Research and Publications by Residents

  • Residents will have dedicated research time (1-6 months) depending on the type of research they chose to participate in (clinical vs. basic science research)
  • Department is actively involved in RTOG and SWOG national clinical protocols, complemented by many in-house protocols with active resident participation 
  • Department has recognized investigators in the fields of medical physics, classic radiobiology and molecular biology who can provide our residents with valuable support and guidance in basic science research
  • Residents in our program have consistently won hospital and state resident research competitions and published in both clinical and basic science journals

Radiation oncology resident publications

Isrow, Derek M.D., Ph.D.

Isrow D, Burmeister C, Hanna RK, Elshaikh MA. Survival endpoints for young women with early stage uterine endometrioid carcinoma: a matched analysis. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2016 Dec;207:115-120. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2016.10.038. PMID: 27838535

A Feldman, D Isrow. D Schultz, K Inamdar, N Rasool MD, MA Elshaikh: Solitary Ovarian Plasmacytoma. A Case Report and Review of Literature. Gynecol Oncol Case Reports 2015; May 19; 13: 20-22 doi: 10.1016/j.gore.2015.05.001. PMID: 26425713

Koppaka A, Isrow D, Zhu L, Yempally V, Captain B. Pendant alkyl and aryl groups on tin control complex geometry and reactivity with H2/D2 in Pt(SnR3)2(CNBu(t))2. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2015, Jan 14;137(1):445-456. doi: 10.1021/ja511295h. PMID: 25539155

Mahdi H, Elshaikh MA, DeBenardo R, Munkarah A, Isrow D, Singh S, Waggoner S, Ali-Fehmi R, Morris RT, Harding J, Moslemi-Kebria M. Impact of adjuvant chemotherapy and pelvic radiation on pattern of recurrence and outcome in stage I non-invasive uterine papillary serous carcinoma. A multi-institution study. Gynecol Oncol. 2015 Jan 29. pii: S0090-8258(15)00587-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2015.01.544. PMID: 25641568

Mahdi H, Rose PG, Elshaikh MA, Munkarah A, Isrow D, Singh S, Waggoner S, Ali-Fehmi R, Morris RT, Harding J, DeBenardo R. Adjuvant vaginal brachytherapy decreases the risk of vaginal recurrence in patients with stage I non-invasive uterine papillary serous carcinoma. A multi-institutional study. Gynecol Oncol. 2015 Mar;136(3):529-33. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2014.12.034. PMID: 25575483

Isrow D., Saha S., Captain B. “Build-up of a Ru6 Octahedral Core Stabilized by tert-Butyl Germyl Ligands.” Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 2014, 751, 815-820

Isrow D., Bagga D., Oregel K., Taekon K., Rossana R., Feun L., Silva O. “An Extremely Advanced Case of Extramammary Paget’s Disease: Literature Review and Genetic Study.” Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology 2014, 8, 87-90

Manzoli M., Shetti V., Blaine J., Zhu L., Isrow D., Yempally V., Captain B., Coluccia S., Raja R., Gianotti E. “RuxPtySnz Cluster-Derived Nanoparticle Catalysts: Spectroscopic Investigation into the Nature of Active Multinuclear Single Sites.” Dalton Transactions 2012, 41, 982-989

Zhu L., Isrow D., Yempally V., Pellechia P., Captain B. “Radical Exchanges and Structural Transformations on the Iron Carbonyl-Bulky Tin Cluster Complex, Fe2(?-SnBut2)2(CO)8 by Solvents Toluene, Xylenes and Ethylbenzene.” Journal of Cluster Science 2012, 23 (3), 627-648

Isrow D., Captain B. “Photochemical Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity study of the Nickel-Tin Dimer [Ni(SntBu3)(tBuNC)2(CO)]2: Radical Generation and Small Molecule Activation.” Organometallics 2012 Prepared.

Isrow D., Koppaka A., Captain B. “Metal-Ligand Effects in the Complex Ni(TEMPO)2: Synthesis, Structures, and Reactivity.” Inorganic Chemistry 2012, 52, 13882-13893

Isrow D., Captain B. “Synthesis and Reactivity of a Transition Metal Complex Containing Exclusively TEMPO Ligands: Ni(TEMPO)2.” Inorganic Chemistry 2011, 50, 5864-5866

Zhu L., Isrow D., Yempally V., Captain B. “Synthesis and Characterization of Bimetallic Nickel and Cobalt Carbonyl Complexes Containing Stannyl Groups.” Journal of Cluster Science 2010, 21, 417-426

Zhu L., Yempally V., Isrow D., Pellechia P.J., Captain B. “Selective Benzylic C-H Activation of Solvent Toluene and m-Xylene by an Iron-Tin Cluster Complex.” Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 2010, 695, 1-5

Achord P., Fujita E., Muckerman J.T., Scott B., Temprado M., Isrow D., Captain B., Fortman G., Xiaochen C., Weir J.J., McDonough J., Hoff C.D. “Experimental and Computational Studies of Binding of Dinitrogen, Nitriles, Azides, Diazoalkanes, Pyridine, and Pyrazines to M(PR3)2(CO)3.” Inorganic Chemistry 2009, 48, 7891-7904

McDonough J.E., Isrow D., Fortman G., Schleyer P.V.R., Schaefer H.F., Scott B., Kubas G.J., Kegl T., Ungvary F., Hoff C.D. “Kinetic and Thermodynamic Studies of the Reactivity of (Trimethylsilyl)diazomethane with HMo(CO)3(C5R5). Estimation of the Mo-N2 Bond Strength and Experimental Determination of the Enthalpy of Formation of (Trimethylsilyl)diazomethane.” Organometallics 2008, 27, 4873-4884

McDonough J., Mendiratta A., Curley J., Fortman G., Isrow D., Fantasia S, Cummins C.C., Rybak-Akimova E., Nolan S., Hoff C.D. “Thermodynamic, Kinetic, and Computational Study of Heavier Chalcogen Terminal Multiple Bonds to Molybdenum, Carbon, and Phosphorous.” Inorganic Chemistry 2008, 47, 2133-2141

Weir J.J., McDonough J., Fortman G., Isrow D., Hoff C.D., Scott B., Kubas G.J. “Synthesis, Structure, and Thermochemistry of the Formation of the Metal-Metal Bonded Dimers [Mo(Te-Ar)(CO)3(PR3)]2 by Phosphine Elimination.” Inorganic Chemistry 2007, 46, 652-659

Sevak, Parag M.D.

DM Guttmann, H Li, P Sevak, S Grover, G Jacobson, A Feldman, S Rubin, C Chu, S Bhatia, MA Elshaikh, LL Lin: The Impact of Adjuvant Therapy on Survival and Recurrence Patterns in Women with Early Stage Uterine Carcinosarcoma: A Multi-institutional Study. Int J Gynecol Cancer 2016 Jan;26(1):141-8. doi: 10.1097/IGC.0000000000000561. PMID: 26509850

Rosenthal DI, Mohamed AS, Weber RS, Garden AS, Sevak PR, Kies MS, Morrison WH, Lewin JS, El-Naggar AK, Ginsberg LE, Kocak-Uzel E, Ang KK, Fuller CD. Long-term outcomes after surgical or nonsurgical initial therapy for patients with T4 squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx: A 3-decade survey. Cancer. 2015 May 15; 121(10):1608-19.doi: 10.1002/cncr.29241. PMID: 25586197

Cox JA, Sevak PR, Grumbles LL, Swanson TA, Hatch SS. Single-fraction radiotherapy for palliation of myelofibrosis-related extremity pain syndrome. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Aug;48(2):299-304. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2013.09.008. PMID: 24315514

Baron CA, Awan MJ, Mohamed AS, Akel I, Rosenthal DI, Gunn GB, Garden AS, Dyer BA, Court L, Sevak PR, Kocak-Uzel E, Fuller CD. Estimation of daily interfractional larynx residual setup error after isocentric alignment for head and neck radiotherapy: quality assurance implications for target volume and organs-at-risk margination using daily CT on- rails imaging. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2014 Jan 8;16(1):5108. doi: 10.1120/jacmp.v16i1.5108. PMID:25679151

Lee, Joon M.D.

Lee JK, Ghanem AI, Modh A, Burmeister C, Mahmoud O, Maxwell GL, Elshaikh MA. The impact of adjuvant vaginal brachytherapy in women with Stage II uterine endometrioid carcinoma: Results of a National Cancer Database analysis. Brachytherapy. 2017; Epub ahead of print. PMID: 29174935.

Lee JK, Mahan M, Hanna RK, Elshaikh MA. Survival outcomes and patterns of failure in women with stage IIIC2 endometrial carcinoma. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2017;216:192-7. PMID: 28800504.

Lee J, Burmeister C, Ghanem A, Aref I, Elshaikh M. Survival outcomes in women with early stage uterine non-endometrioid carcinoma with adjuvant chemotherapy and vaginal brachytherapy alone. Brachytherapy. 2017;16(3 Suppl):S59.

Lee JK, Grow JL, Stea B. Radiation therapy in a pediatric patient with Gorham Stout syndrome. Applied Radiation Oncology. 2014;3(2):23-5.

Wang J, Court LE, Rao A, Bassett R, Lee JK, Hunter L, Myles B, Liao Z, Lin SH. Textural features on computed tomography scans predict overall survival in patients with esophageal cancer. J Nucl Med Radiat Ther 2014;5:196.

Lee JK, Mahan M, Khan N, Hanna R, Elshaikh MA. Survival outcomes in women with International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics Stage IIIC2 endometrial carcinoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016;96(2):E308.

Lee JK, Zhai T, Jackson P, Wen N, Siddiqui S. Patient immobilization for stereotactic radiosurgery in the treatment of malignancies of the cervical spine: 9-point mask versus non-9-point mask immobilization system. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017;99(2S):E683-4.

Court LE, Lee JK, Hunter L, Rao A, Myles B, Juloori A, Liao Z, Lin SH. Pretreatment CT image features of the primary tumor are a significant predictor for overall survival in esophageal cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013;87(2S):S665-6.

Juloori A, Tucker SL, Lee JK, Myles B, Palmer MB, Komaki R, Liao Z, Lin SH. Dosimetric predictors for nausea and anorexia in esophageal cancer patients treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiation. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013;87(2S):S295.

Wang J, Lin SH, Allen PK, Juloori A, Lee JK, Komaki R, Liao Z, Swisher SG, Hofstetter WL, Ajani JA. Nomogram score of pathologic complete response to neoadjuvant chemoradiation predicts for survival outcomes in esophageal cancer patients treated with definitive chemoradiation. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013;87(2S):S86-S7.

Akers W, Liu Y, Sudlow G, Lee J, Yoo JS, Lee B-C, Soh K-S, Achilefu S. Identification of primo vascular system in murine tumors and viscera. In: Soh K-S, Kang KA, Harrison DK, eds. The Primo Vascular System: Its Role in Cancer and Regeneration. New York: Springer; 2012:179-83.

Ankit Modh, M.D.

Modh A, Ghanem AI, Burmeister C, Rasool N, Elshaikh MA. Trends in the utilization of adjuvant vaginal brachytherapy in women with early-stage endometrial carcinoma: Results of an updated period analysis of SEER data.

Modh A, Elshaikh MA. Trends in the utilization of adjuvant vaginal brachytherapy in women with early-stage endometrial carcinoma: Results of an updated period analysis of SEER data. World Congress of Brachytherapy: San Francisco, CA; June 27 – June 29, 2016. / RSNA: Chicago, IL; November 30, 2016. / Brachytherapy. 2016 Sep-Oct;15(5):554-61.

Haseltine JM, Rimner A, Gelblum DY, Modh A, Rosenzweig KE, Jackson A, Yorke ED, Wu AJ. Fatal complications after stereotactic body radiation therapy for central lung tumors abutting the proximal bronchial tree. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2016 Mar-Apr; 6(2):e27-33. doi: 10.1016/j.prro.2015.09.012. PMID: 26577006

Aharon Feldman, M.D.

Feldman AM, Zhang Z, Buekers T, Elshaikh MA. Management of gynaecologic plasmacytoma: A review article. J Obstet Gynaecol. 2017 Jan;37(1):5-10. doi: 10.1080/01443615.2016.1205567. Epub 2016 Oct 19.

Guttmann DM, Li H, Sevak P, Grover S, Jacobson G, Feldman A, Rubin S, Chu C, Bhatia S, Elshaikh MA, Lin LL. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2016 Jan;26(1):141-8. doi: 10.1097/IGC.0000000000000561. PMID: 26509850

Feldman A, Isrow D, Schultz D, Inamdar K, Rasool N, Elshaikh MA. Solitary ovarian plasmacytoma. A case report and review of literature. Gynecol Oncol Rep. 2015 May 19;13:20-2. doi: 10.1016/j.gore.2015.05.001. eCollection 2015 Aug.

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