Bauer Awarded Grant to Study Radiation-Induced Brain Injury

Headshot of Adam Q. Bauer, PhD, assistant professor of radiology.

Adam Q. Bauer, PhD, assistant professor of radiology, and colleagues from the Department of Radiation Oncology are receiving part of a $1.75 million grant from Siteman Cancer Center to support their research on radiation-induced brain injury.

Radiation therapy is integral to controlling brain tumors, but it often leads to debilitating side effects on a patient’s brain function and cognition. The researchers aim to improve the quality of life for brain tumor survivors by studying how whole-brain radiation alters brain network communication and behavioral performance, and how these changes relate to cellular and molecular markers of brain injury.

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