Recent Departmental Publications

Department of Radiation Oncology publications for the last 6 months authored by faculty, residents, allied health, medical, graduate and postdoctoral students, and professional staff.

August 2013

Bortfeld T, Marks LB.  Hype cycle in radiation oncology.  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2013;86(5):819-821. PMID: 23845838. 

Marks LB.  In Regard to Prabhu et al. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2013;86(5):808. PMID: 23845830.

Higginson DS, Sahgal A, Lawrence MV, Moyer S, Stefanescu M, Willson AK, Qaqish B, Zanation A, Marks LB, Garg S, Chera BS.  External beam radiotherapy for head and neck cancers is associated with increased variability in retinal vascular oxygenation.  PLoS One 2013;8(8):e69657.  PMID: 23936342.

White AJ, Reeve BB, Chen RC, Stover AM, Irwin DE.  Urinary incontinence and health-related quality of life among older Americans with and without cancer: a cross-sectional study.  BMC Cancer 2013;13:377. PMID: 23924272.

Kidd E, Moore D, Varia MA, Gaffney DK, Elshaikh MA, Erickson B, Jhingran A, Lee LJ, Mayr NA, Puthawala AA, Rao GG, Small W Jr, Wahl AO, Wolfson AH, Yashar CM, Yuh W, Cardenes HR; Expert Panel on Radiation Oncology-Gynecology.  ACR Appropriateness Criteria® management of locoregionally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva.  Am J Clin Oncol 2013;36(4):415-422.  PMID: 23872794.

Apisarnthanarax S, Swisher-McClure S, Chiu WK, Kimple RJ, Harris SL, Morris DE, Tepper JE.  Applicability of randomized trials in radiation oncology to standard clinical practice. Cancer 2013;119(16):3092-3099. PMID: 23674290.

Williams GR, Jones E, Muss HB.  Challenges in the treatment of older breast cancer patients. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am 2013;27(4):785-804.  PMID: 23915745.

Chen RC, Shipley WU, Efstathiou JA, Zietman AL.  Trimodality bladder preservation therapy for muscle-invasive bladder cancer.  J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2013;11(8):952-960. PMID: 23946174.

Liu D, He C, Wang AZ, Lin W.  Application of liposomal technologies for delivery of platinum analogs in oncology.  Int J Nanomed 2013;8:3309-3319.  [Epub], PMID: 24023517.

Anders CK, Zagar TM, Carey LA. The management of early-stage and metastatic triple-negative breast cancer: a review. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am 2013;27(4):737-749. PMID: 23915742.


September 2013

Vanderwalde NA, Herbert B, Jones E, Muss H.  The role of adjuvant radiation treatment in older women with early breast disease.  J Geriat Oncol 2013;4(3):262-270.  PMID: 24058388.

Sheets NC, Hendrix LH, Allen IM, Chen RC.  Trends in the use of postprostatectomy therapies for patients with prostate cancer: A Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Medicare analysis. Cancer 2013;119(18):3295-3301. PMID: 23842985.

Chang D, Church J.  Evaluating the health-related quality of life of esophageal cancer patients.  Prac Rad Onc 2013 Sept 3.  [Epub ahead of print], DOI: doi:10.1016/j.prro.2013.07.009.

Craven R, Franasiak J, Mosaly P, Gehrig PA. Ergonomic deficits in robotic gynecologic oncology surgery: a need for intervention.  J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2013;20(5):648-655.  PMID: 23747116.

Talcott JA, Manola J, Chen RC, Clark JA, Kaplan I, D'Amico AV, Zietman AL.  Using patient-reported outcomes to assess and improve prostate cancer brachytherapy.  BJU Int, 2013 Sep 20. [Epub ahead of print], PMID: 24112602.


October 2013

Mosaly PR, Mazur LM, Jones EL, Hoyle L, Zagar T, Chera BS, Marks LB. Quantifying the impact of cross coverage on physician’s workload and performance in radiation oncology.  Prac Rad Onc 2013;3(4): e179-e186.  [Epub]  doi:10.1016/j.prro.2013.02.007. 

Church JA, Adams RD, Hendrix LH, Holmes JA, Marks LB, Chen RC.  National study to determine the comfort levels of radiation therapists and medical dosimetrists to report errors.  Prac Rad Onc 2013;3(4):e165-e170.  [Epub]  doi:10.1016/j.prro.2012.12.001.

Mazur LM, Mosaly PR, Hoyle LM, Jones EL, Marks LB.  Subjective and objective quantification of physician’s workload and performance during radiation therapy planning tasks.  Prac Rad Onc 2013;3(4): e171-e177.  [Epub]  doi:10.1016/j.prro.2013.01.001.

Kelsey CR, Higgins KA, Peterson BL, Chino JP, Marks LB, D'Amico TA, Varlotto JM. Local recurrence after surgery for non-small cell lung cancer: A recursive partitioning analysis of multi-institutional data.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg  2013;146(4):768-773.  PMID: 23856204.

Yirmibesoglu E, Fried DV, Kostich M, Rosenman J, Shockley W, Weissler M, Zanation A, Chera B.  Dosimetric evaluation of an ipsilateral intensity modulated radiotherapy beam arrangement for parotid malignancies.  Radiol Oncol. 2013;47(4):411-418.  PMID: 24294188.


November 2013

Kohler RE, Sheets NC, Wheeler SB, Nutting C, Hall E, Chera BS.  Two-year and lifetime cost-effectiveness of intensity modulated radiation therapy versus 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy for head-and-neck cancer.  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013;87(4):683-689.  PMID: 24138916.

Chu KS, Schorzman AN, Finniss MC, Bowerman CJ, Peng L, Luft JC, Madden AJ, Wang AZ, Zamboni WC, Desimone JM.  Nanoparticle drug loading as a design parameter to improve docetaxel pharmacokinetics and efficacy. Biomaterials 2013;34(33):8424-8429.  PMID: 23899444.

Hadsell M, Zhang J, Laganis P, Sprenger F, Shan J, Zhang L, Burk L, Yuan H, Chang S, Lu J, Zhou O. A first generation compact microbeam radiation therapy system based on carbon nanotube X-ray technology. Appl Phys Lett 2013;103:183505. doi:10.1063/1.4826587

Palma DA, Senan S, Oberije C, Belderbos J, Dios NR, Bradley JD, Barriger RB, Moreno-Jiménez M, Kim TH, Ramella S, Everitt S, Rengan R, Marks LB, De Ruyck K, Warner A, Rodrigues G.  Predicting esophagitis after chemoradiation therapy for non-small cell lung cancer: an individual patient data meta-analysis.  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2013;87(4):690-696.  PMID: 24035329.

Sweeting RS, Deal AM, Llaguna, OH, Bednarski BK, Meyers MO, Yeh JJ, Calvo BF, Tepper JE, Kim H.  Intraoperative electron radiation therapy as an important treatment modality in retroperitoneal sarcoma. J Surg Res 2013;185(1):245-249. PMID: 23769633.

Lee LJ, Jhingran A, Kidd E, Cardenes HR, Elshaikh MA, Erickson B, Mayr NA, Moore D, Puthawala AA, Rao GG, Small W Jr, Varia MA, Wahl AO, Wolfson AH, Yashar CM, Yuh W, Gaffney DK. ACR Appropriateness Criteria management of vaginal cancer.  Oncology (Williston Park) 2013;27(11):1166-1173. PMID: 24575547.

Huff LP, Decristo MJ, Trembath D, Kuan PF, Yim M, Liu J, Cook DR, Miller CR, Der CJ, Cox AD. The role of Ect2 nuclear RhoGEF activity in ovarian cancer cell transformation. Genes Cancer 2013;4(11-12):460-475. PMID: 24386507.

Williams KA, Zhang M, Xiang S, Hu C, Wu JY, Zhang S, Ryan M, Cox AD, Der CJ, Fang B, Koomen J, Haura E, Bepler G, Nicosia SV, Matthias P, Wang C, Bai W, Zhang X. Extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) phosphorylates histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6) at serine 1035 to stimulate cell migration. J Biol Chem 2013;288(46):33156-33170. PMID: 24089523.


December 2013

Chen RC.  Making individualized decisions in the midst of uncertainties: the case of prostate cancer and biochemical recurrence.  Eur Urol 2013;64(6):916-918.  PMID: 23871403.

Lian J, Yuan L, Ge Y, Chera BS, Yoo DP, Chang S, Yin F, Wu QJ.  Modeling the dosimetry of organ-at-risk in head and neck IMRT planning: an intertechnique and interinstitutional study. Med Phys 2013;40(12):121704. PMID: 24320490.

Marks LB, Prosnitz LR.  Reducing local therapy in patients responding to preoperative systemic therapy: Are we outsmarting ourselves?  J Clin Oncol 2013 Dec 30. [Epub ahead of print].  PMID: 24378409.

Stitzenberg KB, Sanoff HK, Penn DC, Meyers MO, Tepper JE. Practice patterns and long-term survival for early-stage rectal cancer. J Clin Oncol 2013;31(34):4276-4282. PMID: 24166526.

Smith AB, Deal AM, Woods ME, Wallen EM, Pruthi RS, Chen RC, Milowsky MI, Nielsen ME. Muscle-invasive bladder cancer: evaluating treatment and survival in the National Cancer Data Base.  BJU Int 2013 Dec 11. [Epub ahead of print], PMID: 24325202.

Falchook AD, Salloum RG, Hendrix LH, Chen RC. Use of bone scan during initial prostate cancer workup, downstream procedures, and associated Medicare costs.  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013 Dec 7. [Epub ahead of print], PMID: 24321784.

January, 2014

Roof K, Marks LB.  Breast intensity modulated radiation therapy versus tissue compensation: what's in a name?  Prac Rad Onc 2014;4:3-5.  DOI: 10.1016/j.prro.2013.02.010.

Gallagher SA, Smith AB, Matthews JE, Potter CW, Woods ME, Raynor M, Wallen EM, Kimryn- Rathmell W, Whang YE, Kim WY, Godley PA, Chen RC, Wang A, You C, Barocas DA, Pruthi RS, Nielsen ME, Milowsky MI.  Roadmap for the development of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Genitourinary Oncology Database-UNC GOLD. Urol Oncol 2014;32(1):32.e1-9. [ePub]  PMID: 23434424.

Chino J, Doyle S, Marks LB.  The anatomy of radiation oncology residency training. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014;88(1):3-4.  PMID: 24331647.

Chen, RC. Comparative effectiveness research in oncology: the promise, challenges, and opportunities. Semin Radiat Oncol 2014;24(1):1-4. PMID: 24314336.

 Wang EC, Wang AZ.  Nanoparticles and their applications in cell and molecular biology.  Integr Biol (Camb) 2014;6(1):9-26. PMID: 24104563.

Meyer AM, Wheeler SB, Weinberger M, Chen RC, Carpenter WR. An overview of methods for comparative effectiveness research. Semin Radiat Oncol 2014;24(1):5-13. PMID: 24314337.

Huff LP, Decristo MJ, Cox AD. Effector recruitment method to study spatially regulated activation of ras and rho GTPases. Methods Mol Biol 2014;1120:263-283. PMID: 24470032.


February, 2014

Mamon HJ, Tepper JE.  Combination chemoradiation therapy: the whole is more than the sum of the parts. J Clin Oncol 2014;32(5):367-369.  PMID: 24419110.   

Marks LB, Prosnitz LR. Reducing local therapy in patients responding to preoperative systemic therapy: are we outsmarting ourselves?  J Clin Oncol 2014;32(6):491-493.  PMID: 24378409.

Chen RC, Carpenter WR, Hendrix LH, Bainbridge J, Wang AZ, Nielsen ME, Godley PA. Receipt of guideline-concordant treatment in elderly prostate cancer patients. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2014;88(2):332-338.  PMID: 24411605.

Sethi M, Sukumar R, Karve S, Werner ME, Wang EC, Moore DT, Kowalczyk SR, Zhang L, Wang AZ.  Effect of drug release kinetics on nanoparticle therapeutic efficacy and toxicity. Nanoscale. 2014;6(4):2321-2327.  PMID: 24418914.

Wang EC, Sinnott R, Werner ME, Sethi M, Whitehurst AW, Wang AZ.  Differential cell responses to nanoparticle docetaxel and small molecule docetaxel at a sub-therapeutic dose range.  Nanomedicine 2014;10(2):321-328. PMID: 23916886.

Lavender C, Miller S, Church J, Chen RC, Muresan PA, Adams RD.  Fostering a culture of interprofessional education for radiation therapy and medical dosimetry students.  Med Dosim 2014;39(1):50-53.  PMID: 24332484.

Meng X, Leslie P, Zhang Y, Dong J. Stem cells in a three-dimensional scaffold environment. Springerplus 2014;3:80. eCollection 2014. PMID: 24570851.

Wang AZ, Farokhzad OC. Current progress of aptamer-based molecular imaging. J Nucl Med 2014 Feb 13. [Epub ahead of print], PMID: 24525205.

Chen, RC.  Toward safe and high quality care through peer review in radiation oncology: Need for more evidence. Prac Rad Onc 2014 February 19. [Epub ahead of print], DOI: 10.1016/j.prro.2013.12.006