R J Downey

Summary

Affiliation: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Anatomy of the normal diaphragm
    Robert Downey
    Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, C 871, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 21:273-9, ix. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint Extent of chest wall invasion and survival in patients with lung cancer
    R J Downey
    Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 68:188-93. 1999
  3. ncbi request reprint Surgery in the management of small cell lung cancer
    Robert J Downey
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2:159-62. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomographic maximal standardized uptake value predicts survival independent of clinical but not pathologic TNM staging of resected non-small cell lung cancer
    Robert J Downey
    Thoracic Surgery Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 133:1419-27. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Surgery for colorectal and sarcomatous pulmonary metastases: history, current management, and future directions
    Robert J Downey
    Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 16:133-7, v-vi. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Invited commentary
    Robert J Downey
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:1488. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Preoperative F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography maximal standardized uptake value predicts survival after lung cancer resection
    Robert J Downey
    Thoracic Surgery Service, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Clin Oncol 22:3255-60. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Whole body 18FDG-PET and the response of esophageal cancer to induction therapy: results of a prospective trial
    Robert J Downey
    Thoracic Service and Gastric and Mixed Tumor Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Clin Oncol 21:428-32. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint A phase II trial of chemotherapy and surgery for non-small cell lung cancer patients with a synchronous solitary metastasis
    Robert J Downey
    Thoracic Services, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Division of Thoracic Surgery, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Lung Cancer 38:193-7. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Chest wall resection for locally recurrent breast cancer: is it worthwhile?
    R J Downey
    Divisions of Thoracic Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 119:420-8. 2000

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. doi request reprint Anatomy of the normal diaphragm
    Robert Downey
    Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, C 871, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 21:273-9, ix. 2011
    ..The function of the diaphragm is to expand the chest cavity during inspiration and to promote occlusion of the gastroesophageal junction. This article provides an overview of the normal anatomy of the diaphragm...
  2. ncbi request reprint Extent of chest wall invasion and survival in patients with lung cancer
    R J Downey
    Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 68:188-93. 1999
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Surgery in the management of small cell lung cancer
    Robert J Downey
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2:159-62. 2004
    ..However, a small number of patients present with resectable disease, and this review summarizes the available literature addressing the possible role for surgery in the treatment of these patients...
  4. ncbi request reprint Fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomographic maximal standardized uptake value predicts survival independent of clinical but not pathologic TNM staging of resected non-small cell lung cancer
    Robert J Downey
    Thoracic Surgery Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 133:1419-27. 2007
    ..The relative prognostic benefit of maximal standardized uptake value with respect to other clinical/pathologic variables has not been defined...
  5. ncbi request reprint Surgery for colorectal and sarcomatous pulmonary metastases: history, current management, and future directions
    Robert J Downey
    Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 16:133-7, v-vi. 2006
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Invited commentary
    Robert J Downey
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:1488. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Preoperative F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography maximal standardized uptake value predicts survival after lung cancer resection
    Robert J Downey
    Thoracic Surgery Service, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Clin Oncol 22:3255-60. 2004
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Whole body 18FDG-PET and the response of esophageal cancer to induction therapy: results of a prospective trial
    Robert J Downey
    Thoracic Service and Gastric and Mixed Tumor Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Clin Oncol 21:428-32. 2003
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint A phase II trial of chemotherapy and surgery for non-small cell lung cancer patients with a synchronous solitary metastasis
    Robert J Downey
    Thoracic Services, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Division of Thoracic Surgery, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Lung Cancer 38:193-7. 2002
    ..The feasibility and potential benefit of combining surgery and chemotherapy in this setting are unclear. Therefore, we performed a prospective trial to test this therapeutic approach...
  10. ncbi request reprint Chest wall resection for locally recurrent breast cancer: is it worthwhile?
    R J Downey
    Divisions of Thoracic Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 119:420-8. 2000
    ..Reports to date have focused on technical feasibility, not long-term outcome...
  11. ncbi request reprint Factors determining outcome after surgical resection of T3 and T4 lung cancers of the superior sulcus
    V W Rusch
    Thoracic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, and Neurosurgery Services, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 119:1147-53. 2000
    ..To establish a historical benchmark against which new therapies can be assessed, we reviewed our 24-year experience with patients undergoing thoracotomy for lung cancers of the superior sulcus...
  12. ncbi request reprint Morbidity and mortality after neoadjuvant therapy for lung cancer: the risks of right pneumonectomy
    J Martin
    Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 72:1149-54. 2001
    ..However, right pneumonectomy is associated with a significantly increased risk and should be performed only in selected patients...
  13. ncbi request reprint Effects of diltiazem prophylaxis on the incidence and clinical outcome of atrial arrhythmias after thoracic surgery
    D Amar
    Departments of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 120:790-8. 2000
    ..We sought to determine whether early prophylaxis with an L -type calcium channel blocker reduces the incidence and morbidity associated with atrial fibrillation/flutter and supraventricular tachyarrhythmia after major thoracic operations...
  14. ncbi request reprint The influence of hospital volume on survival after resection for lung cancer
    P B Bach
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    N Engl J Med 345:181-8. 2001
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint A phase II trial of surgical resection and adjuvant high-dose hemithoracic radiation for malignant pleural mesothelioma
    V W Rusch
    Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 122:788-95. 2001
    ..We performed a phase II trial of high-dose hemithoracic radiation after complete resection to determine feasibility and to estimate rates of local recurrence and survival...
  16. ncbi request reprint Tension pneumocephalus resulting from iatrogenic subarachnoid-pleural fistulae: report of three cases
    M H Bilsky
    Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 71:455-7. 2001
    ..Symptomatic pneumocephalus may result from a cerebrospinal fluid leak communicating with extradural air. However, it is a rare event after thoracic surgical procedures, and its management and physiology are not widely recognized...
  17. ncbi request reprint The management of non-small-cell lung cancer with oligometastases
    R J Downey
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
    Chest Surg Clin N Am 11:121-32, ix. 2001
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of multimodality therapy including extended resections in stage IVA thymoma
    James Huang
    Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 134:1477-83; discussion 1483-4. 2007
    ..We reviewed our experience with multimodality treatment for Masaoka stage IVA thymomas for feasibility and outcomes...
  19. ncbi request reprint The utility of positron emission tomography in staging of potentially operable carcinoma of the thoracic esophagus: results of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z0060 trial
    Bryan F Meyers
    Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 133:738-45. 2007
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Radiofrequency ablation for pulmonary metastases: a therapy in evolution
    Michael I Ebright
    J Surg Oncol 96:365-6. 2007
  21. doi request reprint Protection of the mediastinum and chest wall with an artificial pneumothorax during lung ablations
    Stephen B Solomon
    Section of Interventional Radiology and Image Guided Therapies, Department of Radiology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, H 210, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 19:610-5. 2008
    ..Pleural adhesions related to previous interventions may interfere with creation of a pneumothorax. Use of this technique could extend the utility of ablative therapies for lesions adjacent to the mediastinum and chest wall...
  22. ncbi request reprint PET-guided induction chemotherapy
    Robert J Downey
    Lancet Oncol 8:754-5. 2007
  23. ncbi request reprint Perioperative chemotherapy in patients undergoing pulmonary resection for metastatic soft-tissue sarcoma of the extremity : a retrospective analysis
    Robert J Canter
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Cancer 110:2050-60. 2007
    ..To the authors' knowledge, few studies to date have examined the effect of chemotherapy in patients undergoing pulmonary resection for metastatic STS of the extremity...
  24. ncbi request reprint Use of video-assisted thoracic surgery for lobectomy in the elderly results in fewer complications
    Stephen M Cattaneo
    Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:231-5; discussion 235-6. 2008
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Incidence and risk factors for lung injury after lung cancer resection
    Naveed Alam
    Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:1085-91; discussion 1091. 2007
    ..Our objective was to identify the incidence and risk factors for the development of postoperative lung injury...
  26. ncbi request reprint An initial experience with FDG-PET in the imaging of residual disease after induction therapy for lung cancer
    Tim Akhurst
    Department of Radiology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 73:259-64; discussion 264-6. 2002
    ..Aside from one 9-patient study, there are no data comparing FDG-PET imaging with surgical staging of NSCLC after induction therapy...
  27. ncbi request reprint Non-small cell lung cancer with a solitary hematogenous metastasis
    Robert J Downey
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 14:265-9, vii-viii. 2004
    ..Future trials could be designed to include newer, less toxic chemotherapeutic regimens...
  28. ncbi request reprint Long-term results of combined-modality therapy in resectable non-small-cell lung cancer
    Jocelyne Martin
    Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Clin Oncol 20:1989-95. 2002
    ..Assessment of long-term results of combined-modality therapy for resectable non-small-cell lung cancer is hampered by insufficient follow-up and small patient numbers. To evaluate this, we reviewed our collective experience...
  29. ncbi request reprint Resection of pulmonary metastases from colorectal cancer
    Nabil P Rizk
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 14:29-34. 2002
    ..Data accumulated over the last 40 years support a survival benefit from resection of these lesions and have given a better understanding of the indications that should be adhered to in performing metastasectomy for colorectal cancer...
  30. ncbi request reprint Clinical pattern and pathologic stage but not histologic features predict outcome for bronchioloalveolar carcinoma
    Michael I Ebright
    Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 74:1640-6; discussion 1646-7. 2002
    ..This study determined the outcome of resected BAC in relationship to clinical and radiologic disease pattern, and pathologic features...
  31. ncbi request reprint Management of major hemorrhage during mediastinoscopy
    Bernard J Park
    Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, Room C 867, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:726-31. 2003
    ..The management of major hemorrhage complicating mediastinoscopy is not well described. We reviewed our experience to determine the frequency, optimal management strategy, and outcome of these injuries...
  32. ncbi request reprint Results of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z0050 trial: the utility of positron emission tomography in staging potentially operable non-small cell lung cancer
    Carolyn E Reed
    Hollings Cancer Center, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:1943-51. 2003
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Surgical management of thoracic malignancies invading the heart or great vessels
    Bernard J Park
    Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:1024-30. 2004
    ..We reviewed our experience of 10 patients treated surgically, either primarily or as a component of multimodality therapy, to assess feasibility and results...
  34. ncbi request reprint Advanced imaging including PET/CT for cardiothoracic surgery
    Luc Bidaut
    Department of Medical Physics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 16:272-82. 2004
    ..This review will provide an overview of recent advances in imaging that are likely to influence the direction of cardiothoracic surgery in the near future...
  35. ncbi request reprint Primary epithelial lung malignancies in the pediatric population
    Dave R Lal
    Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 45:683-6. 2005
    ..Primary epithelial lung malignancies are rare in childhood and adolescence. We reviewed the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center experience with these tumors to better understand their histology, time to diagnosis, treatment, and outcome...
  36. ncbi request reprint Preoperative 18[F]-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography standardized uptake values predict survival after esophageal adenocarcinoma resection
    Nabil Rizk
    Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:1076-81. 2006
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Results of chest wall resection and reconstruction with and without rigid prosthesis
    Michael J Weyant
    Department of Surgery, Thoracic Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:279-85. 2006
    ..Chest wall resections are associated with significant morbidity, with respiratory failure in as many as 27% of patients. We hypothesized that our selective use of a rigid prosthesis for reconstruction reduces respiratory complications...
  38. ncbi request reprint Small cell lung cancer
    Gregory P Kalemkerian
    J Natl Compr Canc Netw 6:294-314. 2008
  39. ncbi request reprint Small cell lung cancer clinical practice guidelines in oncology
    Bruce E Johnson
    J Natl Compr Canc Netw 4:602-22. 2006