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Ross B. Mikkelsen, Ph.D.

Massey Cancer Center research program membership

Cancer Biology

Affiliated leadership roles

Chair, Division of Molecular Radiobiology and Targeted Imaging, VCU
Vice chair for research, Department of Radiation Oncology, VCU

Department affiliations

Professor, Division of Molecular Radiobiology and Targeted Imaging, Department of Radiation Oncology, School of Medicine


PhD, University of California at Santa Barbara (1973)

Research description

Research focuses on nitric oxide signaling in tumor and normal tissues and their respective responses to radiation. We use animal models for these NIH funded studies as well as a blood draw study of patients treated by radiation. In the latter blood has been collected from over 500 patients at time points before treatment and one day, middle of treatment EOT, 6 months post-treatment and annually thereafter if they re-consent. Blood samples are used for DNA SNP and exosomal miRNA analyses.

Disease focus of research

Breast, Prostate, Brain & nervous system, Colorectal, Head & neck, Respiratory/lung

Research keywords

Angiogenesis,Biomarkers,Cancer therapy resistance,Cancer therapy toxicities,Cell signaling,DNA damage,Immunotherapy,Inflammation,Radiotherapy,Tumor microenvironment

Published research (during tenure as a Massey Cancer Center member)

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