Dr. Julie Bradley is an Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Florida. With an intense focus on breast cancer and pediatric tumors in both the clinical and research realms, she possesses a deep knowledge of these cancer types and provides comprehensive, personalized care for people affected by these diagnoses.
Dr. Bradley has been an invited speaker for 150 local, national and international presentations, and published 7 book chapters and over 80 peer-reviewed journal articles. Her presentations and publications include technical guidelines for proton therapy and clinical outcomes in radiotherapy, with a focus on proton therapy. She is an innovator, holding a provisional patent for a redesigned tissue expander for breast reconstructions to increase compatibility with radiotherapy and MRI. She serves as the breast cancer program director at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute.
She has served on the editorial boards for the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics Breast Cancer section and The Breast Journal. Dr. Bradley participates in national and international cooperative groups, including the International Soft Tissue Sarcoma Consortium (INSTRUCT) and Children’s Oncology Group for pediatrics, as well as the NRG Breast Cancer Subcommittees and NCI Breast Oncology Local Disease Task Force.
She currently serves as the Division Chief of Research for the UF Department of Radiation Oncology and serves on the Quality and Safety Committee at UF Health Proton Therapy Institute. Dr. Bradley has been recognized with the 2020 Radiation Oncology Transformative Medicine Award and the 2019 James E. Lockwood Professorship. She teaches the Putting Families First course with the UF College of Medicine and continues to educate resident physicians through her role as an oral and written board examiner for the American Board of Radiology’s breast cancer section, as well as an exam writer for the pediatric section of the American College of Radiology.
Radiology – Diagnostic – American Board of Radiology
Masters - Health Care Delivery Science
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Residency - Radiation Oncology
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Internship - Internal Medicine
University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Arts - Engineering
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Dr. Bradley is currently conducting research through nine grants focused on breast cancer radiotherapy, breast cancer awareness and support, and healthy equity. Dr. Bradley’s past research included funded research with the Bankhead Coley Foundation and the Ocala Royal Dames, to identify early markers of radiation-induced toxicity for breast cancer patients. Under Active Research Studies you will find a list of the research Dr. Bradley is conducting with the support of grants from various organizations.
- Improving Breast Radiotherapy Setup and Delivery Using Mixed-Reality Visualization
- Prospective Pilot Cohort Study of Tracking Circulating Tumor DNA in Women Receiving Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer
- Prospective Trial of Regional Nodal Irradiation for Women with Residual Breast Disease after Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
- Proton and Photon Consortium Registry (PPCR)
- ReDesign: Tissue Expander for the Modern Era. Funding agency: UF LaunchPad Funding. Role on project: Co-PI.
- Unveiling Inequities in Palliative and Supportive Care for Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients in the State of Florida. Funding agency: Conquer Cancer, ASCO Foundation. Role on project: PI.
- Veggies and Vehicles for Vitality. Funding agency: Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. Role on project: PI. *Patient support grant
- Lymphedema: Compress to Regress. Funding agency: Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. Role on project: PI. *Patient support grant
- BE AWARE (breast cancer education for the community). Funding agency: Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. Role on project: PI and resident mentor.
Radiation Oncology Transformative Medicine Award
University of Florida (2020)
James E Lockwood Professorship
University of Florida (2019)
Exemplary Teacher Award
University of Florida College of Medicine (2017)
Educator of the Year
Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO) (2017)
Medical Student and Community Education Award
University of Florida Department of Radiation Oncology (2016)
Shining Star Award
University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute (2016)
Award for Best Abstract for ‘What Women Want: A National Survey on Breast Cancer Treatment and Research Decision Making’.
Particle Therapy Cooperative Group-North America Inaugural Meeting (2014)
Poster Presentation Award for “Anatomical Variations and Radiation Technique for Breast Cancer”
American Radium Society (2014)
Medical College of Wisconsin (2011-2012)
American Radium Society (2011)
“Best of ASTRO 2009” for Dynamic MRI Analysis of Tumor Motion during Rest and Deglutition. Margin Assessment for Radiotherapy of Head and Neck Cancer.
American Society for Radiation Oncology (2009)
Ivy League (2001, 2002)
Lutkus Award (for outstanding athletics and academic performance)
Dartmouth College (2001)
“I am passionate about empowering people with knowledge about their diagnosis and providing guidance to facilitate a personalized and effective treatment plan that maximizes treatment efficacy as well as quality of life.”
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