Gilda G. Hillman

Department of Radiation Oncology;Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute;Wayne State University School of Medicine;Department of Radiation Oncology;515 HWCRC, USA

Gilda G. Hillman is an Associate Professor of radiation oncology at Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Mich, USA. She is an internationally recognized leader in the field of cancer cell radiosensitization. This is a novel and burgeoning area of research aimed at outlining the potential for improving conventional radiation treatment of multiple tumors including lung, prostate, and renal cell carcinoma, using dietary components and phytochemicals. A molecular virologist by training, Dr. Hillman studied novel mechanisms of tumor therapy using the body’s immune system as a target for radiosensitization. She has now turned her attention to diet. Supported by multiple grants from cancer research foundations, including the prestigious American Institute for Cancer Research, Dr. Hillman pioneered the techniques of combining radiation and cancer chemoprevention. Dr. Hillman is also involved in the design and interpretation of multiple clinical trials investigating cancer chemopreventive agents in patients with breast, prostate, and pancreatic cancer being treated with conventional therapy. Dr. Hillman has trained numerous postdoctoral students throughout a career that spans 25 years, in addition to serving on a number of departmental, university, and national committees.

Biography Updated on 24 November 2011

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