Eric Hall works in the Center for Radiological Research

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Eric J. Hall

Research Interests
  • Radiation induced carcinogenesis
  • Effects of neutrons, alpha particles and HZE particles
  • Health hazards of radon exposure
  • Hazards of space radiations
  • Low dose-rate radiobiology as it applies to brachytherapy

Contact Information

Eric J. Hall
Center for Radiological Research
Columbia University
630 W. 168th St.
New York, NY 10032

Tel: (212) 305-5660
Fax: (212) 305-3229

Academic Training



B.Sc., University College, London, U.K., 1953

Graduate: D.Phil, Radiobiology, Oriel College, Oxford University, Oxford, U.K., 1962
M.A., Honoris Causa, Oriel College, Oxford University, Oxford, U.K., 1966
D.Sc., Honoris Causa, Oriel College, Oxford University, Oxford, U.K., 1977
Fellow of the American College of Radiology, 1981
Fellow of the Royal College of Radiology, 1999

Current academic and Professional appointments

Director, Center for Radiological Research, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University
Higgins Professor of Radiation Biophysics, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University
Professor of Radiation Oncology and Radiology College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University
Radiation Biologist, Radiation Oncology and Radiology Services, The Presbyterian Hospital of New York

Selected Publications

Some papers are available online in PDF format. (This requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. Acrobat Reader is free and can be downloaded below.)

Sawant S.G., Randers-Pehrson G., Metting, N. and Hall E. J. Adaptive Response and the Bystander Effect Induced by Radiation in C3H 10T(1/2) Cells in Culture. Radiat. Res. 156: 177-180 (2001). [abstract] [PDF 75 KB]

Sawant S.G., Randers-Pehrson G., Geard C.R., Brenner D.J. and Hall E.J. The bystander effect in radiation oncogenesis: I. Transformation in C3H 10T1/2 cells in vitro can be initiated in the unirradiated neighbors of irradiated cells. Radiat. Res. 155:397-401 (2001). [abstract] [PDF 138 KB]

Suzuki M., Piao C., Hall E.J. and Hei T.K. Cell killing and chromatid damage in primary human bronchial epithelial cells irradiated with accelerated 56Fe ions. Radiat. Res. 155:432-439 (2001). [abstract] [PDF 107 KB]

Zhao Y.L., Piao C.Q., Hall E.J. and Hei T.K. Mechanisms of radiation-induced neoplastic transformation of human bronchial epithelial cells. Radiat. Res. 155:230-234 (2001). [abstract] [PDF 134 KB]

Brenner D.J., Curtis R.E., Hall E.J. and Ron E. Second malignancies in prostate carcinoma patients after radiotherapy compared with surgery. Cancer 88:398-406, 2000. [abstract] [PDF 116 KB]

Hall E.J. Invited editorial: CT scanning; risk versus benefit. J. Radiol. Prot. 20:347-348 (2000). [abstract]

Hall E.J. Radiation, the two-edged sword: cancer risks at high and low doses. Cancer J. 6:343-350 (2000). [abstract]

Hall E.J. A radiation biologist looks to the future. Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 46:1-2 (2000). [abstract] [PDF 34 KB]

Miller R.C., Marino S.A., Napoli J., Shah H., Hall E.J., Geard C.R. and Brenner D.J. Oncogenic transformation in C3H10T1/2 cells by low-energy neutrons. Int. J. Radiat. Biol.  76:327-333 (2000). [abstract] [PDF 191 KB]

Zhou H., Randers-Pehrson G., Waldren C.A., Vannais D., Hall E.J. and Hei T.K. Induction of a bystander mutagenic effect of alpha particles in mammalian cells. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 97:2099-2104, 2000. [abstract] [PDF 117 KB]

Brenner D.J. and Hall E.J. Fractionation and protraction for radiotherapy of prostate carcinoma. Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 43:1095-1101, 1999. [abstract] [PDF 97 KB]

Hall E.J., Miller R.C. and Brenner D.J. Radiobiological principles in intravascular irradiation. Cardiovascular Radiation Medicine 1(1): 42-47, 1999. [abstract] [PDF 352 KB]

Miller R.C., Randers-Pehrson G., Geard C.R., Hall E.J. and Brenner D.J. The oncogenic transforming potential of the passage of single a particles through mammalian cell nuclei. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 96:19-22, 1999. [abstract] [PDF 158 KB]

Miller R.C., Marino S.A., Martin S.G., Komatsu K., Geard C.R., Brenner D.J. Hall E.J. Neutron-energy-dependent cell survival and oncogenic transformation. J. Radiat. Res. (Tokyo)  40 Suppl:53-59 (1999). [abstract]

Murphy R.C., Berdon W.E., Ruzal-Shapiro C., Hall E.J., Kornecki A., Daneman A., Brunelle F. and Campbell J.B. Malignancies in pediatric patients with ataxia telangiectasia. Pediatr. Radiol. 29:225-230 (1999). [abstract] [PDF 435 KB]

Rakovitch E., Mellado W., Hall E.J., Pandita T.K., Sawant S. and Geard C.R. Paclitaxel sensitivity correlates with p53 status and DNA fragmentation, but not G2/M accumulation. Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 44:1119-1124 (1999). [abstract] [PDF 239 KB]

Smith L.G., Miller R.C., Richards M., Brenner D.J. and Hall E.J. Investigation of hypersensitivity to fractionated low-dose radiation exposure. Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 45:187-191 (1999). [abstract] [PDF 97 KB]

Hall E.J. From chimney sweeps to astronauts: cancer risks in the work place: The 1998 Lauriston Taylor Lecture. Health Physics 75:357-366 (1998). [abstract]

Hall E.J., Schiff P.B., Hanks G.E., Brenner D.J., Russo J., Chen J., Sawant S.G. and Pandita T.K. A Preliminary Report: Frequency of A-T heterozygotes among prostate cancer patients with severe late responses to radiation therapy. Cancer J. Sci. Am. 4:385-389 (1998). [abstract]

Brenner D.J., Schiff P.B., Huang Y. and Hall E.J. Pulsed-dose-rate brachytherapy: design of convenient (daytime-only) schedules. Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 39:809-815 (1997). [abstract] [PDF 599 KB]

Chen C.Z., Huang Y., Hall E.J. and Brenner D.J. Pulsed brachytherapy as a substitute for continuous low dose rate: an in vitro study with human carcinoma cells. Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 37:137-143 (1997). [abstract] [PDF 454 KB]

Hall E.J. What will molecular biology contribute to our understanding of radiation-induced cell killing and carcinogenesis? Int. J. Radiat. Biol. 71:667-674 (1997). [abstract] [PDF 380 KB]

Hall E.J. and Brenner D.J. Pulsed dose-rate brachytherapy. Radiother. Oncol. 45:1-2 (1997). [abstract]

Brenner D.J., Miller R.C. and Hall E.J. The radiobiology of intravascular irradiation. Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 36:805-810 (1996). [abstract] [PDF 480 KB]

Hall E.J. Molecular Biology in Radiation Therapy: The Potential Impact of RecombinantTechnology on Clinical Practice. Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 30:1019-1028, 1994. [abstract]

Hall E.J. The Janeway Lecture 1992. Nine Decades of Radiobiology: Is Radiation Therapy any the Better for it? Reprinted from Cancer 71(11), June 1, 1993 by J.B. Lippincott, 1993. [abstract]

Hall E.J. The Gene as Theme in the Paradigm of Cancer. The British Journal of Radiology 66:1-11, 1993. [abstract]

Hall E.J. Failla Memorial Lecture; From Beans to Genes - Back to the Future. Radiation Research 129:235-249, 1992. [abstract]

Hall E.J. From Chimney Sweeps to Oncogenes: The Quest for the Causes of Cancer. 1990 Annual Oration. Radiology 179:297-306, 1991. [abstract]

Hall E.J. The Dose-rate Factor in Radiation Biology, Weiss Lecture. Int. J. Radiat. Biol. 59(3):595-610, 1991. [abstract]


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