Dr. Lisa Singer is a radiation oncologist who specializes in treating cancers of the breast and thorax with radiation therapy. Her expertise includes care for invasive ductal carcinoma, invasive lobular carcinoma, inflammatory breast cancer, ductal carcinoma in situ, non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, thymoma and mesothelioma. She also treats cancers that have spread to the thorax, including to the lungs, lymph nodes and heart. She has an interest in using radiation to treat cardiac arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats).
To treat cancer, Singer uses a wide range of radiation techniques, including stereotactic body radiation therapy, CyberKnife, hyperthermia and intensity-modulated radiation therapy. She is also interested in MRI-guided radiation therapy and serves as clinical MRI director for UCSF's radiation oncology department. She enjoys collaborating with colleagues from other disciplines to develop personalized treatment plans for patients.
Singer's research focuses on the use of imaging to better predict how tumors will respond to treatment and to better guide radiation therapy. She is also interested in improving the safety of and education on image-guided radiation therapy.
After completing a bachelor's degree at Stanford University, Singer earned her doctorate at the University of California, Berkeley and her medical degree at UCSF. She completed a residency in radiology at UCSF and a fellowship in radiation oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.