Steven J. Frank

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BACKGROUND We performed this study to assess outcomes of patients with oropharyngeal cancer treated with modern therapy approaches. METHODS Demographics, treatments and outcomes of patients diagnosed with Stage 3- 4B squamous carcinoma of the oropharynx, between 2000-2007 were tabulated and analyzed. RESULTS The cohort consisted of 1046 patients. The(More)
Image-based radiation treatment planning and localization have contributed to better targeting of the prostate and sparing of normal tissues. Guidelines are needed to address radiation dose delivery, including patient setup and immobilization, target volume definition, treatment planning, treatment delivery methods, and target localization. Guidelines for(More)
PURPOSE Intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT) plans are normally generated utilizing multiple field optimization (MFO) techniques. Similar to photon based IMRT, MFO allows for the utilization of a simultaneous integrated boost in which multiple target volumes are treated to discrete doses simultaneously, potentially improving plan quality and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the outcomes of patients presenting with cancer at the base of the prostate after brachytherapy as monotherapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all patients who had undergone transperineal ultrasound-guided implantation with (125)I or (103)Pd seeds as monotherapy between March 1998 and December(More)
PURPOSE The transformation from volume to value will require communication of outcomes and costs of therapies; however, outcomes are usually nonstandardized, and cost of therapy differs among stakeholders. We developed a standardized value framework by using radar charts to visualize and communicate a wide range of patient outcomes and cost for three forms(More)
recovery. Rules of tort liability mediate between the victim's need for recompense and the defendant's right to remain free from arbitrarily imposed obligation. Although sensational cases involving large recoveries tend to generate the greatest alarm, the magnitude of damages in a particular case is actually far less important than the availability of any(More)
(13)C-pyruvate hyperpolarized magnetic resonance imaging (HP-MRI) is emerging as a viable quantitative biomarker for solid tumor response and normal tissue toxicity after radiotherapy. This technology effectively predicts response related to metabolic agents or alterations in the tumor microenvironment, but challenges remain to be addressed to ensure(More)
An international research consortium has been formed to facilitate evidence-based introduction of MR-guided radiotherapy (MR-linac) and to address how the MR-linac could be used to achieve an optimized radiation treatment approach to improve patients' survival, local, and regional tumor control and quality of life. The present paper describes the(More)
An intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT) patient-specific quality assurance (PSQA) program based on measurement alone can be very time consuming due to the highly modulated dose distributions of IMPT fields. Incorporating independent dose calculation and treatment log file analysis could reduce the time required for measurements. In this article, we(More)