Rita Abi Raad

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Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Chest wall radiotherapy: middle ground for treatment of patients with one to three positive lymph nodes after mastectomy
    Shannon M Macdonald
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 75:1297-303. 2009
  2. pmc Proton radiotherapy for chest wall and regional lymphatic radiation; dose comparisons and treatment delivery
    Shannon M Macdonald
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Cox 340, 100 Blossom Street, Boston, MA, 02114, USA
    Radiat Oncol 8:71. 2013
  3. pmc Higher toxicity with 42 Gy in 10 fractions as a total dose for 3D-conformal accelerated partial breast irradiation: results from a dose escalation phase II trial
    Céline Bourgier
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Institut Gustave Roussy, 114 rue Edouard Vaillant, 94 805, Villejuif, France
    Radiat Oncol 7:141. 2012
  4. pmc External beam accelerated partial-breast irradiation using 32 gy in 8 twice-daily fractions: 5-year results of a prospective study
    Itai M Pashtan
    Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 84:e271-7. 2012
  5. pmc Clinical outcome of breast cancer occurring after treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma: case-control analysis
    Mohamed A Alm El-Din
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Radiat Oncol 4:19. 2009
  6. pmc Primary breast lymphoma: patient profile, outcome and prognostic factors. A multicentre Rare Cancer Network study
    Wendy Jeanneret-Sozzi
    Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois and University of Lausanne, Rue du Bugnon, CH 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Cancer 8:86. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Initial dosimetric experience using simple three-dimensional conformal external-beam accelerated partial-breast irradiation
    Alphonse G Taghian
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 64:1092-9. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Update on accelerated partial-breast irradiation
    Alphonse G Taghian
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA 02114, USA
    Curr Oncol Rep 8:35-41. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint The role of radiation therapy for primary breast cancer
    A G Taghian
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 79:1091-115. 1999
  10. ncbi request reprint Accelerated partial breast irradiation using proton beams: Initial dosimetric experience
    Alphonse G Taghian
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 65:1404-10. 2006

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Publications51

  1. doi request reprint Chest wall radiotherapy: middle ground for treatment of patients with one to three positive lymph nodes after mastectomy
    Shannon M Macdonald
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 75:1297-303. 2009
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  2. pmc Proton radiotherapy for chest wall and regional lymphatic radiation; dose comparisons and treatment delivery
    Shannon M Macdonald
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Cox 340, 100 Blossom Street, Boston, MA, 02114, USA
    Radiat Oncol 8:71. 2013
    ..This study investigates the use of protons for PMRT in selected patients with unfavorable cardiac anatomy. We also report the first clinical application of protons for these patients...
  3. pmc Higher toxicity with 42 Gy in 10 fractions as a total dose for 3D-conformal accelerated partial breast irradiation: results from a dose escalation phase II trial
    Céline Bourgier
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Institut Gustave Roussy, 114 rue Edouard Vaillant, 94 805, Villejuif, France
    Radiat Oncol 7:141. 2012
    ..Here, we report early results of the latest step compared with the 40 Gy dose level...
  4. pmc External beam accelerated partial-breast irradiation using 32 gy in 8 twice-daily fractions: 5-year results of a prospective study
    Itai M Pashtan
    Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 84:e271-7. 2012
    ..Here we present 5-year results of a prospective trial...
  5. pmc Clinical outcome of breast cancer occurring after treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma: case-control analysis
    Mohamed A Alm El-Din
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Radiat Oncol 4:19. 2009
    ..To evaluate diagnosis, management and outcome of breast cancer (BC) occurring after irradiation for Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL)...
  6. pmc Primary breast lymphoma: patient profile, outcome and prognostic factors. A multicentre Rare Cancer Network study
    Wendy Jeanneret-Sozzi
    Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois and University of Lausanne, Rue du Bugnon, CH 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Cancer 8:86. 2008
    ..To asses the clinical profile, treatment outcome and prognostic factors in primary breast lymphoma (PBL)...
  7. ncbi request reprint Initial dosimetric experience using simple three-dimensional conformal external-beam accelerated partial-breast irradiation
    Alphonse G Taghian
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 64:1092-9. 2006
    ..Several accelerated partial-breast irradiation (APBI) techniques are being investigated in patients with early-stage breast cancer. We present our initial experience using three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Update on accelerated partial-breast irradiation
    Alphonse G Taghian
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA 02114, USA
    Curr Oncol Rep 8:35-41. 2006
    ..This article summarizes the rationale for accelerated partial-breast irradiation (APBI), techniques for performing it, and outcome to date of studies of APBI...
  9. ncbi request reprint The role of radiation therapy for primary breast cancer
    A G Taghian
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 79:1091-115. 1999
    ..At present, most patients approach radiation therapy for breast cancer with the knowledge that it has a very high probability of being successful...
  10. ncbi request reprint Accelerated partial breast irradiation using proton beams: Initial dosimetric experience
    Alphonse G Taghian
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 65:1404-10. 2006
    ..We present our initial experience with protons for three-dimensional, conformal, external-beam accelerated partial breast irradiation (3D-CPBI)...
  11. ncbi request reprint Is a reduction in radiation lung volume and dose necessary with paclitaxel chemotherapy for node-positive breast cancer?
    Alphonse G Taghian
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 62:386-91. 2005
    ..To evaluate and quantify the effect of irradiated lung volume, radiation dose, and paclitaxel chemotherapy on the development of radiation pneumonitis (RP) in breast cancer patients with positive lymph nodes...
  12. pmc Current perceptions regarding surgical margin status after breast-conserving therapy: results of a survey
    Alphonse Taghian
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Cox 302, 100 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Ann Surg 241:629-39. 2005
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  13. ncbi request reprint Paclitaxel decreases the interstitial fluid pressure and improves oxygenation in breast cancers in patients treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy: clinical implications
    Alphonse G Taghian
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Clin Oncol 23:1951-61. 2005
    ..Our aim is to evaluate the IFP and pO(2) before and after neoadjuvant CT using sequential paclitaxel and doxorubicin in patients with breast cancer tumors of >/= 3 cm...
  14. ncbi request reprint Risk of pneumonitis in breast cancer patients treated with radiation therapy and combination chemotherapy with paclitaxel
    A G Taghian
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 100 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 93:1806-11. 2001
    ..In a retrospective cohort study, we evaluated the incidence of radiation pneumonitis in breast cancer patients treated with RT and standard adjuvant CT by use of doxorubicin (Adriamycin) and cyclophosphamide, with and without paclitaxel...
  15. doi request reprint Does lymphovascular invasion predict regional nodal failure in breast cancer patients with zero to three positive lymph nodes treated with conserving surgery and radiotherapy? Implications for regional radiation
    Rimoun Boutrus
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 78:793-8. 2010
    ..To examine the relationship between lymphovascular invasion (LVI) and regional nodal failure (RNF) in breast cancer patients with zero to three positive nodes treated with breast-conservation therapy (BCT)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Low locoregional recurrence rate among node-negative breast cancer patients with tumors 5 cm or larger treated by mastectomy, with or without adjuvant systemic therapy and without radiotherapy: results from five national surgical adjuvant breast and bowel
    Alphonse G Taghian
    National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project Operations and Biostatistical Centers, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:3927-32. 2006
    ..In this study, we assess patterns of locoregional failure (LRF) in LN-negative patients who underwent mastectomy, either with or without adjuvant chemotherapy or hormonal therapy and without postmastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT)...
  17. ncbi request reprint Patterns of locoregional failure in patients with operable breast cancer treated by mastectomy and adjuvant chemotherapy with or without tamoxifen and without radiotherapy: results from five National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project randomized c
    Alphonse Taghian
    National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project Operations and Biostastical Centers, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, PA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 22:4247-54. 2004
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  18. ncbi request reprint Results of a survey regarding irradiation of internal mammary chain in patients with breast cancer: practice is culture driven rather than evidence based
    Alphonse Taghian
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 100 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 60:706-14. 2004
    ..To examine the self-reported practice patterns of radiation oncologists in North America and Europe regarding radiotherapy to the internal mammary lymph node chain (IMC) in breast cancer patients...
  19. doi request reprint The association between biological subtype and isolated regional nodal failure after breast-conserving therapy
    Jennifer Y Wo
    Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 77:188-96. 2010
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  20. doi request reprint Nomogram for the prediction of having four or more involved nodes for sentinel lymph node-positive breast cancer
    Angela Katz
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 100 Blossom St, Cox 301, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:2093-8. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to define possible predictors of having four or more involved nodes to provide information for clinicians and patients making decisions about adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation...
  21. ncbi request reprint Tubular carcinoma of the breast: a retrospective analysis and review of the literature
    Timothy Sullivan
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 93:199-205. 2005
    ..The favorable prognosis associated with tubular carcinoma of the breast has led some studies to propose less aggressive treatments for patients with this disease. This study aims to address the extent of therapy needed for tubular patients...
  22. ncbi request reprint Low local recurrence rate without postmastectomy radiation in node-negative breast cancer patients with tumors 5 cm and larger
    Scott R Floyd
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 66:358-64. 2006
    ..To assess the need for adjuvant radiotherapy following mastectomy for patients with node-negative breast tumors 5 cm or larger...
  23. pmc Validation of a web-based predictive nomogram for ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence after breast conserving therapy
    Mona Sanghani
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Clin Oncol 28:718-22. 2010
    ..The nomogram still overestimates risk in a minority of patients with higher risk features. Validation in a larger prospective data set is warranted...
  24. ncbi request reprint Locoregional recurrence rates and prognostic factors for failure in node-negative patients treated with mastectomy: implications for postmastectomy radiation
    Reshma Jagsi
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 100 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 62:1035-9. 2005
    ..Survival appears improved in patients at higher risk for LRR. This study addresses whether subsets of node-negative patients with sufficiently high risk of LRR might benefit from PMRT...
  25. ncbi request reprint Dosimetric comparison of proton and photon three-dimensional, conformal, external beam accelerated partial breast irradiation techniques
    Kevin R Kozak
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 65:1572-8. 2006
    ..To compare the dosimetry of proton and photon-electron three-dimensional, conformal, external beam accelerated partial breast irradiation (3D-CPBI)...
  26. doi request reprint Tangential radiotherapy without axillary surgery in early-stage breast cancer: results of a prospective trial
    Julia S Wong
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana Farber Brigham and Women s Cancer Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 72:866-70. 2008
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  27. ncbi request reprint Dose-volume analysis of radiotherapy for T1N0 invasive breast cancer treated by local excision and partial breast irradiation by low-dose-rate interstitial implant
    Brian D Lawenda
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 56:671-80. 2003
    ..Thus, the tolerance of escalating doses of partial breast RT should be determined, because this approach may become a standard treatment for patients with early-stage breast cancer...
  28. doi request reprint Breast cancer subtype approximated by estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, and HER-2 is associated with local and distant recurrence after breast-conserving therapy
    Paul L Nguyen
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:2373-8. 2008
    ..To determine whether breast cancer subtype is associated with outcome after breast-conserving therapy (BCT) consisting of lumpectomy and radiation therapy...
  29. ncbi request reprint Prospective evaluation of concurrent paclitaxel and radiation therapy after adjuvant doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide chemotherapy for Stage II or III breast cancer
    Harold J Burstein
    Department of Medical Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 64:496-504. 2006
    ..To evaluate the safety and feasibility of concurrent radiation therapy and paclitaxel-based adjuvant chemotherapy, given either weekly or every 3 weeks, after adjuvant doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide (AC)...
  30. doi request reprint Lung dose-volume parameters and the risk of pneumonitis for patients treated with accelerated partial-breast irradiation using three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy
    Abram Recht
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Department of Radiation Oncology, Boston MA 02215, USA
    J Clin Oncol 27:3887-93. 2009
    ..We therefore examined the risk of pneumonitis in relation to lung dose-volume parameters...
  31. doi request reprint Breast conservation therapy for patients with locally advanced breast cancer
    Mohamed A Alm El-Din
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Semin Radiat Oncol 19:229-35. 2009
    ..Nevertheless, further prospective randomized trials are warranted to better evaluate the results of this approach as compared with mastectomy...
  32. ncbi request reprint Accelerated partial-breast irradiation using proton beams: initial clinical experience
    Kevin R Kozak
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 66:691-8. 2006
    ..We present our initial clinical experience with proton, three-dimensional, conformal, external beam, partial-breast irradiation (3D-CPBI)...
  33. ncbi request reprint The effect of delaying radiation therapy for systemic chemotherapy on local-regional control in breast cancer
    Torunn I Yock
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 84:161-71. 2004
    ..It remains controversial as to whether the administration of chemotherapy prior to radiation following the surgical treatment for localized breast cancer compromises local control...
  34. ncbi request reprint Risk of lymphedema after regional nodal irradiation with breast conservation therapy
    John J Coen
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 55:1209-15. 2003
    ..To evaluate the risk factors for lymphedema in patients receiving breast conservation therapy for early-stage breast cancer...
  35. doi request reprint Post-mastectomy radiation in large node-negative breast tumors: does size really matter?
    Scott R Floyd
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Radiother Oncol 91:33-7. 2009
    ..The literature regarding this clinical scenario is reviewed, including recent reports that specifically address the issue of local failure rates after mastectomy in the absence of radiation for large node-negative breast tumors...
  36. doi request reprint Nanoparticle-enhanced MRI to evaluate radiation delivery to the regional lymphatics for patients with breast cancer
    Shannon M Macdonald
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 77:1098-104. 2010
    ..Lymphotrophic nanoparticle-enhanced MRI (LN-MRI) allows for accurate identification of malignant and benign lymph nodes. We sought to evaluate RT delivery to lymphatics for breast cancer using LN-MRI...
  37. ncbi request reprint Partial-breast irradiation: towards a replacement for whole-breast irradiation?
    Shannon M Macdonald
    Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Radiation Oncology, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 7:123-34. 2007
    ..Although relatively new, its use is growing rapidly and many institutional and cooperative group trials are quickly enlisting patients, while physicians are gaining experience in a variety of partial-breast irradiation techniques...
  38. doi request reprint Comparison of target registration errors for multiple image-guided techniques in accelerated partial breast irradiation
    David P Gierga
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 70:1239-46. 2008
    ..Using the concept of target registration error (TRE), the performance of several methods of target localization was compared...
  39. ncbi request reprint Is it time to use protons for breast cancer?
    Shannon M Macdonald
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Cancer J 13:84-6. 2007
  40. doi request reprint Outcomes of multiple wire localization for larger breast cancers: when can mastectomy be avoided?
    Laurie J Kirstein
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 207:342-6. 2008
    ..We also wanted to identify factors that predicted a poor chance of successful lumpectomy, to avoid multiple lumpectomy attempts in a patient who would ultimately require mastectomy...
  41. doi request reprint Breast cancer after treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma: general review
    Mohamed A Alm El-Din
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 72:1291-7. 2008
    ..We discuss the characteristics of breast cancer that occurs after Hodgkin's lymphoma and also treatment options that could be implemented...
  42. ncbi request reprint Dosimetric comparison of two different three-dimensional conformal external beam accelerated partial breast irradiation techniques
    Kevin R Kozak
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 65:340-6. 2006
    ..We compare the dosimetry of two techniques for three-dimensional, conformal, external beam, accelerated partial breast irradiation (3D-CPBI) in the supine position...
  43. ncbi request reprint Radiotherapy and breast reconstruction: complications and cosmesis with TRAM versus tissue expander/implant
    Ashish K Chawla
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 54:520-6. 2002
    ..Many of these patients also undergo breast reconstruction. We reviewed our institutions' experience to determine the outcome of patients treated with breast reconstruction and RT...
  44. pmc Partial breast irradiation versus whole breast radiotherapy for early-stage breast cancer: a decision analysis
    David J Sher
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 70:469-76. 2008
    ..To compare the quality-adjusted life expectancy between women treated with partial breast irradiation (PBI) vs. whole breast radiotherapy (WBRT) for estrogen receptor-positive early-stage breast cancer...
  45. doi request reprint Breast cancer after treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma: risk factors that really matter
    Mohamed A Alm El-Din
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 73:69-74. 2009
    ..To evaluate the risk of breast cancer (BC) and the contributing risk factors in women after supradiaphragmatic irradiation (SDI) for Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL)...
  46. doi request reprint Outcome of multiple-wire localization for larger breast cancers: do multiple wires translate into additional imaging, biopsies, and recurrences?
    Sara H Javid
    Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Am J Surg 198:368-72. 2009
    ..Breast conservation is possible in breast cancer patients whose mammographic lesions are large enough to require multiple localizing wires for excision...
  47. doi request reprint Lumpectomy and partial breast irradiation for early-stage breast cancer following mantle irradiation for Hodgkin's lymphoma
    Mohamed A Alm El-Din
    Breast Oncology Unit, Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Nat Clin Pract Oncol 5:426-9. 2008
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  48. doi request reprint Utility of DNA repair protein foci for the detection of putative BRCA1 pathway defects in breast cancer biopsies
    Henning Willers
    Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Radiation Oncology, Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA
    Mol Cancer Res 7:1304-9. 2009
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Predictive value of histologic tumor necrosis after radiation
    Y Chen
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Int J Cancer 96:334-40. 2001
    ..Despite common practices in histologic examination of tumors posttherapy, clinical interpretations and implications of histologic tumor necrosis after radiotherapy should be considered with caution...
  50. pmc Partial-breast irradiation versus whole-breast irradiation for early-stage breast cancer: a cost-effectiveness analysis
    David J Sher
    Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 74:440-6. 2009
    ..We aim to determine the incremental cost-effectiveness of PBI compared with whole-breast radiation therapy (WBRT) for estrogen receptor-positive postmenopausal women treated for early-stage breast cancer...
  51. ncbi request reprint Clinical experience with a 3D surface patient setup system for alignment of partial-breast irradiation patients
    Christoph Bert
    Abteilung Biophysik, Gesellschaft fur Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt, Germany
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 64:1265-74. 2006
    ..To assess the utility of surface imaging on patient setup for accelerated partial-breast irradiation (APBI)...

Research Grants2

  1. Early Detection and Treatment of Lymphedema in Women with Breast Cancer
    Alphonse G Taghian; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Our study aims to evaluate whether early identification and treatment can decrease the rate of lymphedema and improve the quality of life of women who suffer from this devastating complication of treatment. ..