MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Tina Marie Briere

Dr. Tina Marie  Briere

Associate Member

Associate Professor

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

I am interested in understanding normal tissue response to radiation. The goal of radiation therapy is to deliver a dose of radiation that is large enough to kill the tumor without harming the patient. Sometimes radiation may cause short-term symptoms (an acute response such as radiation pneumonitis) and other times it may cause long-term consequences (permanent changes to the body like fibrosis). There may be characteristics of a patient population such as age, smoking status, or co-morbidities that make them more or less susceptible to normal tissue damage. There may be characteristics of the treatment, such as the dose/volume relationship, surgery, or adjuvant chemotherapy that are important. My interest is in examining all of these characteristics to create clinically relevant dose limits for normal structures.


MDACC Faculty

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Phone: 713.563.2565


Office: MDA FCT8.6084 (Unit 1420)


Ph.D. - State University of New York at Albany - 1995