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Goodbye Gallbladder! Surgery Shenanigans...

Hello all!

Sorry for the light posting as of late. Life has a way of throwing curveballs, ya know?!

My most recent pitch? Gallbladder surgery! 831 more words


Consensus Guidelines and Contouring Atlas for Pelvic Node Delineation in Prostate and Pelvic Node Intensity-modulated Radiotherapy

We present the background work justifying a new set of consensus guidelines and an atlas proposing modifications to the widely-used Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) technique of contouring the pelvic lymph nodes. 57 more words

Michael Chin Worcester

Differences Between Colon Cancer Primaries and Metastases Using a Molecular Assay for Tumor Radiation Sensitivity Suggest Implications for Potential Oligometastatic SBRT Patient Selection

We previously developed a multigene expression model of tumor radiation sensitivity index (RSI) with clinical validation in multiple independent cohorts (breast, rectal, esophageal, and head and neck patients). 37 more words

Michael Chin Worcester

High-Quality T2-Weighted 4-Dimensional Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Radiation Therapy Applications

The purpose of this study was to improve triggering efficiency of the prospective respiratory amplitude-triggered 4-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging (4DMRI) method and to develop a 4DMRI imaging protocol that could offer T2 weighting for better tumor visualization, good spatial coverage and spatial resolution, and respiratory motion sampling within a reasonable amount of time for radiation therapy applications. 18 more words

Michael Chin Worcester

Relationship Between Radiation Therapy Dose and Outcome in Patients Treated With Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation Therapy and Surgery for Stage IIIA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Population-Based, Comparative Effectiveness Analysis

To compare, using the National Cancer Database, survival, pathologic, and surgical outcomes in patients with stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer treated with differential doses of neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy, with the aim to discern whether radiation dose escalation was associated with a comparative effectiveness benefit and/or toxicity risk. 19 more words

Michael Chin Worcester

I'm Not Dead Yet and Other Affordable Care Acts

/Beth Wareham

Whenever I get kicked off my insurance, I sigh with relief and think “well, I won’t die this week.” You see, I am so loathe to jack with anything that has to do with healthcare or health insurance, it has become a kind of tiny death. 472 more words


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And it’s cardiac surgery! <3 <3 <3

(The anatomically inaccurate hearts there are because it’s heart surgery, not because I’m necessarily in love with it.) 519 more words

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