Carmen R. Bergom, MD, PhD, associate professor of radiation oncology at Washington University School of Medicine, has been elected to a three-year term as a councilor-at-large for the Radiation Research Society.
Jeff M. Michalski, MD, the Carlos A. Perez Distinguished Professor and vice chair and director of clinical programs in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the School of Medicine, has been elected president-elect of the American Society for Radiation Oncology board of directors.
The School of Medicine is accepting applications for the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant to support junior faculty conducting cancer research pilot projects.
Two studies led by Washington University School of Medicine describe the potential of liquid biopsies to identify and track tumor growth in bladder cancer and peripheral nerve tumors. The studies demonstrate the possible benefits of this relatively new tool in the fight against cancer.
Applications are being accepted for the Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) in Leukemia Career Enhancement Program. Interested junior researchers should apply by Sept. 15.
Joy Jiang, assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Public Health Sciences at the School of Medicine, received a four-year $1.35 million MERIT award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for her project “Dynamic prediction incorporating time-varying covariates for the onset of breast cancer.”
There is a strong association between high levels of physical activity and the ability to maintain cognitive function among breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy, according to new research from Washington University School of Medicine.
Joe Rowles, a postdoctoral research associate working with Gary Patti in chemistry in Arts & Sciences, won a Molecular Oncology Training Grant to support his participation in the Siteman Cancer Center’s Cancer Biology Pathway Program.
Adolescents and young adults living in rural versus metropolitan U.S. counties and those living farther from the hospital where they were diagnosed generally have worse outcomes than those living in metropolitan counties and closer to the reporting hospital, finds a new study from the Brown School.
Julie O’Neal, assistant professor of medicine at the School of Medicine, received a $250,000 award from the International Myeloma Society. The award will be used to develop novel immunotherapy treatments for multiple myeloma, a common blood cancer.