University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

Resident Abstracts

2014

50th Annual American Society Clinical Oncologists (ASCO) Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 30- June 3, 2014

  • Kabolizadeh P, Rajagopalan, M. Patterns of Care for Omission of Radiation Therapy for Elderly Women with Early Stage Breast Cancer Receiving Hormonal Therapy. Accepted as poster discussion

96th Annual American Radium Society (ARS) Meeting, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, April 26-29, 2014

  • Rajagopalan M, Flickinger JC, Heron DE, Beriwal S. Changing Practice Patterns for Breast Cancer Radiotherapy with Clinical Pathways: An Analysis of Hypofractionation in a Large, Integrated Cancer Center Network. Accepted as oral presentation with Travel award
  • Vargo JA, Heron DE, Huq S. 4Pi Noncoplanar Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in Head and Neck Cancers. Accepted as a poster
  • Kabolizadeh P, Berhane H. Simultaneous Integrated Boost-Intensity Modulated Radiation Treatment in Head and Neck Cancer: Outcomes From a Single Institution Series. Accepted as a poster discussion

American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA April 3-5, 2014

  • Gill BS, Kim H, Houser C, Olsen A. 3D Conformal Brachytherapy for Inoperable Endometrial Carcinoma: Discrepancies Between CTV EQD2 Values and Local Control. Accepted as oral presentation with a Travel Award
  • Gill BS, Kim H, Houser C, Kelley J, Sukumvanich P, Edwards R, Comerci J, Olawaiye A, Huang M, Courtney-Brooks M, Beriwal S. Extended clinical outcomes for 3D high dose rate intracavitary brachytherapy with MRI-based planning for treatment of cervical cancer. Accepted as an oral presentation
  • Vargo JA, Berhane H, Kim H, Houser C, Sukuvanich P, Olawaiya A, Edwards R, Kivak T, Comerci J, Beriwal S. Image-Based High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy Salvage for Vaginal Recurrences of Endometrial Cancer: the Interplay of PORTEC 1 Risk Stratification. Accepted as a poster discussion
  • Vargo JA, Kim H, Houser C, Beriwal S. Clinical Outcomes for 3-Dimensional High-Dose-Rate Vaginal Brachytherapy Using an Intravaginal Multichannel Cylinder: Improving Dosimetry to Decrease Toxicity for Primary and Recurrent Vaginal Cancers. Accepted as a poster discussion
  • Rajagopalan MS, Beriwal S, Smith RP, Houser C, Benoit RM. Six-Year Biochemical Outcome in Patients Treated with Cs-131 Brachytherapy as Monotherapy for Prostate Cancer. Accepted as oral presentation
  • Xu KM, Rajagopalan MS, Lin J, Sukumvanich P, Krivak TC, Beriwal S. Trends in the Utilization of Brachytherapy Boost in Vaginal Cancer in the United States. Accepted as Plenary Presentation

The ASTRO Head and Neck Symposium, Scottsdale, AZ, February 20-22, 2014

  • Vargo JA, Ferris R, Clump DA, Heron DE. Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy + Cetuximab as Primary Treatment for Elderly Patients with Medically-Inoperable Head and Neck Cancer. Accepted as poster presentation

2013

56th Annual ASTRO Meeting, Atlanta, GA, September 22-25, 2013

  • Vargo, JA, Bhargava, R, Beriwal S. The Role of Radiation Therapy in Primary and Radiation Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast: Impact on Patterns of Failure. Accepted as poster presentation
  • Vargo JA, Ferris, R, Grandis, J, Duvvuri U, Johnson J, Ohr, J, Clump DA, Burton S, Heron DE. Post-operative Adjuvant Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) ± Cetuximab Following Salvage Surgery in Head and Neck Cancer. Accepted as poster presentation
  • Kabolizadeh P, Beriwal S. Are RTOG Para-aortic Contouring Guidelines for Pancreatic Neoplasm Applicable to Other Malignancies – Assessment of Nodal Distribution in Gynecological Malignancies Accepted as oral presentation
  • Gill BS, Beriwal S, Kim H, Houser, C. Clinical outcomes for 3D high dose rate intracavitary brachytherapy with MR-based planning for the treatment of cervical cancer. Accepted as oral presentation
  • Rajagopalan MS, Clump, DA, Flickinger JC, Petro D, Burton S. Initial Report of a Prospective Phase II Study of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) in Patient with Oligometastatic Disease. Accepted as poster presentation

18th Annual Society for Neuro-oncology Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 22-24, 2013

  • Gill BS, Peskorski DM, Lalonde R, Flickinger JC, Huq S. Hypofractionated re-irradiation of recurrent enhancing gliomas with 35 Gy: Can 20 Gy be delivered to surrounding T2 edema safely? Accepted as poster presentation

95th Annual American Radium Society (ARS) Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, April 27-May 1, 2013

  • Extent of peri-lesional edema differentiates radionecrosis from tumor recurrence following stereotactic radiosurgery for brain metastasis. Leeman JE, Heron DE, Clump DA, Flickinger JC, Mintz AH, Burton SA. Accepted as oral presentation
  • David A. Clump, MD, PhD – Travel Grant Awarded

American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 18-20, 2013

  • Dosimetric comparison of Multi-channel vaginal cylinder High Dose Rate brachytherapy (HDR) to one single channel vaginal cylinder for patients with vaginal cancer. Kim H, Kim CH, Houser CJ, Vargo JA, Beriwal S.
  • Feasibility of Diffusion Weighted Imaging in Assessing Tumor Response in Patients with Cervical Cancer Undergoing 3D MRI Guided High Dose-Rate Brachytherapy Kabolizadeh P, Rajagopalan MS, Kim H, Houser C, Hosseinzadeh K, Beriwal S. Oral presentation
  • Peyman Kabolizadeh, MD, PhD – Travel Grant Awarded
  • Five-Year Biochemical Outcome in Patients Treated with Cs-131 Brachytherapy as Monotherapy for Prostate Cancer. Rajagopalan MS, Beriwal S, Smith RP, Houser C, Benoit RM
  • Three-Dimensional Image-Based High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy Salvage for Recurrent Endometrial Cancer. Vargo JA, Beriwal S, Kim H, Houser C, Sukumvanich P, Olawayie A, Richards S, Kelley JC, Edwards RP, Krivak TC. Oral presentation
  • Extended Outcomes Following Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation using MammoSite Balloon-Based System. Verma V, Vargo JA, Heron DE, Kim H, Beriwal S.

Radiosurgery Society The SRS/SBRT Scientific Meeting, Carlsbad, CA, February 20-23, 2013

  • Salvage Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) for Medically-Inoperable Patients with NSCLC following RFA. Kabolizadeh P, Horne Z, Shah S, Clump DA, Vargo JA, Heron DE, Quinn A, Burton S, Abbas G, Schuchert MJ. Oral presentation
  • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy Salvage for Locally-Recurrent Central Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancers Vargo JA, Lehman J, Clump DA, Schuchert M, Christie N, Heron DE, Quinn A, Burton S. Oral presentation
  • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Recurrent Oropharyngeal Cancer - Influence of HPV and Smoking History Clump DA, Vargo JA, Rwigema JC, Davis K, Ferris R, Heron DE, Quinn A, Burton S. Oral presentation

23rd Annual Meeting American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO), San Antonio, TX, February 14-16, 2013

  • Dosimetric Definitions of Lung Volumes in Calculating Parameters for Radiation Induced Pneumonitis. Kabolizadeh P, Kalash R, Heron DE, Beriwal S.
  • Salvage Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Local Failures after Sublobar Resection with I-125 Vicryl Mesh Brachytherapy. Gill BS, Clump DA, Vargo JA, Heron DE, Schuchert MJ, Christie NA, Burton SA.
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Early-Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Location Matters. Horne ZD, Clump DA, Shah S, Vargo JA, Beriwal SD, Burton SA, Christie NA, Schuchert MJ, Landreneau RJ, Pennathur A, Luketich JD, Heron DE.

The Cancer Imaging and Radiation Therapy Symposium , Orlando, FL, February 8-9, 2013

  • Horne ZD, Clump DA, Shah S, Vargo JA, Beriwal S, Burton SA, Chirstie NA, Schuchert MJ, Landreneau RJ, Pennathur A, Lukitch JD, Heron DE. Pretreatment SUVmax as a Marker for Progression-Free Survival in Stage I NSCLC following RFA. Oral presentation

10th GI ASCO Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Jan 24-27, 2013

  • Radiosurgery vs Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Octogenarians with Pancreatic Cancer. Hogg ME, Kim CH, Boone BA, Lee KK, Moser AJ, Bartlett DL, Heron DE, Burton SA, Zeh HJ, Zureikat AH.

2012

17th Annual Society for Neuro-oncology Meeting, Washington, DC, November 15-18, 2012

  • T1/T2 match and high FLAIR lesion-to-edema ratio identify recurrence of brain metastases treated with stereotactic radiosurgery. Leeman JE, Clump DA, Flickinger JC, Burton SA, Mintz AH, Heron DE.

55th Annual ASTRO Meeting, Boston, MA, Oct 28-31, 2012

  • Is there a secondary spike in urinary symptoms with Cs131 prostate brachytherapy? - A longitudinal analysis with patient reported EPIC survey and AUA score. Kim CH, Beriwal S, Benoit RM, Houser CJ, Smith RP.
  • Incidence and predictors of acute and chronic rectal bleeding as reported by patients through EPIC questionnaire for prostate brachytherapy using Cesium. Kim CH, Beriwal S, Benoit RM, Houser CJ, Smith RP.
  • Steroid prophylaxis prevents acute pain flare or swelling sensation following cervical spine stereotactic radiosurgery. Kim CH, Fu KY, Flickinger JC, Quader MA, Gerszten PC
  • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy in Treatment of Adenocarcinoma of Pancreas in Elderly Patients. Kim CH, Ling DC, Wegner RE, Heron DE, Zeh H, Moser AJ, Bahary N, Quinn A, Burton SA.
  • Pathologic Response with Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Borderline Resectable and Locally-Advanced Pancreatic Cancer. Rajagopalan MS, Heron DE, Zeh HJ, Moser AJ, Krasinskas AM, Quinn AE, Burton SA.
  • Treatment Duration > 2 Weeks Negatively Impacts Disease Control Following SBRT for Locally-Recurrent, Previously-Irradiated Head and Neck Cancers. Vargo JA, Heron DE, Ferris RL, Rwigema JCM, Wegner RE, Kalash R, Ohr J, Kubicek GJ, Burton S.
  • The Impact of Treatment Volume and Duration on Toxicity Following SBRT for Locally-Recurrent, Previously Irradiated Head and Neck Cancer. Vargo JA, Heron DE, Ferris RL, Rwigema JCM, Wegner RE, Kalash R, Ohr J, Kubicek GJ, Burton S
  • Fractionated Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Large brain metastases. Kabolizadeh P, Wegner RE, Rwigema JCM, Heron DE, Mintz AH, Burton S.
  • Linear Accelerator Based Stereotactic Radiosurgery for the Treatment of Brainstem Metastases. Leeman JA, Clump DA, Wegner RA, Burton SA, Mintz AH, and DE Heron.

6th International Congress of the World Federation of Skull Base Societies and the 10th European Skull Base Society Congress 2012, Brighton, England May 16-19, 2012

  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery for the treatment and palliation of base of skull metastases. Clump D, Wegner RE, Burton SA, Mintz, AH, and Heron DE Accepted Oral.

2012 World Congress of Brachytherapy (ABS), Barcelona, Spain May 10-12, 2012

  • Urethral Dosimetry and Toxicity with High Dose-Rate Interstitial Brachytherapy. Rajagopalan MS, Kannan N, Kim H, Houser C, Beriwal S.
  • Feasibility and Accuracy of T2 Signal Intensity Ratio and ADC Mapping in Assessment of Tumor Response for Patients Undergoing High Dose-Rate Brachytherapy for Cervical Cancer. Rajagopalan MS, Kim H, Houser C, Hosseinzadeh K, Beriwal S.
  • Feasibility of ADC Mapping in Assessment of Tumor Response and residual disease for Patients Undergoing MRI based High Dose-Rate Brachytherapy for Cervical Cancer. Rajagopalan MS,Hosseinzadeh K, Beriwal S.

American Radium Society Conference (ARS), Las Vegas, NV April 28-May 2, 2012

  • Dosimetric Parameters Predictive of Acute Gastrointestinal Toxicity in Patients with Anal Carcinoma Treated with Concurrent Chemotherapy and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy. Kabolizadeh P, DeFoe SG, Heron DE, Beriwal S. Accepted Oral
  • Peyman Kabolizadeh, MD, PhD – Young Oncologist Essay Award
  • Peyman Kabolizadeh, MD, PhD – Travel Grant Awarded
  • Reirradiation of Brain Metastases from Small Cell Lung Cancer with Linear Accelerator Based Stereotactic Radiosurgery. Wegner RE, Rwigema JC, Mintz A, Burton S, Heron D.
  • Recommendations for Post Mastectomy Radiation Therapy after Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy: An International Survey of Radiation Oncologists. Rajagopalan, MS Accepted Oral
  • Malolan Rajagopalan, MD – Travel Grant Awarded

American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO), Feb. 23-25 in Fort Myers, FL

  • Prospective Evaluation of Patient-Reported Quality-of-Life Outcomes Following SBRT ± Cetuximab for Locally-Recurrent, Previously-Irradiated Head-and-Neck Cancer. Vargo JA, Heron DE, Ferris RL, Rwigema JCM, Wegner RE, Kalash R, Ohr J, Kubicek GJ, Burton S. Accepted Poster
  • What is the right margin for target delineation in Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) for previously-irradiated, recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Wang K, Heron DE, Clump DA, Flickinger JC, Rwigema J-C, Ferris RL, Kubicek GJ, Ohr JP, Quinn AE, Ozhasoglu C, Branstetter BF. Accepted Oral Presentation with Poster

2011

American Society for Radiology Oncology (ASTRO), Miami, FL October 2-6, 2011

  • Analysis of metabolic patterns of recurrence on PET-CT for advanced head and neck cancer (HNC) patients treated definitively by IMRT: The Impact of using PET-CT for treatment planning and surveillance: preliminary results. Andrade RS, Kubicek GJ; Nelson AS; Nelson D; Heron DE. Accepted Poster
  • Contouring inguinal and femoral nodes – How much margin is needed around the vessels? Kim C, Kim H, Beriwal S. Accepted Oral
  • Dosimetric Analysis on Inter fractional Dose and Volume Change in Bladder and Rectum during Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy for Gynecological Cancers with Daily Cone Beam CT guidance. Kim H, Beriwal S, Parikh S, Houser C. Accepted Poster
  • Dosimetry and Early Clinical Outcomes of 3D Treatment Planning for High Dose Rate Brachytherapy of Medically Inoperable Endometrial Cancer. Olson AC, Beriwal S, Kim H, Houser C, Wegner R, Heron D, Richard S, Kelly J, Edwards R, Sukumvanich P, Zorn K, Krivak T, Olawaiye A. Accepted Poster
  • Quality Assurance Analysis of a Large Multicenter Practice: Does Increased Complexity of Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy Lead to Increased Error Frequency? Olson AC, Wegner RE, Scicutella C, Heron DE, Greenberger JC, Huq S, Bednarz G, Flickinger JC. Accepted Poster
  • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) for Presacral Recurrence of Rectal Cancer. Kabolizadeh P, Rwigema J-C, DeFoe SG, Heron DE, Ozhasoglu C, Quinn A, Burton SA. Accepted Poster
  • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) for Recurrent and Early-Stage Centrally-Located Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Clump DA, Wegner RE, Heron DE, Burton SA, Christie NA, Schuchert MJ, Abbas G. Accepted Poster
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery to the Resection Cavity of Brain Metastases. Rwigema J-C, Wegner RE, Mintz AH, Burton SA, Heron DE.MD FACRO. Accepted Poster “Foreign Language Poster Walk with a Professor” program on Monday, October 3 from 10:45 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • The Effect of Treatment Time on Outcome in Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer Brain Metastases treated with Stereotactic Radiosurgery. Kabolizadeh P, Wegner RE, Bernard M, Heron, Mintz AH, Burton SA. Accepted Poster

10TH Annual Congress International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society (ISRS), Paris, France May 8-12, 2011

  • Stereotactic radiosurgery for the treatment of melanoma brain metastases WEGNER Rodney*, REINEMAN Katharine, HERON Dwight , MINTZ Arlan, BURTON Steven Poster

American Association for Cancer Research, Orlando, FL April 2-6, 2011

  • Fractionated Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy as a Non-operative Salvage Strategy for Locally-Recurrent, Previously-Irradiated Non-Squamous Cell Cancers of the Head and Neck. Wegner RE, Vargo JA, Heron DE, Ferris RL, Burton S. Poster

American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO), San Diego, CA February 24-26, 2011

  • Fractionated SRS for large brain mets. Wegner RE, Rwigema JC, Heron DE, Mintz A, Burton S. Poster
  • Reirradiation with Radiosurgery for Recurrent Glioblastoma Multiforme: A Single Institution’s Retrospective Review. Wegner RE, Mintz AH, Heron DE, Burton SA. Poster
  • Stereotactic Radiiosurgery for the Tretment of Brain Metastases from Non-small Cell Lung Cancer. Rwigema J-C, Wegner R, Bernard M, Heron DE, Mintz AH, Burton SA. Poster
  • Fractionated Stereotactic Radiosurgery for the Treatment of Meningioma. Clump DA, Wegner RE, Bria C, Mintz AH, Heron DE, Burton SA. Poster

2010

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Chicago, IL, November 29-December 3, 2010

  • Evaluation of Treatment Outcome of the Patients with Anal Cancer Treated Using IMRT Technique: Radiobiological Study. Kehwar TS, Defoe GS, Beriwal S, Jones HA, Heron DE. Oral

Society for Neuro-Oncology, Montreal, Canada November 18-21, 2010

  • Definitive chemo-radiotherapy and salvage fractionated radiosurgery resulting in extended survival in an elderly female with a GBM. D. A. Clump, R. E. Wegner, D. E. Heron, S. A. Burton, A.H. Mintz Poster
  • The Src Activating Protein. AFAP is positioned to promote invasion in glioblastoma multiforme. Clump D, Engh J, Mintz A, Cunnick J, Flynn DC. Poster

International Conference on Radiation Biology, Chennai, India November 17-20, 2010

  • Novel Mitochondrial Targeted Radiation Mitigators. Rajagopalan MS, Rwigema J-C, Gokhale A, Glowacki J, Frantz M-C. Wipf P, Doemling A, Beck B, Wang W, Li S, Gao X, Epperly MW, Greenberger JS. Oral

American Society for Radiology Oncology (ASTRO), San Diego, CA October 31-November 4, 2010

  • Comparison of Whole versus Partial Vertebral Body Radiosurgery for Spinal Metastases: The Experience of a Single Institution. Patel VE, Wegner RE, Heron DE, Flickinger JC, Mintz AH, Burton SA, Gerszten P, Huq MS. Poster
  • Dosimetric Parameters Are Predictive of Acute Gastrointestinal Toxicity in Patients Treated with Concurrent Chemotherapy and Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy for Anal Carcinoma. DeFoe SG, Kehwar TS, Beriwal S, Won S, Jones H, Heron DE. Oral
  • PET/CT Based Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy and Concurrent Chemoradiation Therapy for Anal Carcinoma – Preliminary Results. Andrade RA, Gillianne; G, Beriwal S, Heron DE. Oral
  • Stereotactic Body Radiosurgery is a Safe and Efficacious Treatment Modality following RFA for Medically Inoperable NSCLC. Clump DA, Wegner RE, Heron DE, Abbas R, Schuchert MJ, Landreneau RJ, Luketich MJ, Burton SA. Poster
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery to the Resection Cavity of Brain Metastases . Rwigema J-C M, Wegner RE, Heron DE, Mintz AH. J. Novotny Jr., J.P. Bhatnagar, M.S. Huq Poster

2010 American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL May 12-15, 2010

  • Mitochondrial Targeting Nitroxide JP4,039 Ameliorates Irradiation-induced Delay in Bone Wound Healing in Mice and May Have Therapeutic Role for Acute Fractures in the Elderly. Rwigema J, Gokhale AS, Epperly M, Glowacki J, Wang H, Smith T, Patrene K, Wipf P, Greenberger JS. Poster

Pennsylvania Radiologic Society, Pittsburgh, PA May 8, 2010

  • SRS for Patients with Brain Metastases from Small Cell Lung Cancer. Wegner RE, Olson A, Flickinger J, Kondziolka D, Lunsford D, Niranjan A. Oral

American Radium Society (ARS), Cancun, Mexico, May 1-5, 2010

  • Outcome Analysis of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy and Concurrent Chemoradiation Therapy for Anal Carcinoma in a NCI Designated Integrated Cancer Center Network. DeFoe SG, Beriwal S, Jones H, Rakfal S, Heron DE, Smith R. Oral

American Brachytherapy Society (ABS), Atlanta, GA April 29-May 1, 2010

  • 3D treatment planning for medically inoperable endometrial cancer: dosimetric analysis and early clinical outcomes. Olson AC, Beriwal S, Kim H, Houser C, Wegner RE, Heron DE, Richard SD, Kelly JL, Edwards RP, Sukumvanich P, Zorn KK, Krivak TK, Olawaiye AB. Oral

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), Washington, DC April 17-21, 2010

  • Mitochondrial Targeted Nitroxide JP4-039 Ameliorates Irradiation-induced Delay in Bone Wound Healing and Inhibits Orthotopic Tumor Growth. Rwigema JC, Gokhale AS, Epperly M, Glowacki J, Dixon T, Patrene K, Roodman GD, Wipf P, Greenberger JS. Poster
  • Esophageal Administration of Manganese Superoxide Dismutate Plasmid Liposomes (MnSOD-PL) Reverses Thoracic Irradiation Sensitivity of Nitric Oxide Synthase One Homologous Recombinant Negative (NOS1 -/-) Mouse. Rajagopalan MS, Rwigema J-C, Stone B, Epperly MW, Goff J, Dixon T, Franciola D, Greenberger JS. Poster
  • Manganese Superoxide Dismutase Plasmid/Lipid Complex (MnSOD-PL) and Manganese Superoxide Dismutase Plasmid/Liposome Complex (MnSOD-PL) Ameliorates Irradiation-Induced Delay in Bone Wound Healing. Rwigema J-C, Gokhale AS, Epperly M, Glowacki J, Dixon T, Patrene K, Roodman GD, Wipf P, Greenberger JS. Poster

American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO), Lake Buena Vista, FL February 25-27, 2010

  • Staged Stereotactic Irradiation for Treatment of Glomus Jugulare Tumors. Wegner RE, Rodriguez K, Heron DE, Burton S, Ferris R, Hirsch B. Poster
  • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for the Treatment of Adrenal Metastases: A Retrospective Review. Torok JA, Wegner RE, Burton SA and Heron DE. Poster

2009

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Chicago, IL, November 29-December 4, 2009

  • A Quality Assurance Analysis of Reported Events for a Single Institution’s Radiation Oncology Department. Olson AC, Wegner RE, Scicutella C, Heron DE, Bednarz G, Huq MS, Flickinger JC. Poster - Travel Grant Award

American Society for Radiology Oncology (ASTRO), Chicago, IL November 1-5, 2009

  • Potentially Lethal Damage Repair is Enhanced by the Mitochondrial Targeted Nitroxide JP4-039. Rajagopalan MS, Gupta K, Epperly MW, Franicola D, Zhang X, Wang H, Zhar H, Vladimir AT, Kagan VE, Wipf P, Kanal A, Greenberger JS. Poster
  • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) in the Treatment of Locally-advanced, Recurrent and Unresectable Pancreatic Cancer. Rwigema JSM, Parikh SD, Burton SA, Quinn AE, Bahary N, Moser AJ, Zeh HJ, Lembersky B, Howell M, Heron DE. Poster
  • What do Patients Want from Their Radiation Oncologist? Final Results from a Prospective Randomized Trial. Bhatnagar A, Land SR, Luong TM, Heron DE, Flickinger JC. Oral
  • Locoregional Failure Patterns for Advanced Head and Neck Cancer (HNC) Treated Definitively by IMRT: The Impact of PET-CT on Treatment Planning. Andrade RS, Heron DE, Jain S, McCoy C. Poster
  • Neo-adjuvant Chemotherapy versus Neo-adjuvant Chemoradiation Therapy followed by Esophagectomy versus Definitive Chemoradiation Therapy in Management of Locally-advanced Esophageal Carcinoma: A Single Institution Experience. DeFoe SG, Pennathur A, Flickinger JC, Heron DE, Gibson MK, Luketich JD, Greenberger JS. Poster
  • Re-irradiation with Radiosurgery for Recurrent Glioblastoma Multiforme: A Single Institution's Retrospective Review. Wegner RE, Mintz AH, Heron DE, Bejjani GK, Burton SA Poster.

Radiation Research, Savannah, GA October 4-7, 2009

  • Irradiation inhibits human bone marrow stromal cell differentiation to osteoblasts in vitro. Gokhale AS, Epperly M, Glowacki J, Greenberger J. Poster
  • Thoracic Irradiation in Nitric Oxide Synthase 1 Negative (NOSI-/-) Mice Induces Esophageal Dilation and Early Death While Their Mesenchymal Stem Cells Are Paradoxically Radioresistant. Zhang X, Rajagopalan M, Buchholz BM, Epperly MW, Bauer AJ, Franicola D, Dixon T, Cao S, Greenberger JS. Poster
  • Thoracic Irradiation of Mice Induces Loss of Clara Cell Secretory Protein Expressing Lung Progenitor Cells. Rajagopalan MS, Epperly MW, Stripp RB, Reynolds SD, Shen H, Dixon T, Franicola D, Zhang X, Niu Y, Greenberger JS. Poster

American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), Anaheim, CA July 26-30, 2009

  • Comparison of the End of Exhalation (EE) 4DCT Phase and Breadth-hold Scans. Michalski D, Andrade R, Heron DE, Huq MS. General Poster Discussion
  • Model-based Esophageal Motion and Margin Determination. Michalski D, Andrade R, Mutaf YD, Heron DE, Huq MS. General Poster Discussion

American Geriatrics Society (AGS), Chicago, IL May 2009

  • Radiosensitivity of Nitric Oxide Synthaese 1 Knockout Mice is Accompanied by Paradoxical Radioresistance of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in vivo. Rajagopalan MS, Epperly MW, Franicola D, Dixon T, Cao S, Studenski SA, Greenberger JS. Poster

American Brachytherapy Society (ABS), Toronto, ONT May 31-June 2, 2009

  • Clinical and Dosimetric Variables Associated with Acute Bowel Toxicity Following Prostate Seed Brachytherapy with Cesium-131. Gokhale A, Beriwal S, Smith R, Benoit R, Li X. Poster
  • Definitive Radiation Therapy for Endometrial Cancer in Medically-inoperable Elderly Patients. Wegner RE, Heron DE, Kim H, Mogus R, Beriwal S. Poster

12th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene Therapy, San Diego, CA May 27-30, 2009

  • Intravenous MnSOD-PL Administration Ameliorates Ionizing Irradiation Induced Delay in Osseous Wound Healing. Gokhale AS, Epperly M, Glowacki J, Smith T, Patrene K, Roodman GD, Greenberger JS. Poster

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), Denver, CO April 18-22, 2009

  • The Mitochondrial Targeted Nitroxide JP4-039 Augments Potentially Lethal Irradiation Damage Repair. Rajagopalan MS, Gupta K, Epperly MW, Franicola D, Zhang X, Wang H, Kagan VE, Wipf P, Greenberger JS. Poster
  • Thoracic Radiosensitivity of Homozygous Deletion Recombinant Negative Nitric Oxide Synthase 1. Rajagopalan MS, Epperly MW, Franicola D, Dixon T, Cao S, Greenberger JS. Poster

2008

American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO), Boston, MA September 21-25, 2008

  • Is There Decreased Duration of Acute Urinary and Bowel Symptoms Ater Prostate Brachytherapy with Cesium 131 Radioisotope? Defoe G, Beriwal S, Smith RP, Benoit R. Poster
  • Clinical and Dosimetric Factors Associated with a Long Term Feeding Tube Requirement Following Chemoradiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancers. Gokhale AS, McLaughlin BT, Beriwal S, Flickinger JC, Smith RP, Heron DE, Ferris R, Argiris E, Gibson M. Poster Discussion
  • Outcomes Comparison of IMRT vs. 3D Conformal Therapy of the Breast. Haley M, Greenberger J, Heron DE, Jones H, Lin C. Poster
  • Treatment of Positive Surgical Margins Following Resection of Pancreatic Cancer with Stereotactic Radiosurgery. Parikh SD, Burton SA, Heron DE, Zeh HJ, Moser AJ, Bahary N, Lembersky BC, Ozhasoglu C, Quinn A. Poster
  • Metabolic and Anatomic Tumor Volume Measurements Using Four-Dimensional (4D) PET-CT for Mobile Tumors in the Thorax and Abdomen. Narla VV, Andrade RS, Heron DE. Poster

Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM), New Orleans, LA, June 14-18, 2008

  • F-18 FDG PET Findings in Patients Undergoing Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) for Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck (SCCHN). Mountz JM, Muthukrishnan A, Bencherif B, Lai S, Grandis J, Andrade RS, Heron DE. Poster

American Radium Society (ARS), Laguna Niguel, CA May 3-7, 2008

  • Metabolic Volume Histograms and Voxel Map Response: SUV-Based Treatment Response Assessment Methods Using PET-CT. Fox T, Heron DE, Andrade R, Waller A, Crocker I. Poster
  • The Impact of PET/CT on Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck (SCCHN) with IMRT. Andrade RS, Heron DE, Bhatnagar AJ, Wang Y, Ferris R, Johnson J, Branstetter B. Poster Presentation

2007

American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Los Angeles, CA October 28-November 1, 2007

  • Fractionated Stereotactic Radiosurgery in the Management of Primary, Recurrent, and Metastatic Lung Lesions: The Role of PET/CT in Pre- and Post-treatment Disease Assessment. Gokhale AS, Heron DE, Burton S, Quinn A, Berlin R, Christie N. Poster Discussion
  • Four-Dimensional Computed Tomography (4D-CT)-based Analysis of Intrafractional Esophageal Motion. Michalski D, Andrade RS, Huq S, Heron DE. Poster
  • Outcomes Analysis of IMRT for Treatment of Head and Neck Cancers in a large Integrated Cancer Network. Bhatnagar AK, Heron DE, Beriwal S, Smith R, Andrade RS, MS Huq, Rakfal S, Bhari S, Johnson J, Ferris R Wang Y. Poster
  • Analysis of Quality of Life Data in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Treated with IMRT. O’Neil M, Heron DE, Andrade RS, Flickinger J. Poster
  • Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI) with MammoSite®: An Interim Outcome Analysis with Two Years Follow-up. Haley M, Beriwal S, Heron D, Flak J, Kim H, Mogus R, Johnson R. Poster
  • Impact of Chemotherapy (CT) on Parotid Dose-Volume Tolerance in Patients Treated with Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy for Head & Neck Cancers (HNC). Parikh SD, Heron DH, Bhatnagar AK, Burton S, Beriwal S, Huq S, Yang Y, Ferris RL, Argiris AE. Poster

92nd Annual Pennsylvania Radiological Society, Pittsburgh, PA October 12-14, 2007

  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery for the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer. Howell MC, Heron DE, Andrade R, Burton S. Oral

Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2008, San Diego, CA September 20, 2007

  • A Matched-Pair Cost Effective Analysis Comparing Patients with Previously Untreated Spinal Metastases Treated with Stereotactic Radiosurgery vs. Conventional External Beam Radiotherapy. Atteberry DS, Haley M, Gerszten PC, Chang YF, Burton S, Heron DE. Discussion and Digital Poster

AAPM Minneapolis, MN July 22-26, 2007

  • 4DCT-Based Study of Tumor and Lung Kinematics During Respiratory Cycle. Michalski D, Andrade R, Huq MS, Heron D. General Poster Discussion

International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society, San Francisco, CA June 22-27, 2007

  • The Value of Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography (PET/CT) for Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) re-Irradiation of Head and Neck Cancers in Treatment Planning and Response Assessment-Preliminary Results. de Andrade RS, Heron DE, Burton SA, Bhatnagar AK, Huq MS. Oral

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Chicago, IL June 1-5, 2007

  • Phase III Randomized Trial of Postoperative Radiotherapy (RT) with or without Carboplatin (Cb) in Patients (pts) with Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC). Johnson J, Agarwala S, Karamouzis MV, Heron DE, Eibling D, Cano E, Urba S, Gluckman J, Wang Y, Argiris A. Poster
  • Long-term Outcomes with Concurrent Carboplatin, Paclitaxel, and Radiation Therapy in Locally Advanced, Inoperable Head and Neck Cancer. Ferris R, Agarwala S, Cano E, Heron DE, Johnson J, Myers E, Sandulache V, Bahri S, Wang Y, Argiris A. Poster Discussion.

17th Annual ACRO, San Diego, CA February 22-24, 2007

  • Tangential Beam Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) for Women with Large Size Breast – Dosimetric and Acute Toxicity Study. Beriwal S, Bhatnagar A, Heron DE, Flickinger J, Smith R, Deutsch M, Lalonde R, Huq S, Sontag M, Shogan J. Poster
  • What do Patients Expect from Their Radiation Oncologist? Initial Results of Prospective Trial. Bhatnagar AK, Rodgers E, Land S, Heron DE, Flickinger J. Poster

6th Annual CyberKnife Users’ Meeting, Palm Springs, CA January 24-28, 2007

  • Stereotactic Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Tumors. Bhatnagar AK, Heron DE, Burton S, Ferris R, Ozhasglu C, Huq MD. Oral and Power Point
  • The Value of Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography (PET/CT) for Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) Re-irradiation of Head and Neck Cancers in Treatment Planning and Response Assessment – Preliminary Results. de Andrade RS, Heron DE, Burton SA, Bhatnagar AK, Huq MS. Oral and Power Point

2006

92nd Annual RSNA, Chicago, IL November 26-December 1, 2006

  • Higher Toxicity Exists in Patients Treated with Combined External Beam Radiation Plus Brachytherapy Compared to External Beam Radiation Alone. RP Smith, AK Bhatnagar, S Beriwal, JF Flickinger, M Deutsch, S Huq, R Lalonde, DE Heron

29th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, San Antonio, TX December 14-17, 2006

  • Initial Clinical Outcomes Analysis of Large Multi-Center Integrated Cancer Network for Implementation of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer. Bhatnagar AK, Beriwal S, Flickinger J, Deutsch M, Huq MS, Sontag M, Shogan J, Heron DE. Poster

RO, Philadelphia, PA November 5-9, 2006

  • Dosimetric and Toxicities Comparison Between Prone and Supine Position IMRT for Endometrial Cancer. S Beriwal, SK Jain, DE Heron, RS de Andrade, CJ Lin, H Kim. Oral
  • A Comparison of Supine Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy Treatment with Prone 3D Conformal Radiotherapy for Rectal Cancer: Preliminary Results of Dosimetric Analysis. I Usiene, RP Smith, RS Andrade, DE Heron, C McCoy, M Mohney. Poster
  • HER2/neu Status Doesn’t Effect Patient Survival Following Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain Metastases from Breast Cancer. C Nelson, J Flickinger, AK Bhatnagar, D Kondziolka, A Brufsky, M Rosenzweig, LD Lunsford. Poster
  • Initial Outcomes Results for Large Multi-Center Integrated Cancer Network for Treatment of Prostate Cancer with IMRT. AK Bhatnagar, DE Heron, S Beriwal, JC Flickinger, RP Smith, M Deutsch, Y Wang, MS Huq, R Lalonde, J Shogan. Oral Presentation Travel Grant

ESTRO, European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, Leipzig, Germany October 8-12, 2006

  • Re-irradiation with Stereotactic Radiosurgery in Patients with Head and Neck Tumors using Hybrid FDG-PET/CT to Improve Target Localization – Preliminary Results. Andrade R, Heron DE, Voynov G, Burton S, Ferris R, Grandis J, Avril N. Poster
  • Stereotactic Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Tumors. Bhatnagar AK, Heron DE, Burton S, Ferris R, Ozhasglu C , Huq MS. Poster