James Rembert, M.D., Oncologist, Alta Bates Comprehensive Cancer Center; Chair of Clinical Services, Alta Bates Hospital

California Pacific CURRENTS: The online journal of CPMC Research Institute

Pioneering new radiotherapy techniques to treat cancer; optimizing imaging technologies to predict tumor recurrence and visualize response to therapy

Research Overview

  • Dr. James Rembert is a board-certified radiation oncologist who specializes in the use of ionizing radiation to treat cancer, focusing on tumors of the brain, head and neck, lung, and gastrointestinal system.
  • He investigates optimal use of radiation therapy (radiotherapy) techniques—including those used to target aggressive and/or hard-to-reach tumors—such as conformal therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), dynamic arc/rapid arc, brachytherapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery.
  • As part of his leadership of Clinical Services at Alta Bates Hospital, Dr. Rembert developed and implemented a stereotactic radiosurgery program which has successfully been treating patients for over seven years.
  • He has authored numerous publications, book chapters and abstracts on radiotherapy and imaging techniques to assess cancer progression, predict tumor recurrence after surgery and radiotherapy, and visualize response to treatment.
  • Dr. Rembert is a Principal Investigator for National Cancer Institute and industry-sponsored clinical trials assessing  the use of radiotherapy in several tumor sites.  

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Find additional information on oncology research and clinical trials at Alta Bates Comprehensive Cancer Center. 


Training

Dr. Rembert received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He completed residency training in radiation oncology at the University of California, San Francisco.


 

James Rembert, M.D., Oncologist, Alta Bates Comprehensive Cancer Center; Chair of Clinical Services, Alta Bates Hospital
Primary Research Interests
  • Stereotactic radiotherapy/radiosurgery
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Cancers of the head and neck, lung, and gastrointestinal system