Radiation and Cancer Biology

Panel 06 - The Translational Potential of Liquid Biopsies for Predicting Radiation Response

CTC In Prostate Cancer

Monday, October 22
11:45 AM - 12:05 PM
Location: Room 304

Alan Pollack, MD, PhD

University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Disclosure:
Employment
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine: Chair and Professor of Radiation Oncology: Employee; University of Miami School of Medicine: Chair and Professor of Radiation Oncology: Employee

Compensation
City of Hope: Honoraria, Travel Expenses; Radiation Therapy Oncology Group: Research Grants, Travel Expenses; Varian: Research Grants; Varian Medical Systems: Research Grants

Biography:
Dr. Pollack is Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He obtained a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Miami and later graduated from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Ph.D. to M.D. program. He did an internal medicine internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, before doing a residency in radiation oncology at U.T.-M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. While at M.D. Anderson, Dr. Pollack attained the rank of Professor, was Director of the Residency Training Program and was a co-leader of the GU group before assuming the Chair in Radiation Oncology position at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia in 2001. He held that position for 7 years before returning to Miami as Chair and Professor of Radiation Oncology in 2008. He became interim Deputy Director of Sylvester in 2017. Dr. Pollack’s research interests have centered on the management of prostate cancer with radiotherapy, the role and length of androgen deprivation therapy, radiation dose escalation, radiation fractionation, small molecule/gene/viral vector targeted therapy, and tissue biopsy, liquid biopsy and imaging markers of outcome.

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