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Stefan Both, PhD

Stefan Both, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Radiation Oncology

Contact information
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Department of Radiation Oncology
4 West
3400 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-615-3796
Fax: 215-349-5923
BS/MS (Physics)
Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, EU, 1995.
Ph.D. (Physics)
Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, EU, 2005.
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Description of Research Expertise

Advanced treatment planning techniques development and mitigating toxicities in photon and proton radiotherapy. Motion and range uncertanties management in proton radiotherapy.Investigate dose volume histogram and outcome relationship.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Clinical Physics.Photon and Proton Treatment Planning across all treatment sites.Special procedures.QA&QC.

Selected Publications

B. Winey, H. Shih,N. Saho, A. Lee, N. Vapiwala,S. Both : Core physics competencies for proton therapy training of radiation oncology and medical physics residents and fellows. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 15(88(4)), March 2014.

CH Chapman, WT Hwang, S Both, CR Thomas, and C Deville : The Current Status of Diversity by Race, Hispanic Ethnicity, and Sex in Diagnostic Radiology 270(1): 232-40, January 2014.

Abigail T. Berman, Stefan Both, Tiffany Sharkoski, Katie Goldrath; Zelig Tochner, Smith Apisarnthanarax, James M. Metz, John P. Plastaras: Proton Reirradiation of Recurrent Rectal Cancer: Dosimetric Comparsion, Toxicities, and Preliminary Outcomes. International Journal of Particle Therapy 2014 Notes: in press.

Lester-Coll NH, Morse CB, Zhai HA, Both S, Ginsberg JP, Gracia CR, Lustig RA, Tochner Z, Hill-Kayser CE : Preserving Fertility in Adolescent Girls and Young Women Requiring Craniospinal Irradiation: A Case Report and Discussion of Options to be Considered Prior to Treatment. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, in Press. 2014.

Lin, Haibo; Ding, Xuanfeng; Yin, Lingshu; Zhai, Huifang; Liu, Haoyang; Kassaee, Alireza; Hill-Kayser, Christine; Lustig, Robert; McDonough, James; Both, Stefan : Effects of titanium mesh on passive-scattering proton dose. Physics in Medicine and Biology, In press. 2014 Notes: accepted:PMB-100230.R1.

Joann I. Prisciandaro, Ph.D. (Work Group Chair) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan Charles E. Willis, Ph.D. (Work Group Vice Chair) The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas Jay W. Burmeister, Ph.D. Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan Geoffrey D. Clarke, Ph.D. UT Health Sciences Center, San Antonio, Texas Rupak K. Das, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin Jacqueline Esthappan, Ph.D. Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri Bruce J. Gerbi, Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota Beth A. Harkness, M.S. Henry Ford Hospital System, Detroit, Michigan James A. Patton, Ph.D. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee Donald J. Peck, Ph.D. Henry Ford Health Systems, Detroit, Michigan Robert J. Pizzutiello Jr., M.S. Upstate Medical Physics, Victor, New York George A. Sandison, Ph.D. University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Sharon L. White, Ph.D. University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama Brian D. Wichman, M.S. Texas Oncology, Round Rock, Texas Consultants: Geoffrey S. Ibbott, Ph.D. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas Stefan Both, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Essentials and Guidelines for Clinical Medical Physics Residency Training Programs: Report from the Work Group on Periodic Review of Medical Physics Residency Training American Association of Physiscists in Medicine:Report Number 249 http://aapm.org/pubs/reports/RPT_249.pdf October 2013 Notes: http://aapm.org/pubs/reports/RPT_249.pdf.

S Tang, C Deville, J McDonough, Z Tochner, K Wang, N Vapiwala, S Both: Effect of Intrafraction Prostate Motion on Proton Pencil Beam Scanning Delivery: A Quantitative Assessment. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 87(2):: 375-82, October 2013.

C Hill-Kayser, Z Tochner, S Both, R Lustig, A Reilly, N Balamuth, R Womer, J Maris, S Grupp, R Bagatell.: Proton versus Photon Radiation Therapy for Patients with High-Risk Neuroblastoma: The Need for a Customized Approach Pediatric Blood & Cancer 60(10): 1606-11, October 2013.

Kumar RJ, Zhai H, Both S, Tochner Z, Lustig R, Hill-Kayser CE. : Breast Cancer Screening for Childhood Cancer Survivors after Craniospinal Irradiation with Protons versus X-Rays: A Dosimetric Analysis and Review of the Literature. J Pediatric Hematology Oncology 35(6): 462-7, August 2013.

Kate Doyle: Trend Report: Proton Beam Cancer Therapy Centers Are This Season’s Must-Have HealthBiz Decoded August 2013 Notes: comment for Healtbiz Decoded ,an online healthcare business magazine in NY.

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Last updated: 04/03/2014
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