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Katherine Sarah Hansen
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Surgical & Radiological Sciences


Research Focus

Clinical radiation oncology with an emphasis on advanced radiation therapy and patient positioning.


2001 BA Biology, Carleton College, Northfield, MN
2008 DVM Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, CA


California Veterinary Medical Board License
Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology - Radiation Oncology
Center for Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine- Certificate candidate

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Optimal MR Imaging protocol for tumor contouring in radiosurgery, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2013 Zhang T, Das SK, Fels DR, Hansen KS, Wong TZ, Dewhirst MW, Vlahovic G PET with 62Cu-ATSM and 62Cu-PTSM is a useful imaging tool for hypoxia and perfusion in pulmonary lesions. Am J Roentgenol,
  • Link Icon 2013 Rajaram N, Frees AE, Fontanella AN, Zhong J, Hansen K, Dewhirst MW, Ramanujam N Delivery rate affects uptake of a fluorescent glucose analog in murine metastatic breast cancer Plos One,
  • Link Icon 2012 Hansen KS, Weisse C, Berent AC, Dunn M, Caceres AV, Todd KL, Diroff JS Use of a self-expanding metallic stent to palliate esophageal neoplastic obstruction in a dog J Am Vet Med,
  • Link Icon 2006 Williams LE, Rassnick KM, Power HT, Lana SE, Morrison-Collister KE, Hansen K, Johnson JL CCNU in the treatment of canine epitheliotropic lymphoma J Vet Intern Med,
  • Link Icon 2004 Hansen K, Khanna C Spontaneous and genetically engineered animal models: use in preclinical cancer drug development Eur J Canc,
  • Link Icon 2004 Pavey S, Johansson P, Packer L, Taylor J, Start M, Pollock P, Walker GJ, Boyle GM, Harper U, Cozzi SJ, Hansen K, Yudt L, Schmidt C, Hersey P, Ellem KAO, O'Rourke MGE, Parsons PG, Meltzer P, Ringner M, Hayward NK Microarray expression profiling in melanoma reveals a BRAF mutation signature Oncogene,
  • Link Icon 2003 Pollock PM, Harper UL, Hansen KS, Yudt LM, Stark M, Robbins CM, Moses TY, Hostetter G, Wagner U, Kakareka J, Salem G, Pohida T, Heenan P, Duray P, Kallioniemi O, Hayward NK, Trent JM, Meltzer PS High frequency of BRAF mutations in nevi Nature Genetics,