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Russell Kenneth Hales, M.D.

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Director, Thoracic Oncology Multidisciplinary Program

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences

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Expertise: Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Radiation Oncology, Small Cell Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Stomach Cancer, Thymoma ...read more

Research Interests: Novel radiation sensitizers in non small cell lung cancer; Characterization of organ motion in thoracic tumors ...read more

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Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
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Baltimore, MD 21224 map
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Background

Russell Hales, M.D., assistant professor of radiation oncology and molecular radiation sciences, focuses clinical and research efforts on thoracic malignancies in the Department of Radiation Oncology. As director of Thoracic Multidisciplinary Clinic, he helps to provide an expedited treatment recommendation and counseling for patients with newly diagnosed lung and esophagus cancer by all specialists in one office visit. He is involved in the development of the Lung Cancer Center of Excellence.

Dr. Hales' research activities focus on improving the effectiveness of radiation therapy for patients with lung and esophagus cancer. His interests bridge pre-clinical models of cancer treatment with innovative therapies. By exploring the effects of hedgehog pathway signaling on tumor response to radiation treatment, Dr. Hales' research group is translating pre-clinical discovery to clinical trials to improve outcomes in patients needing radiation treatment. 

He also evaluates new radiation technologies and their use in patients with lung cancer. For example, 4D MRI is being investigated as a means of more accurately tracking tumor motion with breathing, which results in improved targeting of a tumor. He also analyzes the benefit of daily image guidance in patients undergoing radiation therapy. Predictive models are being created which help personalize need for image guidance in patients undergoing therapy.

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Titles

  • Director, Thoracic Oncology Multidisciplinary Program
  • Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
  • Assistant Professor of Oncology

Education

Degrees

  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2005)

Residencies

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Radiation Oncology (2010)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology / Radiation Oncology (2011)

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Meet Russell Hales, M.D.

Russell Hales, M.D., Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center's Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic discusses how all resources come together, in one room to, in one day, for patients benefit for the best lung cancer treatment.

The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center's Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic

Learn about the Thoracic Oncology Multidisciplinary Clinic at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Our experts will discuss what to expect during your visit and offer treatment options and support.

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