapy, and MR-guided high intensity focused ultrasound therapy.
Our current research projects include image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), advanced treatment delivery techniques such as intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and volumetric modulated radiotherapy (VMAT), stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SRS/SBRT), pulsed low-dose-rate radiotherapy (PLDR), radiodynamic therapy (RDT), MRI guided HIFU therapy, laser accelerated proton and light ion beams, target localization, organ motion compensation, MRI/PET based functional imaging and treatment assessment, Monte Carlo dose calculation, and analyses of biological effects of radiation.
Lin T., Wang L.,Charlie Ma C.M., Monte carlo dose calculation - a qa method for srt and sbrt plans in treating multiple and small metastatic lesions. J Med Phys. 47(1): 99-104, 2022. PMC9084579. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/35548031.
Liu S., Liu Y., Yang J., Santos T.D., Yang L., Li M., Jiang Q.,Ma C., Survival outcome after stereotactic body radiotherapy for locally advanced and borderline resectable pancreatic cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Transl Oncol. 14(8): 101139, 2021. PMC8188566. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/34091293.
Panetta J.V., Cvetkovic D., Chen X., Chen L.,Ma C.C., Radiodynamic therapy using 15-mv radiation combined with 5-aminolevulinic acid and carbamide peroxide for prostate cancer in vivo. Phys Med Biol. 65(16): 165008, 2020. PMC8409498. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32464613.
Eldib A, Fareed M, Weiss S, Hayes S, Nguyen B, Mora G, Li JS, Chibani O, Addelgawad M and Ma CM. Dosimetric evaluation of a rotating gamma-ray system for stereotactic body radiation therapy, Journal of Radiation Oncology (2020) https://doi.org/10.1007/s13566-020-00437-9
Panetta J, Cvetkovic D, Chen X, Chen L, Ma CM. Radiodynamic therapy using 15-MV radiation combined with 5-aminolevulinic acid and carbamide peroxide for prostate cancer in vivo. Phys Med Biol, 2020 https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6560/ab9776
Price RA, Jin LH, Meyer J, Chen L, Lin T, Eldib A, Chen X, Liu J, Veltchev I, Wang L and Ma CM. Practical Clinical Implementation of the Special Physics Consultation Process in the Re-irradiation Environment, Advances in Radiation Oncology (2020) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adro.2020.09.027
Xu Q, Tong X, Lin M, Chen X, Eldib A, Lin T, Chen L and Ma CM, Feasibility of Real-Time Target Localization Using EPID for Prostate IMRT/VMAT, Phys Med. (2020) 76:142-9
Ma CM, Chetty IJ, Deng J, Faddegon B, Jiang SB, Li JS, Seuntjens J, Siebers JV, Traneus E, Beam modeling and beam model commissioning for Monte Carlo dose calculation-based radiation therapy treatment planning: Report of AAPM Task Group 157. Med Phys. 2020. 47:e1-e18; first published PMID: 2019. 31679157. doi: 10.1002/mp.13898
Paly J, Deng M, Lee CT, Hayes SB, Galloway TJ, Hallman MA, Weiss SE, Horwitz EM, Price RA, Ma CM, Meyer JE. Pelvic Reirradiation Utilizing Pulsed Low-dose Rate Radiation Therapy, American Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2020, doi: 10.1097/COC.0000000000000741
Kry SF, Feygelman V, Balter P, Knöös T, Ma CM, Snyder M, Tonner B, Vassiliev ON, AAPM Task Group 329: Reference dose specification for dose calculations: dose-to-water or dose-to-muscle? Med Phys 2019 PMID: 31883390. doi: 10.1002/mp.13995
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