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Last Updated: 08/09/10

Clinical Radiation Oncology Branch

Clinical Radiation Oncology: (1) Plans, develops, executes and administers a program that facilitates clinical radiation oncology research, with radiation oncology broadly defined to include radiation used alone and in combination with chemotherapeutic, immunologic and biological agents, hyperthermia and radiation modifiers; (2) Serves as a focal point for radiation oncologists to relate to the NCI in terms of its research and training programs; (3) Reviews all clinical trials involving radiation therapy and assists and advises the Clinical Investigations Branch in protocol review and the radiotherapy aspects of the clinical cooperative group program; (4) Collects and disseminates information on cancer treatment research with radiotherapy; (5) Conceptualizes and organizes workshops and conferences with appropriate collaborators and disseminates workshop reports and summaries; (6) Participates in clinical, developmental, investigational, educational and extra-mural community-related activities of the Radiation Oncology Sciences Program, including the Radiation Oncology Branch and the Cancer Disparities Research Partnerships: In consultation and collaboration with the Radiotherapy Development Branch and Medical Physics, participates in quality assurance activities, cooperative group liaisons, on site reviews of the NCI and NIH.