Annual Dept. of Radiation Oncology Research Retreat 2011

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

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 
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