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Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital - Radiation Oncology
University Radiation Medicine Woman's Board Center for Radiation Therapy 500 S. Paulina St. Ground Floor Chicago, IL 60612 Phone: (312) 942-6817 Fax: (312) 942-2857
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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.
Efficacy and Tolerability of Palliative Split-Course Thoracic Chemoradiotherapy for Symptomatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Dandekar VK, Young J, Kiel K, Bonomi P, Fidler MJ, Batus M, Sher DJ Am. J. Clin. Oncol. 2014 Apr 28 Markov Model and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Bevacizumab in HER2-Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer. Refaat T, Choi M, Gaber G, Kiel K, Mehta M, Gradishar W, Small W Jr. Am J Clin Oncol. 2013 2013 Feb 5. [Epub ahead of print] Optimization for high-dose-rate brachytherapy of cervical cancer with adaptive simulated annealing and gradient descent. Yao R, Templeton AK, Liao Y, Turian JV, Kiel KD, Chu JC Brachytherapy 2013 Dec 17 International Conference on Advances in Radiation Oncology (ICARO): outcomes of an IAEA meeting. Salminen EK, Kiel K, Ibbott GS, Joiner MC, Rosenblatt E, Zubizarreta E, Wondergem J, Meghzifene A. Radiat Oncol. 2011 2011 Feb 4 6:11. doi: 10.1186/1748-717X-6-11. Change in creatinine clearance over time following upper abdominal irradiation: a dose-volume histogram multivariate analysis. Diavolitsis VM, Rademaker A, Boyle J, Kang Z, Kiel K, Mulcahy M, Small W Jr. Am J Clin Oncol. 2011 2011 Feb 34(1):53-7. doi: 10.1097/COC.0b013e3181d27080. Residual disease after neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer. Morris GJ, Robinson PA, Lo S, Samuel TA, Sheikh AA, Jordan WE 3rd, Thomas LC, Kiel K, Peters CA. Semin Oncol. 2010 2010 Feb 37(1):1-10. doi: 10.1053/j.seminoncol.2009.12.001. No abstract available. NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology: rectal cancer. Engstrom PF, Arnoletti JP, Benson AB 3rd, Chen YJ, Choti MA, Cooper HS, Covey A, Dilawari RA, Early DS, Enzinger PC, Fakih MG, Fleshman J Jr, Fuchs C, Grem JL, Kiel K, Knol JA, Leong LA, Lin E, Mulcahy MF, Rao S, Ryan DP, Saltz L, et al. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2009 2009 Sep 7(8):838-81. No abstract available. NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology: colon cancer. Engstrom PF, Arnoletti JP, Benson AB 3rd, Chen YJ, Choti MA, Cooper HS, Covey A, Dilawari RA, Early DS, Enzinger PC, Fakih MG, Fleshman J Jr, Fuchs C, Grem JL, Kiel K, Knol JA, Leong LA, Lin E, Mulcahy MF, Rao S, Ryan DP, Saltz L, et al. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2009 2009 Sep 7(8):778-831. No abstract available. Ensuring optimal interdisciplinary breast care in the United States. Anderson BO, Carlson RW, Kaufman CS, Kiel KD. Breast J. 2009 2009 Nov-Dec 15(6):569-70. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4741.2009.00832.x. No abstract available. Breast cancer. Clinical practice guidelines in oncology. Carlson RW, Allred DC, Anderson BO, Burstein HJ, Carter WB, Edge SB, Erban JK, Farrar WB, Goldstein LJ, Gradishar WJ, Hayes DF, Hudis CA, Jahanzeb M, Kiel K, Ljung BM, Marcom PK, Mayer IA, McCormick B, Nabell LM, Pierce LJ, Reed EC, Smith ML, et al. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2009 2009 Feb 7(2):122-92. Review. No abstract available. Surgical resection of the primary tumor, chest wall control, and survival in women with metastatic breast cancer. Hazard HW, Gorla SR, Scholtens D, Kiel K, Gradishar WJ, Khan SA. Cancer. 2008 2008 Oct 15 113(8):2011-9. doi: 10.1002/cncr.23870. Phase III trial of trimodality therapy with cisplatin, fluorouracil, radiotherapy, and surgery compared with surgery alone for esophageal cancer: CALGB 9781. Tepper J, Krasna MJ, Niedzwiecki D, Hollis D, Reed CE, Goldberg R, Kiel K, Willett C, Sugarbaker D, Mayer R. J Clin Oncol. 2008 2008 Mar 1 26(7):1086-92. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2007.12.9593. Multi-institutional review of repeat irradiation of chest wall and breast for recurrent breast cancer. Wahl AO, Rademaker A, Kiel KD, Jones EL, Marks LB, Croog V, McCormick BM, Hirsch A, Karkar A, Motwani SB, Tereffe W, Yu TK, Sher D, Silverstein J, Kachnic LA, Kesslering C, Freedman GM, Small W Jr. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2008 2008 Feb 1 70(2):477-84. Epub 2007 Sep 14.
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When an individual has cancer, what they want is the best treatment with the fewest side effects that they can receive. This is a very hard time in peoples’ lives. They are faced with life/death issues. And part of my job is to make sure that they’re comfortable in whatever treatment approach they choose.
One part of radiation therapy that I love is that we really do help people. We’re either curing them or making them feel better. And it’s very gratifying to see somebody come at three, four, five years after their treatment doing really well.