Understanding Proton Re-Irradiation


This webinar, presented by John Plastaras, MD, PhD, focuses on the use of proton therapy for re-irradiation (delivering radiation to the same field that was previously radiated).


About the presenter

John Plastaras, M.D., Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Penn Medicine. He is the Chief of the Lymphoma and Gastrointestinal Cancer Service, with a clinical practice that focuses on the complex multidisciplinary management of patients with hematologic and gastrointestinal malignancies. He is principal investigator of multiple prospective clinical trials using proton therapy for upper gastrointestinal cancers and reirradiation of locally recurrent solid malignancies. His research program has also focused on the use of PET imaging and proton therapy in the management of gastrointestinal cancers as well as Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin lymphomas. He is a nationally recognized expert in radiotherapy for lymphomas, serving as the Chair of the Lymphoma Boards Written Examination Committee of the American Board of Radiology and as a member of the Lymphoma Appropriateness Criteria Committee for the American College of Radiology. He is well versed in regulatory oversight of clinical research and serves as the co-Chair of the Abramson Cancer Center’s Scientific Protocol Review Committee as well as Chair of the Institutional Review Board at the University of Pennsylvania.