University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

Resident Publications

July 2015 — June 2016

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Gill BS, Vargo JA, Pai SS, Balasubramani GK, Beriwal S. Management trends and outcomes for stage I-II mantle cell lymphoma using the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB): Ascertaining the ideal treatment paradigm. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. 2015 Nov 1; 93(3) PMID: 26461009
  • Bernard ME, Clump DA, Lalonde R, Beriwal S. Radiation therapy for locally advanced lung cancer. Transl Cancer Res 2015;4(4):356-371. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2218- 676X.2015.08.03
  • Gebhardt, BJ, Rajagopalan MS, Gill BS, Heron DE, Rakfal SM, Flickinger JC, Beriwal S. Impact of dynamic changes to a bone metastases pathway in a large, integrated, National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center network. Pract Radiat Oncol 2015 Jul 4. PMID: 26432676
  • Glaser SM, Kim H, Beriwal S. Multi-Channel Vaginal Cylinder Brachytherapy: Impact of Tumor Size and Location on Dose to Organs at Risk. Brachytherapy. PMID: 26412618
  • Glaser S, Beriwal S. Brachytherapy for malignancies of the vagina in the 3D era. J Contemp Brachytherapy 2015;7:312-318. PMID: 26622234
  • Glaser S, Vargo JA, Balasubramani GK, Beriwal S. Surveillance and Radiotherpay for Stage I Seminoma: Have We Learned from the Evidence? Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys.
  • Ling, D, Vargo JA, Beriwal S. “Underutilization of Radiotherapy in Early Stage Marginal Zone Lymphoma Negatively Impacts Overall Survival.” Practical Radiation Oncology.
  • Vargo JA. Gill BS, Balasubramani GK, Beriwal S. Treatment Selection and Survival Outcomes in Early-Stage Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma: Do We Still Need Consolidative Radiotherapy?, J. Clin Oncol. 2015 Aug 10 PMID:26261253
  • Gill BS, Flickinger JC Beriwal S. Caveat of immortal time bias in adjuvant therapy-related population-based analyses. J. Clin Oncol. 2015 Sept 10; 33(26) 2931. PMID: 26215960
  • Gill BS, Pai SS, McKenzie S, Beriwal B. Utility of positron emission tomography (PET) for radiotherapy treatment planning. PET Clinics 2015 Oct; PMID: 26384599
  • Gill BS, Minkoff DA, Beriwal S. Current concepts in Radiation Therapy for early stage endometrial cancer. Indian J Gynecol Oncol. [In Press]
  • Man KX, Gill BS, Balasubramani GK, Sukumvanich P, Kelley JL, Beriwal S. Utilization and role of adjuvant radiotherapy and chemotherapy for uterine clear cell carcinoma: A National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) analysis. Int J Gynecol Cancer [In press].
  • Quan K, Xu KM, Lalonde R, Horne ZD, Bernard ME, McCoy C, Clump DA, Burton SA, Heron DE. Treatment Plan Technique and Quality for Single-Isocenter Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy of Multiple Lung Lesions with Volumetric-Modulated Arc Therapy or Intensity-Modulated Radiosurgery. Front Oncol 2015 Oct 6. PMID: 26500888
  • Gebhardt BJ, Why Clinical Pathways matter: A roadmap for Practice Change in Oncology.
  • Glaser S, Mandish S, Gill B, Balasubramani G, Clump DA, Beriwal S. Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer – Prognostic Factors, Patterns of Care, and Overall Survival. Head and Neck 2016 Apr; PMID 26894506
  • Vargo JA, Heron DE. Clinical Application of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT): Cranium to Prostate. Front Oncol 2015 Dec 7. PMID: 26697404
  • Boisen MM, Vargo JA, Beriwal S, Sukumvanich P, Olawaiye AB, Kelley JL, Edwards RP, Huang M, Courtney-Brooks MB, Comerci JT. Surgical Outcomes of Patients Undergoing Extrafascial Hysterectomy Following Neoadjuvant Radiotherapy with or without chemotherapy for Locally Advanced Endometrial Cancer Clinically Extending to the Cervix or Parametria. Int J Gynecol Cancer 2016 Jan 28. PMID: 26825835
  • Ghareeb ER, Dulmage BO, Vargo JA, Balasubramani GK, Beriwal S. Underutilization of Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Less Common Cutaneous Malignancies in the United States. Deratol Surg 2016 May; PMID: 27054447
  • Ghareeb ER, Dulmage BO, Vargo JA, Patton TJ, Quinn AE, Flickinger JC. Severe Refractory Hailey-Hailey Disease Treated with Electron Beam Radiotherapy and Low Level Laser Therapy: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Cutis 2016
  • Vargo JA, Beriwal S. Reply to A Olszewski et al: Controversial Results the Foundation to the Pursuit of Truth in Science. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2016 April 20. PMID: 26884566
  • Ling D, Vargo JA, Heron DE. Risk of Severe Toxicity Based on Site of Recurrence in Patients Treated with Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Recurrent Head and Neck Cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. [In Press]
  • Rodriguez-Lopez JL, Horne ZD, Flickinger JC. Metastases from glioblastoma disguised as a new primary malignancy. Applied Rad Oncology. March 2016. Clinical Case Contest Winner.
  • Horne ZD, Glaser SM, Vargo JA, Ferris RL, Balasubramani GK, Clump DA, Heron DE, Beriwal S. Confirmation of proposed human papillomavirus risk-adapted staging according to AJCC/UICC TNM criteria for positive oropharyngeal carcinomas. Cancer 2016 Apr 25. PMID: 27111669
  • Gill BS, Long-term outcomes using adjuvant pelvic intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for endometrial carcinoma. Practical Radiation Oncology

July 2014 — June 2015

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy as Primary Treatment for Elderly Patients with Medically-Inoperable Head-and-Neck Cancer. Vargo JA, Ferris RL, Clump DA, Heron DE. Frontiers in Oncology 2014 Aug 11;4:214. PMID: 25157336
  • Limited Stage Small Cell Carcinoma of the Anal Canal: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Deutsch M, Vargo JA, Islam M, Rizk S. Journal of Radiation Oncology 2014
  • Stereotactic body radiotherapy for recurrent oropharyngeal cancer - influence of HPV status and smoking history. Davis KS, Vargo JA, Ferris RL, Burton SA, Ohr JP, Clump DA, Heron DE. Oral Oncol. 2014 Aug 28. PMID: 25175942
  • Definitive salvage for vaginal recurrence of endometrial cancer: the impact of modern intensity-modulated-radiotherapy with image-based HDR brachytherapy and the interplay of the PORTEC 1 risk stratification. Vargo JA, Kim H, Houser CJ, Berhane H, Sukumvanich P, Olawaiye AB, Kelley JL, Edwards RP, Comerci JT, Huang M, Courtney-Brooks M, Beriwal S. Radiotherapy and Oncology. 2014 Sep 18. PMID: 25241996
  • Neoadjuvant Radiotherapy with or without Chemotherapy followed by Extrafascial Hysterectomy Vargo JA, Boisen MM, Comerci JT, Kim H, Houser CJ, Sukumvanich P, Olawaiye AB, Kelley JL, Edwards RP, Huang M, Courtney-Brooks M, Beriwal S. Gynecologic Oncology. 2014 September 9. PMID: 25218303
  • Adoption and Impact of Concurrent Chemoradiation Therapy for Vaginal Cancer: a National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) Study. Rajagopalan MS, Xu KM, Lin J, Sukumvanich P, Krivak TC, Beriwal S. Gynecologic Oncology. 2014 October 2. PMID: 25281493
  • Post-Operative Stereotactic Radiosurgery to the Resection Cavity for Large Brain Metastases: Clinical Outcomes, Predictors of Intracranial Failure, and Implications for Optimal Patient Selection. Ling D, Vargo JA, Wegner RE, Flickinger JC, Burton SA, Engh J, Amankulor N, Heron DE, Neurosurgery. 2015 Feb. PMID: 25549189
  • Image-based Multichannel Vaginal Cylinder Brachytherapy for Primary and Metastatic Vaginal Cancers. Vargo JA, Kim H, Houser C, Sukumvanich P, Olawaiye A, Kelley JL, Edward RP, Comerci JT, Huang M, Courtney-Brooks M, Beriwal S, Brachytherapy. 2015 Jan-Feb 14. PMID: 25456026
  • Changing Practice Patterns for Breast Cancer Radiotherapy with Clinical Pathways: An Analysis of Hypofractionation in a Large, Integrated Cancer Center Network. Rajagopalan MS, Beriwal S, Practical Radiation Oncology. 2015 Mar-Apr;5(2):63-9. PMID: 25748004.
  • 4ΠNoncoplanar Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancers - Improved Local Control and Late Toxicities. Vargo JA, Beriwal S. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. 2015 Feb 1. PMID: 25482301
  • Cost-effectiveness Analysis of 3D Image-Guided Brachytherapy Compared to 2D Brachytherapy in the Treatment of Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer. Kim H, Rajagopalan MS, Beriwal S, Smith K. Brachytherapy. 2015 Jan-Feb. PMID: 25443528
  • Patterns of Care and Brachytherapy Boost Utilization for Vaginal Cancer in the United States. Rajagopalan MS, Xu KM, Lin J, Hansen K, Sukumvanich P, Krivak TC, Kelley JL, Beriwal S. Practical Radiation Oncology. 2015 Jan-Feb. PMID: 25413431
  • In regards to Olson et al and Ellsworth et al:Clinical Pathways - A Tool to Transform Practice Patterns. Rajagopalan MS, Beriwal S. Heron DE. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. 2014 Dec 1;90(5):1258. PMID: 25539376
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Versus Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer. Quan K, Rajagopalan MS, Heron DE. Journal of Radiation Oncology 2014 Sept 2. PMID 25185091
  • National Cancer Data Base analysis of radiation therapy consolidation modality for cervical cancer: The impact of new technological advancements. Gill BS, Lin JF, Krivak TC, Sukumvanich P, Laskey RA, Ross MS, Lesnock JL, Beriwal S. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology & Physics 2014 Sept 9 PMID 25216857
  • Image-based three-dimensional conformal brachytherapy for medically inoperable endometrial carcinoma. Gill BS, Kim H, Houser C, Olsen A, Kelley J, Edwards RP, Comerci J, Sukumvanich P, Olawaiye AB, Huang M, Courtney-Brooks M, Beriwal S. Brachytherapy 2014 Aug 7. PMID 25127122
  • Radiation-induced esophageal strictures in a patient with CREST syndrome. Ling D, Vargo JA, Smith RP. Practical Radiation Oncology. 2015:5-2
  • Extended Field IMRT with Concomitant Boost for Lymph Node Positive Cervical Cancer: Analysis of Regional Control and Recurrence Patterns in the PET/CT era. Vargo JA, Kim H, Choi S, Sukumvanich P, Olawaiye AB, Kelley JL, Edwards RP, Comerci JT, Beriwal S. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Oct 8. PMID: 25303889
  • No Association between Left Breast Radiation Therapy or Breast Arterial Calcification and Long-term Cardiac Events in Patients with Breast Cancer. Soran O, Vargo JA, Polat AV, Soran A, Sumkin J, Beriwal S. Journal of Women's Health. 2014 Dec 23. PMID: 25470126
  • MRI-guided high dose rate intracavitary brachytherapy for treatment of cervical cancer: The University of Pittsburgh experience. Gill BS, Kim H, Houser C, Kelley J, Sukumvanich P, Edwards RP, Comerci J, Olawaiye AB, Huang, M, Courtney-Brooks M, Beriwal S. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 March 1. PMID: 25680598
  • Quantitative Evaluation of Radiation Oncologists' Adaptability to Lower Reimbursing Treatment Programs. Gill BS, Beriwal S, Rajagopalan MS, Wang H, Hodges K, Greenberger JS. Practical Radiation Oncology. 2014 Nov 5. PMID: 25544552
  • Extended field intensity-modulated radiation therapy for gynecologic cancers: Is the risk of duodenal toxicity high? Xu KM, Rajagopalan MS, Kim H, Beriwal S. Practical Radiation Oncology. 2014 Nov 5. PMID: 25532491
  • Cost-effectiveness analysis of single fraction of stereotactic body radiotherapy compared to single fraction of external beam radiotherapy for palliation of vertebral bone metastases. Kim H, Rajagopalan MS, Beriwal S, Smith K. International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 2015 Jan 30. PMID: 25680599
  • Patterns of care of omission of radiation therapy for elderly women with early-stage breast cancer receiving hormonal therapy. Rhieu BH, Rajagopalan MS, Sukumvanich P, Kelley JL, Ahrendt GM, Heron DE, Beriwal S. Pract Radiat Oncol 2015 Jan 22. PMID: 25620165.
  • A Prospective Phase II Trial of Re-irradiation with Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy plus Cetuximab in Patients with Recurrent Previously-Irradiated Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck. Vargo JA, Ferris RL, Ohr J, Clump DA, Davis KS, Duvvuri U, Kim S, Johnson JT, Bauman JE, Gibson MK, Branstetter BF, Heron DE. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2015 Mar PMID: 25680594
  • In Reply to Xie et al: What is the appropriate CTV to PTV margin for the primary CTV in extended-field IMRT for intact cervical cancer? Vargo JA, Beriwal S. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2015;92:475-6
  • Image-Based Brachytherapy for Cervical Cancer. Vargo JA, Beriwal S. World J Clin Oncol 2014 Dec 10. PMID: 25493230
  • Primary and Radiation Induced Breast Angiosarcooma: Clinicopathological Predictors of Outcomes and the Impact of Adjuvant Radiation Therapy. Ghareeb ER, Bhargava R, Vargo JA, Florea A, Beriwal S. Am J Clin Oncol. 2014 Dec 17 PMID: 25521258
  • Primary radiotherapy for nonsurgically managed Stage I endometrial cancer: Utilization and impact of brachytherapy. Gill BS, Chapman BV, Hansen KJ, Sukumvanich P, Beriwal S. Brachytherapy 2015 Jan 15. PMID: 25600451
  • Multi-lesion, left-sided, single iso-center radiosurgery treatment in a patient with a pacemaker. Binks J, Horne ZD, Quan K, Clump DA. Applied Radiation Oncology. 2014 Dec.
  • RTOG chestwall contouring guidelines for post-mastectomy radiotherapy: Is it evidence based? Vargo JA, Beriwal S. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2015. October 1; 93(2):226-7. PMID: 26383675
  • Inguinal nodal region radiotherapy for vulvar cancer: are we missing the target again? Glaser S, Olawaiye A, Huang M, Beriwal S. Gynecol Oncol 2014 Dec. PMID: 25128606
  • Impact of adjuvant chemotherapy with radiation for node-positive vulvar cancer: A National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) analysis. Gill BS, Bernard ME, Lin JF, Balasubramani GK, Rajagopalan MS, Sukumvanich P, Krivak TC, Olawaiye AB, Kelly JL, Beriwal S. Gynecol Oncol 2015 2015 Jun;137(3):365-72 PMID: 25868965
  • Cervical cancer outcome prediction to high-dose rate brachytherapty using quantitative magnetic resonance imaging analysis of tumor response to external beam radiotherapy. Gill BS, Kang J, Minkoff D, Beriwal S. Radiotherapy and Oncology 2015 Apr; 115 (1): 78-83. PMID: 25805517
  • Tumor Bed Radiosurgery Following Resection and Prior Stereotactic Radiosurgery for locally persistent brain metastasis. Holt DE, Gill BS, Clump DA, Leeman JE, Burton SA, Amankulor NM, Engh JA, Heron DE. Front Oncol 2015 Apr 8;5:84. PMID: 25905042
  • Salvage stereotactic body radiotherapy for locally recurrent non-small cell lung cancer after sublobar resection and I125 vicryl mesh brachytherapy. Gill BS, Clump DA, Burton SA, Christie NA, Schuchert MJ, Heron DE. Frontiers in Oncology 2015 May 11; 5:109. PMID: 26029665
  • What is the optimal management of early-stage low-grade follicular lymphoma in the modern era? Vargo JA, Gill BS, Balasubramani GK, Beriwal S. Cancer 2015 June 4. PMID: 26042364

Grants

  • "Best Practices for Toxicity Management in Radiation Oncology"
    Rajagopalan, MS
    Oct 2014 - Oct 2015
    Radiation Oncology Institute
    $20,000.
  • "Utilization of Low Level Laser Therapy for Mitigation of Cetuximab and Radiation-Induced Dermatitis" Rajagopalan MS, Gill BS.
    July 2014 - July 2015
    Bristol-Myers Squibb
    $20,000.
  • "Interactive Educational Platform for Brachytherapy"
    Gill, BS
    July 2014 - July 2015
    Magee-Womens Hospital Staff Fund Grant
    $20,300
  • "How Choice of Initial Treatment Modality for Prostate Cancer Impacts Overall Health Care Expenditures and Morbidity"
    Glaser, S
    Thomas H. Nimick, Jr Competitive Research Fund Grant
    $7680

July 2013 — June 2014

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Book Chapter

  • Vargo JA, Flickinger JC, Heron DE, Burton SA, Ozhasoglu C, Gerszten PC. CyberKnife Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Spine Metastases pp. Chang SD and Veeravagu A (eds.), CyberKnife Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Spine Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York, 2014
  • Rajagopalan MS, Vargo JA, Engh J, Heron DE. Radiosurgery for Benign and Malignant Spinal Cord Tumors, pp Chang SD and Veeravagu A (eds.) CyberKnife Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Spine Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, 2014
  • Vargo JA, Beriwal S. Vulvar Cancer, pp Target volume delineation and treatment planning for conformal radiation therapy (IMRT) (editors/publisher and year)
  • Rajagopalan MS, Beriwal S, Radiation Therapy in Gynecologic Cancers. pp. Kataria T (Ed.), Principles and Management of Cancer. Jaypee Publication House, India, 2014

July 2012 — June 2013

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

July 2011 — June 2012

July 2010 — June 2011

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Book Chapter

  • Parikh S, Beriwal S. The Integration of 3D Imaging with Conformal Radiotherapy for Vulvar and Vaginal Cancer, pp 85-95. Viswanathan AN, Kiristis C, Erickson BE, Pötter (eds.) Gynecologic Radiation Therapy Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011.

July 2009 — June 2010

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

July 2008 — June 2009

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Coon D, Gokhale AS, Burton SA, Heron DE, Ozhasoglu C, Christie N. Fractionated Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in the Treatment of Primary, Recurrent, and Metastatic Lung Tumors: the Role of Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography-based Treatment Planning. Clin Lung Cancer 9(4):217-221, 2008.
  • Beriwal S, Coon D, Kim H. Haley M, Patel R, Das R. Multicatheter Hybrid Breast Brachytherapy: A Potential Alternative for Patients with Inadequate Skin Distance. Brachytherapy 7(4):301-304, 2008. Oct
  • Heron DE, Andrade RS, Beriwal S, Smith RP. PET-CT in Radiation Oncology The Impact on Diagnosis, Treatment Planning, and Assessment of Treatment Response. Am J Clin Oncol 31(4):352-362, 2008.
  • Haley M, Beriwal S, Heron DE, Kim H, Falk J, Johnson R, Mogus R. MammoSite© Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation: A Single-institution Outcomes Analysis with 2 Years of Followup. Brachytherapy 8(1):9-13, 2008.
  • Michalski D, Sontag M, Li F, de Andrade RS, Usiene I, Brandner ED, Heron DE, Yue N, Huq MS. Four-dimensional Computed Tomography-based Interfractional Reproducibility Study of Lung Tumor Intrafractional Motion. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 71(3):714-724.
  • Heron DE, Ferris RL, Karamouzis M, Andrade RS, Deeb EL, Burton S, Gooding W, Branstetter BF, Mountz JM, Johnson JT, Argiris A, Grandis JR, Lai SY. Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck: Results of a Phase I Dose-Escalation Trial. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys ;75(5):1493-1500. 2009
  • de Andrade RS, Heron DE. Radiation Treatment Planning for Head and Neck Malignancies. PET Clinics 2:511-519 In: The Clinics of North America, Publisher Elsevier, T.M. Blodgett, M.B. Fukui Eds, St. Louis, MO, 2008.