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Christopher Ryan Kelsey, MD

Professor of Radiation Oncology
Office: Morris Building, Room 05125A, 201 Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC Radiation Oncology, Box 3085, Durham, NC 27710

Clinical trials that are currently enrolling patients include a study investigating lower doses of radiation therapy for patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, with the goal of maintaining excellent tumor control but decreasing the risk of long-term side effects of treatment.

I also have an interest in genetic determinants of radiation sensitivity, predictors of local recurrence after surgery for lung cancer, radiation-induced lung injury, and the role of radiation therapy in advanced (stage III-IV) diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and Hodgkin lymphoma.

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, 2002
  • B.S., Brigham Young University, 1998

Publications

Raman, Vignesh, Oliver K. Jawitz, Marcelo Cerullo, Soraya L. Voigt, Kristen E. Rhodin, Chi-Fu Jeffrey Yang, Thomas A. D’Amico, David H. Harpole, Christopher R. Kelsey, and Betty C. Tong. “Tumor Size, Histology, and Survival after Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy and Sublobar Resection in Node-negative Non-small Cell Lung Cancer.” Ann Surg Publish Ahead of Print (January 7, 2021). https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000004730.

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Chodavadia, Parth A., Corbin D. Jacobs, Frances Wang, Joseph K. Salama, Chris R. Kelsey, Jeffrey M. Clarke, Neal E. Ready, and Jordan A. Torok. “Synergy between early-incorporation immunotherapy and extracranial radiotherapy in metastatic non-small cell lung cancer.” Transl Lung Cancer Res 10, no. 1 (January 2021): 261–73. https://doi.org/10.21037/tlcr-20-537.

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Fairchild, Andrew, Chad M. McCall, Taofik Oyekunle, Donna Niedzwiecki, Colin Champ, Matthew McKinney, and Chris R. Kelsey. “Primary Mediastinal (Thymic) Large B-Cell Lymphoma: Fidelity of Diagnosis Using WHO Criteria.” Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk, December 30, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clml.2020.12.015.

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Price, J. G., D. Niedzwiecki, C. E. Champ, C. R. Kelsey, J. K. Salama, and Moravan M. J. Jr. “Effective pain control with very low dose palliative radiotherapy for multiple myeloma patients with painful osseous lesions.” In International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, 108:S167–68, 2020.

Scholars@Duke

Kim, G. J., E. D. Buckley, J. Herndon, K. J. Allen, T. Dale, J. Adamson, L. Lay, et al. “Outcomes In Patients With 4-10 Brain Metastases Treated With Dose-Adapted Single-Isocenter Multitarget Stereotactic Radiosurgery: A Prospective Study.” In International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, 108:E727–28, 2020.

Scholars@Duke

Kirkpatrick, J. P., J. Crapo, S. R. Floyd, Torok J. A. Jr, H. Franklin, C. K. Anders, C. R. Kelsey, et al. “Preserving Neurocognition Without Compromising Tumor Control During Whole-Brain Radiotherapy Therapy In Patients With Numerous Brain Metastases Via A Novel Superoxide Dismutase Mimetic: Initial Safety Lead-In And Design Of A Clinical Trial.” In International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, 108:E719–E719, 2020.

Scholars@Duke

Fairchild, A., C. McCall, D. Niedzwiecki, and C. R. Kelsey. “Primary Mediastinal (Thymic) Large B-cell Lymphoma: The Working Diagnosis vs WHO Classification Criteria.” In International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, 108:E762–E762, 2020.

Scholars@Duke

Rankine, L. J., Z. Wang, E. Bier, C. R. Kelsey, L. B. Marks, B. Driehuys, and S. K. Das. “Pulmonary Gas Exchange-guided Functional Avoidance Treatment Planning for Thoracic Radiation Therapy Using Hyperpolarized Xe-129 Magnetic Resonance Imaging.” In International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, 108:S102–3, 2020.

Scholars@Duke

Price, J. G., L. Shantzer, C. D. Jacobs, A. Singh, A. Mara, D. Niedzwiecki, J. Clarke, C. R. Kelsey, J. K. Salama, and Torok J. A. Jr. “Radiation Therapy and Immune Checkpoint Inhibition in Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Determining Toxicity and Efficacy of Combination Treatment.” In International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, 108:E149–50, 2020.

Scholars@Duke

Ackerson, B., Q. Wu, O. I. Craciunescu, D. Niedzwiecki, T. Oyekunle, and C. R. Kelsey. “Treatment of Mycosis Fungoides using a Recumbent Total Skin Electron Beam Technique: A Comparison of Dosimetric and Clinical Outcomes.” In International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, 108:S167–S167, 2020.

Scholars@Duke

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