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Last Updated: 04/11/19

Clinical Radiation Oncology Branch

Clinical Radiation Oncology:

  1. Plans, develops, and executes a program that facilitates clinical radiation oncology and medical physics 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 who want to work with NCI in terms of its research and training programs;
  3. Reviews all clinical trials involving radiation therapy, assists and advises the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP), the Cancer Imaging Program (CIP), the Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials (CCCT) and the Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP) in protocol review for NCI's Clinical Trials Network (NCTN), the Experimental Therapeutics Clinical Trials Network (ETCTN) and Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP).
  4. Collects and disseminates information on cancer treatment research with radiotherapy and allied modalities;
  5. Conceptualizes and organizes workshops and conferences with appropriate collaborators. Disseminates workshop reports and summaries;
  6. Participates in clinical, developmental, investigational, educational and extramural community-related activities of the NIH, including but not limited to the Center for Cancer Research (CCR) and the Center for Global Health (CGH) as well as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Energy (DoE), Department of Defense (DoD), Veterans' Health Administration (VHA), National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Office for Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).

Contact Information:

Bhadrasain Vikram, MD
240-276-5690
vikramb@mail.nih.gov

Molecular Radiation Therapeutics Branch