Dominic Moon, M.D.

Predicting Cancer Treatment Responses  

Dr. Moon’s work aims to tailor head and neck cancer treatment regimens to each specific patient. Currently, Dr. Moon is studying a novel blood test to help physicians assess response to treatment and better understand the biology of each individual cancer. He earned his medical degree at University of Michigan Medical School where he spent a year conducting translational research at the National Institutes of Health through the prestigious Medical Research Scholars Program. He then completed his residency training in radiation oncology at the University of North Carolina Hospitals, where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Moon now serves as the Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at UT Southwestern. Below is a video walking through a take-home DocStars experiment designed by Dominic Moon, M.D.

Dr. Moon demonstrating his 2022 Docstars experiment At the Bead of LIght.

“Specialized cancer regimens have saved thousands of lives that would have been lost to cancer, and the funding for this research will further our understanding of specific pathways activated in different head and neck cancers,” said Dominic Moon, M.D. “With this grant, my team and collaborators are one step closer to developing a blood test that can ultimately personalize cancer therapy to improve its effectiveness.”

DocStars Experiment by Dominic Moon, M.D.: At the Bead of Light

An Evening with DocStars 2022

Dr. Moon, along with his fellow 2022 DocStars, Proshad Efune, M.D., and Robin Higashi, Ph.D., were honored at An Evening with DocStars 2022 on November 3, 2022 on the campus of UT Southwestern.