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Radiation Oncology

Title:

Assistant Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology
City of Hope National Cancer Center

Lectures:

Head and Neck Cancer
Fighting Cancer with Big Data and a Big Heart
Skin Cancer
Lung Cancer

State: CA
Title:

Professor and Chair
Department of Radiation Oncology
City of Hope National Medical Center

Lectures:

Image-guided Intensity-modulated Radiation Therapy
Image-guided Radiation Therapy
TomoTherapy
CT Simulation
Functional Tumor Imaging
Radio Immunotherapy
Advanced Brachytherapy Technologies

Biography: Dr. Wong leads the Department of Radiation Oncology as Chair. He has led the effort to expand and modernize the facilities for the program. Under his leadership, the Department of Radiation Oncology has realized significant growth. The program now boasts the latest technologies, including image-guided intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy, TomoTherapy, CT simulation, functional tumor imaging, radioimmunotherapy, and advanced brachytherapy technologies. In addition, to advanced technologies in the clinic, there has been significant growth within the Divisions of Radiation Physics, Radioimmunotherapy, and Radiation Biology. Recently the department launched a Radiation Oncology Residency Program. A primary focus of the Radiation Oncologys program is to offer the latest advances in cancer care through utilizing strengths in the clinic, physics, and research sciences. Dr. Wong is recognized as an expert in the use of targeted radiation therapy using radio-labeled antibodies for colorectal cancer, breast cancer, and lung cancer. He is also recognized for his efforts in targeted therapy using image-guided IMRT, recently applying this approach to patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation. His clinical interests are in prostate, colorectal, lung and breast cancer. He is Associate Director of the Prostate Cancer Program. Dr. Wong has authored over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals and delivered dozens of abstracts and presentations.
State: CA
Title:

Professor of Radiation Oncology
City of Hope National Medical Center

Lectures:

Breast Cancer
Current & Emerging Radiotherapeutic Techniques
Brachytherapy
Head and Neck Cancers

Biography: Dr. Vora is Professor of Radiation Oncology at City of Hope and joined the City of Hope faculty in 1979. She completed her residency training at Ohio State University (Arthur James Cancer Center) followed by specialty training at the prestigious Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This was followed by fellowship training at Los Angeles County/USC. She is a board-certified radiation oncologist. Nationally recognized for her expertise in brachytherapy, Dr. Vora directs the Interstitial Brachytherapy Program for head and neck and gynecological cancers. Working closely with the urologist, over the years she has helped to develop the City of Hope Prostate Seed Program for localized prostate cancer. Her clinical interests include breast cancer, gynecological cancer, head and neck cancer, hematologic malignancies, brachytherapy, 3-D conformal radiotherapy, IMRT radiotherapy, image-guided radiation therapy, and TomoTherapy. Her other interests are total body radiation treatment with bone marrow transplant, and stereotactic radiosurgery for brain and spine tumors. She is active in clinical research efforts, having been Co-Investigator on a number of grants. Dr. Vora has authored over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals and delivered dozens of abstracts and presentations. She serves on numerous committees at City of Hope, as well as national committees.
State: CA
Title:

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
City of Hope National Medical Center

Lectures:

Radiation Options for Gynecologic Malignancies
Radiation Options for Rectal Cancer
Craniospinal Radiation in Pediatric Malignancies
Radiation Treatment for Lymphoma, Genitourinary and Brain Cancers

Biography: Savita Dandapani, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the Department of Radiation Oncology as an assistant professor. Dr. Dandapani earned her undergraduate degrees in biology and literature, with a minor in chemistry, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA. She then earned a Ph.D. in genetics from Harvard University, followed by a medical doctorate from Harvards medical school. She completed an internship at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, CA, followed by a residency in radiation oncology at the University of Southern California where she was eventually appointed chief resident. While in residency, she received multiple awards including the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Award in clinical cancer research in 2011, an acknowledgement of excellence in oncology clinical and translational research. She received the AACR Research Award in Molecular Biology in 2011, and the Massachusetts Medical Society Award in 2007. Dr. Dandapani also received an NIH Medical Scientist Training Program Scholarship (2000 Ð 2008), and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Award (1997 Ð 1998). Dr. Dandapani has published more than 10 articles in the peer-reviewed literature and has been invited to present her work at numerous national meetings. She has served as the vice president of the Harvard Chapter for the Massachusetts Medical Society and a co-president of the Harvard Chapter of the American College of Physicians.
State: CA
Title:

Clinical Professor of Radiation Oncology
City of Hope National Medical Center

Lectures:

New Techniques of Radiation Oncology
Radiation Therapy, Myths and Management of Side Effects
Myths about Breast Cancer Treatment

State: CA