Benjamin D Smith

Summary

Affiliation: Rice University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Controversies over the role of radiation therapy for ductal carcinoma in situ
    Benjamin D Smith
    Department of Radiation Oncology, 2200 Bergquist Dr, Ste 1, Lackland AFB, TX 78236, USA
    Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 8:433-41. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Cerebrovascular disease risk in older head and neck cancer patients after radiotherapy
    Grace L Smith
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:5119-25. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Baseline utilization of breast radiotherapy before institution of the Medicare practice quality reporting initiative
    Benjamin D Smith
    Radiation Oncology Flight, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 74:1506-12. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of radiation therapy for older women with early breast cancer
    Benjamin D Smith
    Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8040, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 98:681-90. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of radiation therapy in older women with ductal carcinoma in situ
    Benjamin D Smith
    Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 98:1302-10. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Postmastectomy radiation and survival in older women with breast cancer
    Benjamin D Smith
    Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:4901-7. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Future of cancer incidence in the United States: burdens upon an aging, changing nation
    Benjamin D Smith
    Radiation Oncology Flight, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, 2200 Bergquist Dr, Ste 1, TX 78236, USA
    J Clin Oncol 27:2758-65. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Hypothyroidism in older patients with head and neck cancer after treatment with radiation: a population-based study
    Grace L Smith
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Head Neck 31:1031-8. 2009
  9. pmc Effectiveness of radiation for prevention of mastectomy in older breast cancer patients treated with conservative surgery
    Jeffrey M Albert
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Cancer 118:4642-51. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Impact of evidence-based clinical guidelines on the adoption of postmastectomy radiation in older women
    Shervin M Shirvani
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA
    Cancer 117:4595-605. 2011

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Publications47

  1. doi request reprint Controversies over the role of radiation therapy for ductal carcinoma in situ
    Benjamin D Smith
    Department of Radiation Oncology, 2200 Bergquist Dr, Ste 1, Lackland AFB, TX 78236, USA
    Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 8:433-41. 2008
    ..At present, results of these trials are conflicting, and, therefore, radiation therapy is generally recommended following conservative surgery, even for patients with favorable pathologic characteristics...
  2. doi request reprint Cerebrovascular disease risk in older head and neck cancer patients after radiotherapy
    Grace L Smith
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:5119-25. 2008
    ..Cerebrovascular disease is common in head and neck cancer patients, but it is unknown whether radiotherapy increases the cerebrovascular disease risk in this population...
  3. doi request reprint Baseline utilization of breast radiotherapy before institution of the Medicare practice quality reporting initiative
    Benjamin D Smith
    Radiation Oncology Flight, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 74:1506-12. 2009
    ..As a first step in evaluating the potential impact of this measure, we assessed baseline use of radiotherapy among women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer before implementation of PQRI...
  4. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of radiation therapy for older women with early breast cancer
    Benjamin D Smith
    Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8040, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 98:681-90. 2006
    ..Recent clinical trials have questioned the necessity of breast radiation therapy for older women with early breast cancer. However, the effectiveness of radiation therapy for older women in the community setting has not been addressed...
  5. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of radiation therapy in older women with ductal carcinoma in situ
    Benjamin D Smith
    Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 98:1302-10. 2006
    ..In a cohort of older women with DCIS, we sought to determine whether radiation therapy was associated with a clinically significant benefit...
  6. ncbi request reprint Postmastectomy radiation and survival in older women with breast cancer
    Benjamin D Smith
    Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:4901-7. 2006
    ..As recent evidence suggests that certain adjuvant treatments appropriate for younger women may only be marginally beneficial for older women, we sought to determine whether PMRT improves survival for older women with breast cancer...
  7. doi request reprint Future of cancer incidence in the United States: burdens upon an aging, changing nation
    Benjamin D Smith
    Radiation Oncology Flight, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, 2200 Bergquist Dr, Ste 1, TX 78236, USA
    J Clin Oncol 27:2758-65. 2009
    ..We sought to estimate the number of cancer patients diagnosed in the United States through 2030 by age and race...
  8. doi request reprint Hypothyroidism in older patients with head and neck cancer after treatment with radiation: a population-based study
    Grace L Smith
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Head Neck 31:1031-8. 2009
    ..In patients with head and neck cancer, radiation treatment (RT) is a risk factor for hypothyroidism. However, the specific magnitude of risk after RT in older patients is not known...
  9. pmc Effectiveness of radiation for prevention of mastectomy in older breast cancer patients treated with conservative surgery
    Jeffrey M Albert
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Cancer 118:4642-51. 2012
    ..Accordingly, we used the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare observational cohort to determine the effect of RT on the risk of mastectomy among older women with stage I, ER-positive breast cancer...
  10. ncbi request reprint Impact of evidence-based clinical guidelines on the adoption of postmastectomy radiation in older women
    Shervin M Shirvani
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA
    Cancer 117:4595-605. 2011
    ..Accordingly, the authors used the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)-Medicare cohort to determine whether the use of PMRT has increased in response to evidence-based guidelines...
  11. pmc Benefit of adjuvant brachytherapy versus external beam radiation for early breast cancer: impact of patient stratification on breast preservation
    Grace L Smith
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 88:274-84. 2014
    ..Recently proposed "suitability" criteria guiding patient selection for brachytherapy have never been empirically validated...
  12. doi request reprint Breast-conserving surgery in older patients with invasive breast cancer: current patterns of treatment across the United States
    Grace L Smith
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The Section of Health Services Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 209:425-433.e2. 2009
    ..But earlier studies report low BCS use rates of 12% to 43% nationally, especially in older patients. We sought to determine current patterns and predictors of BCS use...
  13. ncbi request reprint The cutaneous B-cell lymphoma prognostic index: a novel prognostic index derived from a population-based registry
    Benjamin D Smith
    Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Section of Medical Oncology, Yale University School of Medicine, HRT 136, 333 Cedar St, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    J Clin Oncol 23:3390-5. 2005
    ..We sought to incorporate both histology and skin site into a single prognostic index designed to predict survival in patients with PCBCL...
  14. doi request reprint Racial disparities in the use of radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery: a national Medicare study
    Grace L Smith
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 116:734-41. 2010
    ..Therefore, in a comprehensive, national cohort of Medicare patients, racial disparities in the use of radiotherapy (RT) after breast-conserving surgery (BCS) for invasive breast cancer were quantified...
  15. pmc Association between treatment with brachytherapy vs whole-breast irradiation and subsequent mastectomy, complications, and survival among older women with invasive breast cancer
    Grace L Smith
    Division of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    JAMA 307:1827-37. 2012
    ..Because results of long-term randomized trials will not be reported for years, detailed analysis of clinical outcomes in a nonrandomized setting is warranted...
  16. pmc Comparative effectiveness of 5 treatment strategies for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer in the elderly
    Shervin M Shirvani
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 84:1060-70. 2012
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  17. doi request reprint Adoption of intensity-modulated radiation therapy for breast cancer in the United States
    Benjamin D Smith
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 1202, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 103:798-809. 2011
    ..It is thus controversial whether such treatment justifies billing for intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)...
  18. ncbi request reprint Use of postmastectomy radiotherapy in older women
    Benjamin D Smith
    Radiation Oncology Flight, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, TX, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 71:98-106. 2008
    ..Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare cohort, we sought to characterize the adoption of PMRT from 1992 to 2002 and identify risk factors for PMRT omission among high-risk older patients...
  19. pmc The value of ultrasound in detecting extra-axillary regional node involvement in patients with advanced breast cancer
    Puneeth Iyengar
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75235, USA
    Oncologist 17:1402-8. 2012
    ..Therefore, regional ultrasound is beneficial in the initial staging evaluation for such patients...
  20. doi request reprint Patterns of care and outcomes associated with intensity-modulated radiation therapy versus conventional radiation therapy for older patients with head-and-neck cancer
    James B Yu
    Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 83:e101-7. 2012
    ..We performed a retrospective cohort study of Medicare patients treated with IMRT compared with standard RT to assess outcomes in national practice...
  21. ncbi request reprint Rationalization and regionalization of treatment for ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast
    Grace L Smith
    Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 65:1397-403. 2006
    ..We evaluated national patterns of DCIS treatment from 1996 to 2001 by patient risk profile...
  22. doi request reprint Patterns of care and locoregional treatment outcomes in older esophageal cancer patients: The SEER-Medicare Cohort
    Grace L Smith
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 74:482-9. 2009
    ..Optimal management of elderly patients with nonmetastatic esophageal cancer is unclear. Outcomes data after locoregional treatment are lacking for this group...
  23. ncbi request reprint Fractionation for whole breast irradiation: an American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) evidence-based guideline
    Benjamin D Smith
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 81:59-68. 2011
    ..However, it remains controversial whether these results apply to all subgroups of patients. We therefore developed an evidence-based guideline to provide direction for clinical practice...
  24. doi request reprint Geographic analysis of the radiation oncology workforce
    Sanjay Aneja
    Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 82:1723-9. 2012
    ..To evaluate trends in the geographic distribution of the radiation oncology (RO) workforce...
  25. ncbi request reprint Postmastectomy radiation and mortality in women with T1-2 node-positive breast cancer
    Benjamin D Smith
    Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Clin Oncol 23:1409-19. 2005
    ..To determine the relationship between postmastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT) and mortality in a population-based cohort of women with T1-2 node-positive breast cancer...
  26. pmc Muddy water? Variation in reporting receipt of breast cancer radiation therapy by population-based tumor registries
    Gary V Walker
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 86:686-93. 2013
    ..To evaluate, in the setting of breast cancer, the accuracy of registry radiation therapy (RT) coding compared with the gold standard of Medicare claims...
  27. pmc Hormone receptor status influences the locoregional benefit of trastuzumab in patients with nonmetastatic breast cancer
    Michelle M Kim
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
    Cancer 118:4936-43. 2012
    ..In this study, the role of HR and HER2 status on the locoregional benefit of trastuzumab treatment was investigated in patients with nonmetastatic breast cancer...
  28. ncbi request reprint Accelerated partial breast irradiation consensus statement from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
    Benjamin D Smith
    Radiation Oncology Flight, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, TX, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 74:987-1001. 2009
    ..To present guidance for patients and physicians regarding the use of accelerated partial-breast irradiation (APBI), based on current published evidence complemented by expert opinion...
  29. pmc Racial disparities in cancer therapy: did the gap narrow between 1992 and 2002?
    Cary P Gross
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Yale Cancer Center, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    Cancer 112:900-8. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether racial disparities in cancer therapy had diminished since the time they were initially documented in the early 1990s...
  30. ncbi request reprint Cutaneous lymphomas
    Benjamin D Smith
    United States Air Force, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, TX, USA
    Semin Radiat Oncol 17:158-68. 2007
    ..This review highlights the role of radiotherapy in the multidisciplinary management of cutaneous lymphoma...
  31. doi request reprint Adherence to national guidelines for antiemesis prophylaxis in patients undergoing chemotherapy for lung cancer: a population-based study
    Daniel R Gomez
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77054, USA
    Cancer 119:1428-36. 2013
    ..For this population-based study, the authors assessed the rates of antiemetic prophylaxis use, and predictors of such use, among patients who were receiving platinum-based chemotherapy for lung cancer between 2001 and 2007...
  32. ncbi request reprint Management of mycosis fungoides. Part 1. Diagnosis, staging, and prognosis
    Benjamin D Smith
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Oncology (Williston Park) 17:1281-8. 2003
    ..2 years for those with pathologic nodal involvement (stage IVA), and 0.9 years for those with visceral disease (stage IVB). Over time, mycosis fungoides may progress to S├ęzary syndrome or transform to large-cell histology...
  33. ncbi request reprint Primary cutaneous B-cell lymphoma treated with radiotherapy: a comparison of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer and the WHO classification systems
    Benjamin D Smith
    Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Section of Oncology, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar St, PO Box 208040, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    J Clin Oncol 22:634-9. 2004
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis and management of mycosis fungoides
    Shira L Galper
    Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    Oncology (Williston Park) 24:491-501. 2010
    ..We describe in detail existing and emerging therapeutics and offer specific recommendations for management of each stage of MF...
  35. doi request reprint A profile of academic training program directors and chairs in radiation oncology
    Lynn D Wilson
    Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, Smilow Cancer Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 85:1168-71. 2013
    ..To identify objective characteristics and benchmarks for program leadership in academic radiation oncology...
  36. ncbi request reprint Cutaneous lymphomas--radiotherapeutic strategies
    Lynn D Wilson
    Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06880, USA
    Front Radiat Ther Oncol 39:1-15. 2006
  37. ncbi request reprint Management of mycosis fungoides: Part 2. Treatment
    Benjamin D Smith
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Oncology (Williston Park) 17:1419-28; discussion 1430, 1433. 2003
    ..Each of these treatments is discussed in detail, followed by specific recommendations for each stage of mycosis fungoides...
  38. ncbi request reprint Therapeutic radiation dose delivered to the low axilla during whole breast radiation therapy in the prone position: implications for targeting the undissected axilla
    Dhara M Macdermed
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
    Pract Radiat Oncol 4:116-22. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to quantify radiation dose delivered to the axilla for patients treated in the prone position...
  39. pmc Emergence of integrated urology-radiation oncology practices in the State of Texas
    Pavan M Jhaveri
    Section of Radiation Oncology, Department of Radiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 84:15-9. 2012
    ..We sought to characterize the emergence of such practices in Texas, their extent of physical integration, and their potential effect on patient travel times for radiation therapy...
  40. ncbi request reprint Challenging problems in malignancy: case 2. Isolated needle-track recurrence following fine needle aspiration for non-small-cell lung cancer
    Benjamin D Smith
    Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Clin Oncol 22:3828-9. 2004
  41. doi request reprint Cutaneous lymphoma
    Benjamin D Smith
    USAF Medical Corps, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas
    Curr Probl Cancer 32:43-87. 2008
  42. ncbi request reprint Characterization of the HER-2/neu oncogene by immunohistochemical and fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis in oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma
    Atif J Khan
    Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8040, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 8:540-8. 2002
    ....
  43. pmc Disseminated herpes simplex after total skin electron beam radiotherapy for mycosis fungoides
    Benjamin D Smith
    Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    J R Soc Med 96:500-1. 2003
  44. ncbi request reprint Merkel cell carcinoma: improved outcome with the addition of adjuvant therapy
    Lynn D Wilson
    J Clin Oncol 23:7236-7; author reply 7237-8. 2005
  45. doi request reprint Risk of hypothyroidism in older breast cancer patients treated with radiation
    Grace L Smith
    Department of Breast Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 112:1371-9. 2008
    ..The authors assessed risk of hypothyroidism in breast cancer patients who were receiving RT to a supraclavicular field, which typically includes a portion of thyroid...
  46. ncbi request reprint Primary cutaneous B-cell lymphoma
    Lynn D Wilson
    J Clin Oncol 24:4041; author reply 4041-2. 2006
  47. ncbi request reprint Do PET and SNB reduce the rate of elective neck dissection? A hypothesis still in need of validation
    Benjamin D Smith
    J Clin Oncol 23:2874-5; author reply 2875-6. 2005