Melvin A. Astrahan

Expert in advanced techniques and software used in radiation treatment of cancer patients

Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Member, USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center


  • advanced techniques in clinical hyperthermia
  • medical physics
  • radiation and hyperthermia therapy for choroidal melanoma
  • transurethral hyperthermia for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer
  • development of 3-D treatment-planning software for stereotactic radiosurgery on brain tumors
  • virtual patient simulation software
  • radiation oncology
  • radiotherapy

Additional Information

  • Under his assumed cowboy alias of “Doc Mortimer,” he is an accomplished black powder cowboy action shooter

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