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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…

Dietmar W. Siemann Awarded National Cancer Institute Grant

Dr. Dietmar W. Siemann, a radiobiologist with the Department of Radiation Oncology, was awarded a $1.7 million grant by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health for his project titled, “Hypoxia: Impact on Src Signaling and Prostate Cancer.” Hypoxia is a common feature of most solid tumors, including prostate cancer. It has long been associated…

UF Radiation Oncology Faculty and Residents Published in Special Issue

Several faculty and residents from the Department of Radiation Oncology were published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, and Physics’s special issue on particle therapy. We are excited to have the following first authors contribute to the topic: Julie A. Bradley, MD, “Initial Report of a Prospective Dosimetric and Clinical Feasibility Trial Demonstrates…

Walter G. O’Dell and Julie Bradley Awarded Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Grant

Dr. Walter G. O’Dell, from the Department of Radiation Oncology, and Dr. Julie Bradley, from the Department of Radiation Oncology and the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute, were awarded a $1.4 million grant by the Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program for their project titled, “Early Markers of Subclinical Pulmonary Vascular Radiation Toxicity in Breast Cancer.” The…

Paul Okunieff Awarded Florida Space Institute Grant

Dr. Paul Okunieff, Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, was awarded a grant by the Florida Space Institute (FSI) for his project titled, “Measurement of Individual Carcinogenesis Risk after Solar or Cosmic Radiation Exposure.” The Florida Space Institute aims to support space research, development, and education activities within the University of Central Florida and…

46th Annual Outcomes Seminar

The 46th Annual Radiation Oncology Outcomes Tracking Seminar will be held from February 26-27, 2016, at the Best Western Gateway Grand. Our invited speaker this year is Robert L. Foote, MD. Visit the seminar homepage for details.

The New International Journal of Particle Therapy

Dr. Nancy P. Mendenhall, medical director of the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute, is proud to announce the launch of the International Journal of Particle Therapy (IJPT), the official journal of the Particle Therapy Cooperative Group, which is an international society of physicians, physicists, and dosimetrists interested in proton therapy, light-ion therapy, and heavy…

Enterade on GTN

University of Florida professors are making history with a drink designed especially for cancer patients. GTN’s Laura Christmas shows us this innovation in patient care.

UFSCC Small Cell Lung Cancer Research Grant Awardees

Small Cell Lung Cancer is an aggressive subtype of lung cancer that exhibits a unique clinical, pathological, and biological phenotype. This funding opportunity, made available through a generous philanthropic donation to the UF Shands Cancer Center, recognizes that the study of neuroendocrine small cell lung cancer is underrepresented in academic and industry lung cancer research…

University of Florida Radiation Oncology Outcomes Tracking Seminar

The University of Florida Radiation Oncology Outcomes Tracking Seminar is being held Friday, Feb 24, and Saturday, Feb 25, 2012. The keynote speaker will be W. Robert Lee from Duke University Medical Center. A concurrent radiation therapists meeting will also be held. For more information, email Jessica Kirwan.