Selected publications from faculty, residents, and staff

October 27, 2020

Linguistic Biases in Letters of Recommendation for Radiation Oncology Residency Applicants from 2015 to 2019. Chapman BV, Rooney MK, Ludmir EB, De La Cruz D, Salcedo A, Pinnix CC, Das P, Jagsi R, Thomas CR Jr, Holliday EB. J Cancer Educ. 2020 Oct 27:1–8. doi: 10.1007/s13187-020-01907-x. 

October 27, 2020

Executive Summary of the American Radium Society Appropriate Use Criteria for Radiation Treatment of Node-Negative Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer. Dinh TT, Mitin T, Bagshaw HP, Hoffman KE, Hwang C, Karnes RJ, Kishan AU, Stanley LL, Lloyd S, Potters L, Showalter TN, Taira AV, Vapiqala N, Zarosky NG, D'Amico AV, Nguyen PL, Davis BJ. International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics. 27 Oct 2020. doi:

October 20, 2020

Radiation Therapy for Rectal Cancer: Executive Summary of an ASTRO Clinical Practice Guideline. Wo JY, Anker CJ, Ashman JB, Bhadkamkar NA, Bradfield L, Chang DT, Dorth J, Garcia-Aguilar J, Goff D, Jacqmin D, Kelly P, Newman NB, Jeffrey Olsen J, Raldow AC, Ruiz-Garcia E, Stitzenberg KB, Thomas CR, Wu J, Das P. Practical Radiation Oncology.  2020 Oct 20; 1-13. doi:

October 1, 2020

Performance Status Restriction in Phase III Cancer Clinical Trials. Abi Jaoude J, Kouzy R, Mainwaring W, Lin TA, Miller AB, Jethanandani A, Espinoza AF, Pasalicv D, Verma V, VanderWalde NA, Smith BD, Smith, GL. Fuller C, Das P, Minsky BD, Rödel C, Fokas E, Jagsi, R, Thomas CR, Subbiah IM, Taniguchi CM, Ludmir EB.  Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network J Natl Compr Canc Netw18(10), 1322-1326. 

October 1, 2020

Time-driven activity based costing comparison of stereotactic radiosurgery to multiple brain lesions utilizing single-isocenter vs. multiple-isocenter technique. Parikh NR, Kundu PK, Levin-Epstein R, Chang EM, Hegde JV, Tenn S, Agazaryan N, Steinberg ML, Kaprealian TK.  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2020;S0360-3016(20)31322-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2020.06.035.

October 1, 2020

Meeting the Challenge of Scientific Dissemination in the Era of COVID-19: Toward a Modular Approach to Knowledge-Sharing for Radiation Oncology. Fuller CD, van Dijk LV, Thompson RF, Scott JG, Ludmir EB, Thomas CR Jr. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2020 Oct 1;108(2):496-505. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2020.06.066.

October 1, 2020

Modernization of Board Certification in Radiation Oncology: Opportunities Following COVID-19. Goodman CR, Campbell SR, Jeans EB, Agarwal A, Tye K, Kahn JM.Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2020 Oct 1;108(2):458-461. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2020.06.039.


September 16, 2020

Toll-like receptor 4 mediates the development of fatigue in the murine Lewis Lung Carcinoma model independently of activation of macrophages and microglia. Vichaya EG, Ford BG, Quave CB, Rishi MR, Grossberg AJ, Dantzer R. Psychoneuroendocrinology, Volume 122, December 2020, 104874.

September 16, 2020

Trial Sponsorship and Time to Reporting for Phase 3 Randomized Cancer Clinical Trials. Lin, T.A.; Fuller, C.D.; Verma, V.; Mainwaring, W.; Espinoza, A.F.; Miller, A.B.; Jethanandani, A.; Pasalic, D.; Das, P.; Minsky, B.D.; Thomas, C.R., Jr.; Fogelman, D.R.; Subbiah, V.; Subbiah, I.M.; Ludmir, E.B. Cancers 202012, 2636. doi:

September 9, 2020

Thermal Ablation Versus Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy Following Transarterial Chemoembolization for Inoperable Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Propensity Score Weighted Analysis. Nabavizadeh N, Jahangiri Y, Rahmani R, Tomozawa Y, Geeratikun Y, Chen Y, Hung A, Degnin C, Farsad K. American Journal of Roentgenology.

September 3, 2020

Progression-free survival is a suboptimal predictor for overall survival among metastatic solid tumour clinical trials. Pasalic D, McGinnis GJ, Fuller CD, Grossberg AJ, Verma V, Mainwaring W, Miller AB, Lin TA, Jethanandani A, Espinoza AF, Diefenhardt M, Das P, Subbiah V, Subbiah IM, Jagsi R, Garden AS, Fokas E, Rödel C, Thomas CR Jr, Minsky BD, Ludmir EB.Eur J Cancer. 2020 Sep;136:176-185. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2020.06.015. 

September 1, 2020

Flushing, Vomiting, and Abdominal Pain Following Abdominal Ultrasonography. Rahmani R, Raess PW, Nabavizadeh NJAMA Oncol. 2020 Sep 1;6(9):1445-1446. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2020.0787.

September 1, 2020

A Blinded, Prospective Study of Error Detection During Physician Chart Rounds in Radiation Oncology. Talcott WJ, Lincoln H, Kelly JR, Tressel L, Wilson LD, Decker RH, Ford E, Hartvigson PE, Pawlicki T, Evans SB.  Practical Radiation Oncology, ISSN: 1879-8500, Vol: 10, Issue: 5, Page: 312-320. doi:

September 1, 2020

Correction to: Yttrium-90 Radioembolization for BCLC Stage C Hepatocellular Carcinoma Comparing Child-Pugh A Versus B7 Patients: Are the Outcomes Equivalent? Zu Q, Schenning RC, Jahangiri Y, Tomozawa Y, Kolbeck KJ, Kaufman JA, Al-Hakim R, Naugler WE, Nabavizadeh N, Kardosh A, Billingsley KG, Mayo SC, Orloff SL, Enestvedt CK, Maynard E, Ahn J, Lhewa D, Farsad K.Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2020 Sep;43(9):1425-1426. doi: 10.1007/s00270-020-02554-x.PMID: 32548673

August 29, 2020

Increasing Medical Student Engagement through Virtual Rotations in Radiation Oncology. Kahn JM, Fields EC, Pollom E, Wairiri L, Vapiwala N, Nabavizadeh N, Thomas CR Jr, Jimenez RB, Chandra RA.Adv Radiat Oncol. 2020 Aug 29. doi: 10.1016/j.adro.2020.07.015

August 26, 2020

Radiation oncologists' attitudes and beliefs about intensity-modulated radiation therapy and stereotactic body radiation therapy for prostate cancer. Jacobs BL, Hamm M, de Abril Cameron F, Luiggi-Hernandez JG, Heron DE, Kahn JM, Barnato AE.BMC Health Serv Res. 2020 Aug 26;20(1):796. doi: 10.1186/s12913-020-05656-x.

August 16, 2020

#ThisIsBrachytherapy: Increasing awareness of brachytherapy. Kahn JM,  Campbell SR, Albert AA, Knoll MA, Shah C. Brachytherapy. 16 August 2020. doi:

August 10, 2020

Variations in resources among Radiation Oncology Residency Programs in the United States. Thomas TV, Kuruvilla TP, Kahn J, Bhanat E, Parr AQ, Albert A, Chowdhary M, Beriwal S, Vijayakumar S. Advances in Radiation Oncology (2020), doi: j.adro.2020.08.001. 

July 23, 2020

Distancing Without Isolating—Connection in the Era of COVID-19. Cook KA, Kahn JM. JAMA Oncol. Published online July 23, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2020.2725

July 19, 2020

Multidisciplinary standards of care and recent progress in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jul 19]. Grossberg AJ, Chu LC, Deig CR, Fishman EK, Hwang WL, Marks DL, Mehta A, Nabavizadeh N, Simeone DM, Weekes CD, Thomas CRCA Cancer J Clin. 2020;10.3322/caac.21626. doi:10.3322/caac.21626

July 16, 2020

Structural Solutions for the Rarest of the Rare — Underrepresented-Minority Faculty in Medical Subspecialties. Doll KM, Thomas Jr CR. N Engl J Med 2020; 383:283-285. doi: 10.1056/NEJMms2003544

July 15, 2020

Flattening the Curve of Prostate Cancer Progression: Accurate Detection and Safe Ablation. Mitin T, Choudhury A.Mitin T, et al. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2020 Jul 15;107(4):609-612. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2020.04.028.

July 7, 2020

I Can’t Breathe: The Continued, Disproportionate Exclusion of Black Physicians in the United States Radiation Oncology Workforce . Deville Jr C, Cruickshank Jr I, Chapman CH, Hwang W-T, Wyse R, Ahmed AA, Winkfield K, Thomas Jr CR, Gibbs IC. International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (2020), doi: 

July 2, 2020

A phase II single-arm study of pembrolizumab with enzalutamide in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer progressing on enzalutamide alone. Graff JN, Beer TM, Alumkal JJ, Slottke RE, Redmond WL, Thomas GV, Thompson RF, Wood MA, Koguchi Y, Chen Y, Latour E, Bergan RC, Drake CG, Moran AE. J Immunother Cancer. 2020;8(2):e000642. doi:10.1136/jitc-2020-000642

July 1, 2020

COVID-19 impact on timing of brachytherapy treatment and strategies for risk mitigation. Williams VM, Kahn JM, Harkenrider MM, Chino J , Chen J , Fang LC, Dunn EF, Fields E, Mayadev JS, Rengan R, Petereit D, Dyer B. Brachytherapy 19 (2020) 401-411.

July 2020

ACR-ASTRO Practice Parameter for Image-guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT). Luh JY, Albuquerque KV, Cheng C, Ermoian RP, Nabavizadeh N, Parsai H, Roeske RC, Weiss SE, Wynn RB, Yu Y, Rosenthal SA, Hartford A.  Am J Clin Oncol. 2020;43(7):459-468. doi:10.1097/COC.0000000000000697

June 24, 2020

Radiation Oncology Study Guide. Chandra RA, Ord CB, Rana S, Hansen EK, Thomas, CR. (Eds.) Springer Nature. 2nd ed. 2021, Approx. 450 p. 50 illus. in color.

June 15, 2020

Being Here Now Perspectives of Preliminary Medicine Residents at the Epicenter of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Karp AM, Ohaegbulam KC. 2020 Jun 15. Chest.

June 13, 2020

Cost-Effectiveness of Metastasis-Directed Therapy in Oligorecurrent Hormone-Sensitive Prostate Cancer. Parikh NR, Chang EM, Nickols NG, et al.  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2020;S0360-3016(20)31250-5. doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2020.06.009

June 11, 2020

Distinguishing Extravascular from Intravascular Ferumoxytol Pools within the Brain: Proof of Concept in Patients with Treated Glioblastoma.  Barajas Jr RF, SchwartzD, McConnellHL, KerschN, Li X, Hamilton BE, Starkey J, PetterssonDR, Nickerson JP, Pollock JM, Fu RF, Horvath A, SzidonyaL, VarallyayCG, Jaboin JJ, Raslan AM, Dogan A, Cetas JS, Ciporen J, Han SJ, AmbadyP, MuldoonLL, Woltjer R, Rooney D, Neuwelt EA. 2020 Jun 11. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2020;10.3174/ajnr.A6600. doi:10.3174/ajnr.A6600

June 2, 2020

Pain Management and Its Possible Implementation Research in North Ethiopia: A before and after Study. Tequare MH, Huntzicker JJ, Mhretu HG, Zelelew YB, Abraha HE, Abrha Tsegay MA, Gebretensaye KG, Tesfay DG, Sotomayor JG, Nardos R,  Yosses MB, Cobbs JE, Schmidt JPL, Weisman W, Breitner LK. Hindawi. Advances in Medicine. Volume 2020, Article ID 5317352, 8 pages.

May 26, 2020

What Happens Next: Radiation Oncology After COVID? Chandra RA, Thomas CR. Clinical & Translational Radiation Oncology. 26 May 2020.  doi:

May 22, 2020

ACR–ASTRO Practice Parameter for Image-guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT). Luh JY, Albuquerque KV, Cheng C, Ermoian RP, Nabavizadeh N, Parsai H, Roeske, JC, Weiss SE, Wynn RB, Yu Y, Rosenthal SA, Hartford A. American Journal of Clinical Oncology: 22 May 2020. doi: 10.1097/COC.0000000000000697

May 21, 2020

Quantitative 3D Photographic Assessment of Breast Cosmesis after Whole Breast Irradiation for Early-Stage Breast Cancer: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial. Chapman BV, Lei X, Patil P,  Tripathi S, Nicklaus KM, Grossberg AJ, Shaitelman SF, Thompson AM, Hunt KK, Buchholz TA,  Merchant F,  Markey MK,  Smith BD,  Reddy JP. Advances in Radiation Oncology 21 May 2020

May 20, 2020

Longitudinal Health-Related Quality of Life among Individuals Considering Treatment for Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Nugent SM, Golden SE, Hooker ER, Sullivan DR, Thomas CR Jr, Deffebach ME, Sukumar MS, Schipper PH, Tieu BH, Moghanaki D, Wisnivesky J, Samson P, Robinson C, Slatore CG; Early Stage Lung Cancer Comparative Effectiveness Research Consortium. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2020 May 20. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.202001-029OC. Epub ahead of print.

May 16, 2020

Interleukin 6-independent metabolic reprogramming as a driver of cancer-related fatigue. Grossberg AJ, Vichaya EG, Gross PS, Ford BG, Scott KA, Estrada D, Vermeer DW, Vermeer P, Dantzer R. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 2020 May 16.

May 7, 2020

 What is our threshold? Departmental planning for radiation oncology’s future in the time of COVID-19. Chandra, RA, Thomas, CR Jr. Radiotherapy and Oncology (2020), doi:

May 1, 2020

"Was It Worth It?": A Pilot Study in Patient Perspectives on the Worthwhileness of Radiation Therapy. Rost L, Chen Y, Fain RS 3rd, Hartvigson PE, Park B, Thomas CR Jr, Rana S. Am J Clin Oncol. 2020 May 1. doi: 10.1097/COC.0000000000000711. [Epub ahead of print]