Tracy A Balboni

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Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Academic career selection and retention in radiation oncology: the Joint Center for Radiation Therapy experience
    Tracy A Balboni
    Harvard Radiation Oncology Residency Program, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 68:183-6. 2007
  2. pmc Religiousness and spiritual support among advanced cancer patients and associations with end-of-life treatment preferences and quality of life
    Tracy A Balboni
    Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:555-60. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Why is spiritual care infrequent at the end of life? Spiritual care perceptions among patients, nurses, and physicians and the role of training
    Michael J Balboni
    Harvard Medical School, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Clin Oncol 31:461-7. 2013
  4. pmc Religious coping and behavioral disengagement: opposing influences on advance care planning and receipt of intensive care near death
    Paul K Maciejewski
    Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychooncology 21:714-23. 2012
  5. pmc The role of spirituality and religious coping in the quality of life of patients with advanced cancer receiving palliative radiation therapy
    Mounica Vallurupalli
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Support Oncol 10:81-7. 2012
  6. doi request reprint The relationship of spiritual concerns to the quality of life of advanced cancer patients: preliminary findings
    William D Winkelman
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Palliat Med 14:1022-8. 2011
  7. doi request reprint "If God wanted me yesterday, I wouldn't be here today": religious and spiritual themes in patients' experiences of advanced cancer
    Sara R Alcorn
    Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 01225, USA
    J Palliat Med 13:581-8. 2010
  8. pmc Religious coping and use of intensive life-prolonging care near death in patients with advanced cancer
    Andrea C Phelps
    Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    JAMA 301:1140-7. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Addressing spirituality within the care of patients at the end of life: perspectives of patients with advanced cancer, oncologists, and oncology nurses
    Andrea C Phelps
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 30:2538-44. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Salivary gland tumors treated with adjuvant intensity-modulated radiotherapy with or without concurrent chemotherapy
    Jonathan D Schoenfeld
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 82:308-14. 2012

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Publications20

  1. ncbi request reprint Academic career selection and retention in radiation oncology: the Joint Center for Radiation Therapy experience
    Tracy A Balboni
    Harvard Radiation Oncology Residency Program, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 68:183-6. 2007
    ..The purpose of this report was to determine whether changes have occurred during the past decade in the proportion of radiation oncology trainees from a single institution entering and staying in academic medicine...
  2. pmc Religiousness and spiritual support among advanced cancer patients and associations with end-of-life treatment preferences and quality of life
    Tracy A Balboni
    Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:555-60. 2007
    ..This study examined religiousness and spiritual support in advanced cancer patients of diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds and associations with quality of life (QOL), treatment preferences, and advance care planning...
  3. doi request reprint Why is spiritual care infrequent at the end of life? Spiritual care perceptions among patients, nurses, and physicians and the role of training
    Michael J Balboni
    Harvard Medical School, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Clin Oncol 31:461-7. 2013
    ..To determine factors contributing to the infrequent provision of spiritual care (SC) by nurses and physicians caring for patients at the end of life (EOL)...
  4. pmc Religious coping and behavioral disengagement: opposing influences on advance care planning and receipt of intensive care near death
    Paul K Maciejewski
    Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychooncology 21:714-23. 2012
    ..This study examines the relationships between methods of coping with advanced cancer, completion of advance care directives, and receipt of intensive, life-prolonging care near death...
  5. pmc The role of spirituality and religious coping in the quality of life of patients with advanced cancer receiving palliative radiation therapy
    Mounica Vallurupalli
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Support Oncol 10:81-7. 2012
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  6. doi request reprint The relationship of spiritual concerns to the quality of life of advanced cancer patients: preliminary findings
    William D Winkelman
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Palliat Med 14:1022-8. 2011
    ..This study examines the relationship of spiritual concerns (SCs) to quality of life (QOL) in patients with advanced cancer...
  7. doi request reprint "If God wanted me yesterday, I wouldn't be here today": religious and spiritual themes in patients' experiences of advanced cancer
    Sara R Alcorn
    Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 01225, USA
    J Palliat Med 13:581-8. 2010
    ..This study sought to inductively derive core themes of religion and/or spirituality (R/S) active in patients' experiences of advanced cancer to inform the development of spiritual care interventions in the terminally ill cancer setting...
  8. pmc Religious coping and use of intensive life-prolonging care near death in patients with advanced cancer
    Andrea C Phelps
    Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    JAMA 301:1140-7. 2009
    ..Patients frequently rely on religious faith to cope with cancer, but little is known about the associations between religious coping and the use of intensive life-prolonging care at the end of life...
  9. doi request reprint Addressing spirituality within the care of patients at the end of life: perspectives of patients with advanced cancer, oncologists, and oncology nurses
    Andrea C Phelps
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 30:2538-44. 2012
    ..Attention to patients' religious and spiritual needs is included in national guidelines for quality end-of-life care, but little data exist to guide spiritual care...
  10. doi request reprint Salivary gland tumors treated with adjuvant intensity-modulated radiotherapy with or without concurrent chemotherapy
    Jonathan D Schoenfeld
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 82:308-14. 2012
    ..To analyze the recent single-institution experience of patients with salivary gland tumors who had undergone adjuvant intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), with or without concurrent chemotherapy...
  11. doi request reprint Treatment of oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma with adjuvant or definitive intensity-modulated radiation therapy
    David J Sher
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 81:e215-22. 2011
    ..We report the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute experience with IMRT-based treatment for OCSCC...
  12. pmc Place of death: correlations with quality of life of patients with cancer and predictors of bereaved caregivers' mental health
    Alexi A Wright
    Department of Medical Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Clin Oncol 28:4457-64. 2010
    ..To determine whether the place of death for patients with cancer is associated with patients' quality of life (QoL) at the end of life (EOL) and psychiatric disorders in bereaved caregivers...
  13. pmc Influence of patients' preferences and treatment site on cancer patients' end-of-life care
    Alexi A Wright
    Department of Medical Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Cancer 116:4656-63. 2010
    ..The authors examined whether patients' desire for life-extending therapy was associated with their EOL care...
  14. doi request reprint Barriers to the implementation of surveillance for stage I testicular seminoma
    Nils D Arvold
    Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 84:383-9. 2012
    ..Because studies suggest that radiation oncologists in the United States continue to recommend RT for these patients, we sought to identify factors associated with management recommendations...
  15. pmc "It depends": viewpoints of patients, physicians, and nurses on patient-practitioner prayer in the setting of advanced cancer
    Michael J Balboni
    Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Department of Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02120, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 41:836-47. 2011
    ..Few data exist to guide the role of patient-practitioner prayer in the setting of advanced illness...
  16. pmc Provision of spiritual support to patients with advanced cancer by religious communities and associations with medical care at the end of life
    Tracy A Balboni
    Center for Psychosocial Epidemiology and Outcomes Research, and Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    JAMA Intern Med 173:1109-17. 2013
    ..However, the influence of clergy and religious communities on EoL outcomes is unclear...
  17. doi request reprint Palliative care and spiritual care: the crucial role of spiritual care in the care of patients with advanced illness
    Nora M El Nawawi
    Center for Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Curr Opin Support Palliat Care 6:269-74. 2012
    ..This review summarizes key empirical research at the intersection of palliative care and R/S in order to assess its validity as a domain of end-of-life care...
  18. doi request reprint Incidence and treatment patterns in hospitalizations for malignant spinal cord compression in the United States, 1998-2006
    Kimberley S Mak
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 80:824-31. 2011
    ..To characterize patterns in incidence, management, and costs of malignant spinal cord compression (MSCC) hospitalizations in the United States, using population-based data...
  19. doi request reprint Efficacy and toxicity of chemoradiotherapy using intensity-modulated radiotherapy for unknown primary of head and neck
    David J Sher
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 80:1405-11. 2011
    ..We report the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute experience with IMRT-based treatment for HNCUP...
  20. pmc Racial and ethnic differences in advance care planning among patients with cancer: impact of terminal illness acknowledgment, religiousness, and treatment preferences
    Alexander K Smith
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 1309 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:4131-7. 2008
    ..Despite well-documented racial and ethnic differences in advance care planning (ACP), we know little about why these differences exist. This study tested proposed mediators of racial/ethnic differences in ACP...