Traditional Emphasis on Research 

Since its inception in 1892, the University of Chicago has been an institution uniquely focused on academic research. Faculty members have always been encouraged to explore novel ideas and investigate promising leads. Following this tradition, the Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology supports, and even demands, rigorous research programs from its faculty members. 

Current Research Initiatives 

Faculty members are free to pursue their personal research interests and funding sources. Currently, researchers are receiving funds from both public and private sources, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the American Cancer Society (ACS). 

Our research labs are investigating diverse questions, from the use of nano-particles in cancer treatment to the development of better imaging systems, with the hope that cancer detection, treatment and care will be improved. For more information, see the individual lab pages on the menu to the left. 

Our Research Groups 

The Weichselbaum Lab

Bishop Lab

The Bishop/Connell Lab

Halpern Lab

The Halpern Lab

Spiotto lLab

The Spiotto Lab