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2012

August 17, 2012

Dr. Marquez is a co-author on article linking CSF shunting and hearing loss in children undergoing treatment for medulloblastoma

This original collaborative work between the OHSU interdisciplinary pediatric brain tumor program including pediatric neurological surgery, pediatric audiology, radiation medicine, neuroradiology, and neurology, was published in the April issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery Pediatrics 9(4):421-427, 2012. The lead author is Dr. Daniel Guillaume. Co-authors are Ms. Kristin Knight, Drs. Dale F. Kraemer, Dianna M.E. Bardo, & Edward A. Neuwelt.

July 7, 2012

A feasible high spatiotemporal resolution breast DCE-MRI protocol for clinical settings

July 21, 2012

SBRT program publishes novel work on interfractional tumor motion on lung gating SBRT

The Radiation Medicine SBRT team recently published an original article titled, "TU-E-BRB-05: Impact of Interfractional Tumor Motion on Respiratory Gated Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Lung Tumors" in Medical Physics 39(6):3909, June 2012. The authors are Jianzhou Wu, Chris Betzing, Tony He, and SBRT program leader, Martin Fuss. This work was presented, in part, at the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine.

July 24, 2012

Expression of NF-kB p50 in Tumor Stroma Limits the Control of Tumors by Radiation Therapy (pdf)

June 6, 2012

Survey of Bereavement Practices of Cancer Care and Palliative Care Physicians in the Pacific Northwest United States (pdf)

May 3, 2012

Department faculty co-authors a novel multi-institutional H-index analysis of academic productivity article published in the Journal of Cancer Education

The article is titled "Distribution of the h-index in Radiation Oncology Conforms to a Variation of Power Law: Implications for Assessing Academic Productivity". Co-authors are Drs. Matt Quigley, Emma Holliday, CD Fuller, Mehee Choi & CR Thomas, Jr..

Distribution of the h-index in Radiation Oncology Conforms to a Variation of Power Law: Implications for Assessing Academic Productivity  PDF

May 10, 2012

Faculty co-authors article on Lotka's Law in the Red Journal titled, "Success Breeds Success: Authorship Distributionin the Red Journal, 1975-2001". The authors of this original work are Drs. Emma Holliday (lead author), CD Fuller (mdanderson.org), (mendeley.com), Lynn D. Wilson (radon.yale.com), and CR Thomas, Jr. (sr. author).

Success Breeds Success: Authorship Distribution (pdf)

May 16, 2012

OHSU Radiation Medicine presentations at ASCO 2012

April 3, 2012

Dr. Faisal Siddiqui is co-author of 2 original articles on DCE-MRI for prostate cancer

The titles are "Cell membrane water exchange effects in prostate DCE-MRI" in the Journal of Magnetic Resonance and "Feasibility of shutter-speed DCE-MRI for improved prostate cancer detection" in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Dr. Win Li is the lead author and Dr. Springer is the sr. author for both articles. Drs. Li, Springer, Woodward, & Rooney, are all imaging scientists in the Advanced Imaging Research Center for both articles.

April 14, 2012

Immune system plays an important role in the success and failure of conventional cancer therapy.

April 7, 2012

Dr. Thomas is co-author of SWOG-0414, in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology

The article "Cetuximab plus cisplatin, irinotecan, and thoracic radiotherapy as definitive treatment for locally advanced, unresectable esophageal cancer: a phase II study of the SWOG (S0414)" was also co-authored by Drs. Tomblyn, Goldman, Benedetti, Lenz, Mehta, Gold, Abbruzzese, & Blanke for the SWOG GI Committee.

April 24, 2012

Radiation Medicine department chair quoted in OHSU Knight Cancer Institute-lead study on bereavement patterns of physicians, in the May 2012 edition (pp 13-14) of the RSNA News. Dr. Aaron Kusano if the University of Washington's department of radiation oncology was the lead author on this original research project that was presented at the 2011 ASTRO meeting and published in the Journal of Oncology Practice.

March 20, 2012

OHSU Knight Radiation Medicine team co-authors 16 original abstract submissions to the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Radiation Oncology

16 Original Abstract Submission to Annual Meeting of ASTRO 2012

March 29, 2012

Faculty co-authors Radiation Oncology Institute research agenda article

Dr. CR Thomas, a member of the Research Committee of the Radiation Oncology Institute, is a co-author on the publication that prioritizes the research agenda for the radiation oncology community. The article titled "A Research Agenda for Radiation Oncology: Results of the Radiation Oncology Institute's Comprehensive Research Needs Assessment (.pdf)", is published in the Int J Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. The lead author is Dr. Reshma Jagsi. Co-authors are Drs. Justin Bekelman (Univ. of Pennsylvania), Otis Brawley (American Cancer Society), Joe Deasy (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center), Quynh-The Le (Stanford University), Jeff Michalski (Washington University), Ben Movsas (Henry Ford Hospital), Colleen Lawton (Medical College of Wisconsin), Ted Lawrence (Univ. of Michigan), and Steve Hahn (Univ of Pennsylvania).

January 4, 2012

Irreversible EGFR Inhibitor EKB-569 Targets Low-LET c-Radiation-Triggered Rel Orchestration and Potentiates Cell Death in Squamous Cell Carcinoma PDF

January 3, 2012

A Pilot Prospective Feasibility Study of Organ-at-Risk Definition using Target Contour Testing/Instructional Computer Software (TaCTICS), a Training and Evaluation Platform for Radiotherapy Target Delineation

January 23, 2012

Tobacco-specific carcinogen nitrosamine 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone induces AKT activation in head and neck epithelia

January 31, 2012

Dr. Bethany Samuelson is the lead author on the article documenting spirituality and quality of life changes in patients receiving radiotherapy

Former Rubinstein Radiation Research Scholar, Dr. Bethany Samuelson (SOM MD Class of 2011), is the lead author on the article documenting spirituality and quality of life changes in patients receiving radiotherapy, published in the American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care Medicine. Co-authors include Drs. Erik Fromme & Charles Thomas.

2011

December 19, 2011

Dr. Ken Stevens, department chair emeritus, is a co-author in the 3rd edition of the seminal textbook, "Treatment Planning in Radiation Oncology".

November 4, 2011

Dr. Wang & colleagues co-author an original article titled, "Nomogram for predicting the benefit of adjuvant chemoradiotherapy for resected gallbladder cancer", in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (early online release, Nov. 7, 2011). An accompanying editorial by Dr. RA Miksad (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center & Harvard Medical School) was also published.

November 3, 2011

Department faculty co-authors special editorial on cooperative group lung cancer trials accrual in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.

Assessing Patient Accrual to Cooperative Group Lung Cancer Trials Why Are Rates Disappointing?

November 30, 2011

Dr. Kubicky's published book review in the Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology

Publication: IMRT, IGRT, SBRT Advances in the Treatment Planning and Delivery of Radiotherapy

October 26, 2011

A Phase II Clinical and Prospective Molecular Trial With Oxaliplatin, Fluorouracil, and External-Beam Radiation Therapy Before Surgery for Patients With Esophageal Adenocarcinomafor  PDF

September 30, 2011

The OHSU Radiation Medicine program, a component of the Knight Cancer Institute, co-author 18 original scientific presentations at the 53rd annual meeting of the American Society of Radiation Oncology, held in Miami Beach, Florida in early October 2011.

August 30, 2011

Digital Tomosynthesis for Respiratory Gated Liver Treatment: Clinical Feasibility for Daily Image Guidance

August 30, 2011

Positron Emission Tomography for Predicting Pathologic Response After Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer

July 13, 2011

Will There Be a Future Role for Radiation in the Neo-Adjuvant Therapy for Rectal Cancer?

July 17, 2011

Dr. Thomas is co-author on ACOSOG Z6041 trial in the Annals of Surgical Oncology 2011

June 1, 2011

A HIF-Regulated VHL-PTP1B-Src Signaling Axis Identifies a Therapeutic Target in Renal Cell Carcinoma PDF

May 12, 2011

The taccalonolides, novel microtubule stabilizers, and y-radiation have additive effects on cellular viability

May 21, 2011

Evaluating Revascularization and Flap Survival Using Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in an Irradiated Rat Model

February 9, 2011

An Interactive Tool for Individualized Estimation of Conditional Survival in Rectal Cancer: An Interactive Tool for Individualized Estimation of Conditional Survival in Rectal Cancer.

February 10, 2011

Characterization of a gated fiber-optic-coupled detector for application in clinical electron beam dosimetry

January 3, 2011

Dr. Kubicky comments on ASTRO 2010 presentation by the Early Breast Cancer Trialists' Collaborative Group analysis of breast conservation therapy.

2010

December 23, 2010

The article titled "Characterization of a gated fiber-optic-coupled detector for application in clinical electron beam dosimetry " is co-authored with Drs. JA Tanyi(lead author), KD Nitzling, CJ Lodwick, AL Huston, & BL Justus. This work is a result of the combined graduate program in medical physics between OHSU and OSU.

2010

Digital Tomosynthesis for Respiratory Gated Liver Treatment Clinical Feasibility for Daily Image Guidance

November 3, 2010

Multi-Institutional Target Delineation in Oncology Group 2010 Journal of digital imaging

The purpose of this study was the prospective comparison of objective and subjective effects of target volume region of interest (ROI) delineation using mouse.

November 23, 2010

Sixty Years of CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians- Happy 60th Birthday CA!

October 4, 2010

HGF Upregulation Contributes to Angiogenesis in mice with Keratinocyte-specific Smad2 Deletion

October 8, 2010

Using Complications Associated With Postmastectomy Radiation and Immediate Breast Reconstruction to Improve Surgical Decision Making Using Complications Associated With Postmastectomy Radiation and Immediate Breast Reconstruction to Improve Surgical Decision Making

October 9, 2010

Strategies of assessing and quantifying radiation treatment metabolic tumor response using F18 FDG Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Strategies of assessing and quantifying radiation treatment metabolic tumor response using F18 FDG Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

September 17, 2010

Department house staff and faculty are co-authors in the recent publication titled, "Human-computer interaction in radiotherapy target volume delineation: A prospective, multi-institutional comparison of user input devices", from the Multi-Institutional Target Delineation in Oncology Group. Dr. CD Fuller is the leader author of this original publication in the Journal of Digital Imaging. Department co-authors include Drs. C Biquart-Ord, M Choi, M Fuss, P Gagnon, JM Holland, CR Thomas, & SJ Wang.

September 18, 2010

Radiation Medicine investigators submit multiple abstracts to the 2011 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium Radiation Medicine investigators submit multiple abstracts to the 2011 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, held January 20-22, 2011.

September 29, 2010

Radiotherapy for Thymic Neoplasms 

August 18, 2010

Impact of the high-definition multileaf collimator on linear accelerator-based intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery Impact of the high-definition multileaf collimator on linear accelerator-based intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery

August 26, 2010

Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy for Anal Cancer: An Obvious yet Complicated Transition Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy for Anal Cancer: An Obvious yet Complicated Transition

July 7, 2010

Contemporary Management of High-risk Localized Prostate Cancer Contemporary Management of High-risk Localized Prostate Cancer

July 8, 2010

Prognostic Factors Derived from A Prospective Database Dictate Clinical Biology of Anal Cancer Prognostic Factors Derived from A Prospective Database Dictate Clinical Biology of Anal Cancer

June 14, 2010

Lhermitte's Sign Developing after IMRT for Head and Neck Cancer Lhermitte's Sign Developing after IMRT for Head and Neck Cancer 

June 21, 2010

Assessment of Planning Target Volume Margins for Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy of The Prostate Gland: Role of Daily Inter- and Intrafraction Motion Assessment of Planning Target Volume Margins for Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy of The Prostate Gland: Role of Daily Inter- and Intrafraction Motion

June 30, 2010

Developing an easy-to-use tablet computer application for assessing patient-reported outcomes in patients with cancer

May 3, 2010

Chemoradiation for Anal Cancer: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

May 4, 2010

Prospective Randomized Double-Blind Pilot Study of Site-Specific Consensus Atlas Implemntation for Rectal Cancer Target Volume Delineation in the Coperative Group Setting 

May 12, 2010

Technological Advances in Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer Technological Advances in Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

May 13, 2010

Radiographics review-rectal cancer Radiographics review-rectal cancer.

May 18, 2010

Dr. Tanyi is lead author on an original article titled, "Impact of the high-definition multileaf collimator (HD-MLC) on linear-accelerator-based intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)" that will be published in the British Journal of Radiology. The author co-authors are Catherine M Kato; Yiyi Chen; Zunqiu Chen; and Martin Fuss.

May 22, 2010

OHSU Radiation Medicine ASCO 2010 Abstract Presentations 

April 1, 2010

Development of an Irradiated Rodent Model to Study Flap Revascularization Development of an Irradiated Rodent Model to Study Flap Revascularization

April 9, 2010

OHSU-related ASTRO 2010 Submissions

2010 ASTRO Abstract Submissions with OHSU Radiation Medicine Contributors

April 26, 2010

Multiple OHSU Radiation Medicine investigators co-author NSABP colon cancer conditional survival paper in JCO

Drs. Mehee Choi, CD Fuller, CR Thomas, and SJ Wang, are co-authors on the novel article titled, "Conditional survival and the choice of conditioning set for patients with colon cancer: an analysis of NSABP trials C-03 through C-07" published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (ahead of print) on April 20, 2010. This article represent the first cooperative group effort to characterize that change in prognosis over time from a prospective dataset of patients with colon cancer who received adjuvant therapy. Other co-authors include Drs. Beth Zamboni, Greg Yothers, James Dignam, Peter Raich, Michael O'Connell, and Norman Wolmark. Dr. Samuel J. Wang is the senior author of this original work.

March 30, 2010

Association of Technetium99m MAG-3 renal scintigraphy with change in creatinine clearance following chemoradiation to the abdomen in patients with gastrointestinal malignancies

March 31, 2010

A genetic algorithm-based level-set curve evolution for prostate segmentation on pelvic CT and MRI images

Ghosh, P., Mitchell, M., Tanyi, J. A., and Hung, A. (2009). "A genetic algorithm-based level-set curve evolution for prostate segmentation on pelvic CT and MRI images." E. Romero and F. Gonzalez (editors), Biomedical Image Analysis and Machine Learning Technologies: Applications and Techniques, ICI Global.

February 10, 2010

The Changing Role of Radiation in the Post-TME ERA of Rectal Cancer

February 17, 2010

Renal Atraophy Secondary to chemoradiotherapy of Abdominal Malignancies

2009

December 18, 2009

A Population-Based Analysis of Surgical and Adjuvant Therapy for Resected Gastric Cancer

2009

Pathological Response after Chemoradiation for T3 Rectal Cancer Pathological Response after Chemoradiation for T3 Rectal Cancer

November 6, 2009

Performance characteristics of a gated fiber-optic-coupled dosimeter in high-energy pulsed photon radiation dosimetry WEB Authors Accepted Manuscript

November 10, 2009

Ionizing Radiation Impairs the Formation of Trace Fear Memories and Reduces Hippocampal Neurogenesis

November 30, 2009

Method comparison of automated matching software-assisted cone-beam CT and stereoscopic kilovoltage x-ray

October 06, 2009

Abstracts presented at the 51st Annual ASTRO Meeting

2009 Abstract Reviewers List not valid

· Angelos: "Development of a Rodent Model to Study Flap Revascularization in Irradiated Tissue"

· Bicquart: "Effect of Chemoradiation on Survival of Resected Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma with Close or Positive Margins"

· DiPetrillo: "Sublobar Resection and Iodine-125 Brachytherapy for Stage I NSCLC: Initial Quality Assurance Review of ACOSOG Z-4032"

· Fuller: "A Prospective Randomized Pilot Study of Site-specific Atlas Incorporation into Target Volume Delineation Instructions in the Cooperative Group Setting: Preliminary Results from a Southwest Oncology Group Pilot using Big Brother"

· Fuss: "Metabolic Tumor Response of Early Stage Non Small Cell Lung Cancer to SBRT"

· Gagnon: "Feasibility of Weekly Dose Mapping and Relevance to Adaptive Re-planning in Head and Neck IMRT"

· Garzotto/AHung: "Phase I Study of Preoperative Radiation and Docetaxel for High-risk Prostate Cancer"

· McDonald: "Liver Tolerance with External Beam Radiotherapy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma"

· CR Thomas: "Cetuximab (C225) Plus Cisplatin (CDDP) Irinotecan (CPT11) and Thoracic Radiotherapy (TRT) Definitive Treatment for Locally-advanced, Clinically Unresectable Esophageal Cancer: A Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) Phase II Trial with Molecular Correlates (S0414)"

· TonyHe: "Evaluation of Calypso System Isocenter Positioning Accuracy in Centroid Localization Mode"

· Tudorica: "Multi-modality MR Protocol for Improved Specificity in Breast Cancer Diagnosis"

Wu/Betzing: "Comparison of Lung Cancer Target Definition Strategies in Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy"

October 21, 2009

Relative Lack of Conditional Survival Improvement in Young Adults With Cancer

October 27, 2009

How Do You Track Lung Tumor Motion? A Critical Question With Competing Answers 

September 1, 2009

Report from the Radiation Therapy Committe of the Southwest Oncology Group

September 2, 2009

Drs. W. Archie Bleyer, clinical professor of radiation medicine & former chair of the Children's Cancer Study Group, Mehee Choi, Sam Wang, CD Fuller, and Beverly Raney, are co-authors on the article titled "Increased vulnerability of the spinal cord to radiation or intrathecal chemotherapy during adolescence: a report from the Children's Oncology Group" in Pediatric & Blood Cancer.

August 17, 2009

Four original abstracts from the Knight Cancer Institute's Department of Radiation Medicine have been selected for presentation at the 10th BIENNIAL ESTRO CONFERENCE ON PHYSICS AND RADIATION TECHNOLOGY FOR CLINICAL RADIOTHERAPY, to be held in Maastricht, The Netherlands, at the end of September. The presentations are listed below: 

1) DOSIMETRIC ANALYSIS OF WEEKLY ADAPTIVE HEAD & NECK IMRT USING A DEFORMABLE REGISTRATION ALGORITHM Abstract no. 69 oral, p S28; Drs. Gagnon, Tanyi, Ku, McDonald, Holland, & Fuss
2) METABOLIC NSCLC RESPONSE TO SBRT Abstract no. 312 oral, p S116; Drs. Fuss, Le, Deffebach, & Thomas
3) STEREOTACTIC BODY RADIOTHERAPY AND HYPOFRACTIONATED RADIOTHERAPY FOR HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA: SHORT-TERM OUTCOMES AND LIVER TOLERANCE Abstract no. 388 poster, p S144; Drs. McDonald & Fuss
4) A COMPARISON BETWEEN ATLAS BASED AUTO-SEGMENTATION AND MANUAL CONTOURING IN 4D-IMAGE BASED TREATMENT PLANNING Abstract no. 435 poster, p S162; Drs. Laub, Kalpathy-Cramer, & Fuss 10th Biennial ESTRO Abstracts Book

July 10, 2009

Implications of a high-definition multileaf collimator (HD-MLC) on treatment planning techniques for stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT): a planning study Implications of a high-definition multileaf collimator (HD-MLC) on treatment planning techniques for stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT): a planning study. Authors: JA Tanyi, Paige A. Summers, Charles L. McCracken, Yiyi Chen, Li-Chung Ku, Martin Fuss. RADIATION ONCOLOGY volume 4:22, published July 10th, 2009

July, 2009

Drs. Wang and Thomas are co-authors on an oral presentation abstract no. 24122 for the 2009 American Radium Society 91ST annual meeting, titled "Multimodality therapy for locoregional extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: a population-based parametric survival analysis" The lead author is Dr. CD Fuller and will be presented in session SS06 Gastrointestinal Cancer on Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 at 10:45 am. The rest of the co-authors are Drs. Mehee Choi, Brian G. Czito, John Cornell, Tania Wetzel, Katherine McGlynn, & Join Y. Luh. The meeting is being held as the Four Seasons Vancouver, British Columbia. 

May 26, 2009

Increased vulnerability of the spinal cord to radiation and intrathecal chemotherapy during adolescence: A report from the Children's Oncology Group Bleyer WA, Choi M, Wang SJ, Fuller CD, Raney RB: "Increased vulnerability of the spinal cord to radiation and intrathecal chemotherapy during adolescence: A report from the Children's Oncology Group". Pediat Blood Cancer, In Press, 2009.

April 15, 2009

Department chair is co-editor of new definitive textbook on cancers of the esophagus titled "ESOPHAGEAL CANCER: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE", by Demos Medical Publishing. The other co-editors are Drs. Blair A. Jobe (Sampson Family Endowed Associate Professor of Surgery Division of Thoracic & Foregut Surgery, The Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine) & John G. Hunter (Mackenzie Professor & Chair, Department of Surgery, OHSU School of Medicine).Associate Editors are Drs. A. Wm Blackstock, Jr. (Prof. & Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, Wake Forest Comprehensive Cancer Center/Bowman-Gray School of Medicine), Gregorio Chejfec (Professor Emeritus, Department of Pathology, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine), Claude Deschamps (Professor & Chair, Surgery Department/Chest (General Thoracic) Surgery, Mayo Clinic), Raj K. Goyal (Director, Swallowing and Motility Program, at the VA Boston Health Care System, West Roxbury Campus and Associate Chief of Research and Development, VA Boston Health Care System, West Roxbury Campus), Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD (Professor, Division of Medical Oncology; Scientific Director, USC/Norris Cancer Genetics Unit; & Associate Director, USC/Norris GI Oncology Program), and Valerie W. Rusch (Professor & Cahan Chair, Thoracic Surgery Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center & Cornell University School of Medicine).With over 140 contributors, this 800 page treatise includes over 400 illustrations, is the major comprehensive textbook exclusively developed to all aspects of esophageal tumors.

March 17, 2009

Marshall DT, Thomas CR Jr: Carcinoma of the anal canal. Oncology Reviews 3:27-40, 2009

Anal Carcinoma Oncol Reviews 2009 

March 16, 2009

Frederick WAI, Bhayani N, Ford D, Yang G, Thomas CR Jr: Anal carcinoma. Current Cancer Therapy Reviews 5:142-150, 2009 Anal Carcinoma CCT Reviews 2009 FINAL

March 28, 2009

Dr. Fuss is sr. author on the article titled "Image-guided intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IG-IMRT) for biliary adenocarcinomas: Initial clinical results", recently published in Radiotherapy & Oncology. The lead author is Dave Fuller. The rest of the co-authors on this original work are Drs. Nguyen Dinh Dang, Samuel J. Wang, Prashant Desai, Mehee Choi, & CR Thomas, Jr.. Read Article:

January 14, 2009

Bibliometric Analysis of Radiation Oncology Departmental Scholarly Publication Productivity at Domestic Residency Training Institutions 

January 19, 2009

Department chair is co-author on intergroup anal canal trial manuscript titled "US Intergroup anal carcinoma trial: tumor diameter predicts for colostomy", published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

2008

2008

Localized irradiation of tumors prior to synthetic dsRNA therapy enhanced the resultant anti-tumor activity

November 03, 2008

Department chair is co-author of state-of-the-art review article on combined modality therapy for stage III non-small cell lung cancer. Dr. Thomas is the sr. author of the article titled, "Neoadjuvant Therapy for Resectable Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with Mediastinal Lymph Node Involvement", published in Thoracic Surgery Clinics, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 403-415, 2008. Co-authors include Dr. Brandon Tieu and Rachel Sanborn.

November 04, 2008

Dr. CR Thomas, Jr. is the senior author of the original presentation titled "Quality Research in Radiation Oncology (QRRO): Improving quality care in the management of gastric cancer". The lead author is Dr. Karyn A. Goodman. Other co-authors are Drs. Lisa Kachnic, Bruce Minsky, Jean Owen, & Ms. Cheryl Crozier, on behalf of the American College of Radiology QRRO Gastrointestinal Committee. The 2009 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium will be held at the Moscone West Building in San Francisco, CA from January 15-17, 2009.

November 07, 2008

Drs. Choi, Fuller, and Thomas co-author article on faculty academic productivity titled "Estimation of citation-based scholarly activity among radiation oncology faculty at domestic residency-training institutions: 1996-2007" in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, and Physics. 

November 15, 2008

Dynamic NMR effects in breast cancer dynamic-contrast-enhanced MRI

November 16, 2008

The magnetic resonance shutter speed discriminates vascular properties of malignant and benign breast tumors in vivo

November 18, 2008

"Survival prediction models for estimating the benefit of post-operative radiation therapy for gall bladder cancer and lung cancer" Kalpathy-Cramer J, Hersh W, Kim JS, Thomas CR Jr, Wang SJ: Survival prediction models for estimating the benefit of post-operative radiation therapy for gall bladder cancer and lung cancer. AIA Annual Symposium Proceedings 6:348-352, 2008

Vice-chair, Dr. Fuss is sr. author of original manuscript titled "Evaluation of alignment error due to a speed artifact in stereotactic ultrasound image guidance" (Pubmed), Physics in Medicine & Biology, volume 53, pp. N437-N445, 2008. Co-authors are Drs. BJ Salter, Brian Wang, Martin Szegedi, Prema Rassiah-Szegedi, Dennis Shrieve, & Roger Cheng.

October 4, 2008

The role of positron emission tomography in esophageal cancer Dr. AY Hung is co-author on original article of 'Novel preoperative hypofractionated radiotherapy for high-risk soft tissue sarcoma'.

October 7, 2008

Former Research Fellow, Dr. Luciana DePaula, is co-author on pre-clinical study on MR imaging for human B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the CNS, published in Clinical Cancer Research.

October 8, 2008

Dr. Thomas is co-author on U.S. population database outcomes analysis of limited-stage small cell lung cancer. This original article titled "Trends in the outcomes for patients with limited stage small cell lung cancer: An analysis of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database " was published in Lung Cancer. Other co-authors include Drs. Brian E. Lally (lead author), Ann M. Geiger, James J. Urbanic, Jerome M. Butler, Stacy Wentworth, Michael C. Perry, Lynn D. Wilson, Janet K. Horton, Frank C. Detterbeck, Antonius A. Miller, & A. Wm Blackstock. This work was presented at the Am Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology 2007 annual meeting.

September 2, 2008

Dr's C.R. Thomas, B.A. Jobe, and J.G. Hunter co-author an article titled "Psychiatric illness delays diagnosis of esophageal cancer" in the 2008 Journal of International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus.

September 29, 2008

Dr. Mehee Choi, presently an intern at Mayo Clinic-Jacksonville, is lead author on IGRT manuscript of ultrasound and body mass index for abdominal cancers, published in the Green journal Radiotherapy & Oncology in the Fall 2008. Co-authors include Drs. Fuller, Wang, Siddiqui, Wong, Thomas, & Fuss. The full title is "Effect of body mass index on shifts in ultrasound-based image-guided intensity-modulated radiation therapy for abdominal malignancies." Dr. Choi will begin her radiation oncology residency at OHSU in July 2009. 

July 28, 2008

Dr. James A. Tanyi and Dr. Martin Fuss are both co-author's on the article "Volumetric image-guidance: Does routine usage prompt adaptive re-planning? An institutional review", published in the Acta Oncologica, 2008, 1-10. 

June 6, 2008

Dr. Kubicky is the lead author on a peer-reviewed original article titled "Inverse planning simulated annealing for magnetic resonance imaging-based intracavitary high-dose rate brachytherapy for cervical cancer" online in May 2008 in BRACHYTHERAPY. Co-authors include Drs. BM Yeh, E Lessard, Joe, Speight, Pouliot, & Hsu.

June 7, 2008

Dr. Thomas is the senior author of review article on the role of radiotherapy for thymic neoplasms, published in Hematology Oncology Clinics of North America, vol 22, no. 3, pp 489-507, 2008. Drs. Fuller and Houseman are co-authors". 

June 8, 2008

Dr. Wang is lead author on a novel survival prediction modeling tool, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology May 1st, vol 26, number 13, pp 2112-2117, 2008 edition. The title is "Prediction model for estimating the survival benefit of adjuvant radiotherapy for gallbladder cancer." Co-investigators on this article include Drs. Fuller, JS Kim, DF Sittig, CR Thomas, & PM Ravdin. 

June 17, 2008

Dr. Thomas co-authors editorial on titled "Making rational choices to improve neoadjuvant chemoradiation for rectal cancer" with expert Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center colleague, Dr. Karyn Goodman.

June 19, 2008

Tanyi JA, Fuss MH: Volumetric Image-guidance Tanyi JA, Fuss MH: Volumetric Image-guidance: Does Routine Usage Prompt Adaptive Re-planning? Acta Oncologica, 2008.

July 03, 2008

Dr. Michael J. Gough, a Research Assistant Professor in our Department, is the lead author on a Cancer Research article that addresses the selective effects on the tumor microenvironment that may result from alterations in immune suppression.  Article: OX40 Agonist Therapy Enhances CD8 Infiltration and Decreases Immune Suppression in the Tumor

April 23, 2008

Dr. Thomas is co-author of the article on protocol RTOG-9811, titled "Fluorouracil, mitomycin, and radiotherapy vs fluorouracil, cisplatin, and radiotherapy for carcinoma of the anal canal: A randomized controlled trial", published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) vol. 299, no. 16, pp 1914-1921, 2008.

March 13, 2008

Article: Conditional survival in ovarian cancer: Results from the SEER dataset 1988–2001

March 18, 2008

2008 ASTRO Annual Meeting Abstract Submissions from OHSU OHSU Department of Radiation Medicine 2008 Abstract Accepted to the 50th Annual ASTRO Meeting  

  • Poster Presentation: Conditional Survival in Anal Cancer: Results from the SEER Dataset 1988-2001
  • M Choi, D Klish, CD Fuller,CR Thomas Jr,J Wang(
  • TL McDonald, L Ku, K O'Donnell, A Hung,CR Thomas Jr,M Fuss (Department of Radiation Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland OR)
  • Poster-Discussion Presentation: Pre-Operative Radiation is Associated with Improved Survival Compared to Post-Operative Radiation for Esophageal Cancer: a SEER Database Analysis .
  • PR Sanghvi,J Kalpathy-Cramer,JM Holland,J Hunter,CR Thomas Jr,J Wang(Departments of Radiation Medicine, Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology, &Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR)
  • Poster Presentation: Routine Quality Assurance of Stereoscopic, Linear Accelerator-based kV I-ray IGRT. 
  • JY Ting and TJ Scarbrough MIMA Cancer Center, (Melbourne, FL; Department of Radiation Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR)
  • al Presentation: Accumulated Dose Comparison of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in Lung Tumors Using Three Alignment Strategies  
  • J Wu, M Fuss, WD D'Souza(Department of Radiation Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR)
  • Poster Presentation: Volumetric Image-guidance: Does Routine Usage Prompt Adaptive Re-Planning  
  • J Tanyi, WD D'Souza, M Fuss (Department of Radiation Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR)
  • Poster Presentation: A Nomogram for Individualized Predictions of the Survival Benefit of Post-Operative Radiotherapy for Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer  
  • J Wang, J Kalpathy-Cramer, BE Lally, JS Kim, CD Fuller, CR Thomas Jr(Departments of Radiation Medicine and Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR; Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA; Department of Statistics, Portland State University, Portland, OR; Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX)
  • Poster Presentation: Quantifying the Shift Uncertainty in Daily Image Guidance and its Dosimetric Significance for Head and Neck IMRT  
  • JM Holland, P Gagnon, TL McDonald, L Ku (Department of Radiation Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR)
  • Poster Presentation: Pelvic Irradiation Induces a Systemic TNF-α Response and Sickness Syndrome in Mice: Implications for Cancer Treatment Related Fatigue  
  • LJ Wood, TL McDonald, D Roberts, X Han, A Hung, CR Thomas Jr, M Fuss (Department of Radiation Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland OR)
  • Oral Presentation: The Effect of Race/Ethnicity on Combining Surgery and Radiation in Locally Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer  
  • BE Lally, AW Blackstock, MK Buyyounouski, SJ Feigenberg, WJ Scott, CR Thomas Jr, AA Konski(Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA , Department of Radiation Oncology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR)
  • Poster-Discussion Presentation: Single Institution Experience with Preoperative Hypofractionated Radiation & Concurrent Dose-Intense Chemotherapy for Patients with High-Risk Soft Tissue Sarcomas
  • A Hung, C Ryan, Mansoor A, Sauser DD, J Vetto (Department of Radiation Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR)
  • Poster-Discussion Presentation: Development of a Preclinical Model to Test Adjuvant Immunotherapy in Combination with SBRT  
  • MR Crtittenden, MJ Gough, S Seung, P Pang, CR Thomas Jr, H Hu(Departments of Radiation Medicine, Pathology, Diagnostic Radiology and Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR)
  • Poster Presentation: Respiratory Liver Tumor Motion Reduction using an Abdominal Arc Compression Device  
  • A Srisuthep, J Kalpathy-Cramer, WD D'Souza, M Fuss (Departments of Radiation Medicine and Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR)

March 19, 2008

Dr. Thomas is a co-author on two original abstracts that have been selected for presentation at the Sunday, June 1st, 2008 General Poster Sesssion, for the 44th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The abstract titled "A Population-Based Analysis of Surgical and Adjuvant Therapy for Resectable Gastric Adenocarcinoma" will be presented by Dr. CK Enestvedt, presently a sr. resident in the Department of Surgery at OHSU. Other co-authors include Drs. BS Diggs, DK Shipley, CR Thomas Jr, & KG Billingsley. The abstract titled "Conditional Survival in Ovarian Cancer: a SEER Database Analysis" will be presented by Dr. Mehee Choi. Other co-authors include Drs. CD Fuller, CR Thomas Jr, and SJ Wang. Both posters will be presented in S Hall A1 from 8 am - 12 noon on June 1st, 2008.

March 24, 2008

Drs. Wu & D'Souza are the lead and senior authors, respectively, of the publication titled "An evaluation of planning techniques for stereotactic body radiation therapy in lung tumors", published in Radiotherapy and Oncology. Read Article: An evaluation of planning techniques for stereotactic body radiation therapy in lung tumors PDF

February 18, 2008

 Dr. He is co-author on an article titled, "Intensity Modulated Neutron Radiotherapy For The Treatment Of Adenocarcinoma Of the Prostate". Read Article: Intensity Modulated Neutron Radiotherapy For The Treatment Of Adenocarcinoma Of the Prostate PDF

January 7, 2008

Chino K, Tanyi JA, Stea BD: Stereotactic radiotherapy for unilateral orbital lymphoma and orbital pseudo-tumors: a planning study. Medical Dosimetry, 2008.

January 29, 2008

The role of positron emission tomography in esophageal cancer Yang GY, Wagner TD, Jobe BA (heatlh pit), Thomas CR Jr: Research 2(1):3-9, 2008

2007

December 1, 2007

Rassiah-Szegedi P, Fuss M, Sheikh-Bagheri D, Szegedi M, Stathakis S, Lancaster J, Papanikolaou N, Salter B. Dosimetric evaluation of a Monte Carlo IMRT treatment planning system incorporating the MIMiC. Phys Med Biol. 2007 Dec 7;52(23):6931-41. 

November 9, 2007

Dr. Holland is co-author of the article titled "Open-Label, Long-Term Safety of Cevimeline in the Treatment of Postirradiation Xerostomia", published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, & Physics. Co-authors include Drs. Mark S. Chambers, Christopher U. Jones, Merrill A. Biel, Randal S. Weber, Kenneth M. Hodge, Y. Chen, Jonathan A. Ship, Robert Vitti, Ingrid Armstrong, Adam S. Garden, & Robert Haddad.

November 26, 2007

Dr. CR Thomas is co-editor of the January 2008 issue of Dermatologic Clinics, titled "INTERNAL MALIGNANCY & THE SKIN: PARANEOPLASTIC & CANCER TREATMENT-RELATED CUTANEOUS DISORDERS". Dr. Valencia D. Thomas is the lead co-editor. 

October 4, 2007

Drs. Scarbrough & Ting are co-authors on ASTRO abstract no. 2215, "Seed Marker-Based IGRT for Prostate Cancer: Excellent Preliminary Toxicity Outcomes", at the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology & Oncology, Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys volume 69, number 3 (Suppl. 1):S322, 2007. The MIMA group has clinical faculty appointments in our Department.

October 3, 2007

Faisal Siddiqui, PhD, a 3rd yr medical student at OHSU School of Medicine, is the lead author on ASTRO abstract no. 2168, "MVCT Image-guidance Derived Bony Setup Accuracy for Supine and Prone Pelvic Radiation Therapy", at the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology & Oncology, Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys volume 69, number 3 (Suppl. 1):S294-S295, 2007. Other co-authors include Drs. C Shi, Niko Papanikolaou, & Martin Fuss.

October 1, 2007

Holman Pathway Resident, Samuel J. Wang, MD, PhD is the lead author on ASTRO abstract no. 2624, "A Regression Model for Predicting the Survival Benefit of Adjuvant Radiotherapy for Gallbladder Cancer", at the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology & Oncology, Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys volume 69, number 3 (Suppl. 1):S550-S551, 2007. Other co-authors include Drs. CD Fuller, PR Sanghvi, KM Patel, & CR Thomas, Jr..

October 2, 2007

Chief resident, Dr. Samuel Wang is the senior author on ASTRO abstract no. 2140, "Adjuvant Radiotherapy Demonsteraztesx Improved Survival for Locoregional Extrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma (EHCC): A Population-Based Analysis", at the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology & Oncology, Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys volume 69, number 3 (Suppl. 1):S279, 2007. Other co-authors include Drs. CD Fuller & CR Thomas, Jr..

October 1, 2007

Dr. Thomas is co-author of RTOG 94-13 update, titled "An Update of the Phase III Trial Comparing Whole Pelvic to Prostate Only Radiotherapy and Neoadjuvant to Adjuvant Total Androgen Suppression: Updated Analysis of RTOG 94-13, with Emphasis on Unexpected Hormone/Radiation Interactions", published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, and Physics, volume 69, number 3, pp 646-655, 2007. The lead author of the article is Dr. Colleen Lawton.

October 24, 2007

Dr. Wang, is lead author of a multi-institutional study titled, "Conditional survival in gastric cancer: a SEER database analysis", published in the journal, Gastric Cancer, volume 10, pp 153-158. Co-authors include Ms. Rachel Emery (OHSU MS IV, Class of 2008), Drs. CD Fuller, Jong-Sung Kim, Dean F. Sittig, & CR Thomas, Jr.

October 24, 2007

Tanyi J, Kraft S, Hagio T, Fuss M, Salter B: MOSFET sensitivity dependence on integrated dose from high energy photon beams, Medical Physics (in press).

September 7, 2007

Drs. Sanghvi, Kaurin, McDonald, and Holland, co-author article titled "Testicular shielding in low-dose total body irradiation", published in Bone Marrow Transplantation volume 39, number 4, pp. 247-248.

September 15, 2007

Dr. Thomas co-authors comprehensive review on treatment for thymic neoplasms. Dr. Lisa Hammond-Thelin is the lead author is the article titled "Systemic Therapeutic Options in Thymic Malignancies: A Glimmer of Hope";, in Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials volume 2, pp 191-205, 2007.

July 16, 2007

Dr. Samuel J. Wang, an ABR Holman Research Pathway and co-chief resident in the Department, along with Dr. Martin Fuss, are co-authors on original article titled "Standard fractionation intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) of primary and recurrent glioblastoma multiforme", published in RADIATION ONCOLOGY volume 2:26, 2007. Dr. CD Fuller is the lead author. Other co-authors include Mehee Choi, Drs. Britta Forthuber, Nancy Rajagiriyl, and Bill Salter. Dr. Fuller is a research associate of the Department. Both he and Dr. Wang are also recipients of funding from the RSNA Research & Education Foundation.

June 27, 2007

Dr. CR Thomas, Jr., professor and chair of the Department, is a co-author, along with Drs. Komanapalli (first author) and Mithran Sukumar, of the article titled, "Stage N2/IIIA non-small cell lung cancer: An evidence-based review", published in Current Cancer Therapy Reviews, volume 3, number 2, pp 127-139, 2007.

May 3, 2007

The article titled "An Update of the Phase III Trial Comparing Whole Pelvic to Prostate Only Radiotherapy and Neoadjuvant to Adjuvant Total Androgen Suppression: Updated Analysis of RTOG 94-13, with Emphasis on Unexpected Hormone/Radiation Interactions" is co-authored by Drs. Lawton, DeSilvio, Roach, Uhl, Kirsch, Seider, Rotman, Jones C, Asbell S, Valicenti, Hahn, & Thomas.

May 16, 2007

Dr. CR Thomas, Jr. is a co-author on a recent article titled "Accuracy of pathologic examination in detection of complete response after chemoradiation for esophageal cancer", published in the American Journal of Surgery, volume 193, issue 5, pp 614-617. Co-authors include Drs.Eugene Y. Chang (first author), John Hunter, and Blair Jobe of the Department of Surgery, along with Drs. Christina Smith & Christopher Corless of the Department of Pathology at OHSU.

April 5, 2007

Dr. CR Thomas, Jr., professor & chair of the Department, is a co-author, along with Dr. Gary Y. Yang, of the invited editorial titled, "Can the sequencing of concurrent capecitabine and radiation therapy improve the therapeutic ratio in rectal cancer? ", published in the March-April issue of Gastrointestinal Cancer Research volume 1, issue 2, pp 64-65, 2007

March3, 2007

Dr. Thomas is the senior author of an invited editorial in the November issue, volume 19, pp. 417-418, 2006 of DISEASES OF THE ESOPHAGUS, the official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus. The editorial is titled "Disease-specific multidisciplinary care: a natural progression in the management of esophageal cancer" and was co-authored by Drs. Blair Jobe, CK Enestvadt, and CR Thomas, Jr.

March 10, 2007

Dr. Parag Sanghvi, a chief resident for the 2007-08 academic year, & department chair, Dr. CR Thomas, Jr., are co-authors, along with Drs. Lianne Marks, CD Fuller, & Melva Pinn, of an article titled, "Update on the rheumatologic manifestations of malignancy", published in Current Cancer Therapy Reviews, 2007.

March 20, 2007

"Ethnic Disparities in Conditional Survival of Patients with Non-small Cell Lung Cancer", co-authored by Drs. Samuel J. Wang, C. David Fuller, & CR Thomas, Jr., was published in the March 2007 issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, volume 2, number 3, pp 180-190.

February 21, 2007

Imaging3 and Oregon Health & Science University to Partner as First Luminary Site for the Dominion Developer of a breakthrough medical imaging device that produces 3D medical diagnostic images of virtually any part of the human body in real-time, today announced that the company has closed a deal to make Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon the first of numerous planned luminary sites for the company's ground-breaking Dominion™ devic: BURBANK, Calif. & PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Imaging3™, Inc., (OTCBB:IMGG) Read Article: Imaging3 and Oregon Health & Science University to Partner as First Luminary Site for the Dominion.

February 24, 2007

"Phantom investigation of 3D motion-dependent volume aliasing during CT simulation for radiation therapy planning", co-authored by Drs. James Tanyi, Martin Fuss, Vladimir Varchena, Jack Lancaster, and Bill Salter, is published in the journal, Radiation Oncology.

January 01, 2007

Dr. CR Thomas, Jr. is the senior author on a recent article titled "Can Pelvic Radiotherapy Be Omitted in Select Patients with Rectal Cancer?", published in Seminars in Oncology. Co-authors include Drs. Lily Lai, Dave Fuller, Lisa Kachnic.

January 02, 2007

Dr.Thomas is a co-author on RTOG-9413, the 4-arm, 2 x 2 design protocol from the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology & Physics Vol 66, No. 3, pp 474-653, 2006. The manuscript, is titled ""Whole-pelvis, "mini-pelvis," or prostate-only external beam radiotherapy after neoadjuvant and concurrent hormonal therapy in patients treated" in the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group 9413 trial. Read Abstract: "Whole-pelvis, "mini-pelvis," or prostate-only external beam radiotherapy after neoadjuvant and concurrent hormonal therapy

January 10, 2007

Dr. Charles R. Thomas, is the senior author of chapter 43 titled, "Uncommon Thoracic Malignancies" in the 2nd edition of the seminal textbook, Clinical Radiation Oncology, published by Elsevier/Mosby/Saunders. Co-authors of this chapter include Drs. Tony Y. Eng, David Rice, Craig Stevens. This textbook is almost 1900 pages, with approximately 850 illustrations, is considered one of the premier comprehensive reference sources for the field of radiation medicine throughout the world.

January 15, 2007

Drs. CD Fuller and TJ Scarbrough co-arthur an article titled "Fiducial Markers in Image-guided Radiotherapy of the Prostate" for the Touch Oncology site.