Dennis B. Leeper, PhD
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 955-5825 fax
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University of Iowa, PhD (Radiation Biology)
Colorado State University, Mentor: William C. Dewey. (Cellular Radiation Biology)
Radiation Research Society
Society of Thermal Medicine
American Association of Cancer Research
American Society of Therapeutic Radiology & Oncology Cell Proliferation Society
American Association for the Advancement of Science Sigma Xi
Associate Editor, Int. J. Hyperthermia (1985-present)
Member, Radiation Science Review Panel, Breast Cancer Research Program, U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command (1995, 1996, 2009)
Secretary-Treasurer, Int. Assoc. Hyperthermic Oncology 2000-2004)
Eugene Robinson Award for Scientific Achievement, Society of Thermal Medicine (2002)
Invited North American Lecturer, 18th Japanese Congress of Hyperthermic Oncology, Sept. 8-9, 2001, Tokyo, Japan (2001)
President, North American Hyperthermia Society (1996-97)
Vice-president, Int. Assoc. Hyperthermic Oncology (1996-97)
Co-Chairman, U.S./China Meeting on Role of Hyperthermia in Radiation Oncology - Beijing (1988)
Associate Editor, Int. J. Radiation Biology (1983-88)
Member, Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine Study Section, National Institutes of Health (1983-87)
Scientific Award, American Cancer Society, Philadelphia Division for pioneering work in "Hyperthermia Research." (1986)
Councilor for Biology, Radiation Research Society (1983-86)
Chairman, Organizing Committee, North American Hyperthermia Group (1981-85)
Member, Training Grant Study Section, National Cancer Institute (1982-83)
Jefferson Medical College Committee on Research, Chairman:
Chairman: Thomas Jefferson University Radiation Safety Committee
Secretary-Treasurer, Society of Sigma Xi
Member: Committee on Research, Radiation Safety Committee, IACUC, Committee on Appointments and Promotions
Professor, Molecular Radiation Biology
Research and Clinical Interests
- Mechanisms of hyperthermia damage, interaction of hyperthermia with radiation and chemotherapy and integration into clinical treatment protocols.
- Radiation-induced activation of cell cycle check points, inhibition of cell cycle progression and induction of apoptosis.
- Role of the tumor microenvironment and metabolism in developing new patient tailored therapeutic modalities.
- Tumor physiology
- Growth at low pH, mechanisms of cellular adaptation and response to therapeutic agents: Hyperthermia, radiation therapy, chemotherapy.
- Radiation Biology Education