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The University of Washington is a Tier 1 research university that attracts more research grant funding than any other public university in the nation. In fact, UW School of Medicine was ranked No. 2 among all medical schools, both public and private, in receipt of research grant funding from the National Institutes of Health.

Research News

UW faculty receives U.S. DoE award to improve the availability of Astatine-211 labeled radiopharmaceuticals for radiation therapy

Congratulations to Dr. Scott Wilbur for receiving a major research grant from the U.S. DoE to improve cancer treatment.

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The Benefit of Proton Therapy for Children in Developing Countries

About 80% of children with the most common pediatric brain cancer live in low- and middle-income countries. There they have little access to advanced radiotherapies, such as proton therapy, to reduce treatment side effects. Dr. Phil Taddei explores challenges of this missed benefit in a commentary.

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Radiation Oncology Faculty win Cureus: Proton Therapy Publishing Competition

Congratulations to Drs. Smith Apisarnthanarax and Stephen Bowen for 2nd place; and Howard Lee with Drs. Jing Zeng, Stephen Bowen, and Ramesh Rengan for 3rd place on the Cureus’ Proton Therapy Advanced Application for the Most Challenging Cases Publishing Competition!

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Glioblastoma Treatment with an Innovative Therapy Device vs. Quality of Life of Glioblastoma Patients

Dr. Lia Halasz was invited to give an expert commentary on this research in JAMA Oncology, where she put the research findings into the perspective of the care and quality of life of glioma patients.

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