Terence M. Williams named radiation oncology chair at City of Hope

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Terence M. Williams was named professor and chair of City of Hope’s Department of Radiation Oncology.

Williams is tasked with expanding clinical and basic science research in the department. He will also integrate and expand novel treatment therapies, provide professional development and advancement opportunities for radiation oncology physicians, expand the Radiation Oncology Residency Program and build on the department’s financial performance.

Previously, Williams held several leadership roles at The James Cancer Hospital and Comprehensive Cancer Center at The Ohio State University. Most recently, he served as vice chair of translational research, associate professor of radiation oncology and division director of the Thoracic and Hepatopancreaticobiliary clinical programs.

Williams specializes in treating patients with thoracic and gastrointestinal cancers, with a particular emphasis on non-small cell lung cancer, pancreatic cancer and hepatobiliary malignancies.

His laboratory-based, NIH-funded research focuses on DNA damage response pathways, DNA repair and novel mechanisms of sensitization to radiation and other genotoxic therapies and nutrient scavenging through caveolae-mediated endocytosis.

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