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Charles R. Thomas Jr., M.D.

    • Professor of Radiation Medicine School of Medicine
    • Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program School of Medicine

Dr. Thomas trained in both medical oncology and radiation oncology. He joined the OHSU faculty in November 2005 as professor and chairman of the Department of Radiation Medicine.

Dr. Thomas is an active member of several professional associations, including the American College of Radiology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American Association for Cancer Research. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Gastrointestinal Cancer Research, Diseases of the Esophagus, and CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

Dr. Thomas is the national chairman or co-chairman for the following clinical trials: SWOG-0220, SWOG-0533, SWOG-0414, SWOG-0356, ACOSOG-Z06041, and NSABP FR1. His primary areas of interest are gastrointestinal and thoracic cancers, translational research (research translating scientific findings into treatments) and outcomes research (research into how well cancer treatments work for patients).

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Education

  • M.D., University of Illinois College of Medicine, 0 1985
  • Residency:

    • Radiation oncology, University of Washington, 1997
  • Fellowship:

    • Medical oncology, Rush University, 1991
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Internal Medicine, 1989

Memberships and associations

  • American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology

Publications

  • "Female Representation in the Academic Oncology Physician Workforce : Radiation Oncology Losing Ground to Hematology Oncology." International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics  In: , Vol. 98, No. 1, 01.05.2017, p. 31-33.
  • "Stereotactic body radiotherapy for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and intermediate grade cirrhosis." The Lancet Oncology In: , Vol. 18, No. 4, 01.04.2017, p. e192.
  • "Association of preresidency peer-reviewed publications with radiation oncology resident choice of academic versus private practice career." Practical Radiation Oncology In: , 28.02.2017.
  • "Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Characteristics of Iris Melanocytic Tumors." Ophthalmology  In: , Vol. 124, No. 2, 01.02.2017, p. 197-204.
  • "Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte and Platelet-to-Lymphocyte Ratios can Predict Treatment Response to Neoadjuvant Therapy in Esophageal Cancer." Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery In: , 12.01.2017, p. 1-7.
  • "Neuroinflammatory and cognitive consequences of combined radiation and immunotherapy in a novel preclinical model." Oncotarget  In: , Vol. 8, No. 6, 2017, p. 9155-9173.
  • "The Relationships Between Spiritual Well-Being, Quality of Life, and Psychological Factors Before Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer." Journal of Religion and Health In: , 30.12.2016, p. 1-10.
  • "Industry Funding Among Leadership in Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology in 2015." International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics In: , 27.12.2016.
  • "Underrepresentation of Women and Minorities in the United States IR Academic Physician Workforce." Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology  In: , Vol. 27, No. 12, 01.12.2016, p. 1837-1844.e2.
  • "Applicant Interview Experiences and Postinterview Communication of the 2016 Radiation Oncology Match Cycle." International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics In: , Vol. 96, No. 3, 01.11.2016, p. 514-520.
  • "Association of intervals between neoadjuvant chemoradiation and surgical resection with pathologic complete response and survival in patients with esophageal cancer." JAMA Surgery In: , Vol. 151, No. 11, e162743, 01.11.2016.
  • "Current patterns of care for patients with extensive stage small cell lung cancer : Survey of US radiation oncologists on their recommendations regarding thoracic consolidation radiotherapy." Lung Cancer In: , Vol. 100, 01.10.2016, p. 85-89.
  • "Prognostic value of the Yale grading system for superior vena cava syndrome." Annals of the American Thoracic Society  In: , Vol. 13, No. 10, 01.10.2016, p. 1862-1865.
  • "Gender differences in publication productivity, academic rank, and career duration among U.S. academic gastroenterology faculty." Academic Medicine In: , Vol. 91, No. 8, 01.08.2016, p. 1158-1163.
  • "Dumping the information bucket : A qualitative study of clinicians caring for patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer." Patient Education and Counseling In: , 27.07.2016.
  • "Variation in the Use of Chemoradiotherapy for Stage II and III Anal Cancer : Analysis of the National Cancer Data Base." Annals of Surgical Oncology In: , 21.07.2016, p. 1-7.
  • "Factors associated with increased academic productivity among US academic radiation oncology faculty." Practical Radiation Oncology In: , 08.06.2016.
  • "Prospective, interdisciplinary randomized clinical trials for patients with cancer in the emergency department." JAMA Oncology In: , Vol. 2, No. 5, 01.05.2016, p. 598.
  • "Computerized patient-reported symptom assessment in radiotherapy : a pilot randomized, controlled trial." Supportive Care in Cancer In: , Vol. 24, No. 4, 01.04.2016, p. 1897-1906.
  • "In Regard to Ahmed et al." International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics In: , Vol. 94, No. 5, 01.04.2016, p. 1221-1222.
  • "Conditional Survival in Anal Carcinoma Using the National Population-Based Survey of Epidemiology and End Results Database (1988-2012)." Diseases of the Colon and Rectum In: , Vol. 59, No. 4, 01.04.2016, p. 291-298.
  • "Manufacture and evaluation of 3-dimensional printed sizing tools for use during intraoperative breast brachytherapy." Advances in Radiation Oncology In: , Vol. 1, No. 2, 01.04.2016, p. 132-135.
  • "Shoulder Pain After Definitive Lung Radiotherapy." JAMA oncology  In: , Vol. 2, No. 4, 01.04.2016, p. 537-538.
  • "Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) practice patterns and IGRT's impact on workflow and treatment planning : Results from a national survey of american society for radiation oncology members." International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics In: , Vol. 94, No. 4, 15.03.2016, p. 850-857.
  • "The Importance of Quality of Life Assessment." JAMA oncology In: , Vol. 2, No. 3, 01.03.2016, p. 367-368.
  • "Increasing the Therapeutic Ratio of Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy by Individualized Isotoxic Dose Prescription." Journal of the National Cancer Institute  In: , Vol. 108, No. 2, djv305, 01.02.2016.
  • "IL-10 and integrin signaling pathways are associated with head and neck cancer progression." BMC Genomics  In: , Vol. 17, No. 1, 38, 08.01.2016.
  • "Nomogram for Predicting Overall Survival and Salvage Abdominoperineal Resection for Patients with Anal Cancer." Diseases of the Colon and Rectum In: , Vol. 59, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 1-7.
  • "Radiation Therapy in Gastric and Ocular Marginal Zone Lymphomas." Mayo Clinic Proceedings In: , Vol. 91, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 123.
  • "Localized External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT) to the Pelvis Induces Systemic IL-1Beta and TNF-Alpha Production : Role of the TNF-Alpha Signaling in EBRT-Induced Fatigue." Radiation Research In: , Vol. 185, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 4-12.

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