AI in Cancer Treatment

August 4 - 9,

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7,500 RMB
(Early Decision Price 6750 RMB)


All Undergraduate Students

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Yifan Hong

Assistant Director
Medical Physics Graduate Program
T: (+86) 0512-3665-8759


With cancer rates surging around the world, have you ever thought about becoming a leader in fighting cancer? With a high demand for well-trained medical physicists and medical imaging experts in China, are you curious about these career paths? What is “Medical Physics” and why does this field matter so much to cancer treatment and other diseases?

Medical physics is an interdisciplinary field that integrates physics, engineering, biology, medicine and computer science tools to address the needs in healthcare. Medical physicists are responsible for the scientific and technical advances in radiology, radiation oncology, and nuclear medicine. They work in hospital, industry or government agencies contributing to the innovation and regulation of cancer diagnostic and treatment. They make sure the complex facilities are operating precisely and are often involved directly with patients’ diagnosis and treatment, as well as safety and technological development.

This summer program is held by the DKU Medical Physics graduate program and its leading faculty. It’s designed to introduce you to the field of Medical Physics and provide you with a sample of the MS Program in Medical Physics at DKU. Here, the students transform their knowledge in physics, engineering and other sciences into an interdisciplinary expertise in fighting cancer and other diseases. They study in an international environment via classes, clinical practice, and research training at DKU and Duke University. The MS graduates have gained prominent employments in leading hospitals, high-tech companies or continued education in PhD programs.

What will you learn from this program?

This summer program offers a great opportunity for students from different STEM majors to explore the interdisciplinary field of medical physics. You will: (1) experience the core courses of DKU Medical Physics by Duke University and Duke Kunshan faculty via lectures; (2) gain real-world healthcare insights from invited expert speakers from hospitals and industry; and (3) learn about career outlook and connect with our students, alumni, faculty, and speakers.

What are the offerings of the program?

Students will develop their skills, capacities, and knowledge learned in a classroom setting through solving real problems. By carrying out a project from the beginning to the end, students can enhance their learning in the future. 

The basics of core areas in MP will be covered, including AI in Medical Physics, Medical Diagnostics Imaging, Radiation Physics and Protection, Radiotherapy Introduction, Radiotherapy Frontiers, and Radiobiology. You can explore your specific areas of interest. Keynote and invited talks will help you broaden your horizons.

English is the main language of instruction and interactions. English learning workshop will be provided. You can enhance your English listening, speaking, reading and communication skills during the program. 

You will interact and connect with alumni, current students, faculty, and invited speakers. You will also connect with classmates from different background. These connections could have long-term impact.

You will receive an official course-completion certificate from our summer program. Students with outstanding performance have the chance to obtain a strong recommendation letter from our faculty.

Core Sessions in this Program:

  • AI in Medical Physics
  • Medical Diagnostic Imaging – I, II, III: X-Ray, CT, MRI, PET, SPECT, US
  • Radiation Physics and Protection
  • Radiotherapy – I, II:  Introduction, Frontiers
  • Biology in Medical Physics
  • Medical Physicist’s Role in Clinic and Industry
  • Keynote and Invited Speaker Talks
  • English Learning Workshop
  • Student Presentations

Application Requirements and Prerequisites

Pricing & Scholarship

  • Program fee: 7,500 RMB/person
  • 6,750 RMB for early decisions
  • If you successfully enroll in the MP graduate program in fall 2025/2026, the program fee will be refunded (except the boarding and dining fee) as an addition to your scholarship.

Program Instructors

Fang-Fang Yin

Gustavo S. Montana Distinguished Professor of Radiation Oncology, Duke University
Director of Medical Physics Graduate Program, Duke Kunshan University
Associate Director of Medical Physics Graduate Program, Duke University
Director of Radiation Physics Division, Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Health System

Fang-Fang Yin is Gustavo S. Montana Distinguished Professor and Director of Radiation Physics in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Duke University. Prof. Yin is fellow of American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), fellow of American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). He obtained BS in physics from Zhejiang University and MS in physics from Bowling Green State University, and PhD in medical physics from the University of Chicago. Prof. Yin’s research focuses on stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiation therapy, treatment planning optimization, knowledge guided radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy, oncological imaging and informatics, and quality improvement and assurance.

Lei Zhang

Assistant Professor of Medical Physics
Duke Kunshan University

Lei Zhang is an assistant professor in the medical physics graduate program at Duke Kunshan University. He obtained BS in electrical engineering from University of Science and Technology of China, MS in biomedical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, and PhD in medical physics from Duke University. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before joining DKU. Prof. Zhang’s research interests include neuroimaging, image processing, MR image synthesis, multi-modal MRI, image-guided radiation therapy, 4D-MRI, 5D-MRI, gel-based 3D dosimetry, and nanomedicine.

Manju Liu

Assistant Professor of Medical Physics
Duke Kunshan University

Manju Liu, Ph.D. is a graduate of Wayne State University (Detroit). She completed her Medical Physics Residency at Henry Ford Hospital, and worked as a staff medical physicist at Beaumont Health System before joining DKU. Dr. Liu is board-certified in Therapeutic Medical Physics by the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Liu is specialized in External Beam Therapy, Brachy Therapy, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). She has authored multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and is also a manuscript reviewer of peer-reviewed medical physics journals. Her research interests include Monitoring Tumor Response to Radiation Therapy Using Multi-parametric Magnetic resonance Imaging, MRI-guided Real-time Tumor Tracking, MRI-compatible immobilization device design, Spatially Fractionated Radiation Therapy, Investigating Abnormal Iron Deposition in Human Brain with MRI, Investigating Abnormal Venous Blood and Brain Water Matter Hyper-intensity in Parkinson Patients with MRI.

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Yifan Hong

Assistant Director
Medical Physics Graduate Program
T: (+86) 0512-3665-8759