Please see below for recent publications from our faculty and trainees. Coming soon: Publications from Duke Radiation Oncology alumni.

Faculty and Trainee Publications by Month

Harkenrider M, Fields E, Chopra S, Damast S, Kidd EA, Chino J. Recent Key Studies in Cancers of the Uterine Corpus and Cervix: New Updates in Immunotherapy, the Microbiome, Bone Density, Quantifying Lymphovascular Invasion, and Hypofractionated Pelvic Radiation Therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2023 Feb 1;115(2):269-275. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2022.07.1833. PMID: 36621226.

Subashi E, Feng L, Liu Y, Robertson S, Segars P, Driehuys B, Kelsey CR, Yin FF, Otazo R, Cai J. View-sharing for 4D magnetic resonance imaging with randomized projection-encoding enables improvements of respiratory motion imaging for treatment planning in abdominothoracic radiotherapy. Phys Imaging Radiat Oncol. 2023 Jan 2;25:100409. doi: 10.1016/j.phro.2022.12.006. PMID: 36655213; PMCID: PMC9841273.

Barnes JM, Graboyes EM, Adjei Boakye E, Schootman M, Chino JP, Moss HA, Mowery YM, Osazuwa-Peters N. Insurance Coverage and Forgoing Medical Appointments Because of Cost Among Cancer Survivors After 2016. JCO Oncol Pract. 2023 Jan 12:OP2200587. doi: 10.1200/OP.22.00587. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36649493.

Meltsner SG, Rodrigues A, Materin MA, Kirsch DG, Craciunescu O. Transitioning from a COMS-based plaque brachytherapy program to using eye physics plaques and plaque simulator treatment planning system: A single institutional experience. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2023 Jan 13:e13902. doi: 10.1002/acm2.13902. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36637797.

Liveringhouse CL, Latifi K, Asous AG, Lam NB, Rosenberg SA, Dilling TJ, MacMillan GV, Chiappori AA, Haura EB, Creelan B, Gray JE, Tanvetyanon T, Shafique MR, Saltos AN, Weiner AA, Clarke J, Kelsey CR, Kim S, Caudell JJ, Rose TA, Conejo-Garcia JR, Li J, Schell MJ, Antonia SJ, Perez BA. Dose Limiting Pulmonary Toxicity in a Phase I/II Study of Radiation and Chemotherapy with Ipilimumab followed by Nivolumab for Patients with Stage III Unresectable Non-small Cell Lung Cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2023 Jan 16:S0360-3016(23)00046-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2023.01.006. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36657497.

Kierans AS, Lafata KJ, Ludwig DR, Burke LMB, Chernyak V, Fowler KJ, Fraum TJ, McGinty KA, McInnes MDF, Mendiratta-Lala M, Cunha GM, Allen BC, Hecht EM, Jaffe TA, Kalisz KR, Ranathunga DS, Wildman-Tobriner B, Cardona DM, Aslam A, Gaur S, Bashir MR. Comparing Survival Outcomes of Patients With LI-RADS-M Hepatocellular Carcinomas and Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinomas. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2023 Jan;57(1):308-317. doi: 10.1002/jmri.28218. Epub 2022 May 5. PMID: 35512243.

Raman V, Jawitz OK, Cerullo M, Voigt SL, Rhodin KE, Yang CJ, D'Amico TA, Harpole DH, Kelsey CR, Tong BC. Tumor Size, Histology, and Survival After Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy and Sublobar Resection in Node-negative Non-small Cell Lung Cancer. Ann Surg. 2022 Dec 1;276(6):e1000-e1007. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004730. Epub 2021 Jan 7. PMID: 33417330.

Ginn JS, Gay HA, Hilliard J, Shah J, Mistry N, Möhler C, Hugo GD, Hao Y. A clinical and time savings evaluation of a deep learning automatic contouring algorithm. Med Dosim. 2022 Dec 20:S0958-3947(22)00093-0. doi: 10.1016/j.meddos.2022.11.001. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36550000.

Zhao C, Duan Y, Yang D. Contour interpolation by deep learning approach. J Med Imaging (Bellingham). 2022 Nov;9(6):064003. doi: 10.1117/1.JMI.9.6.064003. Epub 2022 Dec 21. PMID: 36569410; PMCID: PMC9768435.

Wang Y, Li X, Konanur M, Konkel B, Seyferth E, Brajer N, Liu JG, Bashir MR, Lafata KJ. Towards optimal deep fusion of imaging and clinical data via a model-based description of fusion quality. Med Phys. 2022 Dec 22. doi: 10.1002/mp.16181. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36548913.

Kowalchuk RO, Mullikin TC, Florez M, De BS, Spears GM, Rose PS, Siontis BL, Kim DK, Costello BA, Morris JM, Marion JT, Johnson-Tesch BA, Gao RW, Shiraishi S, Lucido JJ, Trifiletti DM, Olivier KR, Owen D, Stish BJ, Waddle MR, Laack NN, Park SS, Brown PD, Ghia AJ, Merrell KW. Development and validation of a recursive partitioning analysis-based pretreatment decision-making tool identifying ideal candidates for spine stereotactic body radiation therapy. Cancer. 2022 Dec 26.

McDuff SGR, Blitzblau RC. Optimizing Adjuvant Treatment Recommendations for Older Women with Biologically Favorable Breast Cancer: Short-Course Radiation or Long-Course Endocrine Therapy? Curr Oncol. 2022 Dec 27;30(1):392-400. doi: 10.3390/curroncol30010032. PMID: 36661681; PMCID: PMC9857309.

Fecteau R, Lee WR. The importance of body composition in patients with prostate cancer receiving radiotherapy. Cancer. 2022 Dec 29.

Meltsner SG, Kirsch DG, Materin MA, Kim Y, Sheng Y, Craciunescu O. Dual-source strength seed loading for eye plaque brachytherapy using eye physics eye plaques: A feasibility study. Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy. 2022 Dec 30;14(6):590-600. doi:10.5114/jcb.2022.123979.

Quaranta B. The backward glance. Christ J Glob Health. Dec 2022; 9(2):34.

Carpenter DJ, Stephens SJ, Ayala-Peacock DN, Shenker RF, Raffi J, Meltsner SG, Craciunescu O, Chino JP. What is appropriate target delineation for MRI-based brachytherapy for medically inoperable endometrial cancer? Brachytherapy. 2022 Nov 2:S1538-4721(22)00322-1. doi: 10.1016/j.brachy.2022.10.001. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36335036.

Zhang X, Zhou F, Liu B, Xiong T, Bai X, Wu Q. Does radiation therapy need more than two photon energies from Linac? Front Oncol. 2022 Nov 3;12:1009553. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2022.1009553. PMID: 36408155; PMCID: PMC9669309.

Soares RB, Manguinhas R, Costa JG, Saraiva N, Gil N, Rosell R, Camões SP, Batinic-Haberle I, Spasojevic I, Castro M, Miranda JP, Amaro F, Pinto J, Fernandes AS, Guedes de Pinho P, Oliveira NG. MnTnHex-2-PyP5+ Displays Anticancer Properties and Enhances Cisplatin Effects in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Cells. Antioxidants (Basel). 2022 Nov 7;11(11):2198. doi: 10.3390/antiox11112198. PMID: 36358570.

Ackerson BG, Sperduto W, D'Anna R, Niedzwiecki D, Christensen J, Patel P, Mullikin TC, Kelsey CR. Divergent Interpretations of Imaging after Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Lung Cancer. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2022 Nov 11:S1879-8500(22)00334-4. doi: 10.1016/j.prro.2022.09.006. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36375770.

Liu Y, Kramer JR, Sandulache VC, Yu R, Li G, Chen L, Yusuf ZI, Shi Y, Pyarajan S, Tsavachidis S, Jiao L, Mierzwa ML, Chiao E, Mowery YM, Shuman A, Shete S, Sikora AG, White DL. Immunogenetic Determinants of Susceptibility to Head and Neck Cancer in the Million Veteran Program Cohort. Cancer Res. 2022 Nov 15:CAN-22-1641. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-22-1641. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36378845.

Saif A, Verbus EA, Sarvestani AL, Teke ME, Lambdin J, Hernandez JM, Kirsch DG. A Randomized Trial of Pembrolizumab & Radiotherapy Versus Radiotherapy in High-Risk Soft Tissue Sarcoma of the Extremity (SU2C-SARC032). Ann Surg Oncol. 2022 Nov 17. doi: 10.1245/s10434-022-12762-z. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36396869.

Blocker SJ, Morrison S, Everitt JI, Cook J, Luo S, Watts TL, Mowery YM. Whole-slide cytometric feature mapping for distinguishing tumor genomic subtypes in HNSCC whole slide images. Am J Pathol. 2022 Nov 19:S0002-9440(22)00362-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2022.11.004. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36414086.

Noteware L, Broadwater G, Dalal N, Alder L, Herndon Ii JE, Floyd S, Giles W, Van Swearingen AED, Anders CK, Sammons S. Brain metastasis as the first and only metastatic relapse site portends worse survival in patients with advanced HER2 + breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2022 Nov 20. doi: 10.1007/s10549-022-06799-7. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36403183.

Zhang Z, Liu J, Yang D, Kamilov US, Hugo GD. Deep learning-based motion compensation for four-dimensional cone-beam computed tomography (4D-CBCT) reconstruction. Med Phys. 2022 Nov 22. doi: 10.1002/mp.16103. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36412165.

Yang Z, Lafata KJ, Chen X, Bowsher J, Chang Y, Wang C, Yin FF. Quantification of lung function on CT images based on pulmonary radiomic filtering. Med Phys. 2022 Nov;49(11):7278-7286. doi: 10.1002/mp.15837. Epub 2022 Jul 10. PMID: 35770964.

Stacchiotti S, Maria Frezza A, Demetri GD, Blay JY, Bajpai J, Baldi GG, Baldini EH, Benjamin RS, Bonvalot S, Bovée JVMG, Callegaro D, Casali PG, D'Angelo SP, Davis EJ, Dei Tos AP, Demicco EG, Desai J, Dileo P, Eriksson M, Gelderblom H, George S, Gladdy RA, Gounder MM, Gupta AA, Haas R, Hayes A, Hohenberger P, Jones KB, Jones RL, Kasper B, Kawai A, Kirsch DG, Kleinerman ES, Le Cesne A, Maestro R, Martin Broto J, Maki RG, Miah AB, Palmerini E, Patel SR, Raut CP, Razak ARA, Reed DR, Rutkowski P, Sanfilippo RG, Sbaraglia M, Schaefer IM, Strauss DC, Strauss SJ, Tap WD, Thomas DM, Trama A, Trent JC, van der Graaf WTA, van Houdt WJ, von Mehren M, Wilky BA, Fletcher CDM, Gronchi A, Miceli R, Wagner AJ. Retrospective observational studies in ultra-rare sarcomas: A consensus paper from the Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS) community of experts on the minimum requirements for the evaluation of activity of systemic treatments. Cancer Treat Rev. 2022 Nov;110:102455. doi: 10.1016/j.ctrv.2022.102455. Epub 2022 Aug 18. PMID: 36031697.

Bokhari RS, Beheshti A, Blutt SE, Bowles DE, Brenner D, Britton R, Bronk L, Cao X, Chatterjee A, Clay DE, Courtney C, Fox DT, Gaber MW, Gerecht S, Grabham P, Grosshans D, Guan F, Jezuit EA, Kirsch DG, Liu Z, Maletic-Savatic M, Miller KM, Montague RA, Nagpal P, Osenberg S, Parkitny L, Pierce NA, Porada C, Rosenberg SM, Sargunas P, Sharma S, Spangler J, Tavakol DN, Thomas D, Vunjak-Novakovic G, Wang C, Whitcomb L, Young DW, Donoviel D. Looking on the horizon; potential and unique approaches to developing radiation countermeasures for deep space travel. Life Sci Space Res (Amst). 2022 Nov;35:105-112. doi: 10.1016/j.lssr.2022.08.003. Epub 2022 Aug 7. PMID: 36336356.

Lay LM, Chuang KC, Wu Y, Giles W, Adamson J. Virtual patient-specific QA with DVH-based metrics. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2022 Nov;23(11):e13639. doi: 10.1002/acm2.13639. Epub 2022 May 15. PMID: 35570395; PMCID: PMC9680566.

Padilla L, Garcia DT, Rodrigues A, Hyun M. Training for the future: Introducing foundational skills necessary to promote patient-centered care practice in medical physics graduate programs. Tech Innov Patient Support Radiat Oncol. 2022 Oct 1;24:54-58. doi: 10.1016/j.tipsro.2022.09.009. PMID: 36217347; PMCID: PMC9547290.

Wang EC, Lee WR, Armstrong AJ. Second generation anti-androgens and androgen deprivation therapy with radiation therapy in the definitive management of high-risk prostate cancerProstate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2022 Oct 6. doi: 10.1038/s41391-022-00598-3. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36203051.

Jiang Z, Sun L, Yao W, Wu QJ, Xiang L, Ren L. 3D in vivo dose verification in prostate proton therapy with deep learning-based proton-acoustic imaging. Phys Med Biol. 2022 Oct 7. doi: 10.1088/1361-6560/ac9881. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36206745.

Burmeister JW, Busse NC, Cetnar AJ, Howell RR, Jeraj R, Jones AK, King SH, Matthews KL 2nd, Montemayor VJ, Newhauser W, Rodrigues AE, Samei E, Turkington TV, Gronberg MP, Loughery B, Roth AR, Joiner MC, Jackson EF, Naine PA, Kim LH. Academic program recommendations for graduate degrees in medical physics: AAPM Report No. 365 (Revision of Report No. 197). J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2022 Oct;23(10):e13792. doi: 10.1002/acm2.13792. Epub 2022 Oct 8. PMID: 36208145; PMCID: PMC9588271.

DeFreitas MR, Toronka A, Nedrud MA, Cubberley S, Zaki IH, Konkel B, Uronis HE, Palta M, Blazer DG, Lafata KJ, Bashir MR. CT-derived body composition measurements as predictors for neoadjuvant treatment tolerance and survival in gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2022 Oct 9. doi: 10.1007/s00261-022-03695-y. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36209446.

Borchmann S, Selenz C, Lohmann M, Ludwig H, Gassa A, Brägelmann J, Lohneis P, Meder L, Mattlener J, Breid S, Nill M, Fassunke J, Wisdom AJ, Compes A, Gathof B, Alakus H, Kirsch D, Hekmat K, Büttner R, Reinhardt HC, Hallek M, Ullrich RT. Tripartite antigen-agnostic combination immunotherapy cures established poorly immunogenic tumors. J Immunother Cancer. 2022 Oct;10(10):e004781. doi: 10.1136/jitc-2022-004781. PMID: 36223955; PMCID: PMC9562723.

Schaal JL, Bhattacharyya J, Brownstein J, Strickland KC, Kelly G, Saha S, Milligan J, Banskota S, Li X, Liu W, Kirsch DG, Zalutsky MR, Chilkoti A. Brachytherapy via a depot of biopolymer-bound 131I synergizes with nanoparticle paclitaxel in therapy-resistant pancreatic tumours. Nat Biomed Eng. 2022 Oct;6(10):1148-1166. doi: 10.1038/s41551-022-00949-4. Epub 2022 Oct 19. PMID: 36261625.

Moris D, Palta M, Kim C, Allen PJ, Morse MA, Lidsky ME. Advances in the treatment of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: An overview of the current and future therapeutic landscape for clinicians. CA Cancer J Clin. 2022 Oct 19. doi: 10.3322/caac.21759. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36260350.

Li X, Ge Y, Wu Q, Wang C, Sheng Y, Wang W, Stephens H, Yin FF, Wu QJ. Input feature design and its impact on the performance of deep learning models for predicting fluence maps in intensity-modulated radiation therapy. Phys Med Biol. 2022 Oct 21;67(21). doi: 10.1088/1361-6560/ac9882. PMID: 36206747.

Fairchild AT, Salama JK, Wiggins WF, Ackerson BG, Fecci PE, Kirkpatrick JP, Floyd SR, Godfrey DJ. A Deep Learning-Based Computer Aided Detection (CAD) System for Difficult-to-Detect Brain Metastases. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2022 Oct 21:S0360-3016(22)03392-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2022.09.068. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36289038.

Carpenter DJ, Natarajan B, Arshad M, Natesan D, Schultz O, Moravan MJ, Read C, Lafata KJ, Giles W, Fecci P, Mullikin TC, Reitman ZJ, Kirkpatrick JP, Floyd SR, Chmura SJ, Hong JC, Salama JK. Prognostic Model for Intracranial Progression after Stereotactic Radiosurgery: A Multicenter Validation Study. Cancers (Basel). 2022 Oct 22;14(21):5186. doi: 10.3390/cancers14215186. PMID: 36358606; PMCID: PMC9657742.

Janes JL, Boyer MJ, Bennett JP, Thomas VM, De Hoedt AM, Edwards V DK, Singla PK, Abran JM, Aboushwareb T, Salama JK, Freedland SJ. The 17-Gene Genomic Prostate Score Test Is Prognostic for Outcomes After Primary External Beam Radiation Therapy in Men With Clinically Localized Prostate CancerInt J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2022 Oct 25: ISSN 0360-3016.

Curcuru AN, Kim T, Yang D, Gach HM. Real-time B0 compensation during gantry rotation in a 0.35-T MRI-Linac. Med Phys. 2022 Oct;49(10):6451-6460. doi: 10.1002/mp.15892. Epub 2022 Aug 8. PMID: 35906957.

Jiang Z, Chang Y, Zhang Z, Yin FF, Ren L. Fast four-dimensional cone-beam computed tomography reconstruction using deformable convolutional networks. Med Phys. 2022 Oct;49(10):6461-6476. doi: 10.1002/mp.15806. Epub 2022 Jun 22. PMID: 35713411; PMCID: PMC9588592.

Kovach AR, Oristian KM, Kirsch DG, Bentley RC, Cheng C, Chen X, Chen PH, Chi JA, Linardic CM. Identification and targeting of a HES1-YAP1-CDKN1C functional interaction in fusion-negative rhabdomyosarcoma. Mol Oncol. 2022 Oct;16(20):3587-3605. doi: 10.1002/1878-0261.13304. Epub 2022 Aug 29. PMID: 36037042; PMCID: PMC9580881.

Lee YC, Kim Y. Field output correction factors of stereotactic cones for a diode detector: Dependence on cone size, measurement setup, reference field size and photon energy. J Radiosurg SBRT. 2022;8(2):127-136. PMID: 36275130; PMCID: PMC9489070.

Mercer-Smith AR, Buckley A, Valdivia A, Jiang W, Thang M, Bell N, Kumar RJ, Bomba HN, Woodell AS, Luo J, Floyd SR, Hingtgen SD. Next-generation Tumor-homing Induced Neural Stem Cells as an Adjuvant to Radiation for the Treatment of Metastatic Lung Cancer. Stem Cell Rev Rep. 2022 Oct;18(7):2474-2493. doi: 10.1007/s12015-022-10375-3. Epub 2022 Apr 19. PMID: 35441348.

Faculty and Trainee Publications