Research Focus

“My research is focused on the use of non-invasive bioimaging markers in oncology and incorporation of novel imaging modalities into radiation treatment planning. I have several ongoing projects designed to evaluate tumor response to radiation therapy, chemotherapy and immunotherapy. My research group is in the process of developing clinical trials to answer these questions in a variety of cancers including head and neck cancer, rectal cancer, gynecologic cancer, and melanoma. The ultimate goal of this research is to improve our understanding of in vivo tumor responses and to help to direct cancer therapy at an individual level.”

Daniel Simpson MD

Dr. Simpson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences at UC San Diego. He specializes in gastrointestinal, hepatic, and central nervous system malignancies. He is a member of the imaging research division.