Radiation Oncology Research

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, in conjunction with Case Western Reserve University and the UH Seidman Cancer Center, is a part of the UH Clinical Trials Unit, which provides a centralized infrastructure to support cancer-related research. The CTU's mission is to provide the highest quality nursing, data management, regulatory, financial and quality assurance services for the conduct of clinical trials for the benefit of our patients and investigators. Many of our University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center clinical trials are offered at regional sites and affiliates.

Extensive Participation in Clinical Trials

Faculty members of the Radiation Oncology Department participate in clinical trials of various cooperative groups, including:

  • Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology (ACOSOG)
  • American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN)
  • Children’s Oncology Group (COG)
  • Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG)
  • North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG)
  • National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP)
  • Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG)
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG)

There are several funded projects in the department in which some of the physics faculties along with the faculties from radiation oncology and radiation biology are involved as principal investigators (PIs), Co-PIs and Co-Investigators (Co-Is).

Translational Research

The Medical Physics division is actively involved in translational research. There are collaboration opportunities for the residents with basic scientists in Radiation Biology as well as scientists in Bioengineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Radiology. Participation in these research and development activities provides the residents a very good opportunity to extend their knowledge and experience in the field. Moreover, these activities enable the residents to attend scientific conferences and meetings as well as publish in peer-reviewed journals.

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