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Areas of Expertise
- Innovative strategies for the treatment of brain tumors
- MD from Columbia University
Rolf Barth, MD is a Professor in the Experimental Pathology Branch. Dr. Barth earned his undergraduate degree at Cornell University and his MD from the College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University in New York City. He completed a surgical internship in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center. He was a USPHS Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Tumor Biology at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He completed a residency in Anatomic Pathology at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD, and has been on the Autopsy Service for more than 30 years. Dr. Barth’s research has focused on innovative radiotherapeutic strategies for the treatment of brain tumors using rat tumor models. The first approach focuses on boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT), specifically, the evaluation of new boron-containing tumor-targeting agents. The second approach focuses on the combination of intracerebral administration of platinum-containing drugs in combination with photon irradiation.