An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
Lauren VanderSpek

Lauren A. Lukas, M.D.

Radiation Oncologist
Clinical Expertise
  • Brain Tumors
  • Primary and Metastatic Central Nervous System
  • Hepatobiliary, Gastrointestinal, Lung, Gynecologic and Breast Cancers
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Lauren A. Lukas, M.D., is a board-certified radiation oncologist who's spent the past decade treating patients in Mission Hills and throughout the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles.

Dr. Lukas is an honors graduate of the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto, where she received her medical degree.

Dr. Lukas is well-versed in all forms of radiation therapy, including stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiotherapy, brachytherapy, Y-90, and Xofigo.


City of Hope Mission Hills Radiation Oncology, 15031 Rinaldi St.

Mission Hills, CA 91345

T.P. Yeung, S. Yartsev, T.Y. Lee, E. Wong, W. He, B. Fisher, L. VanderSpek, D. Macdonald, G. Bauman. Relationship of computed tomography perfusion and positron emission tomography to tumor progression in malignant glioma. J Med Radiat Sci. 2014 Feb; 61(1):4-13
A.Hallock, K. Surry, D. Batchelar, L. VanderSpek, J. Yuen, A. Hammond, J. Radwan, B. Yaremko, G. Rodrigues, D. D’Souza. An early report on outcomes after CT based HDR brachytherapy for locally advanced cervix cancer: a single institution experience. Practical Radiation Oncology. 2011 Jul-Sep; 1(3):173-81.

S.K. Nath, J.D. Lawson, D.R. Simpson, L. VanderSpek, J.Z. Wang, J.F. Alksne, J, Ciacci, A.J. Mundt, K.T. Murphy, Single-isocenter frameless intensity-modulated stereotactic radiosurgery for simultaneous treatment of multiple brain metastases: clinical experience.  Int J of Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010 Sep 1;78(1):91-7.
L. VanderSpek, G. Bauman, J.Z, Wang, S. Yartsev, C. Menard, Y.B. Cho, A.J. Mundt, J.D. Lawson, K.T. Murphy.  Dosimetric comparison of Intensity-Modulated Radiosurgery and Helical Tomotherapy for the treatment of multiple intracranial metastases.  Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment. 2009;8:361-368.
L. VanderSpek, B. Fisher, G. Bauman, D. Macdonald. 3D Conformal Radiotherapy and Cisplatin for Recurrent Malignant Glioma. Can. J. Neurol. Sci. 2008; 35: 57-64
LA Lukas VanderSpek, GR Pond, W Wells, RW Tsang. Radiation therapy for Bowen’s disease of the skin. Int J of Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2005 Oct 1:63 (2): 505-10.
LA Lukas, KJM Surry, TM Peters. Temperature dosimetry using MR relaxation characteristics of poly(vinyl alcohol) cryogel (PVA-C). Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 46:1006-1013, Nov. 2001.
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