Researchers develop classification model for cancers caused by most frequently mutated cancer gene
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have developed a classification for cancers caused by KRAS, the most frequently mutated gene in cancer, that could eventually help oncologists choose more effective, customized cancer therapies. Read More
Cancer researchers first in Texas to use new prostate rectal spacer to minimize side effects of SABR radiation treatments
UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer researchers are investigating whether an injectable, biodegradable gel can reduce potential side effects from extreme high-dose radiation treatments for prostate cancer. Read More
Two physicians added to genitourinary team
Dr. Aaron Laine and Dr. Neil Desai are the newest clinical faculty members in Radiation Oncology. Read More
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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