CaNCURE Mentors


Ross I Berbeco, Ph.D.


Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
Harvard Medical School




rberbeco@lroc.harvard.edu

Biography: Dr. Berbeco is an Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School, working on preclinical radiotherapy with nanoparticles at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Berbeco received undergraduate degrees in Physics and Astrophysics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1996. His PhD was conferred by the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor for experimental high energy physics work on the Higgs Boson performed at the CERN laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. Since 2002, Dr. Berbeco has been performing research, teaching and clinical duties in the field of radiation therapy physics at Harvard Medical School.

Research and Expertise: Dr. Berbeco is a clinical medical physicist, certified by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiologic Physics. His areas of research expertise include image-guided radiation therapy, 4D PET/CT, pre-clinical irradiation, and nanoparticles in radiation therapy. He has led pioneering studies in all of these fields. Most recently, he has been focused on his original concept of nanoparticles as vascular disrupting agents as well as clinical beam’s-eye-view imaging of lung cancer therapy. Dr. Berbeco has authored over 65 publications in radiation therapy physics, which have garnered over 1,800 citations, and has been the recipient of numerous federal and industrial grants totaling over $5M.

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