Welcome to Radiation Oncology
The mission of this department is three-fold: to deliver world-class care on a daily basis to our patients using the most advanced technologies available; to conduct groundbreaking basic, translational and clinical research; and to provide quality education to the next generation of medical practitioners and scientists.
Competing for RAS - Understanding KRAS and the Effects of Its Interactions for Potential Lung Adenocarcinoma Treatment
With support from a fiscal year 2015 (FY15) Lung Cancer Research Program (LCRP) New Investigator Idea Development award, Dr. Kenneth Westover studied the interactions between KRAS and potential therapeutic small molecule inhibitors.
Dr. Neil Desai, Assistant Professor and part of our genitourinary team, is the Principal Investigator of the new POTEN-C trial--a culmination of a decade of research on ways to improve radiation therapy for prostate cancer.
The Gamma Knife Icon, located at Zale Lipshy University Hospital, is one of several leading-edge radiation oncology technology systems available at UT Southwestern.
Researchers at UT Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Center have shown that RAS molecules act in pairs, known as dimers, to cause cancer, findings that could help guide them to a treatment.
Dr. Kenneth Westover was named one of "44 Faces Representing the Future of Biochemistry" in the January 9 special issue of Biochemistry.Dr. Westover, part of our Radiation Oncology lung team, has a lab that focuses on developing new, targeted cancer therapies.