Kevin A. Camphausen, M.D.

Kevin A. Camphausen, M.D.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute


Dr. Camphausen studies the interaction of novel drugs and radiotherapy in the treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme in the laboratory using preclinical model systems and in the clinic running clinical trials. As Chief, Dr. Camphausen guides the Branch’s clinical/translational program, which studies the role of new agents as both radiation sensitizers and radiation protectors. The integration of novel imaging, molecular profiling and state of the art treatment techniques keeps the Branch at the forefront of Radiation Oncology.

Areas of Expertise

Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM)
Histone Deacetylase (HDAC)
Radiation Sensitizers

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Selected Recent Publications

Radiation Drives the Evolution of Orthotopic Xenografts Initiated from Glioblastoma Stem-like Cells

McAbee JH, Rath BH, Valdez K, Young DL, Wu X, Shankavaram UT, Camphausen K, Tofilon PJ.
Cancer Res. 79(23): 6032-43, 2019. [ Journal Article ]

Protein phosphatase 2A inhibition enhances radiation sensitivity and reduces tumor growth in chordoma

Hao S, Song H, Zhang W, Seldomridge A, Jung J, Giles AJ, Hutchinson MK, Cao X, Colwell N, Lita A, Larion M, Maric D, Abu-Asab M, Quezado M, Kramp T, Camphausen K, Zhuang Z, Gilbert MR, Park DM
Neuro Oncol. 20(6): 799-809, 2018. [ Journal Article ]

Polysome Profiling Links Translational Control to the Radioresponse of Glioblastoma Stem-like Cells

Wahba A, Rath BH, Bisht K, Camphausen K, Tofilon PJ
Cancer Res. 76(10): 3078-87, 2016. [ Journal Article ]

A Phase 2 Study of Concurrent Radiation Therapy, Temozolomide, and the Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor Valproic Acid for Patients With Glioblastoma

Krauze AV, Myrehaug SD, Chang MG, Holdford DJ, Smith S, Shih J, Tofilon PJ, Fine HA, Camphausen K.
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 92(5): 986-92, 2015. [ Journal Article ]

Bringing the heavy: carbon ion therapy in the radiobiological and clinical context

Schlaff CD, Krauze A, Belard A, O Connell JJ, Camphausen KA.
Radiat Oncol. 9: 88, 2014. [ Journal Article ]

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Research Collaborator
Juliana De Sousa, MSc.
Research Biologist
Tamalee Kramp
Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
Jennifer Lee, Ph.D.
Research Biologist
Mary Sproull, B.S.
Postbaccalaureate Fellow (CRTA)
Claudia M. Velasco
Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
Hongshik Yun, Ph.D.


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