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Dana Casey, MD, is a radiation oncologist specializing in the treatment of patients with pediatric cancers, lymphoma and breast cancer at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology
UNC-Chapel Hill

Meet Dana Casey

Area of Interest

I am a clinically active radiation oncologist specializing in the treatment of patients with pediatric cancers, lymphoma and breast cancer. My research interests lie in clinical trials and utilizing translational genomics and clinicopathologic characteristics to personalize therapy for patients with pediatric cancers, breast cancers and lymphomas. I have a particular interest in distinguishing radiosensitive versus radioresistant phenotypes, with the ultimate goal of elucidating which patients may benefit from de-escalation of therapy (for the purpose of reducing late effects) versus which patients may benefit from escalation of therapy (for the purpose of enhancing long-term disease control and survival). To this end, I hope to translate novel discoveries made in the laboratory that exploit molecular vulnerabilities into well-designed clinical trials at both the institutional and national cooperative group levels.

Awards and Honors

  • Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Young Investigator Research Award, 2020
  • Roentgen Research Award, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 2020
  • ASTRO Resident Clinical/Basic Science Award, Best of ASTRO, 2018
  • Particle Therapy Co-operative Group Travel Fellowship Award, 2018
  • James Felt Memorial Prize for Highest Overall Standing, Mount Sinai, 2015
  • The Judith and Nathan Kase Humanities and Medicine Award, Mount Sinai, 2015
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Mount Sinai , 2015
  • Distinction in Medical Education, Mount Sinai, 2015
  • Distinction in Research, Mount Sinai, 2014
  • Young Oncologist Essay Award, American Radium Society, 2014
  • Medical Student Excellence in Teaching Award, Mount Sinai, 2012, 2014
  • Best Geriatric Bioscience Paper, American Geriatrics Society, 2012
  • Davis Merit Scholarship, Mount Sinai, 2011
  • J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for Scholastic Achievement for top 25 students in the graduating class, Stanford University, 2010
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University, 2009
  • The President’s Award for Academic Excellence in the Freshman Year, Stanford University, 2007