University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

Resident Publications

July 2014 — June 2015

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy as Primary Treatment for Elderly Patients with Medically-Inoperable Head-and-Neck Cancer. Vargo JA, Ferris RL, Clump DA, Heron DE. Frontiers in Oncology 2014 Aug 11;4:214. PMID: 25157336
  • Limited Stage Small Cell Carcinoma of the Anal Canal: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Deutsch M, Vargo JA, Islam M, Rizk S. Journal of Radiation Oncology 2014
  • Stereotactic body radiotherapy for recurrent oropharyngeal cancer - influence of HPV status and smoking history. Davis KS, Vargo JA, Ferris RL, Burton SA, Ohr JP, Clump DA, Heron DE. Oral Oncol. 2014 Aug 28. PMID: 25175942
  • Definitive salvage for vaginal recurrence of endometrial cancer: the impact of modern intensity-modulated-radiotherapy with image-based HDR brachytherapy and the interplay of the PORTEC 1 risk stratification. Vargo JA, Kim H, Houser CJ, Berhane H, Sukumvanich P, Olawaiye AB, Kelley JL, Edwards RP, Comerci JT, Huang M, Courtney-Brooks M, Beriwal S. Radiotherapy and Oncology. 2014 Sep 18. PMID: 25241996
  • Neoadjuvant Radiotherapy with or without Chemotherapy followed by Extrafascial Hysterectomy Vargo JA, Boisen MM, Comerci JT, Kim H, Houser CJ, Sukumvanich P, Olawaiye AB, Kelley JL, Edwards RP, Huang M, Courtney-Brooks M, Beriwal S. Gynecologic Oncology. 2014 September 9. PMID: 25218303
  • Adoption and Impact of Concurrent Chemoradiation Therapy for Vaginal Cancer: a National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) Study. Rajagopalan MS, Xu KM, Lin J, Sukumvanich P, Krivak TC, Beriwal S. Gynecologic Oncology. 2014 October 2. PMID: 25281493
  • Post-Operative Stereotactic Radiosurgery to the Resection Cavity for Large Brain Metastases: Clinical Outcomes, Predictors of Intracranial Failure, and Implications for Optimal Patient Selection. Ling D, Vargo JA, Wegner RE, Flickinger JC, Burton SA, Engh J, Amankulor N, Heron DE, Neurosurgery. In press.
  • Image-based Multichannel Vaginal Cylinder Brachytherapy for Primary and Metastatic Vaginal Cancers. Vargo JA, Kim H, Houser C, Sukumvanich P, Olawaiye A, Kelley JL, Edward RP, Comerci JT, Huang M, Courtney-Brooks M, Beriwal S, Brachytherapy. In press.
  • Changing Practice Patterns for Breast Cancer Radiotherapy with Clinical Pathways: An Analysis of Hypofractionation in a Large, Integrated Cancer Center Network. Rajagopalan MS, Beriwal S, Practical Radiation Oncology. In Press.
  • 4ΠNoncoplanar Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancers – Improved Local Control and Late Toxicities. Vargo JA, Beriwal S. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. In Press
  • Cost-effectiveness Analysis of 3D Image-Guided Brachytherapy Compared to 2D Brachytherapy in the Treatment of Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer. Kim H, Rajagopalan MS, Beriwal S, Smith K. Brachytherapy. 2014 Oct 16. E-pub ahead of print.
  • Patterns of Care and Brachytherapy Boost Utilization for Vaginal Cancer in the United States. Rajagopalan MS, Xu KM, Lin J, Hansen K, Sukumvanich P, Krivak TC, Kelley JL, Beriwal S. Practical Radiation Oncology. 2014. In Press.
  • Clinical Pathways – A Tool to Transform Practice Patterns. Rajagopalan MS, Beriwal S. Heron DE. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. In Press
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Versus Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer. Quan K, Rajagopalan MS, Heron DE. Journal of Radiation Oncology 2014 Sept 2. PMID 25185091
  • National Cancer Data Base analysis of radiation therapy consolidation modality for cervical cancer: The impact of new technological advancements. Gill BS, Lin JF, Krivak TC, Sukumvanich P, Laskey RA, Ross MS, Lesnock JL, Beriwal S. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2014 [Accepted, In Press]
  • Image-based three-dimensional conformal brachytherapy for medically inoperable endometrial carcinoma. Gill BS, Kim H, Houser C, Olsen A, Kelley J, Edwards RP, Comerci J, Sukumvanich P, Olawaiye AB, Huang M, Courtney-Brooks M, Beriwal S. Brachytherapy 2014 [Accepted, In Press]
  • Radiation-induced esophageal strictures in a patient with CREST syndrome. Ling D, Vargo JA, Smith RP. Practical Radiation Oncology. In Press
  • Extended Field IMRT with Concomitant Boost for Lymph Node Positive Cervical Cancer: Analysis of Regional Control and Recurrence Patterns in the PET/CT era. Vargo JA, Kim H, Choi S, Sukumvanich P, Olawaiye AB, Kelley JL, Edwards RP, Comerci JT, Beriwal S. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Oct 8. PMID: 25303889
  • No Association between Left Breast Radiation Therapy or Breast Arterial Calcification and Long-term Cardiac Events in Patients with Breast Cancer. Soran O, Vargo JA, Polat AV, Soran A, Sumkin J, Beriwal S. Journal of Women's Health. In Press
  • MRI-guided high dose rate intracavitary brachytherapy for treatment of cervical cancer: The University of Pittsburgh experience. Gill BS, Kim H, Houser C, Kelley J, Sukumvanich P, Edwards RP, Comerci J, Olawaiye AB, Huang, M, Courtney-Brooks M, Beriwal S. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. In Press

Grants

  • "Best Practices for Toxicity Management in Radiation Oncology". Rajagopalan, MS
    Oct 2014 – Oct 2015
    Radiation Oncology Institute
    $20,000.
  • "Utilization of Low Level Laser Therapy for Mitigation of Cetuximab and Radiation-Induced Dermatitis" Rajagopalan, MS
    July 2014 – July 2015
    Bristol-Myers Squibb
    $20,000.
  • "Interactive Educational Platform for Brachytherapy" Gill, BS
    July 2014 - July 2015
    Magee-Womens Hospital Staff Fund Grant
    $20,300

July 2013 — June 2014

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Book Chapter

  • Vargo JA, Flickinger JC, Heron DE, Burton SA, Ozhasoglu C, Gerszten PC. CyberKnife Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Spine Metastases pp. Chang SD and Veeravagu A (eds.), CyberKnife Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Spine Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York, 2014
  • Rajagopalan MS, Vargo JA, Engh J, Heron DE. Radiosurgery for Benign and Malignant Spinal Cord Tumors, pp Chang SD and Veeravagu A (eds.) CyberKnife Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Spine Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, 2014
  • Vargo JA, Beriwal S. Vulvar Cancer, pp Target volume delineation and treatment planning for conformal radiation therapy (IMRT) (editors/publisher and year)
  • Rajagopalan MS, Beriwal S, Radiation Therapy in Gynecologic Cancers. pp. Kataria T (Ed.), Principles and Management of Cancer. Jaypee Publication House, India, 2014

July 2012 — June 2013

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

July 2011 — June 2012

July 2010 — June 2011

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Book Chapter

  • Parikh S, Beriwal S. The Integration of 3D Imaging with Conformal Radiotherapy for Vulvar and Vaginal Cancer, pp 85-95. Viswanathan AN, Kiristis C, Erickson BE, Pötter (eds.) Gynecologic Radiation Therapy Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011.

July 2009 — June 2010

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

July 2008 — June 2009

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Coon D, Gokhale AS, Burton SA, Heron DE, Ozhasoglu C, Christie N. Fractionated Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in the Treatment of Primary, Recurrent, and Metastatic Lung Tumors: the Role of Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography-based Treatment Planning. Clin Lung Cancer 9(4):217-221, 2008.
  • Beriwal S, Coon D, Kim H. Haley M, Patel R, Das R. Multicatheter Hybrid Breast Brachytherapy: A Potential Alternative for Patients with Inadequate Skin Distance. Brachytherapy 7(4):301-304, 2008. Oct
  • Heron DE, Andrade RS, Beriwal S, Smith RP. PET-CT in Radiation Oncology The Impact on Diagnosis, Treatment Planning, and Assessment of Treatment Response. Am J Clin Oncol 31(4):352-362, 2008.
  • Haley M, Beriwal S, Heron DE, Kim H, Falk J, Johnson R, Mogus R. MammoSite© Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation: A Single-institution Outcomes Analysis with 2 Years of Followup. Brachytherapy 8(1):9-13, 2008.
  • Michalski D, Sontag M, Li F, de Andrade RS, Usiene I, Brandner ED, Heron DE, Yue N, Huq MS. Four-dimensional Computed Tomography-based Interfractional Reproducibility Study of Lung Tumor Intrafractional Motion. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 71(3):714-724.
  • Heron DE, Ferris RL, Karamouzis M, Andrade RS, Deeb EL, Burton S, Gooding W, Branstetter BF, Mountz JM, Johnson JT, Argiris A, Grandis JR, Lai SY. Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck: Results of a Phase I Dose-Escalation Trial. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys ;75(5):1493-1500. 2009
  • de Andrade RS, Heron DE. Radiation Treatment Planning for Head and Neck Malignancies. PET Clinics 2:511-519 In: The Clinics of North America, Publisher Elsevier, T.M. Blodgett, M.B. Fukui Eds, St. Louis, MO, 2008.