Research & Clinical Trials

Research is an essential part of the Department of Radiation Oncology's mission.
Thomas Bortfield, PhD, Jan Unkelback, PhD, David Craft, PhD
Thomas Bortfield, PhD, Jan Unkelback, PhD, David Craft, PhD

Clinical research, basic research and physics research are conducted into the causes and mechanisms of cancer, with an emphasis on translating that work to clinical application, so that we can offer patients the benefits of these advances.

Research Labs

Biostatistics & Biomathematics
The Division of Biostatistics & Biomathematics supports research-oriented databases and data management needs for Radiation Oncology.

Cellular & Molecular Radiation Oncology Laboratory
Working at the cellular and molecular levels, our studies cover a range of topics, including mechanisms of cell death, DNA damage induction and repair processes, bystander effects, and cancer genetics.

Edwin L. Steele Laboratories for Tumor Biology
The Edwin L. Steele Laboratories are committed to improving the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer in patients through a better understanding of tumor pathophysiology and host-tumor interactions.

Pediatric Radiation Oncology Clinical Research
The mission of the Pediatric Radiation Oncology Research program is to continuously improve cancer treatment and outcomes in our pediatric patients through innovative and collaborative research that we translate into clinical care.

Physics Research for Radiation Oncology
Research efforts are focused on developing radiation treatment techniques to optimize physical dose conformation to the tumor target volume and to increase the precision of the dose application.

 

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