Radiation Therapy & Sexual Function

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
7:00pm Eastern/6:00pm Central



Join us for this free webinar focused on the impact of radiation therapy on sexual function, with a special look at managing vaginal toxicity from radiation. Our expert speakers are Deborah C. Marshall, and Allison Quick, with moderators Shari Damast, and Anuja Jhingran.


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Shari Damast, MD
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Anuja Jhingran, MD


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Deborah Marshall, MD
Radiotherapy Impacts on Sexual Function

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the impacts of radiotherapy on sexual function outcomes
  • To understand the direct effects of radiotherapy on sexual tissues

Deborah C. Marshall is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology and in the Blavatnik Family Women’s Health Research Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) in New York City. In addition to providing advanced radiotherapy to a diverse population of cancer patients, Dr. Marshall directs a laboratory aiming to advance the understanding of the impacts of radiotherapy on sexual function in female-bodied cancer patients across the lifespan. By applying radiobiologic, imaging, and multi-omic methods in human research, her goal is to prevent and mitigate the effects of radiotherapy on sexual function and to improve quality of life after cancer treatment. After completing a combined medical and graduate degree at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, she completed her transitional year internship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and residency in Radiation Oncology at ISMMS. During residency, she conducted research as part of the American Board of Radiology Holman Research Pathway and an NIH T32 postdoctoral fellowship.

Allison Quick, MD

Allison Quick, MD
Management of Vaginal Toxicity from Radiation and Implications on Sexual Function

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand basic management of vaginal side effects of radiation that can affect long term sexual function
  • To discuss potential novel strategies to improve sexual function, including the use of vaginal lasers and the vaginal microbiome

Allison Quick is an Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and Director of Gynecologic Brachytherapy at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. She specializes in treating women with gynecologic cancers and performing gynecologic brachytherapy. Her research interests are in cancer survivorship and quality of life after cancer treatment, particularly vaginal and sexual complications from treatment.