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Benjamin Cooper, MD

  • Specialty: Radiation Oncology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-731-5003
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About Me

Conditions and Treatments

radiation therapy, non-small cell lung cancer, neuroendocrine tumor of the lung, lung metastasis, solitary fibrous tumor, brain cancer, thoracic cancer, lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, mediastinal tumor, mesothelioma, neuroendocrine tumor of the lung, adenoid cystic carcinoma of the lung, retinoblastoma, thymus cancer, squamous cell cancer, mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the lung, malignant mesothelioma, astrocytoma, lung carcinoma
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Credentials

Positions
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
  • Director, Proton Therapy Services, Department of Radiation Oncology
Education and Training
  • Residency, NYU Langone Medical Center, Radiation Oncology, 2016
  • MD from Temple University, 2011
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NYU Radiation Oncology Associates

160 East 34th Street
New York, NY 10016

NYU Radiation Oncology Associates

560 1st Avenue, 2nd Floor Energy Building
New York, NY 10016

Research My Research

Interests

Cancer, Proton Therapy, Lung Cancer, Epigenetics, SBRT, Tumor Microenvironment

Research Summary

My primary research focus is on improving clinical outcomes in patients during the difficult time following a cancer diagnosis. Two of the major areas I focus my research efforts on are improving patient-reported quality of life and attempting to understand each individual's cancer on a molecular level.

Clinicians often focus on objective measures of treatment success, such as local recurrence and disease-free survival. Although these are certainly important endpoints, and often the primary objective of the clinical trials we conduct here at NYU Langone Health, it is equally important to ensure that we consider the emotional and physical costs of our treatments to our patients. To measure these effects, I strive to capture the patient’s voice in clinical trials conducted here at NYU Langone Health, using validated quality-of-life questionnaires.

With recent advances in technology, we understand cancer on a molecular level better than ever before. I collaborate with laboratory scientists who have a deep knowledge of cellular mechanics to gain a broader understanding of the genetics and epigenetics of individual tumors, to drive therapy and inform clinical trials.

Using Illumina methylation arrays, we are able to uncover the specific genetic information of individual tumors that can lead to the understanding of tumor behavior and, ultimately, improve patient outcomes.

Academic Contact

Academic office

160 East 34th Street

Lower Lever

New York, NY 10016

Research Interests Timeline

These focus areas and their associated publications are derived from PubMed and the MeSH term library.
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Clinical Trials and Research Studies

  • A Randomized Phase III Study of Sublobar Resection (SR) versus Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SAbR) in High Risk Patients with Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

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Publications

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