Robert Price, PhD, DABR, FASTRO

Robert Price, PhD, DABR, FASTRO
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Professor

Chief Clinical Physicist

Clinical Locations

Educational Background

  • PhD, Medical Sciences specializing in Radiation Therapy, Physics,  Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio,1998
  • MS, Biomedical Sciences specializing in Radiation Therapy Physics, Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio, 1995
  • BS, Physics, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN, 1992
  • Roanoke Memorial School of Radiation Oncologic Technologies, Roanoke, VA, 1986
  • Associate Degree of Applied Science, Muskingum Area Technical College, Zanesville, OH, 1985

                          

Certifications

  • ABR Certification in Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
  • MDCB Certification in Medical Radiation Dosimetry
  • ARRT Certification in Radiation Therapy Technology
  • ARRT Certification in Radiography

Memberships

  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)
  • Delaware Valley Chapter of AAPM (DVCAAPM)
  • American Society For Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO)

Committees served/ offices held:

  • Fox Chase Cancer Center
    • Performance Monitoring Committee (June 19, 2000-2005)
    •  Medical Isotope Subcommittee (January 2001- present)
    • Broad Scope Radiation Safety Committee (January 2001-present)
    • Residency Review Committee (July 2000 – present)
    •  Radiation Oncology Quality Assurance Committee (March 2000-Present; Vice Chair (November 2008-present)
    • Faculty Senate (July 2012-2014)
  • AAPM
    • AAPM (CPC) Clinical Practice Committee.  July 2007- Dec 2010.
    • AAPM (PICR) Professional Information and Clinical Relations Committee, January 1, 2005-July 2007.
    • AAPM (RRPSR) Review of Radiation Physics Syllabi for Residents subcommittee, January 1, 2005-December 31, 2012.
    • AAPM (TR) Medical Physics Education of Physicians committee, January 1, 2005-December 31, 2012
    • AAPM (Chair) Physics Curriculum for Radiation Oncology Medical
    • Residents (PCROMR) Subcommittee of Medical Physics Education of Physicians (MPEP); January 2007-December 31, 2013.
    • AAPM Board [BRD] of Directors/Chapter Representative-Delaware Valley.  January 1, 2008-December 31, 2010
  • DVCAAPM
    • DVCAAPM Organizing Committee, Spring Symposium 2004, Image Guided Radiation Therapy
    • DVCAAPM President Elect, January 1, 2005- December 31, 2005
    • DVCAAPM Executive Committee, January 1, 2005-present    
    • DVCAAPM Organizing Committee, Spring Symposium 2005, Advances in Imaging and Radiation Therapy
    • DVCAAPM President, January 1, 2006- December 31, 2006
    • DVCAAPM Organizing Committee, Spring Symposium 2006, Advances in the physics of cancer care
    • DVCAAPM past-President,  January 1, 2007- December 31, 2007
  • ASTRO                                      
    • ASTRO Physics Core Curriculum Subcommittee of the Radiation Physics Committee; February 17, 2006- August 22, 2011
    • ASTRO (Co-chair) Evaluation Subcommittee of Emerging
    • Technologies Committee (ETC); January 2007- December 31, 2011
    • ASTRO Emerging Technology Steering Committee of the Health Policy Council;  January 2007- December 31, 2011
    • ASTRO Guidelines Subcommittee; January 1, 2012-2014.
  • Other
    • National Clinical Trial Network (NCTN) Physics Committee.  September 1, 2016-present.

 

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow-American Society for Radiation Oncology (FASTRO); October 23, 2018. 
  • Leadership Forum Excellence Recognition Award.  Fox Chase Cancer Center.  May 30, 2012.
  • Fellow-American Association of Physicists in Medicine (FAAPM), August 1, 2011.

Selected Publications

W. C. Jackson, R. T. Dess, D. W. Litzenberg, P. Li, M. Schipper, S. A. Rosenthal, G. C.  Chang, E. M. Horwitz, R. A. Price, J. M. Michalski, H. A. Gay, J. T. Wei, M. Feng, F. Y. Feng, H. M. Sandler, R. E. Wallace, D. E. Spratt, D. A. Hamstra.  A multi-institutional phase 2 trial of prostate stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) using continuous real-time evaluation of prostate motion with patient-reported quality of life.  Practical Radiation Oncology.  Volume 8, Issue 1, January-February 2018, Pages 40-47.

Lee CT, Dong Y, Li T, Freedman S, Anaokar J, Galloway TJ, Hallman MA, Weiss SE, Hayes SB, Price RA, Ma CMC, Meyer JE.  Local Control and Toxicity of External Beam Reirradiation With a Pulsed Low-dose-rate Technique.  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 100(4); 959-64, 2018.

Shaikh T, Li T, Handorf EA, Johnson ME, Wang LS, Hallman MA, Greenbereg RE, Price Jr, RA, Uzzo RG, Ma C, Chen D, Geynisman DM, Pollack A, Horwitz EM.  Long-Term Patient-Reported Outcomes From a Phase 3 Randomized Prospective Trial of Convenntional Versus Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy for Localized Prostate Cancer.  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Vol 97, No 4, pp 722-731; 2017.

A. Eldib, L. Jin, J. Martin, J. Fan, J. Li, O. Chibani, I. Veltchev, R. Price, T.          Galloway and C-M. Ma.  Investigating the dosimetric benefits of modulated   electron radiation therapy (MERT) for partial scalp patients.  Biomed. PHys. Eng.   Express 3 (2017) 035013.

Avkshtol V, Dong Y, Hayes SB, Hallman MA, Price RA, Sobczak ML, Horwitz. EM, Zaorsky NG.  A comparison of robotic arm versus gantry linear accelerator stereotactic body radiation therapy for prostate cancer.  Research and Reports in Urology.  2016:8 145-158.

Tong X, Chen X, Li J, Xu Q, Lin M-H, Chen L, Price RA, Ma C-M.  Intrafractional prostate motion during external beam radiotherapy monitored by a real-time target localization system.  Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2015, pp 51-61.

Jin L, Price RA, Wang L, Meyer J, Fan J, Ma C.  Dosimetric and delivery efficiency investigation for treating hepatic lesions with a MLC-equipped robotic radiosurgery-radiotherapy combined system.  Med. Phys.  43 (2), pp 727-733, 2015.

Price Jr. RA, Koren S, Veltchev I, Hossain M, Lin M-H, Galloway T, Flanagan P, Haber J, Ma C-M.  PTV to Skin Proximity for Head and Neck IMRT Treatment Planning.  Practical Radiation Oncology, Practical Radiation Oncology (2014) 4, e21-e29.

Dai X, Zho Y, Liang Z, Dassarath M, Wang L, Jin L, Chen L, Dong J, Price RA, Ma C-M.  Volumetric-modulated arc therapy for oropharyngeal carcinoma:  a dosimetric and delivery efficiency comparison with static-field IMRT.  Physica Medica, pp. 1-6, (2014).

Martin JM, Handorf EA, Cherian G, Buyyounouski MK, Chen DY, Kutikov A, Price RA, Johnson ME, Horwitz EM.  Comparison of Testicular Dose Delivered by Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Volumetric-Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) in Prostate Cancer Patients.  Medical Dosimetry.  2014

Lin M-h, Li J, Price Jr. RA, Wang L, Lee C-C, Ma C-M.  The dosimetric impact of dental implants on head and neck volumetric modulated arc therapy.  Phys. Med. Biol.  58 (2013) 1027-1040.

Lin MH, Koren S, Veltchev I, Li J, Wang L, Price RA, Ma CM.  Measurement comparison and Monte Carlo analysis for volumentric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) delivery verification using th ArcCHECK dosimetry system.  J Appl Clin Med Phys, 14(2):3929, 2013.

Pollack A, Walker G, Horwitz EH, Price RA, Feigenberg S, Konski AA, Stoyanova R, Movsas B, Greenberg RE, Uzzo RG, Ma C, Buyyounouski MK.  A Randomized Trial of Hypofractionated External Beam Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer.  Journal of Clinical Oncology.  Vol. 31 (2013), pp 1-9.

Lin MH, Price Jr RA, Li J, Kang S, Li J, Ma C-M.  Investigation of Pulsed IMRT and VMAT for Re-irradiation Treatments:  Dosimetric and Delivery Feasibilities.  Phys. Med. Biol.  58 (2013) 8179-8196.

D’Ambrosio DJ, Bayouth J, Chetty IJ, Buyyounouski MK, Price RA, Correa CR, Dilling TJ, Franklin GE, Xia P, Harris ER, Konski A..  Continuous localization technologies for radiotherapy delivery:  Report of the American Society for Radiation Oncology Emerging Technology Committee.  Practical Radiation Oncology.  Vol. 2, Issue 2, pp. 145-150, 2012.

Pahlajani N, Ruth KJ, Buyyounouski MK, Chen DYT, Horwitz EM, Hanks GE, Price RA, Pollack A.  Radiotherapy Doses of 80 Gy and Higher are Associated with Lower Mortality in Men with Gleason Score 8 to 10 Prostate Cancer.  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Vol 82, No 5, pp 1949-1956; 2012.

Allen AM, Pawlicki T, Dong Lei, Fourkal E, Buyyounouski M, Cengel K, Plastaras J, Bucci MK, Yock TI, Bonilla L, Price R, Harris EE, Konski AA.  An        evidence based review of proton beam therapy:  The report of ASTRO’s emerging    technology committee.  Radiotherapy and Oncology.  103 (2012) 8-11.                         

Ma C-M, Lin MH, Dai XF, Koren S, Klayton T, Wang L, Li JS, Price RA. Investigation of pulsed low dose rate radiotherapy using dynamic arc delivery techniques.  Phys. Med. Biol.  57 (2012) 4613-4626.

Klayton T, Price R, Buyyounouski MK, Sobczak M, Greenberg R, Li J, Keller L, Sopka D, Kutikov A, Horwitz EM.  Prostate Bed Motion During Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy Treatment.  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Vol 84, No1, pp 130-136; 2012.

Keller LMM, Buyyounouski MK, Sopka D, Ruth K, Klayton T., Pollack A, Watkins-Bruner D, Greenberg R, Price R, Horwitz EM.  Stamp Test Delivers Message on Erectile Dysfunction After High-dose Intensity-modulated Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer.  Urology.  80(2):  337-42, Aug, 2012.