The End of Not Knowing: Future of Data-Driven Oncology
Dr. Tim Fox
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Boggs Building, Room 3-47
In cancer care, the use of combined modalities such as radiation and chemotherapy have been instrumental in improving the lives of cancer patients over the past 50 years. As cancer patients received different treatment modalities, how are medical physicists more engaged in the data capture and application to their speciality. In this seminar, the future of data and its applications to both image-guided radiation therapy and multi-disciplinary oncology will be shared. For image-guided radiation therapy, the concepts of adaptive radiation therapy along with the emergence of theranostics will be discussed. With multi-disciplinary care, the use of data for decision-making across all modalities will be explored in how our teams use it for delivering evidence-based care.
Dr. Tim Fox, PhD, DABR, is a board-certified medical physicist with experience in academic medicine, entrepreneurship and medical device industry. In 2020, Tim joined GenesisCare to lead their global team in clinical technology and innovation with a focus on software and data. Prior to joining GenesisCare, Tim was part of Varian Medical Systems for six years with the acquisition of Velocity, the startup he co-founded focused on cancer imaging and treatment response. Early in is career, he provided more than twenty years of clinical leadership as Director of Medical Physics for Radiation Oncology at Emory University in the clinical service, teaching and research areas. He is an author on more than 100 research manuscripts/abstracts, ten book chapters and multiple patents. He received his Ph.D. in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering from Georgia Tech, and he is certified by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiologic Physics.