Research at the Department of Radiation Oncology

Our department has made several important research contributions over the past 20 years. We perform research in all disease sites within oncology and present frequently at national meetings such as the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the American Radium Society. Residents are integral participants in our research endeavors, working on individual projects that suit their interests and abilities.

Research highlights include:

  • The department has a long history of excellence in prostate brachytherapy under the guidance of Richard Stock, MD, and has published some of the most important work in this field.
  • Barry Rosenstein, PhD, is one of the nation’s leading radiobiologists and has done funded, groundbreaking work in the field of radiogenomics.
  • Mount Sinai is one of the world’s leading centers for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma. The Department has one of the busiest centers for stereotactic body radiation therapy for this disease.
  • We have collaborated with Palliative Medicine to perform high profile research projects on in-patient radiation therapy that has been featured prominently at national meetings and in the lay press.
  • The Department has done extensive research in head and neck treatment planning regarding the use of imaging in tumor delineation and the incorporation of minimally invasive surgery.
  • In collaboration with the physics division, we have done innovative work in breast cancer treatment planning and new treatment methods for thoracic tumors.
  • We utilized the National Cancer Database to investigate the utility of radiation therapy in a variety of cancers.

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