Welcome to the Physical Oncology Lab in the Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Medical Physics at Stanford University. We are a diverse group of scientists with backgrounds in physics, engineering, chemistry, and biology. Our goal is to develop tools for accelerating cancer research and improving cancer care. We create entirely new technologies that blends traditional medical physics concepts with recent advances in biomedical engineering to address unanswered needs in cancer imaging and therapy. The methods we have developed so far can interrogate the behavior of single cancer cells, visualize signatures of disease in vivo, and enhance radiation treatments while mitigating side effects. We employ a variety of physical and engineering approaches to achieve our goal, including advanced imaging, optics, sensing, computing, and microfabrication. We work closely with the Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford and the BioX program.
We thank our sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioegineering, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, Damon Runyon Foundation, Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Stanford Chemistry Engineering & Medicine for Human Health, and Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation