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Helen Alice Shih, M.D.


Radiation Oncology [login at prompt]
Available: 01/02/24, Expires: 12/31/24

Clinical research tailored to the motivated student's interest spanning outcomes or addressing novel questions in the role of radiation therapy for a variety of neurological indications from malignant to benign tumors to nontumor indications for brain/ocular radiation therapy. Projects can be clinically focused or translationally focused with other multidisciplinary clinical services or with medical physics.

Available: 01/02/24, Expires: 12/31/24

Work with a MGH clinician and Boston municipal courts on assessing gaps in care of those in need of civil commitment from drugs/alcohol (Section 35). Study patterns of individuals with repeat commitments and help define effective long-term recovery pathways. Topics of focus can be led by the student, spanning age, race, gender, homelessness, education, other social determinants of health.

Available: 05/06/24, Expires: 05/01/25

MGH treats a diverse range of patients with benign to malignant brain tumors and also non-tumor diagnoses. Tehcnology and multidisciplinary care has advanced patient outcomes. Take lead of a retrospective study to review the evolving outcomes of patients who receive state of the art proton and/or photon radiation therapy for any of a number of common to rare diagnoses. These include meningiomas, pituitary adenomas, arteriovenous malformations, trigeminal neuralgia, solitary fibrous tumors, pilocytic astrocytomas, optic gliomas, and much more.

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  1. R01EB019959 (ZHU, XUPING) Apr 8, 2015 - Mar 31, 2021
    Dynamic PET-DECT for Proton Treatment Verification and Response Assessment
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. U19CA021239 (HONG, THEODORE S) Apr 1, 1997 - Aug 31, 2020
    Improving the Clinical Effectiveness and Understanding of the Biophysical Basis
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.