Scott Williams, MD

About Scott Williams, MD

Exploration of the Relationship between In Vivo Molecular Imaging, Cellular Response and Therapeutic Outcome in Irradiated Human Prostate Cancer
A common treatment for localized prostate cancer is radiation therapy. Currently, the two most widely used types of radiation therapy are external beam radiation and brachytherapy (implantation of radioactive seeds into the prostate gland). Yet given the frequency of radiation therapy procedures, few studies have explored how patient tumors respond to radiation and why certain tumor cells are resistant. Dr. Williams’ will perform a clinical investigation that uses molecular imaging and molecular analysis of biopsies before and after radiation therapy to identify predictive markers of response and resistance to radiation therapy. This study will advance the optimization of radiation therapy for prostate cancer patients.

Award

The Evensen Family - PCF Creativity Award

University

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australia