Session Chair Profile

M.D., Professor and Chair, Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology

Quynh-Thu Le, FACR, FASTRO holds the Katharine Dexter McCormick & Stanley McCormick Memorial Professorship at Stanford University. She is also the chair of the Head and Neck Cancer Committee of NRG Oncology. Her research focuses on head and neck cancer (HNC), specifically in the area of tumor hypoxia and salivary gland regeneration. On the clinical side, she has led multicenter phase II and III clinical trials, testing the addition of novel drugs as either radiosensitizer or radioprotector with chemoradiotherapy in HNC.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2018 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: Recent advancements in engineering, molecular biology, imaging and machine learning are posed to revolutionize radiotherapy and improve the outcome in cancer patients. We will review the growing body of evidence on radiation technology development, imaging-based radiotherapy, prognostic biomarkers of radiosensitivity/radioresistance, and the benefits of combining immunooncology with radiotherapy.

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