Clinical Radiation Oncology:
Plans, develops, and executes 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;
Serves as a focal point for Radiation Oncologists who want to work with NCI in terms of its research and training programs;
Reviews all clinical trials involving radiation therapy, assists and advise the Clinical Investigations Branch (CIB) of the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP) in protocol review and the radiotherapy aspects of the clinical cooperative group program;
Collects and disseminates information on cancer treatment research with radiotherapy;
Conceptualizes and organizes workshops and conferences with appropriate collaborators. Disseminates workshop reports and summaries;
Participates in clinical, developmental, investigational, educational and extramural community-related activities of the Radiation Oncology Sciences Program, which includes the Radiation Oncology Branch and the Cancer Disparities Research Partnerships. Consults and collaborates with the Radiotherapy Development Branch and Medical Physics. In addition, participates in quality assurance activities, cooperative group liaisons, and on-site reviews of the NCI and NIH.
Bhadrasain Vikram, MD