Stephanie Markovina, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Washington University in St. Louis (WU)

My main research interests include identification of novel biomarkers for prognosis and response to radiation therapy for human solid tumors such as cervical cancer, using an approach which combines genetic and genomic studies to guide “smart” proteomics analyses. Better stratification of patients prior to initiation of treatment, or early into treatment will allow individualized precision therapy for patients and ultimately better outcomes. Moreover, better understanding the molecular role of these biomarkers in cancer pathogenesis and tumor resistance to anticancer treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy will lead to the identification of novel potential therapeutic targets.