Photo of Charles R. Thomas, Jr., M.D.

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).

Read more

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

  • "Introductory Radiation Oncology Curriculum : Report of a National Needs Assessment and Multi-institutional Pilot Implementation." International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics In: , Vol. 101, No. 5, 01.08.2018, p. 1029-1038.
  • "Objective Evaluation of a Didactic Curriculum for the Radiation Oncology Medical Student Clerkship." International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics  In: , Vol. 101, No. 5, 01.08.2018, p. 1039-1045.
  • "A Window to Internet-based Information Seeking of US Fourth-Year Medical Students : Are Radiation Oncology Residency Program Websites Comprehensive?" International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics In: , Vol. 101, No. 4, 15.07.2018, p. 789-791.
  • "Bridging the Gap in Global Advanced Radiation Oncology Training : Impact of a Web-Based Open-Access Interactive Three-Dimensional Contouring Atlas on Radiation Oncologist Practice in Russia." Journal of Cancer Education  In: , 25.06.2018, p. 1-3.
  • "Does a fine line exist between regional and metastatic pelvic lymph nodes in rectal cancer-striking discordance between national guidelines and treatment recommendations by US radiation oncologists." Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology  In: , Vol. 9, No. 3, 01.06.2018, p. 441-447.
  • "Preferential use of imaging modalities in staging newly diagnosed rectal cancer : A survey of US radiation oncologists." Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology  In: , Vol. 9, No. 3, 01.06.2018, p. 435-440.
  • "Current Practice Patterns Surrounding Fertility Concerns in Stage i Seminoma Patients : Survey of United States Radiation Oncologists." Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology  In: , Vol. 7, No. 3, 01.06.2018, p. 292-297.
  • "microRNA-451a regulates colorectal cancer proliferation in response to radiation." BMC Cancer  In: , Vol. 18, No. 1, 517, 03.05.2018.
  • "Relationship Between Citation-Based Scholarly Activity of United States Radiation Oncology Residents and Subsequent Choice of Academic Versus Private-Practice Career." International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics In: , Vol. 101, No. 1, 01.05.2018, p. 46-48.
  • "On thin ice : Barriers to adoption of surveillance for patients with stage I testicular seminoma. Survey of US radiation oncologists." International Braz J Urol  In: , Vol. 44, No. 3, 01.05.2018, p. 452-460.
  • "Qualitative Assessment of Academic Radiation Oncology Department Chairs' Insights on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion : Progress, Challenges, and Future Aspirations." International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics  In: , Vol. 101, No. 1, 01.05.2018, p. 30-45.
  • "Radiation Oncology Crossword : Central Nervous System." International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics In: , Vol. 100, No. 5, 01.04.2018, p. 1091-1094.
  • "Lung cancer specialists' opinions on treatment for stage I non-small cell lung cancer : A multidisciplinary survey." Advances in Radiation Oncology In: , Vol. 3, No. 2, 01.04.2018, p. 125-129.
  • "Safety and Efficacy of Accelerated Hypofractionation and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients With Varying Degrees of Hepatic Impairment." International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics In: , Vol. 100, No. 3, 01.03.2018, p. 577-585.
  • "Care provider or service provider : What should the role of radiation oncologists be in the future?" Journal of Oncology Practice In: , Vol. 14, No. 2, 01.02.2018, p. 81-83.
  • "Evaluation of the Relative Citation Ratio, a New National Institutes of Health-Supported Bibliometric Measure of Research Productivity, among Academic Radiation Oncologists." Journal of the American College of Radiology In: , 01.01.2018.
  • "In Regard to Chapman and Jagsi." International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics In: , Vol. 100, No. 1, 01.01.2018.
  • "Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation for Limited-Stage Small-Cell Lung Cancer : Survey of US Radiation Oncologists on Current Practice Patterns." Clinical Lung Cancer  In: , 01.01.2018.
  • "Timing of Thoracic Radiation Therapy With Chemotherapy in Limited-stage Small-cell Lung Cancer : Survey of US Radiation Oncologists on Current Practice Patterns." Clinical Lung Cancer  In: , 01.01.2018.
  • "Resident satisfaction with radiation oncology training." Advances in Radiation Oncology  In: , 01.01.2018.
  • "Artificial intelligence in radiation oncology : A specialty-wide disruptive transformation?" Radiotherapy and Oncology In: , 01.01.2018.
  • "Importance of First and Second Authorship in Assessing Citation-Based Scholarly Activity of US Radiation Oncology Residents and Subsequent Choice of Academic Versus Private Practice Career." Journal of the American College of Radiology In: , 01.01.2018.
  • "Patient-clinician communication among patients with stage I lung cancer." Supportive Care in Cancer  In: , 05.12.2017, p. 1-9.
  • "Allogeneic stem cell transplantation in fully MHC-matched Mauritian cynomolgus macaques recapitulates diverse human clinical outcomes." Nature Communications In: , Vol. 8, No. 1, 1418, 01.12.2017.
  • ""It wasn't as bad as i thought it would be" : A qualitative study of early stage non-small cell lung cancer patients after treatment." BMC Research Notes In: , Vol. 10, No. 1, 642, 29.11.2017.
  • "Burnout Evaluation of Radiation Residents Nationwide : Results of a Survey of United States Residents." International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics  In: , Vol. 99, No. 3, 01.11.2017, p. 530-538.
  • "PRADO : A Palliative Care Model for Every Radiation Oncology Practice." International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics In: , Vol. 99, No. 3, 01.11.2017, p. 518-519.
  • "Is it time to convert the frequency of radiotherapy in small-cell lung cancer?" The Lancet Oncology In: , Vol. 18, No. 10, 01.10.2017, p. e554.
  • "Emotional Intelligence and Burnout in Academic Radiation Oncology Chairs." Journal of Healthcare Management In: , Vol. 62, No. 5, 01.09.2017, p. 302-313.
  • "Potential of prospective particle therapy trials to increase the therapeutic ratio for locally advanced lung cancer." JAMA Oncology In: , Vol. 3, No. 8, e172165, 01.08.2017.

Additional information

Edit profile