Norleena Poynter Gullett
Clinical Associate in the Department of Radiation Oncology

I am a board-certified radiation oncologist specializing in the treatment of brain tumors, breast cancer and prostate cancer. I am passionate about using the latest technology to deliver high quality radiation therapy and providing a holistic approach to care. My past research has examined cancer prevention using natural compounds such as green tea, curcumin and omega-3 fatty acids. I have published guidelines for cancer-induced cachexia – the muscle-wasting and weight loss seen in cancer patients. My current research is investigating the mind-body connection to cancer development and recovery, including the field of PyschoNeuroImmunology (PNI).

Current Research Interests

  • Cancer Prevention
  • PyschoNeuroImmunology (PNI), Mind-Body Medicine
  • Nutrition and Cancer
  • Radiation therapy techniques for Brain Tumors, Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer
  • Neuro-Oncology

Technology Experience
  • Conventional EBRT: photons and electrons
  • IMRT: CNS, H&N, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, groins, extremities
  • Proton beam therapy ( IUH Proton Therapy Center, Bloomington, IN) includes Pencil Beam Scanning (Knoxville, TN)
  • Linac SBRT (Novalis, Trilogy, and Truebeam): lung, spine, adrenal, liver, prostate
  • Gamma Knife™ (C-model) and linac-based (Novalis 600C) SRS
  • Cyberknife™ SRS and SBRT
  • Tumor Treating Fields (TTF) Certified Optune provider (Novocure)
  • Certified Novotal provider (Novocure)
  • Certified SpaceOar hydrogel provider (SpaceOar)
  • LDR brachytherapy: Prostate, GYN (intracavitary), eye plaques
  • HDR brachytherapy: Partial breast (Mammosite, Contura and SAVI), GYN (vaginal cuff and Fletcher-Suit), endobronchial and prostate, skin (Leipzieg applicators)
  • Zeiss™ Intrabeam Targeted Intraoperative Radiotherapy for breast cancer and non-melanoma skin cancer
  • Xoft™ electronic brachytherapy: Non-melanoma skin cancer
  • Craniospinal irradiation

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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