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Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center - Internal Medicine
UCSF Medical Center - Radiation Oncology
Head and neck tumors
Metastatic brain cancer
Sinus and skull base tumors
University Radiation Medicine Woman's Board Center for Radiation Therapy 500 S. Paulina St. Ground Floor Chicago, IL 60612 Phone: (312) 942-6805
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.
Patterns-of-failure after helical tomotherapy-based chemoradiotherapy for head and neck cancer: implications for CTV margin, elective nodal dose and bilateral parotid sparing. Dandekar V, Morgan T, Turian J, Fidler MJ, Showel J, Nielsen T, Coleman J, Diaz A, Sher DJ Oral Oncol. 2014 May 50(5):520-6. Integral dose delivered to normal brain with conventional intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and helical tomotherapy IMRT during partial brain radiotherapy for high-grade gliomas with and without selective sparing of the hippocampus, limbic circuit and neural stem cell compartment. Marsh JC, Ziel GE, Diaz AZ, Wendt JA, Gobole R, Turian JV. J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol. 2013 2013 Jun 57(3):378-83. doi: 10.1111/1754-9485.12048. Epub 2013 Apr 7. Current status of immunotherapy and gene therapy for high-grade gliomas. Marsh JC, Goldfarb J, Shafman TD, Diaz AZ. Cancer Control. 2013 2013 Jan 20(1):43-8. Stereotactic radiosurgery boost to the resection cavity for cerebral metastases: Report of overall survival, complications, and corticosteroid protocol. Kellogg RG, Straus DC, Choi M, Chaudhry TA, Diaz AZ, Muñoz LF Surg Neurol Int 2013 4(Suppl 6):S436-42. Dosimetric characteristics of the small diameter BrainLabâ„¢ cones used for stereotactic radiosurgery. Khelashvili G, Chu J, Diaz A, Turian J. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2012 2012 Jan 5 13(1):3610. doi: 10.1120/jacmp.v13i1.3610. High-grade glioma relationship to the neural stem cell compartment: a retrospective review of 104 cases. Marsh JC, Wendt JA, Herskovic AM, Diaz A, Gielda BT, Byrne RW. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 2012 Feb 1 82(2):e159-65. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2010.08.036. Epub 2011 May 16. Sparing of the hippocampus, limbic circuit and neural stem cell compartment during partial brain radiotherapy for glioma: a dosimetric feasibility study. Marsh JC, Godbole R, Diaz AZ, Gielda BT, Turian JV. J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol. 2011 2011 Aug 55(4):442-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1754-9485.2011.02282.x. Health related quality of life and cognitive status in patients with glioblastoma multiforme receiving escalating doses of conformal three dimensional radiation on RTOG 98-03. Corn BW, Wang M, Fox S, Michalski J, Purdy J, Simpson J, Kresl J, Curran WJ Jr, Diaz A, Mehta M, Movsas B. J Neurooncol. 2009 2009 Nov 95(2):247-57. doi: 10.1007/s11060-009-9923-3. Epub 2009 Jun 16. The effect of a limited number of projections and reconstruction algorithms on the image quality of megavoltage digital tomosynthesis. Sarkar V, Shi C, Rassiah-Szegedi P, Diaz A, Eng T, Papanikolaou N. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2009 2009 May 28 10(3):2970. Phase I three-dimensional conformal radiation dose escalation study in newly diagnosed glioblastoma: Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Trial 98-03. Tsien C, Moughan J, Michalski JM, Gilbert MR, Purdy J, Simpson J, Kresel JJ, Curran WJ, Diaz A, Mehta MP; Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Trial 98-03. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2009 2009 Mar 1 73(3):699-708. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2008.05.034. Epub 2008 Aug 23.
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One of the things I’ve learned with cancer patients is they’re real. Right? They have issues that are real, that they’re working with. They ask me all the time, “So, doc, can I do this? Can I do that?” I say, “If you feel like doing it, go ahead and do it.” I mean you have to live your life. You like to play golf? Go out there and play golf. I mean, you like to work? Stay at work. Work. There are going to be days you’re tired. There are going to be days you’re going to have issues and problems, and you’re not going to be able to do the things the same way you do it normally. All those days, stay home, take a nap. But those days you have energy, you want to go shopping to Michigan Avenue, go shopping. Just do what you think you feel like doing.