Bharat B. Mittal

Learn More
From 1986 to 1991, 13 patients at Northwestern Memorial Hospital were entered onto a pilot study designed to test the feasibility of treating children with medulloblastoma (11 patients) or primitive neuroectodermal tumors of the cerebral hemispheres (2 patients) with hyperfractionated craniospinal radiotherapy (HFxRT). Follow-up times ranged from 10 to 96(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this retrospective analysis was to evaluate the emergence of second primary malignancies and the contribution of different causes of death to the outcome of patients with locoregionally advanced head and cancer receiving primary chemoradiotherapy. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We studied 324 patients with stage IV squamous cell head and neck(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between type of chemoradiation treatment, site of disease, and swallowing function has not been sufficiently examined in patients with head and neck cancer treated primarily with chemoradiation. METHODS Fifty-three patients with advanced-stage head and neck cancer were evaluated before and 3 months after chemoradiation(More)
PURPOSE Patients with intermediate-stage squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck traditionally have been treated with initial surgical resection followed by radiotherapy (RT) alone or chemoradiotherapy. A previous study in this patient population reported a 91% locoregional control rate and 65% overall survival (OS) rate at 5 years, with(More)
PURPOSE The aims of this study were to determine the self-reported prevalence of burnout in chairs of academic radiation oncology departments, to identify factors contributing to burnout, and to compare the prevalence of burnout with that seen in other academic chair groups. METHODS AND MATERIALS An anonymous online survey was administered to the(More)
PURPOSE We previously demonstrated high locoregional control, in patients with poor-prognosis head and neck cancer (HNC), using paclitaxel, 5-fluorouracil, hydroxyurea, and concomitant hyperfractionated radiotherapy. In the present phase I trial, gemcitabine, a novel antimetabolite with strong radiation-enhancing activity, replaces hydroxyurea. We sought to(More)
PURPOSE Induction chemotherapy with carboplatin and paclitaxel followed by concomitant TFHX (paclitaxel, infusional 5-fluorouracil, hydroxyurea, and twice-daily radiation therapy administered every other week) has resulted in 70% 3-year survival in stage IV patients. Locoregional and distant control rates were 94 and 93%, respectively. In an attempt to(More)
PURPOSE To expand on our experience with the combination of paclitaxel, fluorouracil, hydroxyurea, and twice daily irradiation (T-FHX) and to assess the impact of weekly administration of erythropoietin (r-HuEpo) on transfusion requirements, we conducted a Phase II multi-institutional trial with a simplified 1-h paclitaxel infusion schedule and randomized(More)
PURPOSE We aimed to study the radiation induced brachial plexopathy in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) treated with Sequential Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (S-IMRT). METHODS AND MATERIALS This IRB approved study included 68 patients with HNSCC treated consecutively. Detailed dose volume histogram data was generated for(More)
OBJECTIVES CD30(+) lymphoproliferative disorder is a rare variant of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Sustained complete response following first-line treatments is rare. This retrospective review evaluates the response of refractory or recurrent lesions to palliative radiation therapy. METHODS The records of 6 patients with 12 lesions, treated with radiation(More)