Visit UF Radiation Oncology!

Summer 2018

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UF Davis Cancer Center renovations

Cancer Center Renovations

The UF Health Medical Oncology – Davis Cancer Center, home to the Radiation Oncology team and the College of Medicine’s Department of Radiation Oncology, will begin a $1.5 million renovation project this fall. The improvements (artist rendering shown above) will enhance waiting areas and core exam rooms, providing a better experience for patients.

Presentations at ASTRO

UF radiation oncologists will present their latest research at this year's ASTRO Meeting in San Antonio. In addition, the College of Medicine's Department of Radiation Oncology will host its annual Alumni and Friends Reception at ASTRO on October 22 (more event information below) - join us!

UF Health Proton Therapy Institute

Learn more about what's happening at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute - including our large-scale pragmatic clinical study on prostate cancer - by clicking here.

Record Research Awards

Radiation Oncology initiatives assisted the University of Florida in receiving a record $837.6 million in research funding in fiscal year 2018, surpassing the previous record set in fiscal 2016 by $113.6 million, or nearly 16 percent. Examples of the impactful research funded this year were led by the $11.5 million award from the nonprofit Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, or PCORI, given to UF Radiation Oncology's  Nancy Mendenhall, MD,  and Ronald Chen, MD, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Faculty News

Folakemi Odedina, Ph.D., Joint Professor in Radiation Oncology, Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research, has been awarded a 2018 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship to help expand oncology clinical trials in Africa. Odedina traveled to South Africa this summer to collaborate with Lynette Denny, M.D., Ph.D., chair and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Cape Town, in developing an Africa Virtual Oncology Platform to support oncology clinical trials.

Julie A. Bradley, MD; Bo Lu, PhD; and Roi Dagan, MD, MS, have been promoted to the rank of associate professor by the UF College of Medicine. “This is a very well-deserved promotion for all of them that reflects their distinction in clinical accomplishments, research and education,” said Nancy Mendenhall, MD, UF Health Proton Therapy Institute medical director and UF Department of Radiation Oncology professor and associate chair. Read more about Drs.

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Join UF researchers at ASTRO in San Antonio

Join UF in San Antonio!

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) will conduct its 60th Annual Meeting, the world’s largest scientific meeting in radiation oncology, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, October 18-24, 2018. The theme of this year’s event is “Translating Discovery to Cure.” UF Radiation Oncology researchers will present abstracts on advances in clinical care for cancer patients. Panels and case discussions will also be offered. For a schedule of events, visit the UF Radiation Oncology website.

In addition, the University of Florida Department of Radiation Oncology will host its annual ASTRO Alumni and Friends Reception (invitation only) on Monday, October 22, 7-9 p.m., in the Bowie Rooms of the event’s host hotel, the Grand Hyatt San Antonio. Please join us! For information, contact Liza Winthrop Montgomery.

2019 Research Seminar

Alumni are cordially invited to next year's 49th Radiation Oncology Research Seminar, which will take place February 22-23, 2019 at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center. The Seminar is an important venue that allows us to define optimal treatment approaches, produce the best plans, employ first-rate techniques, provide healing experiences for our patients, assess outcomes, and develop new treatment approaches. Keynote Speaker will be Dr. David E. Wazer. Be a part of this special event! To participate, contact Jessica Kirwan at (352) 265-8832.

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Wanted: Partners in Hope

UF Radiation Oncology alumni involvement drives our research. Opportunities for research collaborations abound within our department, one of the best academic radiation oncology programs in the country. Not only are we committed to superb patient care and excellence in research, teaching, and leadership, but our teams are creating disruptive technologies and pioneering treatments with global impact. 

We are seeking alumni interested in research, equipment, infrastructure, seed grants, and other Radiation Oncology-related projects. To find out more, visit our partnership page, or contact Diane Gebhardt, 352-265-8470, dgebhard@ufl.edu, or Carré Mitchell, Senior Director of Development, 352-273-9080, csaunders@ufl.edu.

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