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Radiation Oncology

Davis Cancer Center Completes Renovations

The UF Health Radiation Oncology – Davis Cancer Center, home to the Radiation Oncology team and the College of Medicine’s Department of Radiation Oncology, announces the completion of its $1.5 million renovation project (new Reception area shown left). The improvements enhanced waiting, pathway and work areas as well as exam rooms, providing a better experience…

Radiation Oncology Teams Study Innovative Cancer Radiation Response Blood Test

Paul Okunieff, MD, Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the UF College of Medicine, and the University of Florida Health Cancer Center Radiation Oncology team will continue development of a radiation toxicity biomarker through a $2 million National Cancer Institute (NCI) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract. The proposed clinical study aims to…

UF Health Proton Therapy Institute Receives Two Donations from THE PLAYERS Championship

The UF Health Proton Therapy Institute (UFHPTI) has treated more than 650 adolescents and young adults and 1,600 children. It has the largest pediatric proton therapy program in the world, serving, on average, 25 children per day. Now, the institute has a new 14-passenger shuttle bus to transport patients and their caregivers – primarily children and…

Trading Places: A Nurse’s Experience with Stage 4 Mantle Cell Lymphoma

For 24 years, Joanna Hammond, R.N., mother of four, dedicated much of her life to nursing and serving others. From helping new families in the hospital welcome bundles of joy to nurturing her own children, Hammond always assumed the role of caregiver. But earlier this year, that shifted. Hammond turned her energy inward to begin…

Radiation Oncology Welcomes Assistant Professors

The Department of Radiation Oncology is pleased to announce the appointment of Drs. Mark Artz, Adam Holtzman, Natalie Lockney, and Ray Mailhot as Assistant Professors. “We are fortunate to have recruited these exceptional doctors to serve our patients, our department, and the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute,” said Dr.Paul Okunieff, Chair of the UF Department…

Radiation Oncology Research Assists Awards Record Achieved by the University of Florida

The online business journal Florida Trend reported July 31 that the University of Florida has received 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. More than 120 research faculty hired since 2014 have brought nearly $200 million in…

UF College of Medicine Promotes Radiation Oncology Faculty

By Theresa Edwards Makrush 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…