Radiation Biology and Physics

On this page are lectures by experts in Radiation and Cancer Biology and Physics to help residents learn these critical subjects and pass the qualifying examinations for board certification. Stay tuned as we develop this series!

Radiobiology Lectures

2020 Review Videos

Cancer Biology by Pippa Cosper, MD, PhD
History of Time-Dose Relationships by Elaine Zeman, PhD

Chicago Radiobiology Course by Gayle Woloschak, PhD (2020-2021)

Lecture Number Lecture Subject Year
Lecture 1 The Physics and Chemistry of Radiation Absorption 2020-2021
Lecture 2 DNA Strand Breaks and Chromosomal Aberrations 2020-2021
Lecture 3 Cell Survival Curves 2020-2021
Lecture 4 Radiosensitivity and Cell Age in the Mitotic Cycle 2020-2021
Lecture 5 Repair of Radiation Damage and the Dose-Rate Effect 2020-2021
Lecture 6 The Oxygen Effect and Reoxygenation 2020-2021
Lecture 7 LET and RBE 2019-2020
Lecture 8 (Part 1) Acute Effects of Total Body Radiation 2020-2021
Lecture 8 (Part 2) Radiologic Terrorism 2020-2021
Lecture 9 Radioprotectors 2020-2021
Lecture 10 Radiation Carcinogenesis 2020-2021
Lecture 11 Hereditary Effects of Radiation 2020-2021
Lecture 12 Effects of Radiation on Embryo and Fetus 2020-2021
Lecture 13 Radiation Cataractogenesis 2020-2021
Lecture 14 Doses and Risks in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology 2020-2021
Lecture 15 Radiation Protection 2020-2021
Lecture 16 Cancer Biology 2019-2020
Lecture 17 Dose-Response Relationships for Normal Tissues 2019-2020
Lecture 18 Clinical Response of Normal Tissues 2019-2020
Lecture 19 Model Tumor Systems 2019-2020
Lecture 20 COMING SOON - Cell, Tissue, and Tumor Kinetics  
Lecture 21 COMING SOON - Time, Dose, and Fractionation in Radiotherapy  
Lecture 22 Alternative Treatment Modalities 2019-2020
Lecture 23 Radiosensitizers and Bioreductive Drugs 2019-2020
Lecture 24 COMING SOON - Gene Therapy  
Lecture 25 Chemotherapy and Radiation 2019-2020
Additional Topic 1 Radiation Sensitivity Syndromes and Molecular DNA Repair 2019-2020
Additional Topic 2 Hyperthermia 2019-2020
Additional Topic 3 Molecular Imaging 2019-2020

High-Yield Radiobiology Board Review by Gayle Woloschak, PhD

2019 - Radiaion and Cancer Biology: A High Yield Review 
2020 - High-yield radiobiology lecture by Gayle Woloschak, PhD

Radiobiology Review Course by William McBride, PhD, DSc.

The following lecture series from 2006 was provided courtesy of Wlliam McBride, PhD, DSc. The lectures cover core topics in radiobiology thatare fundamental to radiotherapeutic management of cancer.

Interaction of Radiation With Biological Matter Radiation Targets 1 Radiation Targets 2 Molecular Signaling and Cancer Clinically Relevant Normal Tissue Responses Tumor Responses to Radiotherapy Radiobiology Behind Dose Fractionation The Radiobiology of Alternate Physical Forms of Radiation Delivery Biologic Targeting in Radiation Therapy Interactions of RT with CT and Other Agents The Effects of Radiation Exposure Inside and Outside the Clinic

Radiation Physics

ROMPES Modules (2020): https://academy.astro.org/content/introductory-physics-modules
An Introductory to Radiation Physics by leaders in the field.
  • Dr. Patrick McDermott
  • Dr. Matthew Studenski
  • Dr. Timothy Ritter
  • Dr. Steven Sutlief
  • Dr. Arthur Boyers
  • Dr. Ying Xiao
Dr. Eric Ford’s Interactive Videos from Primer on Radiation Oncology Physics

High-Yield Radiation Physics Review by Jay Burmeister, PhD (2020): Coming soon.