Research areas available to Radiation Oncology residents include those dedicated to radiation biology as well as physics and dosimetry.
Residents have access to all cancer core laboratories including the DNA microarray core, molecular and cellular imaging, analytical ultra-centrifugation, and the Protein Chemistry Technology Center, which includes mass spectrometry, peptide synthesis, protein sequencing, and protein identification.
Special clinical research facilities include imaging modalities in radiology for three-dimensional treatment planning, intensity modulated radiation therapy, as well as CT-PET guided therapy. In addition, all offices and laboratories in radiation biology have direct Internet access to all online journals currently available.
The Department of Radiation Oncology, as well as individual radiation biologists, physicists, and physicians, are members of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center. This allows access to numerous shared research facilities: bioanalysis and biostatistics, cell imaging, clinical protocol review and monitoring system, clinical trials, DNA sequencing, gene mapping, human tissue acquisition and pathology, molecular recognition, peptide sequencing and amino acid analysis, and transgenic mouse/ES cells. Center members also have access to flow cytometry and molecular graphics support facilities.