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The Oncology Care Model: Oncology's First Foray Away From Volume And Toward Value-Based Care., Andrew Song, Valerie P. Csik, Amy Leader, Vittorio Maio 2019 Thomas Jefferson University

The Oncology Care Model: Oncology's First Foray Away From Volume And Toward Value-Based Care., Andrew Song, Valerie P. Csik, Amy Leader, Vittorio Maio

Department of Radiation Oncology Faculty Papers

No abstract provided.


Radiation Dose Estimation By Completely Automated Interpretation Of The Dicentric Chromosome Assay, Peter Rogan, Yanxin Li, Ben Shirley, Ruth Wilkins, Farrah Norton, Joan Knoll 2019 The University of Western Ontario

Radiation Dose Estimation By Completely Automated Interpretation Of The Dicentric Chromosome Assay, Peter Rogan, Yanxin Li, Ben Shirley, Ruth Wilkins, Farrah Norton, Joan Knoll

Biochemistry Publications

Accuracy of the automated dicentric chromosome (DC) assay relies on metaphase image selection. This study validates a software framework to find the best image selection models that mitigate inter-sample variability. Evaluation methods to determine model quality include the Poisson goodness-of-fit of DC distributions for each sample, residuals after calibration curve fitting and leave-one-out dose estimation errors. The process iteratively searches a pool of selection model candidates by modifying statistical and filter cut-offs to rank the best candidates according to their respective evaluation scores. Evaluation scores minimize the sum of squared errors relative to the actual radiation dose of the calibration ...


An In-Silico Quality Assurance Study Of Contouring Target Volumes In Thoracic Tumors Within A Cooperative Group Setting, Hesham Elhalawani, Thomas J. Fitzgerald, Fran Laurie, Kenneth Ulin, Roy Decker, Charles R. Thomas Jr., Clifton D. Fuller 2019 University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

An In-Silico Quality Assurance Study Of Contouring Target Volumes In Thoracic Tumors Within A Cooperative Group Setting, Hesham Elhalawani, Thomas J. Fitzgerald, Fran Laurie, Kenneth Ulin, Roy Decker, Charles R. Thomas Jr., Clifton D. Fuller

Open Access Publications by UMMS Authors

Introduction: Target delineation variability is a significant technical impediment in multi-institutional trials which employ intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), as there is a real potential for clinically meaningful variances that can impact the outcomes in clinical trials. The goal of this study is to determine the variability of target delineation among participants from different institutions as part of Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) Radiotherapy Committee's multi-institutional in-silico quality assurance study in patients with Pancoast tumors as a "dry run" for trial implementation.

Methods: CT simulation scans were acquired from four patients with Pancoast tumor. Two patients had simulation 4D-CT and FDG-FDG ...


Evidence For The Role Of Mindfulness In Cancer: Benefits And Techniques., R. Mehta, K. Sharma, L. Potters, A. G. Wernicke, B. Parashar 2019 Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Evidence For The Role Of Mindfulness In Cancer: Benefits And Techniques., R. Mehta, K. Sharma, L. Potters, A. G. Wernicke, B. Parashar

Journal Articles

Mindfulness is being used increasingly in various aspects of cancer management. Benefits of mindfulness practices are being observed to manage the adverse effects of treatment, symptoms from cancer progression, and the cost-effectiveness compared to conventional contemporary management strategies. In this review article, we present clinical trial data showing the benefits of mindfulness in various aspects of cancer management as well as techniques that have been commonly used in this practice.


A Model-Based Method For Assessment Of Salivary Gland And Planning Target Volume Dosimetry In Volumetric-Modulated Arc Therapy Planning On Head-And-Neck Cancer., H. Zhang, Y. Cao, J. Antone, A. C. Riegel, M. Ghaly, L. Potters, A. Jamshidi 2019 Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

A Model-Based Method For Assessment Of Salivary Gland And Planning Target Volume Dosimetry In Volumetric-Modulated Arc Therapy Planning On Head-And-Neck Cancer., H. Zhang, Y. Cao, J. Antone, A. C. Riegel, M. Ghaly, L. Potters, A. Jamshidi

Journal Articles

This study examined the relationship of achievable mean dose and percent volumetric overlap of salivary gland with the planning target volume (PTV) in volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) plan in radiotherapy for a patient with head-and-neck cancer. The aim was to develop a model to predict the viability of planning objectives for both PTV coverage and organs-at-risk (OAR) sparing based on overlap volumes between PTVs and OARs, before the planning process. Forty patients with head-and-neck cancer were selected for this retrospective plan analysis. The patients were treated using 6 MV photons with 2-arc VMAT plan in prescriptions with simultaneous integrated boost ...


Quality Of Life Outcomes Following Organ-Sparing Sbrt In Previously Irradiated Recurrent Head And Neck Cancer, E. Gogineni, I. Zhang, Z. Rana, M. Marrero, G. Gill, A. Sharma, A. C. Riegel, S. Teckie, M. Ghaly 2019 Northwell Health

Quality Of Life Outcomes Following Organ-Sparing Sbrt In Previously Irradiated Recurrent Head And Neck Cancer, E. Gogineni, I. Zhang, Z. Rana, M. Marrero, G. Gill, A. Sharma, A. C. Riegel, S. Teckie, M. Ghaly

Journal Articles

No abstract provided.


Merging Orthovoltage X-Ray Minibeams Spare The Proximal Tissues While Producing A Solid Beam At The Target, F. A. Dilmanian, S. Krishnan, W. E. McLaughlin, B. Lukaniec, J. T. Baker, S. Ailawadi, K. N. Hirsch, R. F. Cattell, R. Roy, J. G. Eley, +14 additional authors 2019 Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Merging Orthovoltage X-Ray Minibeams Spare The Proximal Tissues While Producing A Solid Beam At The Target, F. A. Dilmanian, S. Krishnan, W. E. Mclaughlin, B. Lukaniec, J. T. Baker, S. Ailawadi, K. N. Hirsch, R. F. Cattell, R. Roy, J. G. Eley, +14 Additional Authors

Journal Articles

© 2019, The Author(s). Conventional radiation therapy of brain tumors often produces cognitive deficits, particularly in children. We investigated the potential efficacy of merging Orthovoltage X-ray Minibeams (OXM). It segments the beam into an array of parallel, thin (~0.3 mm), planar beams, called minibeams, which are known from synchrotron x-ray experiments to spare tissues. Furthermore, the slight divergence of the OXM array make the individual minibeams gradually broaden, thus merging with their neighbors at a given tissue depth to produce a solid beam. In this way the proximal tissues, including the cerebral cortex, can be spared. Here we present ...


Combined Kyphoplasty And Intraoperative Radiotherapy (Kypho-Iort) Versus External Beam Radiotherapy (Ebrt) For Painful Vertebral Metastases - A Randomized Phase Iii Study, F. Bludau, G. Welzel, T. Reis, Y. Abo-Madyan, E. Sperk, F. Schneider, S. Clausen, A. M. Ruder, M. M. Ghaly, F. A. Giordano, +2 additional authors 2019 Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Combined Kyphoplasty And Intraoperative Radiotherapy (Kypho-Iort) Versus External Beam Radiotherapy (Ebrt) For Painful Vertebral Metastases - A Randomized Phase Iii Study, F. Bludau, G. Welzel, T. Reis, Y. Abo-Madyan, E. Sperk, F. Schneider, S. Clausen, A. M. Ruder, M. M. Ghaly, F. A. Giordano, +2 Additional Authors

Journal Articles

© 2019 The Author(s). Background: The spine is the most frequent location of bone metastases. Local treatment aims at palliation of pain and, given the increased likelihood of long-term cancer survival, at local control. Kyphoplasty and intraoperative radiotherapy (Kypho-IORT) provided instantaneous pain relief in 70% of patients at the first day after the intervention and resulted in local control rates of > 93% at 1 year in a recently conducted phase I/II trial. To assess its clinical value, we designed a phase III trial which tests Kypho-IORT against the most widespread standard-of-care, external beam radiotherapy (EBRT), in patients with painful ...


Local Radiation Therapy For Palliation In Patients With Multiple Myeloma Of The Spine, D. Mark, P. Gilbo, R. Meshrekey, M. Ghaly 2019 Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Local Radiation Therapy For Palliation In Patients With Multiple Myeloma Of The Spine, D. Mark, P. Gilbo, R. Meshrekey, M. Ghaly

Journal Articles

No abstract provided.


Prediction Of Anal Cancer Recurrence After Chemoradiotherapy Using Quantitative Image Features Extracted From Serial (18)F-Fdg Pet/Ct, Michael Chuong 2019 Baptist Health Medical Group; Miami Cancer Institute

Prediction Of Anal Cancer Recurrence After Chemoradiotherapy Using Quantitative Image Features Extracted From Serial (18)F-Fdg Pet/Ct, Michael Chuong

All Publications

No abstract provided.


Development And Long-Term Stability Of A Comprehensive Daily Qa Program For A Modern Pencil Beam Scanning (Pbs) Proton Therapy Delivery System, Suresh Rana, Jaafar Bennouna, Alonso Gutierrez 2019 Miami Cancer Institute

Development And Long-Term Stability Of A Comprehensive Daily Qa Program For A Modern Pencil Beam Scanning (Pbs) Proton Therapy Delivery System, Suresh Rana, Jaafar Bennouna, Alonso Gutierrez

All Publications

No abstract provided.


Characterization And Longitudinal Assessment Of Daily Quality Assurance For An Mr-Guided Radiotherapy (Mrgrt) Linac, Kathryn Mittauer 2019 Miami Cancer Institute

Characterization And Longitudinal Assessment Of Daily Quality Assurance For An Mr-Guided Radiotherapy (Mrgrt) Linac, Kathryn Mittauer

All Publications

No abstract provided.


Dosimetric Performance And Planning/Delivery Efficiency Of A Dual-Layer Stacked And Staggered Mlc On Treating Multiple Small Targets: A Planning Study Based On Single-Isocenter Multi-Target Stereotactic Radiosurgery (Srs) To Brain Metastases., Taoran Li, Peyton Irmen, Haisong Lui, Wenyin Shi, Michelle Alonso-Basanta, Wei Zou, Boon-Keng Kevin Teo, James M. Metz, Lei Dong 2019 University of Pennsylvania

Dosimetric Performance And Planning/Delivery Efficiency Of A Dual-Layer Stacked And Staggered Mlc On Treating Multiple Small Targets: A Planning Study Based On Single-Isocenter Multi-Target Stereotactic Radiosurgery (Srs) To Brain Metastases., Taoran Li, Peyton Irmen, Haisong Lui, Wenyin Shi, Michelle Alonso-Basanta, Wei Zou, Boon-Keng Kevin Teo, James M. Metz, Lei Dong

Department of Radiation Oncology Faculty Papers

Purpose: To evaluate the dosimetric performance and planning/delivery efficiency of a dual-layer MLC system for treating multiple brain metastases with a single isocenter.

Materials and Methods: 10 patients each with 6-10 targets with volumes from 0.11 to 8.57 cc, and prescription doses from 15 to 24 Gy, were retrospectively studied. Halcyon has only coplanar delivery mode. Halcyon V1 MLC modulates only with the lower layer at 1 cm resolution, whereas V2 MLC modulates with both layers at an effective resolution of 0.5 cm. For each patient five plans were compared varying MLC and beam arrangements: the ...


Management Of Patients With Brain Metastases From Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer And Adverse Prognostic Features: Multi-National Radiation Treatment Recommendations Are Heterogeneous, Minesh Mehta 2019 Baptist Health Medical Group; Miami Cancer Institute

Management Of Patients With Brain Metastases From Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer And Adverse Prognostic Features: Multi-National Radiation Treatment Recommendations Are Heterogeneous, Minesh Mehta

All Publications

No abstract provided.


Challenges Faced By Pakistani Healthcare System: Clinician's Perspective, Faran Khalid, Ahmed Nadeem Abbasi 2018 Memon Medical Institute Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan

Challenges Faced By Pakistani Healthcare System: Clinician's Perspective, Faran Khalid, Ahmed Nadeem Abbasi

Department of Radiation Oncology

Abstract are not provided by the author/publisher


Spaceoar To Improve Dosimetric Outcomes For Monotherapy High-Dose-Rate Prostate Implantation In A Patient With Ulcerative Colitis., Michael Trager, Benjamin Greenberger, Amy S. Harrison, James Keller, Robert B. Den 2018 Thomas Jefferson University

Spaceoar To Improve Dosimetric Outcomes For Monotherapy High-Dose-Rate Prostate Implantation In A Patient With Ulcerative Colitis., Michael Trager, Benjamin Greenberger, Amy S. Harrison, James Keller, Robert B. Den

Department of Radiation Oncology Faculty Papers

High-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy is an attractive option for patients receiving definitive radiation therapy for prostate cancer with decreased overall dose to the pelvis. However, ulcerative colitis increases rectal toxicity risk and may be a contraindication. A synthetic hydrogel, SpaceOAR (Augmentix Inc., Waltham, MA, USA), can facilitate the use of HDR brachytherapy for patients where rectal toxicity is a limiting factor. SpaceOAR gel (13.19 cc) was utilized in a monotherapy HDR prostate treatment with Ir-192 under transrectal ultrasound guidance, with the intention of decreasing rectal dose. SpaceOAR gel was inserted transperineally into the patient 18 days prior to the procedure ...


Clinical Audit To Assess Delays In Chemotherapy Administration At Daycare Oncology Center At A Tertiary Care Hospital In Karachi, Pakistan, Arifa Arifa Aziz, Zarka Samoon, Afsheen Feroz, Nadia Ayoub, Safia Awan, Madhia Beg 2018 Department of Oncology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi Pakistan

Clinical Audit To Assess Delays In Chemotherapy Administration At Daycare Oncology Center At A Tertiary Care Hospital In Karachi, Pakistan, Arifa Arifa Aziz, Zarka Samoon, Afsheen Feroz, Nadia Ayoub, Safia Awan, Madhia Beg

Department of Radiation Oncology

Aim: There were delays reported by patients in chemotherapy administration in daycare oncology. Therefore, we decided to audit all processes which are involved in chemotherapy administration. The objective was to improve our service by decreasing the time between admission and initiation of chemotherapy and identify the reasons for delays. Materials and Methods: The audit was conducted in three parts. In Review I, audit tool was developed and information documented of 109 patients receiving chemotherapy at daycare center from April 14 to May 13, 2015. Five processes were assessed out of which delay in initial assessment by the nurse was the ...


Development And Validation Of A Prostate Cancer Genomic Signature That Predicts Early Adt Treatment Response Following Radical Prostatectomy., R. Jeffrey Karnes, Vidit Sharma, Voleak Choeurng, Hussam Al-Deen Ashab, Nicholas Erho, Mohammed Alshalalfa, Bruce Trock, Ashley Ross, Kasra Yousefi, Harrison Tsai, Shuang G. Zhao, Jeffrey J. Tosoian, Zaid Haddad, Mandeep Takhar, S. Laura Chang, Daniel E. Spratt, Firas Abdollah, Robert B. Jenkins, Eric A. Klein, Paul L. Nguyen, Adam P. Dicker, Robert B. Den, Elai Davicioni, Felix Y. Feng, Tamara L. Lotan, Edward M. Schaeffer 2018 Mayo Clinic

Development And Validation Of A Prostate Cancer Genomic Signature That Predicts Early Adt Treatment Response Following Radical Prostatectomy., R. Jeffrey Karnes, Vidit Sharma, Voleak Choeurng, Hussam Al-Deen Ashab, Nicholas Erho, Mohammed Alshalalfa, Bruce Trock, Ashley Ross, Kasra Yousefi, Harrison Tsai, Shuang G. Zhao, Jeffrey J. Tosoian, Zaid Haddad, Mandeep Takhar, S. Laura Chang, Daniel E. Spratt, Firas Abdollah, Robert B. Jenkins, Eric A. Klein, Paul L. Nguyen, Adam P. Dicker, Robert B. Den, Elai Davicioni, Felix Y. Feng, Tamara L. Lotan, Edward M. Schaeffer

Department of Radiation Oncology Faculty Papers

Purpose: Currently, no genomic signature exists to distinguish men most likely to progress on adjuvant androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) after radical prostatectomy for high-risk prostate cancer. Here we develop and validate a gene expression signature to predict response to postoperative ADT.

Experimental Design: A training set consisting of 284 radical prostatectomy patients was established after 1:1 propensity score matching metastasis between adjuvant-ADT (a-ADT)-treated and no ADT–treated groups. An ADT Response Signature (ADT-RS) was identified from neuroendocrine and AR signaling–related genes. Two independent cohorts were used to form three separate data sets for validation (set I, n ...


Prognostic Factors For Elderly Patients Treated With Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy For Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma, Philip A. Sutera, Mark E. Bernard, Hong Wang, Dwight E. Heron 2018 University of Pittsburgh

Prognostic Factors For Elderly Patients Treated With Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy For Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma, Philip A. Sutera, Mark E. Bernard, Hong Wang, Dwight E. Heron

Radiation Medicine Faculty Publications

Introduction: Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) commonly presents later in life with a median age at diagnosis of 70 years. Unfortunately, elderly patients are significantly underrepresented in clinical trials. Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is a promising treatment modality in this population as it has demonstrated excellent local control with minimal toxicity. We aimed to determine prognostic factors associated with outcomes in elderly patients treated with SBRT.

Materials and Methods: Elderly patients older than 70 treated with SBRT for PDAC at our institution, from 2004 to 2014 were included. Our primary endpoints included overall survival (OS) and local-progression-free survival (LPFS). Secondary ...


Impact Of The Spop Mutant Subtype On The Interpretation Of Clinical Parameters In Prostate Cancer., Deli Liu, Mandeep Takhar, Mohammed Alshalalfa, Nicholas Erho, Jonathan Shoag, Robert B. Jenkins, R. Jeffrey Karnes, Ashley E. Ross, Edward M. Schaeffer, Mark A. Rubin, Bruce Trock, Eric A. Klein, Robert B. Den, Scott A. Tomlins, Daniel E. Spratt, Elai Davicioni, Andrea Sboner, Christopher E. Barbieri 2018 Weill Cornell Medicine

Impact Of The Spop Mutant Subtype On The Interpretation Of Clinical Parameters In Prostate Cancer., Deli Liu, Mandeep Takhar, Mohammed Alshalalfa, Nicholas Erho, Jonathan Shoag, Robert B. Jenkins, R. Jeffrey Karnes, Ashley E. Ross, Edward M. Schaeffer, Mark A. Rubin, Bruce Trock, Eric A. Klein, Robert B. Den, Scott A. Tomlins, Daniel E. Spratt, Elai Davicioni, Andrea Sboner, Christopher E. Barbieri

Department of Radiation Oncology Faculty Papers

Purpose: Molecular characterization of prostate cancer, including The Cancer Genome Atlas, has revealed distinct subtypes with underlying genomic alterations. One of these core subtypes, SPOP (speckle-type POZ protein) mutant prostate cancer, has previously only been identifiable via DNA sequencing, which has made the impact on prognosis and routinely used risk stratification parameters unclear.

Methods: We have developed a novel gene expression signature, classifier (Subclass Predictor Based on Transcriptional Data), and decision tree to predict the SPOP mutant subclass from RNA gene expression data and classify common prostate cancer molecular subtypes. We then validated and further interrogated the association of prostate ...


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