Department News

Dr. Mitin at the 23rd Russian Cancer Congress

November 13, 2019

Timur Mitin, M.D., Ph.D. presented at Joint Session ASTRO-RUSSCO, held at the XIII Russian Cancer Congress, on the Refusal of exposure in the radical and adjuvant treatment of patients with prostate cancer.

November 8, 2019

Hans Kim, PGY-2 resident, was selected to present a digital poster for viewing at the 2020 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium in February 2020.

WomenWhoCurie 2019

November 7, 2019

The Department of Radiation Medicine, along with radiation professionals around the world, celebrated Marie Curie's birthday and brought awareness to female radiation oncologists by participating in the Society for Women in Radiation Oncology (SWRO) #WomenWhoCurie campaign.

Waves of the future

November 3, 2019

The Department of Radiation Medicine celebrated National Radiologic Technology Week (November 3-9). #NRTW19 celebrates the important role medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals play in patient care and health care safety.

Dr Kahn with Medical Students

October 28, 2019

The Radiation Medicine Student Interest Group (RMSIG) hosted its 13th Medical Student Open House for OHSU students. Students were invited to meet faculty, residents and staff, tour the department and learn about radiation oncology.

The RMSIG aims to provide information about the field of radiation medicine. To join the RMSIG, please contact the Education Program Coordinator. 

October 12, 2019

The Department of Radiation Medicine held its 13th Annual Research Retreat  on October 12, 2019 in the Knight Cancer Research Building. The retreat featured presentations from 20 researchers on a variety of cancer-related disciplines. Learn more about our Research Retreats

October 10, 2019

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D., Chair, discussed the challenges and solutions to establishing a mutually respectful workplace with Colin Weekes, M.D., Ph.D. during the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting. The discussion was recorded for the ASCO Daily News podcast.

October 2, 2019

Sahar Rosenbaum, M.D., assistant professor of the Department of Radiation Medicine and medical director of Radiation Oncology Services at Columbia Memorial Hospital, was awarded the September 2019 Golden ROSE Award for her patient care and going above and beyond to connect with a patient, a world-renowned violinist, after their cancer treatment.  Read Dr. Rosenbaum's nomination           

September 30, 2019

Aaron Grossberg, M.D., Ph.D. has been invited to speak at the Seventh JCA-AACR Special Joint Conference on the Latest Advances in Pancreatic Cancer Research: From Basic Science to Therapeutics. This prestigious conference will take place from June 9-11, 2020, at the Kyoto Tokyu Hotel in Kyoto, Japan.  Dr. Grossberg will present in the session entitled “Metabolism, anti-oxidants, and cachexia.  Congratulations to the Grossberg Lab!

Roseburg Community Cancer Center

September 27, 2019

OHSU signed a Professional Service Agreement with the Roseburg Community Cancer Center (CCC) allowing OHSU’s Department of Radiation Medicine to provide all radiation oncology physician services for the cancer center. Starting January 1, 2020, the Department of Radiation Medicine will add three new physicians to its roster in an effort to extend its services to the citizens of Roseburg, Oregon.

September 23, 2019

The Department of Radiation Medicine has received full reaccreditation of its Medical Physics Residency Program from the the Board of Directors of the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP). The program has been reaccredited through December 31, 2024.

September 10, 2019

Aaron Grossberg, M.D., Ph.D. and Josh Walker, M.D., Ph.D. on have been named 2019 Lamfrom Laureates. The Knight Cancer Institute established the Hildegard Lamfrom Research Scholar Awards to support promising early-stage cancer researchers at OHSU as they reach critical career transitions. The awards provide up to $100,000 over a two-year period. Congratulations Dr. Grossberg and Dr. Walker!

September 9, 2019

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D. as been selected to serve on the OHSU Physician-Scientist Program Executive Committee.

The Executive Committee is responsible for the direction, promotion, and success of the program. The Director will report to the Executive Committee, whose responsibilities will include developing processes for scholar selection, support, and evaluation, ensuring that scholar’s career development plan, research approach, mentor team, learning, proposed use of resources, and planned productivity timeline are ideally-suited for the scholar’s progress to independence.

Dr. Grossberg and Mara Rosenburg

August 27, 2019

Mara Rosenberg, has been awarded a research grant from the Radiological Society of North America to study cachexia, a severe form of muscle wasting, in patients with pancreatic cancer. Ms. Rosenberg is using computed tomography scans to track muscle loss and she is correlating these imaging results with next generation sequencing to identify mutations and other gene alterations that influence the development of cachexia. Her goal is to reveal details about the mechanisms driving cachexia, which could open new paths for treatment. Her mentor is Aaron Grossberg, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Medicine. 

August 27, 2019

The Department of Radiation Medicine welcomed Jenna Kahn, M.D., Kiri Cook, M.D., Pehr Hartvigson, M.D., and Ravi Chandra, M.D, Ph.D. to the Department of Radiation Medicine’s team of faculty physicians in August 2019.

August 23, 2019

Monica Kishore, M.S., has been appointed as a Member-at-Large of the Educators’ Collaborative. The Educators' Collaborative brings educators together to share best practices, innovative ideas, and new skills. Congratulations to Ms. Kishore!

August 14, 2019

Timur Mitin, M.D., Ph.D. was interviewed by the Slavic Family Media Center about OHSU's oncology program. Watch the interview here.


August 9, 2019

Department Chair, Charles R Thomas, Jr, M.D. visited the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown in Lisboa, Portugal, with Professor Carlo Greco.

July 29, 2019

John M. Holland, M.D. has been appointed to Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Radiation Medicine. In his role of Vice-Chair of Education, Dr. Holland will oversee and continually help to define/redefine the expansive work of the of the Medical Student Clerkship Director, Medical Residency Training Program Director, Medical Physics Residency Program Director, Associate Program Directors, and Radiation Therapy Program Medical Director. Congratulations Dr. Holland!

July 24, 2019

Aasheesh Kanwar, MD, PGY-3 resident, attended the inaugural State of Data Science in Radiation Oncology Workshop in Bethesda, Maryland. The workshop highlighted the major domains of data science knowledge and research within the field of radiation oncology.

July 22, 2019

Aaron Grossberg, M.D., Ph.D. has been selected to receive an Early Career Investigator (ECI) Travel Award to attend the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Radiation Research Society in San Diego, CA over the dates of November 3-6, 2019. Congratulations Dr. Grossberg!

July 19, 2019

Reid Thompson, M.D., Ph.D. has been selected for a career development award from the Portland VA Medical Center for this proposal titled Quantifying and improving radiotherapy outcomes among Veterans. Congratulations Dr. Thompson!

July 1, 2019

Effective July 1, 2019, James Tanyi, Ph.D., Interim Chief of Medical Physics, will assume the roles of Director of the Division of Radiation Physics and Vice Chair of Physics, Technology and Clinical Strategy in the Department of Radiation Medicine. As Director of the Division of Radiation Physics, Dr. Tanyi will define the clinical, academic and service missions of the technical unit and as Vice Chair of Physics, Technology and Clinical Strategy, Dr. Tanyi will partner with the Executive Vice Chair to provide strategic and operational leadership to drive technical/technological growth and expansion.

June 28, 2019

Arthur Hung, M.D. has been formally promoted to the rank of Associate Professor (Radiation Medicine and Ophthalmology). This is a major milestone in the career of a faculty member. Dr. Hung joined the Radiation Medicine faculty in 2002 after finishing his residency at the University of Texas – MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Simon Brown - Christina Binder

June 30, 2019

Simon Brown, M.D. (left) and Christina Binder, M.D, Ph.D (right) celebrated the completion of the Radiation Oncology Residency Program. Dr. Brown will be moving on to practice in Springfield, Illinois and Dr. Binder will be moving on to practice in Grants Pass, Oregon. Congratulations to the Class of 2019!   

MCCR Workshop, Zeist, Netherlands, 2019

June 22, 2019

Chris Deig, MD, attended the 21st Methods in Clinical Cancer Research (MCCR) in Zeist, Netherlands. The workshop is designed to educate and train early-career investigators in the best practices of clinical trial design. The Workshop is organised by the European Organisation of Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), European CanCer Organisation (ECCO) and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

June 21, 2019

Blair Murphy, M.D. attended the Congress of the International Paediatric Radiation Oncology Society The conference was aimed at all health professionals involved in radiotherapy treatment of children, including contouring and educational sessions, expert panel discussions and scientific symposia.

June 11, 2019

Garth Tormoen, M.D., Ph.D. was selected by ASTRO's Annual Meeting Scientific Program Committee as a recipient of a 2019 Annual Meeting Abstract Award.

Dr. Tormoen won the Annual Meeting Travel Award in the Biology category for his abstract, Warfarin Promotes Adaptive Immune Control of Tumors following Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy. Congratulations to Dr. Tormoen and his research team!

June 6, 2019

27 Free things to do in Portland this summer.