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Peter Balter

Peter Balter

Professor

713-563-2560713-563-2560
pbalter@mdanderson.org
MDA FCT6.5060 (Unit 1420)

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Radiation Physics

My current research involves radiation therapy for lung cancer. Lung cancer is a particularly challenging area for radiotherapy as tumors move significantly with respiration. The challenge of treating these moving tumors is increased by the radio-sensitivity of the lung. We are developing methods to image these moving tumors and developing strategies to treat them either while moving or during breath-hold treatments. We are also developing methods to determine the overall dose distributions to the lungs when respiratory motion is factored into the planning process.

A student working in this environment will become familiar with radiographic imaging and radiation therapy treatment planning systems.

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PhD, MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School, 2003

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