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‘Does Cancer Care Inspire Great Writing?’

To answer this question, WebMD’s news outlet MedScape recently pointed to an article by Assistant Professor Kathryn E. Hitchcock, MD, PhD (right) entitled “Knuckles.” Dr. Hitchcock’s timely and thoughtful essay, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO), looks at bias and tolerance through the lens of the physician-patient relationship.

Unique Team-Based Cancer Research Training Program Awarded NCI Grant

A new, team-based cancer research training program developed by Radiation Oncology faculty has been awarded an NIH/NCI Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Institutional Research Training Grant. Based on the premise that advances in fundamental understanding of cancer and its clinical management rarely occur in isolation, the Team-based Interdisciplinary Cancer…

Jessica Kirwan Receives UFHCC, College of Medicine Awards

The achievements of Jessica Kirwan, Assistant Director of Research for the UF Department of Radiation Oncology, were recognized by both the College of Medicine and the UF Health Cancer Center (UFHCC) in January and February. During the UFHCC annual Cheers to the New Year online ceremony on January 12, 2021,…

New Maverick Study Examines Outcomes for Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients

The UF Department of Radiation Oncology has opened a new clinical trial aimed at testing whether the use of brain scans alone – instead of brain scans plus preventive brain radiation – affects lifespan in patients with small cell lung cancer. Sponsored by the Southwest Oncology…

Rodney R. Million, MD, Renowned UF Radiation Oncology Pioneer, 92

Rodney R. Million, M.D., renowned radiation oncology pioneer, Professor Emeritus, and former Chair of the UF Department of Radiation Oncology, died January 29, 2021 in Gainesville. He was 92. Born in Idaville, Indiana, on April 3, 1929, Dr. Million received his M.D. from the Indiana University Bloomington (IU) in 1954…

Dr. Nancy Mendenhall Joins NAPT Physician Advisory Committee

Nancy P. Mendenhall, MD, FACR, FASTRO, Associate Chair and Medical Director of the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute, has been selected by the National Association for Proton Therapy to serve on its newly created physician advisory committee. The committee will provide advice on topics such as…

Dr. Vidyasagar Receives the UF Innovate Invention of the Year Award

Associate Professor Sadasivan Vidyasagar, MBBS, PhD, and his industrial collaborator, Stephen Gatto, CEO of Entrinsic Bioscience, Inc., were honored on September 22 with a UF Innovate Invention of the Year award during UF Innovate | Tech Licensing’s Standing InnOvation virtual event. The team was recognized for the…

Abstract by UF Radiation Oncology Asst. Professor Named 2020 Best of ASTRO

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Best of ASTRO Program Committee has selected an abstract by Raymond Mailhot Vega, MD, MPH (right), Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute, as a 2020 Best of ASTRO abstract. The Best of ASTRO designation is given…

Dr. Steven Swarts Is Elected RRS Councilor-Chemistry

Steven Swarts, PhD, UF Radiation Oncology Research Associate Professor, was elected by the Radiation Research Society as Councilor-Chemistry on September 10, 2020. The mission of the Society is to advance radiation research in all disciplines of science and medicine, foster collaboration within a community of researchers interested in the study…

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