Prof Albert Koong, MD, FASTRO

Dr. Albert C. Koong is the Division Head and Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, MD Anderson, and holds the Olga Keith and Harry Carothers Wiess Distinguished University Chair. He is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology (FACR) and a Fellow of ASTRO (FASTRO). His clinical research interests are focused on the application of highly targeted radiotherapy techniques for gastrointestinal malignancies, particularly on the use of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT)/stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) for pancreatic and liver cancer. His NIH/NCI funded laboratory studies the role of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in tumor growth and metastases. His major laboratory research focus is to develop therapies that target signaling pathways regulated by the tumor microenvironment and to develop biomarkers that are predictive of clinical outcomes.

  • Department of Radiation Oncology, MD Anderson