Theodore L. DeWeese, M.D.
Theodore L. DeWeese, M.D., is a professor in the department of oncology and urology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. He is the chairman of the department of radiation oncology and molecular radiation science.
His laboratory research efforts primarily focus on the DNA-damage response of cancer cells (primarily prostate cancer) to ionizing radiation, including repair, cell cycle perturbations, and growth factor regulation.
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Prostate cancer cells can be killed with minimal damage to the urethra, rectum, and bladder using carefully calibrated doses of radiation.