Benjamin Smith
California Institute of Technology
Physical geographyEcosystemGeologyClimate changeVegetationEcologyEnvironmental scienceClimatologyMedicineAtmospheric sciences
Publications 775
#1Roni Nitecki (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 4
#2Shuangshuang Fu (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 10
Last. Jose Alejandro Rauh-Hain (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 17
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BACKGROUND Adverse employment outcomes pose significant challenges for cancer patients, though data patients with gynecologic cancers are sparse. We evaluated the decrease in employment among patients in the year following the diagnosis of a gynecologic cancer compared with population-based controls. METHODS Patients aged 18 to 63 years old, who were diagnosed with cervical, ovarian, endometrial, or vulvar cancer between January 2009 and December 2017, were identified in Truven MarketScan, an in...
#1Sean Maroongroge (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 3
#2David G. Wallington (WMU: Western Michigan University)H-Index: 4
Last. Leslie K. Ballas (SC: University of Southern California)H-Index: 10
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Abstract null null Background: The current distribution of radiation therapy (RT) facilities in the US is not well established. A comprehensive inventory of US RT facilities was last assessed in 2005, based on data from state regulatory agencies and dosimetric quality assurance bodies. We updated this database to characterize population-level measures of geographic access to RT and analyze changes over the past 15 years. null Methods: We compiled data from regulatory and accrediting organization...
#1Leisha C Elmore (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 1
#2Henry Mark Kuerer (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 112
Last. Mediget Teshome (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 10
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#1Cameron W. Swanick (Orlando Health)H-Index: 9
#2Jing Jiang (UTMB: University of Texas Medical Branch)
Last. Shervin M. Shirvani (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 14
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"Time burden" (time required during treatment) is relevant when choosing a local therapy option for early-stage breast cancer but has not been rigorously studied. We compared the time burden for three common local therapies for breast cancer: (1) lumpectomy plus whole-breast irradiation (Lump+WBI), (2) mastectomy without radiation or reconstruction (Mast alone), and (3) mastectomy without radiation but with reconstruction (Mast+Recon). Methods Using the MarketScan database, we identified 35,406 ...
#1Jay P. Reddy (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 20
#2Xiudong Lei (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 22
Last. Neelfur Ahmad (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 1
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PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE(S) Twice daily accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) may confer worse long-term cosmetic outcome than daily whole breast irradiation (WBI). We hypothesized that daily partial breast irradiation would yield improved cosmetic outcomes without compromising tumor control. To test this hypothesis, we conducted a phase II trial to evaluate a ten-fraction regimen of daily PBI (OPAL regimen). MATERIALS/METHODS From 2017-2018, 149 women aged ≥ 50 with DCIS or early invasive, ER+...
Purpose/Objective(s) null Patients with clinical N3b (cN3b) breast cancer often do not undergo surgical resection of gross internal mammary (IM) nodes. Therefore, radiation is important for curative therapy. However, limited data exist to guide treatment recommendations. null null null Materials/Methods null We retrospectively reviewed 119 patients with non-metastatic cN3b breast cancer treated at our institution between 2014 and 2019 with curative intent. Staging included u/s evaluation of all ...
#10Wendy A. Woodward (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 67
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE(S) To report outcomes for women with pT1-2N1M0 breast cancer undergoing mastectomy and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) without completion axillary dissection, and to investigate the effect of post-mastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT). MATERIALS/METHODS Data from 5 North American institutions were pooled to include women with pT1-2N1M0 breast cancer from 1997-2015 who underwent mastectomy with a positive SLNB and ≤ 5 lymph nodes (LNs) resected. All patients were clinically N0 a...
#4Pankaj Kumar Singh (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 13
#5Huong T. Le-Petross (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 21
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE(S) Breast cancer patients with clinical N3c (cN3c) disease at diagnosis have poor outcomes relative to other breast cancer patients. Radiotherapy (RT) has an important role in the management of these patients as the supraclavicular (SCV) nodes are not routinely surgically dissected. However, outcomes and prognostic factors in the era of modern neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) are not well-described. MATERIALS/METHODS We reviewed breast cancer patients with non-metastatic cN3c dis...
Abstract. Global forests are the main component of the land carbon sink, which acts as a partial buffer to CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. Dynamic vegetation models offer an approach to making projections of the development of forest carbon sink capacity in a future climate. Forest management capabilities in dynamic vegetation models are important to include the effects of age and species structure and wood harvest on carbon stocks and carbon storage potential. This article describes the intr...
#1Bhavana V. ChapmanH-Index: 8
#2Diane Liu (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 42
Last. Simona F. ShaitelmanH-Index: 11
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Purpose null BRCA1/2 pathogenic variant (PV) mutations confer radiation sensitivity preclinically, but there are limited data regarding breast cancer outcomes after radiation therapy (RT) among patients with documented BRCA1/2 PV mutations versus no PV mutations. null null null Methods and Materials null This retrospective cohort study included women with clinical stage I-III breast cancer who received definitive surgery and RT and underwent BRCA1/2 genetic evaluation at the The University of Te...
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