The AACR Career Development Award for Pediatric Cancer Research is open to junior faculty in their first full-time faculty appointment. Proposed research projects may be in any discipline of basic, clinical, translational or epidemiological research with direct applicability and relevance to pediatric cancer.
Dan Ruan, Ph.D.
Instructor, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Image Gently for Pediatric Image Guided Radiotherapy: A Systematic Study
"The proposed study aims to ensure tumor coverage and minimize normal tissue exposure by optimally utilizing gentle image guidance in pediatric radiotherapy. We will adopt the state-of-the-art intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for high-resolution modulated delivery, develop economical image guidance protocols for online geometry monitoring, and investigate an adaptive mechanism to align the treatment beams with the instantaneous geometry. I thank Dr. Paul Keall for his guidance, and research support from NIH/NCI, Varian Medical Systems and AAPM Research initiative."
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