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Two physicians added to genitourinary team

Two physicians added to genitourinary team

Dr. Aaron Laine and Dr. Neil Desai are the newest clinical faculty members in Radiation Oncology. Read More

View live action of new Radiation Oncology center under construction at UT Southwestern

View live action of new Radiation Oncology center under construction at UT Southwestern

A live web cam has been added to the construction site of UT Southwestern's new $66 million Radiation Oncology treatment facility. Follow the link to view our progress. Read More

New physician joins Radiation Oncology

New physician joins Radiation Oncology

We welcome the arrival this month of David Sher, M.D., M.P.H., as Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and leader of the department’s head and neck team. Read More

Westover featured in NCI blog

Westover featured in NCI blog

Ken Westover, M.D., Ph.D., writes about "The Enzymology of GTP-Competitive RAS Inhibitors" on the National Cancer Institute's RAS blog. Read More

Physicians pioneer the use of stereotactic body radiation for deadly kidney cancer complication

Physicians pioneer the use of stereotactic body radiation for deadly kidney cancer complication

UT Southwestern Medical Center Kidney Cancer Program investigators have published what is believed to be the first reported successful use of stereotactic body radiation therapy for an often deadly complication of kidney cancer. Read more. Read More

CPRIT awards faculty $11.5 million for recruitment and research in brain and bone cancer, biology, and immunotherapy

CPRIT awards faculty $11.5 million for recruitment and research in brain and bone cancer, biology, and immunotherapy

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers were awarded more than $7.5 million in research grants to improve diagnostic and therapeutic services and research relating to cancers of the brain, breast, throat, and bone, as well as to improve scientific understanding of cancer biology. Read More

UTSW receives key NCI funding to plan first U.S. Center for Heavy Ion Radiation Therapy Research

UTSW receives key NCI funding to plan first U.S. Center for Heavy Ion Radiation Therapy Research

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health awarded UT Southwestern a $1 million planning grant to establish the country’s first National Center for Heavy Ion Radiation Therapy. Read More

Resident wins top award at AMA Research Symposium

Resident wins top award at AMA Research Symposium

The American Medical Association selected Stephen G. Chun, M.D., a radiation oncology resident at UT Southwestern Medical Center, for its top award recognizing research from medicine’s brightest young minds. Read More

Stereotactic body radiation therapy plus chemotherapy improves survival among stage 4 lung cancer patients

Stereotactic body radiation therapy plus chemotherapy improves survival among stage 4 lung cancer patients

A clinical trial that combined the two therapy regimens more than doubled survival rates for certain stage 4 lung cancer patients. Read More

Cancer researchers identify irreversible inhibitor for KRAS gene mutation

Cancer researchers identify irreversible inhibitor for KRAS gene mutation

UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer researchers have found a molecule that selectively and irreversibly interferes with the activity of a mutated cancer gene common in 30 percent of tumors. Read More

Video game processors to improve cancer patient care

Video game processors to improve cancer patient care

Medical physicists at UT Southwestern Medical Center are finding new ways to use the speed of video game processors to promote research that is aimed at improving patient care. Read More

Blocking DNA repair could improve radiation therapy for brain cancer

Blocking DNA repair could improve radiation therapy for brain cancer

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have demonstrated in both cancer cell lines and in mice that blocking critical DNA repair mechanisms could improve the effectiveness of radiation therapy for highly fatal brain tumors called glioblastomas. Read More

Possible world's first: Physicians use CyberKnife to treat vocal cord cancer

Possible world's first: Physicians use CyberKnife to treat vocal cord cancer

Stephen Wiley went from being a life-long cowboy to one of the world’s first patients to have vocal cord cancer treated by the CyberKnife, a robot that destroys tumors with highly precise doses of radiation. Read More

Proton therapy center planned for North Texas

Proton therapy center planned for North Texas

UT Southwestern, seeking to broaden an already robust array of radiation oncology treatments it offers to patients, will play a key role in operating a state-of-the-art proton therapy center for North Texas being planned and funded by San Diego-based Advanced Particle Therapy (APT). Read More