The People of Tulane Cancer Center Research

Robert SanfordRobert Sanford, PhD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Tulane Cancer Center Associate Member

Contact Information
Phone: 504-988-6314
Address: 1415 Tulane Ave., Box HC-62, New Orleans, LA 70112

Biographical Narrative

Dr. Sanford received his B.S. in mechanical engineering in 1984 from Tulane University, with one year of study at the University of Sheffield, England. He received his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Particle Physics in 1999 from Louisiana State University. Dr. Sanford began a medical physics residency in 1999 under Dr. M.S. Al-Ghazi at the University of California, Irvine and was bestowed a Young Physicist Award by the American College of Medical Physics in 2000. Dr. Sanford continued at UCI as a clinical instructor and joined the Tulane faculty in February 2002. Dr. Sanford's primary clinical duties include the calibration, quality assurance, acceptance testing, and commissioning of all radiation therapy equipment, radioactive treatment sources, computerized treatment planning systems, and radiation measuring devices housed in the Department of Radiation Oncology. Clinical responsibilities also include overseeing the determination of radiation dose distributions in patients undergoing treatment and tracking doses delivered to patients. Research interests include intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and Monte Carlo treatment planning.

Selected Publications
Sanford R. (1999) Observation of the east-west anisotrophy of the atmospheric neutrino flux. Phys Rev Lett 82: 5194-5197.

Sanford R. (1999) Measurement of the solar neutrino energy spectrum using neutrino-electron scattering. Phys Rev Lett 82: 2430-2434.

Sanford R. (1999) Constraints on neutrino oscillation parameters from the day-night soalr neutrino fluxes at Super-Kamiokande. Phys Rev Lett 82: 1810-1814.

Sanford R. (2000) Tan neutrinos favored over sterile neutrinos in atmospheric muon neutrinos in atmospheric muon neutrino oscillations. Phys Rev Lett 83: 3999-4003.


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