Benjamin D Smith

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Affiliation: The University of Texas
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. doi request reprint Improvement in breast cancer outcomes over time: are older women missing out?
    Benjamin D Smith
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA
    J Clin Oncol 29:4647-53. 2011
  4. doi request reprint The future of radiation oncology in the United States from 2010 to 2020: will supply keep pace with demand?
    Benjamin D Smith
    The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 1202, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 28:5160-5. 2010
  5. doi 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
  6. doi 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
  7. 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
  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. 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
  10. doi request reprint 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

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Publications28

  1. 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...
  2. 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)...
  3. doi request reprint Improvement in breast cancer outcomes over time: are older women missing out?
    Benjamin D Smith
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA
    J Clin Oncol 29:4647-53. 2011
    ....
  4. doi request reprint The future of radiation oncology in the United States from 2010 to 2020: will supply keep pace with demand?
    Benjamin D Smith
    The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 1202, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 28:5160-5. 2010
    ..Accordingly, we projected demand for radiation therapy and supply of radiation oncologists in 2010 and 2020 to determine whether a similar shortage may exist for this specialty...
  5. doi 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...
  6. doi 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...
  7. 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...
  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. 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...
  10. doi request reprint 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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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  13. 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...
  14. doi request reprint Brachytherapy for accelerated partial-breast irradiation: a rapidly emerging technology in breast cancer care
    Grace L Smith
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 29:157-65. 2011
    ..It is currently used in the community setting, although its efficacy has yet to be validated in prospective comparative trials. Frequency and factors influencing use have not been previously identified...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. pmc Nomogram to predict the benefit of radiation for older patients with breast cancer treated with conservative surgery
    Jeffrey M Albert
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 30:2837-43. 2012
    ..However, it is not known whether this recommendation should extend to other older women. Accordingly, we developed a nomogram to predict the likelihood of long-term breast preservation with and without RT...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. pmc Intensity modulated radiotherapy for stage III non-small cell lung cancer in the United States: predictors of use and association with toxicities
    Shervin M Shirvani
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, United States Electronic address
    Lung Cancer 82:252-9. 2013
    ..We used a large, population-based database to determine which factors led to increased utilization of IMRT and to evaluate associations of IMRT with toxicities...
  22. 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...
  23. pmc Biology, treatment, and outcome in very young and older women with DCIS
    Rosalinda Alvarado
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:3777-84. 2012
    ..This study examines a modern cohort of women with ductal carcinoma-in-situ (DCIS) in order to identify potential differences in clinical presentation, treatments, and outcome based on age...
  24. doi request reprint Trends and variation in use of breast reconstruction in patients with breast cancer undergoing mastectomy in the United States
    Reshma Jagsi
    Reshma Jagsi and Adeyiza O Momoh, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Jing Jiang, Sharon H Giordano, Thomas A Buchholz, Steven J Kronowitz, Benjamin D Smith, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX Amy Alderman, The Swan Center For Plastic Surgery, Alpharetta, GA
    J Clin Oncol 32:919-26. 2014
    ..Concerns exist regarding breast cancer patients' access to breast reconstruction, which provides important psychosocial benefits...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. doi request reprint Topical hyaluronic acid vs. standard of care for the prevention of radiation dermatitis after adjuvant radiotherapy for breast cancer: single-blind randomized phase III clinical trial
    CHELSEA PINNIX
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 83:1089-94. 2012
    ..To determine the efficacy of an emulsion containing hyaluronic acid to reduce the development of ≥ Grade 2 radiation dermatitis after adjuvant breast radiation compared with best supportive care...
  28. 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...