Selected publications from faculty, residents, and staff

June 1, 2021

Oncologic outcomes in resected ampullary cancer: Relevance of histologic subtype and adjuvant chemotherapy. Affi Koprowski M, Sutton TL, Brinkerhoff BT, Grossberg A, Sheppard BC, Mayo SC. Am J Surg. 2021 Jun;221(6):1128-1134. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2021.04.001

June 1, 2021

Mentorship Initiatives in Radiation Oncology: A Scoping Review of the Literature. Marsiglio JA, Rosenberg DM, Rooney MK, Goodman CR, Gillespie EF, Hirsch AE, Holliday EB, Kimple RJ, Thomas CR Jr, Golden DW. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2021 Jun 1;110(2):292-302. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2020.12.049.

May 27, 2021

Cost-effectiveness of Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in Treating Brain Metastases. Scarpelli DB, Fatheree S, Jaboin JJ. Practical Radiation Oncology, 2021.

May 8, 2021

Pediatric Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma: A National Database Inquiry on Current Treatment Approaches in the United States. Scarpelli DB, Yu Y, Tep AC, Bergue B, Degnin C, Chen Y, McClelland S 3rd, Jaboin JJ. Cancer Rep (Hoboken). 2021 May 8:e1415. doi: 10.1002/cnr2.1415.

May 3, 2021

Blood–brain barrier opening by intracarotid artery hyperosmolar mannitol induces sterile inflammatory and innate immune responses. Burks SR, Kersch CN, Witko JA, Pagel MA, Sundby S, Muldoon LL, Neuwelt EA, Frank JA. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences May 2021, 118 (18) e2021915118; doi: 10.1073/pnas.2021915118

April 22, 2021

Radiation-Induced Toxicity in the Era of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy—Lessons From NRG-BR001.  Thomas CR. JAMA Oncol.  doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2021.0677

April 19, 2021

A Facile Electronic System for Collection and Analysis of Patient Reported Outcomes. Lee M, Chandra RA. Advances in Radiation Oncology (2021), doi:

April 15, 2021

Automated Non-Coplanar VMAT for Dose Escalation in Recurrent Head and Neck Cancer Patients. Woods K, Chin RK, Cook KA, Sheng K, Kishan AU, Hegde JV, Tenn S, Steinberg ML, Cao M. Cancers (Basel). 2021 Apr 15;13(8):1910. doi: 10.3390/cancers13081910. PMID: 33921062; PMCID: PMC8071369.

April 14, 2021

Radiation enhances the delivery of antisense oligonucleotides and improves chemo-radiation efficacy in brain tumor xenografts. Ambady P, Wu YJ, Kersch CN, Walker JM, Holland S, Muldoon LL, Neuwelt EA. Cancer Gene Ther. 2021 Apr 14. doi: 10.1038/s41417-021-00324-6. PMID: 33850305.

April 9, 2021

Radiation Oncology Virtual Education Rotation (ROVER) for Medical Students. Kahn JM, Sandhu N, von Eyben R, Deig D, Obeid J, Miller JA, Pollom E. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2021 Apr 9:S0360-3016(21)00359-X.

April 7, 2021

Radiomic biomarkers of tumor immune biology and immunotherapy response. Wang JH, Wahid KA, van Dijk LV, Farahani K, Thompson RF, Fuller CD. Clinical & Translational Radiation Oncology (2021). :

April 6, 2021

Lipocalin 2 mediates appetite suppression during pancreatic cancer cachexia. Olson B, Zhu X, Norgard MA, Levasseur PR, Butler JT, Buenafe A, Burfeind KG, Michaelis KA, Pelz KR, Mendez H, Edwards J, Krasnow SM, Grossberg AJ, Marks DL.Nat Commun. 2021 Apr 6;12(1):2057. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-22361-3

March 20, 2021

Causation of increased prostate cancer in young men. Bleyer A, Spreafico F, Barr R. Oncoscience. 2021; 8: 37–39. Published online 2021 Mar 20. doi: 10.18632/oncoscience.527. PMID: 33884284

March 15, 2021

Bioelectrical impedance analysis as a quantitative measure of sarcopenia in head and neck cancer patients treated with radiotherapy. Grossberg AJ, Rock CD, Edwards J, Mohamed ASR, Ruzensky D, Currie A, Rosemond P, Phan J, Gunn GB, Frank SJ, Morrison WH, Garden AS, Fuller CD, Rosenthal DI. Radiother Oncol. 2021 Mar 15:S0167-8140(21)06131-4. doi: 10.1016/j.radonc.2021.03.005.  PMID: 33736997.

March 3, 2021

Exploiting Phagocytic Checkpoints in Nanomedicine: Applications in Imaging and Combination Therapies. Landry MR, Walker JM, Sun C. Front Chem. 2021 Mar 3;9:642530. doi: 10.3389/fchem.2021.642530. PMID: 33748077; PMCID: PMC7966415.

February 22, 2021

Commissioning of a Versa HDTM linear accelerator for three commercial treatment planning systems. Laub WU, Merz B, Kishore M. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics. 22 February 2021.

February 19, 2021

Exploiting Phagocytic Checkpoints in Nanomedicine: Applications in Imaging and Combination Therapies. Landry MR, Walker J, Sun C.  Frontiers in Chemistry 9, 56. doi: 10.3389/fchem.2021.642530

February 17, 2021

Proton Radiotherapy Could Reduce the Risk of Fatal Second Cancers for Children with Intracranial Tumors in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Gallagher KJ, Youssef B, Georges R, Mahajan A, Feghali JA, Nabha R, Ayoub Z, Jalbout W, Taddei PJ.  Int J Part Ther 2021; doi:

February 16, 2021

Career Development in Academic Radiation Oncology. Editors: Chandra, Ravi A., Vapiwala, Neha, Thomas, Jr., Charles R.

February 8, 2021

Qualitative Study of Interprofessional Collaboration in Radiation Oncology Clinics: Is There a Need for Further Education? Schultz OA, Hight RS, Gutiontov S, Chandra R, Farnan J, Golden DW. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2021 Mar 1;109(3):661-669. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2020.09.056.

February 8, 2021

Detecting the Dark Matter of Unpublished Clinical Cancer Studies: An Analysis of Phase 3 Randomized Controlled Trials. Pasalic D, Fuller CD, Mainwaring W, Lin TA, Miller AB, Jethanandani A, Espinoza AF, Grossberg AJ, Jagsi R, Das P, Koong AC, Rödel C, Fokas E, Thomas CR Jr, Minsky BD, Ludmir EB. Mayo Clin Proc. 2021 Feb;96(2):420-426. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2020.08.015.

February 4, 2021

Networking and Applying to Radiation Oncology During A Pandemic: Cross-Sectional Survey of Medical Student Concerns. Pollom EL, Sandhu N, Deig CR, Obeid JP, Miller JA, Kahn JM. Advances in Radiation Oncology (2021), doi:

February 4, 2021

Gender-based analysis of the academic paediatric radiation oncology workforce. McClelland Iii S, Huang CC, Zellars RC, Jaboin JJ. Postgrad Med J. 2021 Feb 4:postgradmedj-2020-139543. doi: 10.1136/postgradmedj-2020-139543.

February 2, 2021

Patterns of Care and Barriers to Utilization of Definitive Concurrent Chemoradiation Therapy for Stage III Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in Russia. Dengina N, Chernykh M, Degnin C, Chen Y, Tsimafeyeu I, Karaseva VV, Tjulandin S, Laktionov K, Thomas CR Jr, Mitin T. J Cancer Educ. 2021 Feb 2. doi: 10.1007/s13187-021-01966-8. 

January 28, 2021

Mistrust Reported by US Mexicans With Cancer at End of Life and Hospice Enrollment. Rising ML, Hassouneh D, Berry P, Lutz K. ANS Adv Nurs Sci. 2021 Jan-Mar 01;44(1):E14-E31. doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000344. PMID: 33497104.

January 22, 2021

Cancer pain management in the emergency department: a multicenter prospective observational trial of the Comprehensive Oncologic Emergencies Research Network (CONCERN). Coyne CJ, Reyes-Gibby CC, Durham DD, Abar B, Adler D, Bastani A, Bernstein SL, Baugh CW, Bischof JJ, Grudzen CR, Henning DJ, Hudson MF, Klotz A, Lyman GH, Madsen TE, Pallin DJ, Rico JF, Ryan RJ, Shapiro NI, Swor R, Thomas CR Jr, Venkat A, Wilson J, Yeung SJ, Caterino JM. . Support Care Cancer. 2021 Jan 22. doi: 10.1007/s00520-021-05987-3. 

January 11, 2021

Increasing Rate of Unintentional Firearm Deaths in Youngest Americans: Firearm Prevalence and Covid-19 Pandemic Implication. Bleyer A, Siegel SE, Thomas, CR. Journal of the National Medical Association, 2021,

January 8, 2021

Transitioning Roles from Residency to Attending Physician in Radiation Oncology. Kahn JM, DiazGranados D, Fields, E. J Canc Educ (2021).

January 7, 2021

Application of ASCO Value Framework to Treatment Advances in Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Chen EY, Cook M, Deig C, Arastu A, Prasad V, Nabavizadeh N, Lopez CD, Kardosh A. JCO Oncol Pract. 2021 Jan 7:OP2000558. doi: 10.1200/OP.20.00558. 

January 7, 2021

In Regard to Odei et al. Kahn JM, Sandhu N, Pollom EL. International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics. Volume 109, Issue 2, P639-640.  doi:

January 5, 2021

The Feasibility of Patient-Specific Circulating Tumor DNA Monitoring throughout Multi-Modality Therapy for Locally Advanced Esophageal and Rectal Cancer: A Potential Biomarker for Early Detection of Subclinical Disease. Boniface C, Deig C, Halsey C, Kelley T, Heskett MB, Thomas CR Jr., Spellman PT, Nabavizadeh N.  Diagnostics. 2021; 11(1):73.