Wenhua Cao

Assistant Professor
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Role in the Program Host, Short-term Research Internships 2023
Hostee Tomás Santos


Short Bio

Dr. Wenhua Cao’s research focuses on translational radiation physics. He is particularly interested in developing novel optimization and computation techniques to improve radiotherapy treatments and translating them into clinical practice. He has developed intensity-modulated proton therapy optimization systems incorporating physical and biological uncertainties of protons. With the aim of improving the therapeutic ratio of proton therapy, he continues exploring new approaches to design treatment plans that are optimal to individual patients. His research also includes radiotherapy-induced toxicities and knowledge-based automatic treatment planning.