Robert A. Price, PhD, DABR, FASTRO

Robert Price, PhD, DABR, FASTRO

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111



Chief Clinical Physicist

Education and Training

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



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


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

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