Research & Clinical Trials

The Department of Radiation Oncology at Columbia University Irving Medical Cancer utilizes cutting edge technology and active participation in clinical trials that are supported by basic and translational research to enhance treatment outcomes for our patients. At New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia Campus, we participate in national multicenter collaborative group trials, industry trials, and institutional trials. For our patients, the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center can help you in identifying a clinical trial that is suitable for your disease. Our departmental clinical trial coordinator, Ms. Mariamne Reyna, will be pleased to assist you with this process.

To provide support in our evidence-based approach in patient care, Columbia Radiation Oncology works closely with the Center for Radiological Research (CRR) to advance the field. The CRR is one of the oldest radiation research facilities in the world and many of its senior faculty serve in various national and international advisory committees in the radiological science field. The CRR owns and operates one of the very few research accelerators in the U.S., the Radiological Research Accelerator Facility. In addition, the Department of Radiation Oncology has a CT-guided Small Animal Radiation Research Platform (SARRP), which allows conformal, clinical radiation capability for translational research. Our physician-scientists work closely with basic scientists to promote new discoveries for cancer treatment and cure. In addition, we sponsor pilot grant opportunities to initiate novel radiation oncology based research.

Basic Scientists
Dr. Tom K. Hei., PhD. Lab
Dr. Hei’s lab assistant:
Vladimir N. Ivanov, Ph.D.
VNI3@cumc.columbia.edu

Dr. “Jason” Jingsong Yuan, PhD. Lab
Dr. Yuan’s lab assistant:
“Mike” Yuan-Cho Lee, Ph.D.
yl3492@cumc.columbia.edu

Physician-Scientists
Dr. Simon Cheng MD., PhD. Lab
Dr. Cheng’s lab assistant:
Kunal Chaudhary, Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Research Scientist
kc2849@cumc.columbia.edu

Dr. Eileen Connolly, MD., PhD. Lab
Dr. Connolly’s lab assistant:
Shuobo Boboila, Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Research Scientist
sz2255@cumc.columbia.edu

Dr. Cheng-Chia Wu, MD., PhD. Lab
Dr. Wu’s lab assistant:
“James” Hongjian Wei, Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Research Scientist
hw2711@cumc.columbia.edu

Additional Contact
Mariamne Reyna
Clinical Trials Coordinator
mo2213@cumc.columbia.edu
Phone: (646) 317-4244

Adriana Gibbons
Grants Coordinator
ar3271@cumc.columbia.edu
Phone: (212) 305-9490