Bin S. Teh, MD

Professor of Radiation Oncology, Institute for Academic Medicine
Full Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Dr. Teh is a professor and vice chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Houston Methodist Hospital and Weill Medical School of Cornell. Dr. Teh has contributed significantly to the field of radiation oncology – encompassing radiotherapy technology, radiation physics, molecular radiobiology and the translation of advances in these areas to clinical use. He has been instrumental in pioneering new technology in radiation oncology including APBI (accelerated partial breast irradiation), IMRT (intensity-modulated radiation therapy), IGRT (image-guided radiation therapy), SBRT (stereotactic body radiation therapy), SRS (stereotactic radiosurgery), brachytherapy as well as combined radiotherapy and gene therapy. Dr. Teh treated the first breast cancer patient in Houston with multi-lumen catheter (Contura) high dose rate brachytherapy for partial breast irradiation. This is a short course of five days irradiation, as compared to the conventional six weeks irradiation for breast cancer. Partial breast irradiation is a novel approach to spare more normal tissues.

Dr. Teh earned his medical degree from the University of Queensland in Queensland, Australia. He completed his Radiation Oncology residency, training and fellowship in IMRT at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Teh is active in ASTRO (American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology), RSNA (Radiological Society of North America and ARS (American Radium Society). He is the principal investigator for RTOG (Radiation Therapy Oncology Group) at Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Teh has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles on topics such as IMRT for breast cancer, editorials, 15 book chapters and a textbook on PET-CT in radiotherapy. He plays an important role in breast cancer patient care, clinical research and the education of residents and students.

Description of Research

Dr. Teh’s research focuses on the treatment of genito-urinary malignancies and unlocking the myth of radio-resistance in cancers especially renal cell carcinoma. Other research interests include Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for prostate cancer, head and neck cancer, central nervous system tumor, pediatric cancer and breast cancer, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT) and image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), brachytherapy for prostate cancer, breast cancer and endobronchial tumors, SRS and SBRT for primary and metastatic renal cell carcinoma as well as hepatocellular carcinoma, the role of combined radiotherapy and gene therapy for cancers including prostate cancer, renal cell carcinoma, bladder cancer, pancreatic cancer, glioblastoma multiforme, cervical cancer and head and neck cancer, combining targeted therapy (AKT-inhibitor, mTOR inhibitor, tyrosine kinase inhibitor) with radiotherapy for cancer treatment, and combining oncolytic virus with radiotherapy in overcoming radio-resistant tumors in oncology.

Areas Of Expertise

Cancer stem cells Radio-resistance Prostate Movement study Post-prostatectomy IMRT Gene expression profiling in cancer Proteomics in oncology
Education & Training

, Baylor College of Medicine
, University of Queensland

Phase II multicenter study of gene-mediated cytotoxic immunotherapy as adjuvant to surgical resection for newly diagnosed malignant glioma
Wheeler, LA, Manzanera, AG, Bell, SD, Cavaliere, R, McGregor, JM, Grecula, JC, Newton, HB, Lo, SS, Badie, B, Portnow, J, Teh, BS, Trask, TW, Baskin, DS, New, PZ, Aguilar, LK, Aguilar-Cordova, E & Chiocca, EA 2016, Neuro-Oncology, vol 18, no. 8, pp. 1137-1145. DOI:

Chemotherapy in non-small cell lung cancer: opportunities for advancement
Akhtari, M, Bernicker, EH & Teh, BS 2016, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer, vol 35, no. 1, pp. 56. DOI:

Stereotactic body radiotherapy for pancreatic cancer: recent progress and future directions
Myrehaug, S, Sahgal, A, Russo, SM, Lo, SS, Rosati, LM, Mayr, NA, Lock, M, Small, W, Dorth, JA, Ellis, RJ, Teh, BS & Herman, JM 2016, Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy, pp. 1-8. DOI:

Changes in treatment patterns and impact of radiotherapy for early stage diffuse large B cell lymphoma after Rituximab: A population-based analysis
Haque, W, Dabaja, B, Tann, A, Khan, M, Szeja, S, Butler, EB & Teh, BS 2016, Radiotherapy and Oncology. DOI:

Accelerated partial breast irradiation: Advances and controversies
Akhtari, M & Teh, BS 2016, Ai zheng = Aizheng = Chinese journal of cancer, vol 35, no. 4. DOI:

Next-generation sequencing of a cohort of pulmonary large cell carcinomas reclassified by world health organization 2015 criteria
Driver, BR, Portier, BP, Mody, DR, Deavers, M, Bernicker, EH, Kim, MP, Teh, BS, Santacruz, JF, Kopas, L, Munden, RF & Cagle, PT 2016, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol 140, no. 4, pp. 312-317. DOI:

Consensus statement from the International Radiosurgery Oncology Consortium for Kidney for primary renal cell carcinoma
Siva, S, Ellis, RJ, Ponsky, L, Teh, BS, Mahadevan, A, Muacevic, A, Staehler, M, Onishi, H, Wersall, P, Nomiya, T & Lo, SS 2016, Future Oncology, vol 12, no. 5, pp. 637-645. DOI:

Technical know-how in stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR)
Lo, SS, Foote, M, Siva, S, Slotman, BJ, Teh, BS, Guckenberger, M, Tan, D, Mayr, NA & Sahgal, A 2016, Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, vol 63, no. 1, pp. 5-8. DOI:

Long-term outcome of a phase II trial using immunomodulatory in situ gene therapy in combination with intensity-modulated radiotherapy with or without hormonal therapy in the treatment of prostate cancer
Teh, B, Ishiyama, H, Mai, WY, Thompson, TC & Butler, EB 2015, Journal of Radiation Oncology, vol 4, pp. 377-386. DOI:

Combining radiotherapy and immunotherapy for prostate cancer: two decades of research from preclinical to clinical trials
Huang, Y, Chen, W, Teh, B & Butler, EB 2015, Journal of Radiation Oncology, vol 4, pp. 365-375. DOI:

Fractionated Stereotactic Radiotherapy for Pituitary Adenomas: Single-Center Experience in 75 Consecutive Patients
Barber, SM, Teh, BS & Baskin, DS 2016, Neurosurgery, vol 79, no. 3, pp. 406-17. DOI:

Radiotherapy and Abscopal Effect: Insight From the Past, Present and Future
Chen, AC, Butler, EB, Lo, SS & Teh, B 2015, Journal of Radiation Oncology, vol 4, pp. 321-330. DOI:

The development of stereotactic body radiotherapy in the past decade: A global perspective
Lo, SS, Slotman, BJ, Lock, M, Nagata, Y, Guckenberger, M, Siva, S, Foote, M, Tan, D, Teh, BS, Mayr, NA, Chang, EL, Timmerman, RD & Sahgal, A 2015, Future Oncology, vol 11, no. 19, pp. 2721-2733. DOI:

ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Metastatic Epidural Spinal Cord Compression and Recurrent Spinal Metastasis
Lo, SSM, Ryu, S, Chang, EL, Galanopoulos, N, Jones, J, Kim, EY, Kubicky, CD, Lee, CP, Rose, PS, Sahgal, A, Sloan, AE, Teh, BS, Traughber, BJ, Van Poznak, C & Vassil, AD 2015, Journal of Palliative Medicine, vol 18, no. 7, pp. 573-584. DOI:

Liver regeneration following repeat SBRT
Farach, A, Quesada, J & Teh, BS 2015, Journal of gastrointestinal oncology, vol 6, no. 2, pp. E2-6. DOI:

Reconstruction of four-dimensional computed tomography lung images by applying spatial and temporal anatomical constraints using a Bayesian model
He, T, Xue, Z, Teh, BS & Wong, ST 2015, Journal of medical imaging (Bellingham, Wash.), vol 2, no. 2, pp. 024004. DOI:

Comparison of supine and prone craniospinal irradiation in children with medulloblastoma
Verma, J, Mazloom, A, Teh, BS, South, M, Butler, EB & Paulino, AC 2015, Practical Radiation Oncology, vol 5, no. 2, pp. 93-98. DOI:

Long-term outcome of accelerated partial breast irradiation using a multilumen balloon applicator in a patient with existing breast implants
Akhtari, M, Nitsch, PL, Bass, BL & Teh, BS 2015, Brachytherapy, vol 14, no. 2, pp. 289-292. DOI:

The use of modern imaging technologies in radiation therapy of cervical cancer
Blanco, AI, Meyer, LA, Verghese, G, Teh, B, Rios, A, Ferachi, K, Rodriguez, M, Gonzalez, A & Dalrymple, J 2015, Journal of Radiation Oncology, vol 4, DOI 10.1007/s13566-014-0178-z, pp. 1-10.

The Role of Combined Radiation and Immunotherapy in Breast Cancer Treatment
Farach, A, Farach-Carson, M, Butler, EB, Chang, JC & Teh, B 2015, Journal of Radiation Oncology, vol 347, pp. 347-354.