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Xiaochun Wang, Ph.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Physics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2001 Ohio University, Athens, OH, MS, Computer Science
2001 Ohio University, Athens, OH, PHD, Physics
1993 Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu, China, BS, Physics

Postgraduate Training

3/2002-3/2004 Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Dr. Radhe Mohan
9/2001-2/2002 Postdoctoral Fellow, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, Dr. Radhe Mohan

Board Certifications

2006 American Board of Radiology

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Instructor, Department of Radiation Physics, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 3/2004-3/2007

Other Appointments/Responsibilities

Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 3/2002-3/2004
Postdoctoral Fellow, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 9/2001-2/2002
Research Assistant, Ohio University, Athens, OH, 7/1998-9/2001
Teaching Assistant, Ohio University, Athens, OH, 4/1997-6/1998
Research Assistant, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu, Lanzhou, Gansu, China, 9/1993-11/1996

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Quan EM, Li X, Li Y, Wang X, Kudchadker RJ, Johnson JL, Kuban DA, Lee AK, Zhang X. A comprehensive comparison of IMRT and VMAT plan quality for prostate cancer treatment. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 83(4):1169-78, 7/15/2012. PMID: 22704703.
2. Du W, Gao S, Wang X, Kudchadker RJ. Quantifying the gantry sag on linear accelerators and introducing an MLC-based compensation strategy. Med Phys 39(4):2156-62, 4/2012. PMCID: PMC3326073.
3. Wang X, Pan T, Pinnix C, Zhang SX, Salehpour M, Sun TL, Gladish G, Strom EA, Perkins GH, Tereffe W, Woodward W, Hoffman KE, Buchholz TA, Yu TK. Cardiac motion during Deep-inspiration breath-hold: implications for breast cancer radiotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 82(2):708-714, 2/1/2012. e-Pub 3/26/2011. PMID: 21444161.
4. Wang X, Amos RA, Zhang X, Taddei PJ, Woodward WA, Hoffman KE, Yu TK, Tereffe W, Oh J, Perkins GH, Salehpour M, Zhang SX, Sun TL, Gillin M, Buchholz TA, Strom EA. External-beam accelerated partial breast irradiation using multiple proton beam configurations. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 80(5):1464-1472, 8/1/2011. e-Pub 8/12/2010. PMCID: PMC3249354.
5. Li X, Wang X, Li Y, Zhang X. A 4D IMRT planning method using deformable image registration to improve normal tissue sparing with contemporary delivery techniques. Radiat Oncol 6(83):83, 2011. e-Pub 7/19/2011. PMCID: PMC3162508.
6. Wang X, Yu TK, Salehpour M, Zhang SX, Sun TL, Buchholz TA. Breast cancer regional radiation fields for supraclavicular and axillary lymph node treatment: is a posterior axillary boost field technique optimal? Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 74(1):86-91, 5/2009. e-Pub 9/2008. PMID: 18805650.
7. Zhang S, Liengsawangwong P, Lindsay P, Prado K, Sun TL, SteadHam R, Wang X, Salehpour MR, Gillin M. Clinical implementation of electron energy changes of varian linear accelerator. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 10(4):177-187, 2009.
8. Wang H, Krishnan S, Wang X, Beddar AS, Briere TM, Crane CH, Mohan R, Dong L. Improving soft-tissue contrast in four-dimensional computed tomography images of liver cancer patients using a deformable image registration method. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 72(1):201-9, 9/2008. PMID: 18722271.
9. Wang X, Du W, Smith SA, Stovall M, Buccholz TA, Salepour M. The radiation exposure from portal images during the course Of breast radiotherapy. Am. J. Clin. Oncol. 31(4):345-351, 8/2008.
10. Wang X, Krishnan S., Zhang XD, Dong L, Briere T., Christopher HC, Martel M, Gillin M, Mohan R, Beddar S. Proton radiotherapy for liver tumors. Med. Dos. 33(4):259-267, 2008.
11. Zhang X, Dong L, Lee AK, Cox JD, Kuban DA, Zhu RX, Wang X, Li Y, Newhauser WD, Gillin M, Mohan R. Effect of anatomic motion on proton therapy dose distributions in prostate cancer treatment. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 67(2):620-9, 2/2007. PMID: 17236979.
12. Jang SY, Liu HH, Wang X, Vassiliev ON, Siebers JV, Dong L, Mohan R. Dosimetric verification for intensity-modulated radiotherapy of thoracic cancers using experimental and Monte Carlo approaches. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 66:939-48, 11/2006. PMID: 17011466.
13. Zhang X, Wang X, Dong L, Liu H, Mohan R. A sensitivity-guided algorithm for automated determination of IMRT objective function parameters. Med Phys 33:2935-44, 8/2006. PMID: 16964872.
14. Chang JY, Zhang X, Wang X, Kang Y, Riley B, Bilton S, Mohan R, Komaki R, Cox JD. Significant reduction of normal tissue dose by proton radiotherapy compared with three-dimensional conformal or intensity-modulated radiation therapy in Stage I or Stage III non-small-cell lung cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 65:1087-96, 7/2006. PMID: 16682145.
15. Liu HH, Jauregui M, Zhang X, Wang X, Dong L, Mohan R. Beam angle optimization and reduction for intensity-modulated radiation therapy of non-small-cell lung cancers. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 65:561-72, 6/2006. PMID: 16690438.
16. Beddar AS, Krishnan S, Briere TM, Wang X, Delclos ME, Ballo MT, Das P, Gould S, Horton JL, Crane CH. The optimization of dose delivery for intraoperative high-dose-rate radiation therapy using curved HAM applicators. Radiother Oncol 78:207-12, 2/2006. PMID: 16376445.
17. Chandra A, Guerrero TM, Liu HH, Tucker SL, Liao Z, Wang X, Murshed H, Bonnen MD, Garg AK, Stevens CW, Chang JY, Jeter MD, Mohan R, Cox JD, Komaki R. Feasibility of using intensity-modulated radiotherapy to improve lung sparing in treatment planning for distal esophageal cancer. Radiother Oncol 77(3):247-53, 12/2005. PMID: 16298001.
18. Wang X, Zhang X, Dong L, Liu H, Gillin M, Ahamad A, Ang K, Mohan R. Effectiveness of noncoplanar IMRT planning using a parallelized multiresolution beam angle optimization method for paranasal sinus carcinoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 63(2):594-601, 10/2005. PMID: 16168851.
19. Mohan R, Zhang X, Wang H, Kang Y, Wang X, Liu H, Ang KK, Kuban D, Dong L. Use of deformed intensity distributions for on-line modification of image-guided IMRT to account for interfractional anatomic changes. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 61:1258-66, 3/2005. PMID: 15752908.
20. Wang X, Zhang X, Dong L, Liu H, Wu Q, Mohan R. Development of methods for beam angle optimization for IMRT using an accelerated exhaustive search strategy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 60:1325-37, 11/2004. PMID: 15519806.
21. Zhang X, Liu H, Wang X, Dong L, Wu Q, Mohan R. Speed and convergence properties of gradient algorithms for optimization of IMRT. Med Phys 31:1141-52, 5/2004. PMID: 15191303.
22. Murshed H, Liu HH, Liao Z, Barker JL, Wang X, Tucker SL, Chandra A, Guerrero T, Stevens C, Chang JY, Jeter M, Cox JD, Komaki R, Mohan R. Dose and volume reduction for normal lung using intensity-modulated radiotherapy for advanced-stage non-small-cell lung cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 58:1258-67, 3/2004. PMID: 15001271.
23. Liu HH, Wang X, Dong L, Wu Q, Liao Z, Stevens CW, Guerrero TM, Komaki R, Cox JD, Mohan R. Feasibility of sparing lung and other thoracic structures with intensity-modulated radiotherapy for non-small-cell lung cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 58:1268-79, 3/2004. PMID: 15001272.
24. Wang, X, Rapaport J, Palarczyk M, Hautala C, Yang X, Prout DL, Anderson B, Baldwin AR, Olmsted J, Watson JW, Zhang WM, Van Heerden IJ, Stephenson EJ, Howes R, Parks S, Sugarbaker E, Brown BA, Sammarruca F. Polarization transfer measurements for 13C(p,n)13N reaction at 197 MeV and empirical isovector spin-longitudinal response for (1/2)-gs -> (1/2)+1 transition. PHYSICAl REVIEW C22:014606, 2002.
25. Wang, X, Rapaport J, Palarczyk M, Hautala C, Yang X, Prout DL, Van Heerden IJ, Howes R, Parks S, Sugarbaker SE, Brown BA. Zero degree polarization transfer measurements for 13C(p,n)13N reaction at 197 MeV and empirical Gamow-Teller strength distribution. PHYSICAl REVIEW C63:024608, 2001.
26. Wang ZD, Wang XB, Wang X, Zhang XD. Spectra of halo nuclei. COMMUNICATIONS IN THEORETICAL PHYSICS 33:81-86, 2000.
27. van Heerden,IJ, Palarczyk M, Wang X, Rapaport J, Prout DL, Goodman CD, Luther BA, Sugarbaker E, Taddeucci TN, Dehnhard D, Foster CC, Hicks K, Wang L, Yang X, O’Donnell JM, Ohnuma H, Park HB, Burleson GR, Blanchard S. Zero degree differential cross section and Dnn values for 17,18O(p,n)17,18F reactions at Ep = 118 MeV. PHYSICAl REVIEW C59:1488, 1999.
28. Wang ZD, Zhang XD, Wang X, Wang XB. Self-similar structure shell model. HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS AND NUCLEAR PHYSICS-CHINESE EDITION 22:333-340, 1998.
29. Xing, Z, Chen XQ, Wang X. Delta I=2 energy staggering in super-deformed bands in 149Gd(b1) and 153Dy(b1). HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS AND NUCLEAR PHYSICS- ENGLISH EDITION, 21:87-91, 1997.
30. Wang ZD, Zhang XD, Wang X, Wang XB. Structure of light nuclei on neutron drip line. COMMUNICATIONS IN THEORETICAL PHYSICS 27:49-56, 1997.
31. Wang ZD, Zhang XD, Wang X, Wang XB,. Ground State Properties of Halo Nuclei. ZEITSCHRIFT FUR PHYSIK A-HADRONS AND NUCLEI 356:255-258, 1996.
32. Xing Z, Wang X, Chen XQ. In super-deformed bands delta I=2 staggering. CHINESE PHYSICS LETTERS 13:893-895, 1996.
33. Xing Zheng, Chen Xingqu, Wang Xiaochun. Large Dipole Transition between Super-deformed states in 195Tl. HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS AND NUCLEAR PHYSICS- CHINESE EDITION 20:750, 1996.
34. Xing Zheng, Chen Xingqu, Wang Xiaochun,. M1 Transition Energies of Super-deformed states in 195Tl. JOURNAL OF PHYSICS G-NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS 22, 1996.
35. Xing Z, Wang X, Chen XQ. Study of Delta I=2 staggering by Perturbed Particle-Rotor Model. SCIENCE IN CHINA SERIES A-MATHEMATICS PHYSICS ASTRONOMY 39:1296-1303, 1996.
36. Wang ZD, Zhang XD, Wang X, Wang XB. Physical mechanism of neutron halo on drip line light nuclei. CHINESE PHYSICS LETTERS 12:705-708, 1995.
37. Wang ZD, Zhang XD, Wang X, Wang XB. Structure of Halo Nuclei. CHINESE JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR PHYSICS 17:137-141, 1995.

Last updated: 12/4/2012