Professor Uwe Oelfke’s team is researching ways of using modern hardware to improve the delivery of targeted radiotherapy.
Professor Uwe Oelfke is combining recent developments in cancer biology, cancer therapeutics and medical physics in order to improve radiotherapy treatment and planning. He has had a varied career spanning theoretical nuclear physics and finally medical physics.
I collaborate with engineers at University College London specialising in motion modelling in the thorax. I am using their motion model together with dose reconstruction algorithms to calculate accurately how the treatment dose is delivered to lung cancer patients taking respiratory motion into account.
Working in the Centre for Cancer Imaging (CCI), I facilitate biological experiments for scientists (usually with a non-biological background) who are developing imaging biomarkers to monitor treatment response. Particular interests include tumour hypoxia and molecular mechanisms of therapy resistance. As the Deputy CCI Lab Manager I also contribute to the efficient operation of the CCI’s research facilities.
I work jointly at the Royal Marsden Hospital and the ICR as a radiotherapy physicist with an interest in adaptive radiotherapy techniques. I have worked on the clinical implementation of the Elekta Unity MR-linac at the RMH with a focus on adaptive re-planning strategies and workflows.
I am a Clinical Scientist in the MR Linac Group at the Royal Marsden Hospital. I am currently undertaking a PhD investigating dose reconstruction methods for dynamic tumour tracked and online adapted treatments on the MR Linac.
I develop tools and applications that can be used in both the Research and Clinical environments. I have been working on automated plan QA for the MR-Linac workflow and have also been working on fast cpu based Monte Carlo simulation of Radiotherapy beams with a phase space implementation.
Dr Simeon Nill, is a clinical scientist who specialises in ways of targeting radiotherapy that take into account tumour movement.