The November 2012 podcast features an interview with Michael Scholz from GSI Darmstadt, Germany (pictured on the left), senior author of the paper entitled Modeling Cell Survival after Photon Irradiation Based on Double-Strand Break Clustering in Megabase Pair Chromatin Loops appearing in the November 2012 issue of Radiation Research. The interview is hosted by Massimo Pinto and touches on the research efforts of Michael Scholtz, and his colleagues, who have been focused for a long time toward a deeper understanding of the biological effects of high linear energy transfer radiations that are used in cancer therapy with accelerated ion beams. The more recent work that Michael Scholz describes in this interview focuses on modeling the biological impact of clustered vs isolated DNA double strand breaks induced by photon irradiation, as a means to better understand some complexities that have emerged in their earlier investigations with high-LET radiation.
The December 2012 podcast features an interview with Ross Berbeco (pictured on the left), lead author of the paper entitled DNA Damage Enhancement from Gold Nanoparticles for Clinical MV Photon Beams appearing in the December 2012 issue of Radiation Research. The interview is hosted by Marjan Boerma and covers the key aspects of Dr Berbeco’s work, and that of his co-authors, touching on the value of using gold in the context of MV x ray-based therapies, as well as photon beams of lower energies, and on the in vivo problematics of these types of targeted approaches.
Our October 2012 podcast features an interview with Dr. Richard Britten senior author of the paper entitled Executive Function in Rats is Impaired by Low (20 cGy) Doses of 1 GeV/u 56Fe Particles. The interview is hosted by Erik Young.
Dr. Richard Britten, Department of Radiation Oncology
Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia
Our September 2012 podcast features an interview with Dr John Lazo, senior author of the paper entitled Identification of Druggable Targets for Radiation Mitigation Using a Small Interfering RNA Screening Assay. The interview is hosted by Marjan Boerma.
This month’s featured interview by Sylvain Costes was conducted at the Society’s annual meeting in Puerto Rico and covers an article that was published in the July issue of the Journal, Effects of Radiation and Lifestyle Factors on Risks of Urothelial Carcinoma in the Life Span Study of Atomic Bomb Survivors. The speaking author is Dr. Eric Grant from the RERF, pictured here before the Hiroshima atomic dome peace memorial.
Sylvain Costes interviews John Moulder (pictured above) on his recent contribution in risk assessment of airport scanners, and how he got to know about what he wrote in his commentary paper appearing in the June issue of Radiation Research, entitled Risks of Exposure to Ionizing and Millimeter-Wave Radiation from Airport Whole-Body Scanners. This paper was written after John Moulder presented it at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) meeting in Vancouver, in 2011.
The May 2012 podcast features an interview with Drs Kumar and Seshadri, from the Radiation Biology and Health science Division (RB&HSD) of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), India, on their paper focusing on the measurement of effects in the blood of citizens of high-radiation background coastal areas of Kerala, India.
Drs Vivek Kumar (left) and Seshadri (right) are authors, with Dr Cheriyan, of the paper that was featured in this month’s podcast. Their interview is jointly hosted by Marjan Boerma and Massimo Pinto.
April 2012: A Realistic Utilization of Nanotechnology in Molecular Imaging and Targeted Radiotherapy of Solid TumorsJune 1st, 2012
Our April 2012 podcast features an interview with Rao Papineni and Mansoor Ahmed, authors of the paper entitled A Realistic Utilization of Nanotechnology in Molecular Imaging and Targeted Radiotherapy of Solid Tumors. The interview is hosted by Sylvain Costes.
Rao Papineni, Research and Development, Carestream Molecular Imaging, Carestream Health Inc., Woodbridge, Connecticut and Mansoor Ahmed, Department of Radiation Oncology and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami, Florida
March 2012: Bystander-Type Effects Mediated by Long-Lived Inflammatory Signaling in Irradiated Bone MarrowMarch 29th, 2012
Our March 2012 podcast features an interview with Dr. Eric G. Wright, senior author of the paper entitled Bystander-Type Effects Mediated by Long-Lived Inflammatory Signaling in Irradiated Bone Marrow. The interview is hosted by Marjan Boerma.
Dr. Eric G. Wright, Centre for Oncology and Molecular Medicine,
University of Dundee Medical School, Scotland, United Kingdom