Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Annual Dept. of Radiation Oncology Research Retreat 2011

Saturday October 29, 2011, 7:30 am - 1:00 pm, TRC Auditorium                                           

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7:30 - 8:00             Continental breakfast / Poster viewing

8:00 - 8:05             Introduction by Dr. Stephen Hahn

8:05 - 8:20             Brian Baumann   “Breaking through the tumor BBB: Enhancing the efficacy of nanobiopolymer therapeutics against intracranial tumors with targeted radiation therapy”                                                      

8:20 - 8:35              Michael Corradetti    “Brachial plexopathy in apical non-small cell lung cancer treated with definitive radiation: dosimetric analysis and clinical implications”

8:35 - 8:50             Maura Kirk   “Verification of proton treatment dose calculation and delivery using monte-carlo simulated dose and isotope distribution and measured isotope distribution”

8:50 - 9:05              Brian Baumann   “Bladder cancer patterns of pelvic failure: implications for adjuvant radiation therapy”

9:05 - 9:20              Shannon Gallagher-Colombo      “Coupling photodynamic therapy with EGFR inhibition improves therapeutic benefit in human tumor xenografts”

9:20 - 9:35               Xing Liang       “Treatment guidance for pleural PDT using an IR navigation system”

9:35 - 9:50               Christina Chapman    “An analysis of diversity based on race and ethnicity in the radiation oncology physician workforce”

9:50 - 10:00             Break and poster viewing

10:00 - 10:15           David Guttmann       “Preclinical studies on the chaperone HSP27 as a target for radiosensitization in head and neck cancer”

10:15 - 10:30           Andy Minn    “Gene programs that control and predict DNA damage resistance”                                                        

10:30 - 10:45           Ann-Marie Chacko  “Detection of ovarian cancer vascular marker TEM1/Endosialin by 124I-PET”

10:45 - 11:00            Daniel Joh    “Betting on a ‘pocketful of gold’: enhancing the efficacy of radiation therapy with gold nanoparticles”

11:00 - 11:15            Peter Ahn    “Pressure sensors in head and neck radiotherapy for improved immobilization and real-time tracking”

11:15 - 11:30             Charles Simone    “Clinical and translational research for thoracic malignancies: investigating treatment approaches for lung and pleural cancers with photon and proton radiation therapy and photodynamic therapy”

11:30 - 11:45             Christina Chapman,  Kelly MacArthur      “Circulating tumor cells: development, validation, and pilot results of a telomerase-based assay in patients undergoing radiation therapy”

11:45 - 11:55             Break and poster viewing

11:55 - 12:55              Dr. Martin G. Pomper Keynote Lecture:   “In Vivo Cancer Theranostics”

12:55 - 1:00                Research Retreat Awards / Concluding remarks / Adjourn  




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