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Kenneth W. Merrell, M.D.

Publications

  1. Kowalchuk RO, Mullikin TC, Spears GM, Johnson-Tesch BA, Rose PS, Siontis BL, Kun Kim D, Costello BA, Morris JM, Gao RW, Shiraishi S, Lucido JJ, Olivier KR, Owen D, Stish BJ, Waddle MR, Laack NN, Park SS, Brown PD, Merrell KW. Assessment of minimum target dose as a predictor of local failure after spine SBRT. Radiother Oncol. 2024 Jun; 195:110260 Epub 2024 Mar 27
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  2. Gits HC, Khosravi Flanigan MA, Kapplinger JD, Reisenauer JS, Eiken PW, Breen WG, Vu LH, Welch BT, Harmsen WS, Day CN, Olivier KR, Park SS, Garces YI, Hallemeier CL, Merrell KW, Ashman JB, Schild SE, Grams MP, Lucido JJ, Shen KR, Cassivi SD, Wigle D, Nichols FC, Blackmon S, Tapias LF, Callstrom MR, Owen D. Sublobar Resection, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, and Percutaneous Ablation Provide Comparable Outcomes for Lung Metastasis-Directed Therapy. Chest. 2024 May; 165 (5):1247-1259 Epub 2023 Dec 14
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  3. Sharifzadeh Y, Breen WG, Harmsen WS, Amundson AC, Garda AE, Routman DM, Waddle MR, Merrell KW, Hallemeier CL, Laack NN, Kollengode A, Corbin KS. Integration of Telemedicine Consultation Into a Tertiary Radiation Oncology Department: Predictors of Use, Treatment Yield, and Effects on Patient Population. JCO Clin Cancer Inform. 2024 Apr; 8:e2300239
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  4. Merrell KW, Konney TO, Acheamfour O, Lucido J, Aduse-Poku AY, Kumar A, Ansah MB, Amankwa AT, Shumway D, Awittor FK, Badu-Peprah A, Fonkoua LAAK, Hendrickson AEW, Boakye E, Adjei EK, Kyei I, Kemper K, Rank M, Peethambaram PP, Spangenberg K, Sorenson K, Hearrold M, Garda A, Graham R, Lang K, Adom J, Achiaa R, Jakub J, Amo BD, Osei-Bonsu E, Camacho R, Addison ECDK. Participant Evaluation of a Multi-disciplinary Oncology Preceptorship Training Program for Oncology Health Professionals from Kumasi, Ghana. J Cancer Educ. 2024 Mar 20 [Epub ahead of print]
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  5. Joseph A, Akinsete A, Adeneye S, Balogun O, Awofeso O, Oladipo A, Ajose A, Elhamamsi I, Merrell K, Ngwa W, Puthoff D, Shour AR, Onitilo A. Feasibility and Safety of Implementing Volumetric Arc Therapy (VMAT) for Pediatric Craniospinal Irradiation in a Low-Middle-Income Region: The Nigerian Experience. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2024 Feb; 9 (2):101325 Epub 2023 July 28
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  6. Zaniletti I, Gunn HJ, Hallemeier CL, Laughlin BS, Leavitt TR, Haddock MG, Merrell KW, Leenstra JL, May BC, Ashman JB, DeWees TA. Determining the Minimal Clinically Important Difference of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy Hepatobiliary Questionnaire to Evaluate the Change in the Quality of Life of Patients With Pancreatic Cancer During Radiation Therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2024 Jan 1; 118 (1):137-141 Epub 2023 Aug 14
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  7. Pennington Z, Mikula AL, Lakomkin N, Martini M, Clarke MJ, Sebastian AS, Freedman BA, Rose PS, Karim SM, Nassr A, Bydon M, Kowalchuk RO, Merrell KW, Krauss WE, Fogelson JL, Elder BD. Comparison of Hounsfield units and vertebral bone quality score for the prediction of time to pathologic fracture in mobile spine metastases treated with radiotherapy. J Neurosurg Spine. 2024 Jan 1; 40 (1):19-27 Epub 2023 Oct 13
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  8. Joseph A, Akinsete AM, Lasebikan NN, Adeneye S, Awofeso OM, Oladipo AT, Ajose AO, Ojo O, Merrell K, Ngwa W, Puthoff DS, Onitilo AA. The Landscape of Pediatric Radiation Oncology in Nigeria. JCO Glob Oncol. 2024 Jan; 10:e2300219
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  9. Mutter RW, Giri S, Fruth BF, Remmes NB, Boughey JC, Harless CA, Ruddy KJ, McGee LA, Afzal A, Gao RW, Shumway DA, Vern-Gross TZ, Villarraga HR, Kenison SL, Kang Y, Wong WW, Stish BJ, Merrell KW, Yan ES, Park SS, Corbin KS, Vargas CE. Conventional versus hypofractionated postmastectomy proton radiotherapy in the USA (MC1631): a randomised phase 2 trial. Lancet Oncol. 2023 Oct; 24 (10):1083-1093 Epub 2023 Sept 08
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  10. Jeans EB, Ebner DK, Takiyama H, Qualls K, Cunningham DA, Waddle MR, Jethwa KR, Harmsen WS, Hubbard JM, Dozois EJ, Mathis KL, Tsuji H, Merrell KW, Hallemeier CL, Mahajan A, Yamada S, Foote RL, Haddock MG. Comparing Oncologic Outcomes and Toxicity for Combined Modality Therapy vs. Carbon-Ion Radiotherapy for Previously Irradiated Locally Recurrent Rectal Cancer. Cancers (Basel). 2023 Jun 5; 15 (11) Epub 2023 June 05
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  11. Imamura K, Deisher AJ, Dickow J, Rettmann ME, Yasin OZ, Pepin MD, Hohmann S, Konishi H, Suzuki A, Newman LK, Sun X, Kruse JJ, Merrell KW, Herman MG, Foote RL, Packer DL. Early Impact of Proton Beam Therapy on Electrophysiological Characteristics in a Porcine Model. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2023 Jun; 16 (6):e011179 Epub 2023 May 15
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  12. Choo R, Hillman DW, Mitchell C, Daniels T, Vargas C, Rwigema JC, Corbin K, Keole S, Vora S, Merrell K, Stish B, Pisansky T, Davis BJ, Amundson A, Wong W. Late Toxicity of Moderately Hypofractionated Intensity-Modulated Proton Therapy Treating the Prostate and Pelvic Lymph Nodes for High-Risk Prostate Cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2023 Apr 1; 115 (5):1085-1094 Epub 2022 Nov 22
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  13. Kowalchuk RO, Mullikin TC, Florez M, De BS, Spears GM, Rose PS, Siontis BL, Kim DK, Costello BA, Morris JM, Marion JT, Johnson-Tesch BA, Gao RW, Shiraishi S, Lucido JJ, Trifiletti DM, Olivier KR, Owen D, Stish BJ, Waddle MR, Laack NN, Park SS, Brown PD, Ghia AJ, Merrell KW. Development and validation of a recursive partitioning analysis-based pretreatment decision-making tool identifying ideal candidates for spine stereotactic body radiation therapy. Cancer. 2023 Mar 15; 129(6):956-965. Epub 2022 Dec 26.
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  14. Kowalchuk R, Mullikin TC, Breen W, Gits HC, Florez M, De B, Harmsen WS, Rose PS, Siontis BL, Costello BA, Morris JM, Lucido JJ, Olivier KR, Stish B, Laack NN, Park S, Owen D, Ghia AJ, Brown PD, Merrell KW. Development and validation of a unifying pre-treatment decision tool for intracranial and extracranial metastasis-directed radiotherapy. Front Oncol. 2023; 13:1095170 Epub 2023 Mar 27
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  15. Kowalchuk RO, Spears GM, Morris LK, Owen D, Yoon HH, Jethwa K, Chuong MD, Ferris MJ, Haddock MG, Hallemeier CL, Wigle D, Lin SH, Merrell KW. Risk stratification of postoperative cardiopulmonary toxicity after trimodality therapy for esophageal cancer. Front Oncol. 2023; 13:1081024 Epub 2023 Feb 09
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  16. Dimou A, Lo YC, Merrell KW, Halling KC, Mansfield AS. Small Cell Transformation in a Patient With RET Fusion-Positive Lung Adenocarcinoma on Pralsetinib. JCO Precis Oncol. 2022 Dec; 6:e2200478
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  17. Yu NY, DeWees TA, Voss MM, Breen WG, Chiang JS, Ding JX, Daniels TB, Owen D, Olivier KR, Garces YI, Park SS, Sarkaria JN, Yang P, Savvides PS, Ernani V, Liu W, Schild SE, Merrell KW, Sio TT. Cardiopulmonary Toxicity Following Intensity-Modulated Proton Therapy (IMPT) Versus Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) for Stage III Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Clin Lung Cancer. 2022 Dec; 23 (8):e526-e535 Epub 2022 Aug 10
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  18. Lucido JJ, Mullikin TC, Abraha F, Harmsen WS, Vaishnav BD, Brinkmann DH, Kowalchuk RO, Marion JT, Johnson-Tesch BA, El Sherif O, Brown PD, Rose PS, Owen D, Morris JM, Waddle MR, Siontis BL, Stish BJ, Pafundi DH, Laack NN, Olivier KR, Park SS, Merrell KW. Single and Multifraction Spine Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy and the Risk of Radiation Induced Myelopathy. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2022 Nov-Dec; 7 (6):101047 Epub 2022 Aug 13
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  19. Wong WW, Hillman DW, Daniels TB, Vargas CE, Rwigema JC, Corbin KS, Keole SR, Merrell KW, Stish BJ, Pisansky TM, Davis BJ, Mitchell CM, Choo R. A Phase II prospective study of hypofractionated proton therapy of prostate and pelvic lymph nodes: Acute effects on patient-reported quality of life. Prostate. 2022 Oct; 82 (14):1338-1345 Epub 2022 July 05
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  20. Mikula AL, Pennington Z, Lakomkin N, Clarke MJ, Rose PS, Bydon M, Freedman B, Sebastian AS, Lu L, Kowalchuk RO, Merrell KW, Fogelson JL, Elder BD. Independent predictors of vertebral compression fracture following radiation for metastatic spine disease. J Neurosurg Spine. 2022 Oct 1; 37 (4):617-623 Epub 2022 Apr 15
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  21. Abdelrahman AM, Goenka AH, Alva-Ruiz R, Yonkus JA, Leiting JL, Graham RP, Merrell KW, Thiels CA, Hallemeier CL, Warner SG, Haddock MG, Grotz TE, Tran NH, Smoot RL, Ma WW, Cleary SP, McWilliams RR, Nagorney DM, Halfdanarson TR, Kendrick ML, Truty MJ. FDG-PET Predicts Neoadjuvant Therapy Response and Survival in Borderline Resectable/Locally Advanced Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2022 Sep; 20 (9):1023-1032.e3
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  22. Gao RW, Day CN, Yu NY, Bush A, Amundson AC, Prodduturvar P, Majeed U, Butts E, Oliver T, Schwecke AJ, Moffett JN, Routman DM, Breen WG, Potter AL, Rivera-Concepcion J, Hoppe BS, Schild SE, Sio TT, Lou Y, Ernani V, Ko S, Olivier KR, Merrell KW, Garces YI, Manochakian R, Harmsen WS, Leventakos K, Owen D. Dosimetric predictors of pneumonitis in locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer patients treated with chemoradiation followed by durvalumab. Lung Cancer. 2022 Aug; 170:58-64 Epub 2022 June 13
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  23. Kowalchuk RO, Mullikin TC, Harmsen WS, Rose PS, Siontis BL, Kim DK, Costello BA, Morris JM, Marion JT, Johnson-Tesch BA, Gao RW, Shiraishi S, Lucido JJ, Olivier KR, Owen D, Stish BJ, Laack NN, Park SS, Brown PD, Merrell KW. Development and internal validation of a recursive partitioning analysis-based model predictive of pain flare incidence after spine stereotactic body radiation therapy. Practical Radiation Oncology. 2022 Jul-aug; 12 (4):E269-77
  24. Kowalchuk RO, Johnson-Tesch BA, Marion JT, Mullikin TC, Harmsen WS, Rose PS, Siontis BL, Kim DK, Costello BA, Morris JM, Gao RW, Shiraishi S, Lucido JJ, Sio TT, Trifiletti DM, Olivier KR, Owen D, Stish BJ, Waddle MR, Laack NN, Park SS, Brown PD, Merrell KW. Development and Assessment of a Predictive Score for Vertebral Compression Fracture After Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Spinal Metastases. JAMA Oncol. 2022 Mar 01; 8(3):412-419.
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  25. Guo T, Chu L, Chu X, Yang X, Li Y, Zhou Y, Xu D, Zhang J, Wang S, Hu J, Chu Q, Moran T, Cho WC, Merrell KW, Rizzo S, Liu Y, Ni J, Zhu Z. Brain metastases, patterns of intracranial progression, and the clinical value of upfront cranial radiotherapy in patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer treated with PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors. Transl Lung Cancer Res. 2022 Feb; 11 (2):173-187
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  26. Kowalchuk RO, Mullikin TC, Kim DK, Morris JM, Ebner DK, Harmsen WS, Merrell KW, Beriwal S, Waddle MR, Kim H. Cost-Effectiveness of Treatment Strategies for Spinal Metastases. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2022 May-Jun; 12(3):236-244. Epub 2022 Jan 16.
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  27. Akinduro OO, De Biase G, Goyal A, Meyer JH, Sandhu SJS, Kowalchuk RO, Trifiletti DM, Sheehan J, Merrell KW, Vora SA, Broderick DF, Clarke MJ, Bydon M, McClendon J Jr, Kalani MA, Quiñones-Hinojosa A, Abode-Iyamah K. Focused versus conventional radiotherapy in spinal oncology: is there any difference in fusion rates and pseudoarthrosis? J Neurooncol. 2022 Jan; 156(2):329-339. Epub 2022 Jan 07.
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  28. Kowalchuk RO, Mullikin TC, Harmsen WS, Rose PS, Siontis BL, Kim DK, Costello BA, Morris JM, Marion JT, Johnson-Tesch BA, Gao RW, Shiraishi S, Lucido JJ, Olivier KR, Owen D, Stish BJ, Laack NN, Park SS, Brown PD, Merrell KW. Development and Internal Validation of a Recursive Partitioning Analysis-Based Model Predictive of Pain Flare Incidence After Spine Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2022 Jul-Aug; 12(4):e269-e277. Epub 2022 Feb 10.
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  29. Lehrer EJ, Kowalchuk RO, Ruiz-Garcia H, Merrell KW, Brown PD, Palmer JD, Burri SH, Sheehan JP, Quninoes-Hinojosa A, Trifiletti DM. Preoperative stereotactic radiosurgery in the management of brain metastases and gliomas. Front Surg. 2022; 9:972727 Epub 2022 Oct 24
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  30. Merrell KW, DeWees TA, Osei-Bonsu EB, Acheamfour O, Manirakiza AVC, Avery SM, Mallum AAI, Adjei E, Garda AE, Steiner T, Leavitt T, Lucido J, Ndlovu N, Ngwa W, Ntekim A, Vanderpuye V, Addison ECDK, Woldetsadik ES, Ochieng P Sr, Begna KH. COVID-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Multi-Institutional Survey of the Impact of the Global Pandemic on Cancer Care Resources. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2021 Nov 1; 111 (3S):e349-e350
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  31. Mullikin TC, Pepin KM, Evans JE, Venkatesh SK, Ehman RL, Merrell KW, Haddock MG, Harmsen WS, Herman MG, Hallemeier CL. Evaluation of Pretreatment Magnetic Resonance Elastography for the Prediction of Radiation-Induced Liver Disease. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2021 Nov-Dec; 6 (6):100793 Epub 2021 Sept 09
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  32. Sebastian NT, Webb A, Merrell KW, Koay EJ, Wolfe AR, Zhang L, Wilhite TJ, Elganainy D, Robb R, Chen W, Cloyd J, Dillhoff M, Tsung A, Abushahin L, Noonan A, Williams TM. Development of a MicroRNA Signature Predictive of Recurrence and Survival in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma. Cancers (Basel). 2021 Oct 15; 13 (20)
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  33. Gits HC, Tang AH, Harmsen WS, Bamlet WR, Graham RP, Petersen GM, Smyrk TC, Mahipal A, Kowalchuk RO, Ashman JB, Rule WG, Owen D, Neben Wittich MA, McWilliams RR, Halfdanarson T, Ma WW, Sio TT, Cleary SP, Truty MJ, Haddock MG, Hallemeier CL, Merrell KW. Intact SMAD-4 is a predictor of increased locoregional recurrence in upfront resected pancreas cancer receiving adjuvant therapy. J Gastrointest Oncol. 2021 Oct; 12 (5):2275-2286
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  34. Mohiuddin JJ, Jethwa KR, Grandhi N, Breen WG, Wang X, Anvari A, Lin H, Sandhyavenu H, Doucette A, Plastaras JP, Rule WG, Metz JM, Merrell KW, Sio TT, Ashman JB, Haddock MG, Ben-Josef E, Hallemeier CL, Wojcieszynski AP. Multi-institutional Comparison of Intensity Modulated Photon Versus Proton Radiation Therapy in the Management of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anus. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2021 Sep-Oct; 6 (5):100744 Epub 2021 June 24
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  35. Qiu B, Cai K, Chen C, Chen J, Chen KN, Chen QX, Cheng C, Dai TY, Fan J, Fan Z, Hu J, Hu WD, Huang YC, Jiang GN, Jiang J, Jiang T, Jiao WJ, Li HC, Li Q, Liao YD, Liu HX, Liu JF, Liu L, Liu Y, Long H, Luo QQ, Ma HT, Mao NQ, Pan XJ, Tan F, Tan LJ, Tian H, Wang D, Wang WX, Wei L, Wu N, Wu QC, Xiang J, Xu SD, Yang L, Zhang H, Zhang L, Zhang P, Zhang Y, Zhang Z, Zhu K, Zhu Y, Um SW, Oh IJ, Tomita Y, Watanabe S, Nakada T, Seki N, Hida T, Sasada S, Uchino J, Sugimura H, Dermime S, Cappuzzo F, Rizzo S, Cho WC, Crucitti P, Longo F, Lee KY, De Ruysscher D, Vanneste BGL, Furqan M, Sieren JC, Yendamuri S, Merrell KW, Molina JR, Metro G, Califano R, Bongiolatti S, Provencio M, Hofman P, Gao S, He J. Expert consensus on perioperative immunotherapy for local advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Transl Lung Cancer Res. 2021 Sep; 10 (9):3713-3736
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  36. Choo R, Hillman DW, Daniels T, Vargas C, Rwigema JC, Corbin K, Keole S, Vora S, Merrell K, Stish B, Pisansky T, Davis B, Amundson A, Wong W. Proton Therapy of Prostate and Pelvic Lymph Nodes for High Risk Prostate Cancer: Acute Toxicity. Int J Part Ther. 2021 Fall; 8 (2):41-50 Epub 2021 Sept 14
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  37. Bhangoo RS, Mullikin TC, Ashman JB, Cheng TW, Golafshar MA, DeWees TA, Johnson JE, Shiraishi S, Liu W, Hu Y, Merrell KW, Haddock MG, Krishnan S, Rule WG, Sio TT, Hallemeier CL. Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Initial Clinical Experience. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2021 Jul-Aug; 6 (4):100675 Epub 2021 Mar 02
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  38. Garant A, Spears G, Routman D, Whitaker T, Liao Z, Harmsen W, Liu A, Haddock M, Hallemeier C, Lin S, Merrell K. A Multi-Institutional Analysis of Radiation Dosimetric Predictors of Toxicity After Trimodality Therapy for Esophageal Cancer. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2021 Jul-Aug; 11 (4):e415-e425 Epub 2021 Jan 21
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  39. Breen WG, Jeans EB, Gergelis KR, Garces YI, Park SS, Merrell KW, Peikert TD, Mansfield AS, Wigle DA, Harmsen WS, Ellerbusch DC, Olivier KR, John Lucido J, Owen D. Ablative radiotherapy for ultracentral lung cancers: Dosimetric, geometric, and volumetric predictors of outcomes and toxicity. Radiother Oncol. 2021 May; 158:246-252 Epub 2021 Mar 10
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  40. Jethwa KR, Day CN, Sandhyavenu H, Gonuguntla K, Harmsen WS, Breen WG, Routman DM, Garda AE, Hubbard JM, Halfdanarson TR, Neben-Wittich MA, Merrell KW, Hallemeier CL, Haddock MG. Intensity modulated radiotherapy for anal canal squamous cell carcinoma: A 16-year single institution experience. Clin Transl Radiat Oncol. 2021 May; 28:17-23 Epub 2021 Feb 23
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  41. Carr CM, Benson JC, DeLone DR, Diehn FE, Kim DK, Merrell KW, Nagelschneider AA, Madhavan AA, Johnson DR. Intracranial long-term complications of radiation therapy: an image-based review. Neuroradiology. 2021 Apr; 63 (4):471-482 Epub 2021 Jan 04
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  42. Teyateeti A, Geno CS, Stafford SS, Mahajan A, Yan ES, Merrell KW, Laack NN, Parney IF, Brown PD, Jethwa KR. Does the dural resection bed need to be irradiated? Patterns of recurrence and implications for postoperative radiotherapy for temporal lobe gliomas. Neurooncol Pract. 2021 Apr; 8 (2):190-198 Epub 2020 Nov 04
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  43. Leng X, Wei S, Mei J, Deng S, Yang Z, Liu Z, Guo C, Deng Y, Xia L, Cheng J, Zhao K, Gan F, Li C, Merrell KW, Molina JR, Metro G, Liu L. Identifying the prognostic significance of B3GNT3 with PD-L1 expression in lung adenocarcinoma. Transl Lung Cancer Res. 2021 Feb; 10 (2):965-980
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  44. Breen WG, Jethwa KR, Yu NY, Spears GM, Harmsen WS, Miller RC, Ashman JB, Rule WG, Sio TT, Neben-Wittich MA, Haddock MG, Mahipal A, Truty MJ, Hallemeier CL, Merrell KW. Patient-Reported Quality of Life Before and After Chemoradiation for Intact Pancreas Cancer: A Prospective Registry Study. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2021 Jan-Feb; 11 (1):e63-e69 Epub 2020 July 23
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  45. Kowalchuk RO, Lester SC, Graham RP, Harmsen WS, Zhang L, Halfdanarson TR, Smoot RL, Gits HC, Ma WW, Owen D, Mahipal A, Miller RC, Wittich MAN, Cleary SP, McWilliams RR, Haddock MG, Hallemeier CL, Truty MJ, Merrell KW. Predicting Adverse Pathologic Features and Clinical Outcomes of Resectable Pancreas Cancer With Preoperative CA 19-9. Front Oncol. 2021; 11:651119 Epub 2021 May 11
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  46. Hohmann S, Deisher AJ, Konishi H, Rettmann ME, Suzuki A, Merrell KW, Kruse JJ, Fitzgerald ST, Newman LK, Parker KD, Monahan KH, Foote RL, Herman MG, Packer DL. Catheter-free ablation of infarct scar through proton beam therapy: Tissue effects in a porcine model. Heart Rhythm. 2020 Dec; 17 (12):2190-2199 Epub 2020 July 14
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  47. Jethwa KR, Sannapaneni S, Mullikin TC, Harmsen WS, Petersen MM, Antharam P, Laughlin B, Mahipal A, Halfdanarson TR, Merrell KW, Neben-Wittich M, Sio TT, Haddock MG, Hallemeier CL. Chemoradiotherapy for patients with locally advanced or unresectable extra-hepatic biliary cancer. J Gastrointest Oncol. 2020 Dec; 11 (6):1408-1420
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  48. Breen WG, Leventakos K, Dong H, Merrell KW. Radiation and immunotherapy: emerging mechanisms of synergy. J Thorac Dis. 2020 Nov; 12 (11):7011-7023
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  49. Jeans EB, Jethwa KR, Harmsen WS, Neben-Wittich M, Ashman JB, Merrell KW, Giffey B, Ito S, Kazemba B, Beltran C, Haddock MG, Hallemeier CL. Clinical Implementation of Preoperative Short-Course Pencil Beam Scanning Proton Therapy for Patients With Rectal Cancer. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2020 Sep-Oct; 5 (5):865-870 Epub 2020 May 22
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  50. Garda AE, Navin PJ, Merrell KW, Martenson JA, Neben Wittich MA, Haddock MG, Sio TT, Rule WG, Ashman JB, Sheedy SP, Hallemeier CL. Patterns of inguinal lymph node metastases in anal canal cancer and recommendations for elective clinical target volume (CTV) delineation. Radiother Oncol. 2020 Aug; 149:128-133 Epub 2020 May 15
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  51. Himes BT, Arnett AL, Merrell KW, Gates MJ, Bhargav AG, Raghunathan A, Brown DA, Burns TC, Parney IF. Glioblastoma Recurrence Versus Treatment Effect in a Pathology-Documented Series. Can J Neurol Sci. 2020 Jul; 47 (4):525-530 Epub 2020 Feb 20
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  52. Jethwa KR, Jang S, Mullikin TC, Harmsen WS, Petersen MM, Olivier KR, Park SS, Neben-Wittich MA, Hubbard JM, Sandhyavenu H, Whitaker TJ, Waltman LA, Kipp BR, Merrell KW, Haddock MG, Hallemeier CL. Association of tumor genomic factors and efficacy for metastasis-directed stereotactic body radiotherapy for oligometastatic colorectal cancer. Radiother Oncol. 2020 May; 146:29-36 Epub 2020 Feb 27
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  53. Breen WG, Garces YI, Olivier KR, Park SS, Merrell KW, Nichols FC, Peikert TD, Molina JR, Mansfield AS, Roden AC, Blackmon SH, Wigle DA. Surgery for Mesothelioma After Radiation Therapy (SMART); A Single Institution Experience. Front Oncol. 2020; 10:392 Epub 2020 Mar 24
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  54. Beltran C, Schultz HL, Anand A, Merrell K. Radiation biology considerations of proton therapy for gastrointestinal cancers. J Gastrointest Oncol. 2020 Feb; 11 (1):225-230
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  55. van Rossum PSN, Deng W, Routman DM, Liu AY, Xu C, Shiraishi Y, Peters M, Merrell KW, Hallemeier CL, Mohan R, Lin SH. Prediction of Severe Lymphopenia During Chemoradiation Therapy for Esophageal Cancer: Development and Validation of a Pretreatment Nomogram. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2020 Jan - Feb; 10 (1):e16-e26 Epub 2019 July 29
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  56. Hohmann S, Deisher AJ, Suzuki A, Konishi H, Rettmann ME, Merrell KW, Kruse JJ, Newman LK, Parker KD, Monahan KH, Foote RL, Herman MG, Packer DL. Left ventricular function after noninvasive cardiac ablation using proton beam therapy in a porcine model. Heart Rhythm. 2019 Nov; 16 (11):1710-1719 Epub 2019 Apr 18
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  57. Garant A, Whitaker TJ, Spears GM, Routman DM, Harmsen WS, Wilhite TJ, Ashman JB, Sio TT, Rule WG, Neben Wittich MA, Martenson JA, Tryggestad EJ, Yoon HH, Blackmon S, Merrell KW, Haddock MG, Hallemeier CL. A Comparison of Patient-Reported Health-Related Quality of Life During Proton Versus Photon Chemoradiation Therapy for Esophageal Cancer. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2019 Nov; 9 (6):410-417 Epub 2019 July 13
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  58. Sio TT, Mohindra P, Yu NY, Ashman JB, Daniels TB, Merrell KW, Schild SE. The Search for Optimal Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy Dose in Inoperable, Centrally Located Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer Continues. J Clin Oncol 2019 Oct 10; 37 (29):2697-2699 Epub 2019 Aug 29
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  59. Merrell KW, Davis BJ, Goulet CC, Furutani KM, Mynderse LA, Harmsen WS, Wilson TM, McLaren RH, Deufel CL, Birckhead BJ, Funk RK, McMenomy BP, Stish BJ, Choo CR. Reducing seed migration to near zero with stranded-seed implants: Comparison of seed migration rates to the chest in 1000 permanent prostate brachytherapy patients undergoing implants with loose or stranded seeds. Brachytherapy. 2019 May - Jun; 18 (3):306-312 Epub 2019 Mar 08
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  60. Arnett ALH, Mou B, Owen D, Park SS, Nelson K, Hallemeier CL, Sio T, Garces YI, Olivier KR, Merrell KW. Long-term Clinical Outcomes and Safety Profile of SBRT for Centrally Located NSCLC. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2019 Apr-Jun; 4 (2):422-428 Epub 2019 Jan 24
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  61. Xi M, Yang Y, Zhang L, Yang H, Merrell KW, Hallemeier CL, Shen RK, Haddock MG, Hofstetter WL, Maru DM, Ho L, Wu CC, Liu M, Lin SH. Multi-institutional Analysis of Recurrence and Survival After Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy of Esophageal Cancer: Impact of Histology on Recurrence Patterns and Outcomes. Ann Surg. 2019 Apr; 269 (4):663-670
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  62. Routman DM, Garant A, Lester SC, Day CN, Harmsen WS, Sanheuza CT, Yoon HH, Neben-Wittich MA, Martenson JA, Haddock MG, Hallemeier CL, Merrell KW. A Comparison of Grade 4 Lymphopenia With Proton Versus Photon Radiation Therapy for Esophageal Cancer. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2019 Jan-Mar; 4 (1):63-69 Epub 2019 Jan 17
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  63. Goense L, Merrell KW, Arnett AL, Hallemeier CL, Meijer GJ, Ruurda JP, Hofstetter WL, van Hillegersberg R, Lin SH. Validation of a Nomogram Predicting Survival After Trimodality Therapy for Esophageal Cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Nov; 106 (5):1541-1547 Epub 2018 June 19
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