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Register Now! Fourth Annual Course on Proton Therapy, November 17-19, 2017

(7/1/2017) Penn Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology, the Roberts Proton Therapy Center, OncoLink and IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA) invite you to the Fourth Annual Course on Proton Therapy. This three-day program enables radiation oncology practitioners and administrators to learn about the applications of proton therapy to help assess the potential of incorporating proton therapy at their institution. With the increased availability and accessibility of the technology of proton therapy, there is an expanding need for qualified staff. The program features Penn Medicine experts from each specialty who will provide an insider’s perspective of the current and future potentials of proton therapy.

 

2017 John Yuhas Memorial Lecture and Award Ceremony

(6/27/2017) An award lecture was given by the recipient, Dr. Peter M. Glazer, Robert E. Hunter Professor and Chair of Department of Therapeutic Radiology. and Professor of Genetics, Yale University. The title of his talk was "Oncometabolities, DNA repair, and cancer therapy".

 

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(3/17/2017) From the Room Next Door to the Next Planet Over: New Proton Center Research Room Will Have an Impact Near and Far

Proton Research Room openingProton and SARRP Research Room Grand Opening

(3/15/2017) A ceremony was held to celebrate the grand opening of the newly renovated Albert Chadwick Research Room, and to thank all who were involved in the project. Tours were given to view the facility and the SARRP. The Albert Chadwick Research Room is located in the CN level of the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.

 

Dr. Ann R. Kennedy Symposiumkennedy sympsium

(11/3/2016) The Symposium was held to recognize the many contributions that Dr. Kennedy has made in the study of space radiation medicine and radioprotection during her illustrious 28 year research career here at Penn. The symposium was opened by Dr. Metz, followed by a keynote presentation by NASA Astronaut Serena M. Aunon-Chancellor, MD, MPH, who spoke on the Medical Challenges of Working in Low Earth Orbit.  Presentations from former collaborators and lab members of Dr. Kennedy served to highlight the broad impact of their research over the span of Dr. Kennedy’s career. The evening culminated with a reception in Dr. Kennedy’s honor.

2016 AACR Judah Folkman Career Development Award

(10/18/2016) Congratulations to Assistant Professor, Yi Fan, MD, PhD, who was honored as the 2016 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Judah Folkman Career Development Award for Angiogenesis Research

2016 John Yuhas Memorial Lecture and Award Ceremony

(3/2/2016) An award lecture was given by the recipient, Dr. Ruth J. Muschel, MRC/CRUK Professor of Molecular Pathology,University of Oxford.

Register Now

(6/1/2016) Registration is now open for the Penn Clinical Trials in Oncology Course and Workshop on October 20-21, 2016 at the Smilow Building at the University of Pennsylvania.

2015 John Yuhas Memorial Lecture and Award CeremonyYuhas 2015

(6/18/2015) An award lecture was given by the recipient, Dr. Mark W. Dewhirst, Professor of Radiation Oncology, Vice Director for Basic Science of Duke Cancer Institute, Associate Dean for Faculty Mentoring at Duke University Medical Center.

Register Now for Second Annual Course on Proton Therapy, November 20-22, 2015

(4/30/2015) Penn Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology (in partnership with OncoLink and IBA)
invite you to the Annual Course on Proton Therapy. This three-day program enables radiation oncology practitioners and administrators to learn about the applications of proton therapy to help assess the potential of incorporating proton therapy at their institution. With the increased availability of the technology of proton therapy, there is an expanding need for qualified staff. The program features Penn Medicine experts from each specialty who will provide an insider’s perspective of the current and future potentials of proton therapy.

Register Now

(2/15/2015) Registration is now open for the Clinical Trials in Radiation Oncology Course and Workshop on April 16-17, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA – the east coast’s first and only two-day course designed to efficiently train young radiation oncology investigators in clinical trial design. Please see our event website for full brochure.

Inaugural Penn Medicine Proton Course

(1/15/2015) Penn Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology (in partnership with OncoLink and IBA) held the first ever Penn Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology Inaugural Course on Proton Therapy on November 21-23, 2014.  This 3-day program enabled radiation oncology practitioners and administrators to learn about the applications of proton therapy to help assess the potential of incorporating proton therapy at their institution. 
Below is a link to an article recapitulating the Course, entitled "Proton therapy: listen and learn" ( featured live on medicalphysicsweb.org). Please see: http://medicalphysicsweb.org/cws/article/opinion/59818.

Yuhas 20142014 John Yuhas Memorial Lecture and Award Ceremony

(3/20/2014) An award lecture was given by the recipient, Dr. Jacqueline Williams, Professor of Environmental Medicine and Radiation Oncology, at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

2014 Morton M. Kligerman Lecture and Award Ceremony

(3/25/2014) An award lecture was given by the recipient, Dr. Margaret Foti, Cheif Executive Officer of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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