Alexander Lin, M.D.

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

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Blvd
TRC 2 West
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-3198
Fax: 215-349-5445
B.A. (Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry)
Yale University, 1998.
M.D. (Medicine)
University of Michigan Medical School, 2002.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Head and Neck Cancer

Description of Research Expertise

Head and Neck Cancer

Selected Publications

Routman DM, Funk RK, Tangsriwong K, Lin A, Keeney MG, García JJ, Zarka MA, Lewis JT, Stoddard DG, Moore EJ, Day CN, Zhai Q, Price KA, Lukens JN, Swisher-McClure S, Weinstein GS, O'Malley BW Jr, Foote RL, Ma DJ: Relapse Rates With Surgery Alone in Human Papillomavirus-Related Intermediate- and High-Risk Group Oropharynx Squamous Cell Cancer: A Multi-Institutional Review. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 2017, Epub ahead of print.

Stutzer K, Lin A, Kirk M, Lin L: Superiority in robustness of multi-field optimization over single-field optimization for pencil-beam proton therapy for oropharynx carcinoma: an enhanced robustness analysis International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 99(3): 738-49, November 2017.

Xie Y, Bentefour H, Janssens G, Smeets J, Vander Stappen F, Hotoiu L, Yin L, Dolney D, Avery S, O’Grady F, Prieels D, McDonough J, Solberg TD, Lustig R, Lin A, Teo BKK: Prompt gamma imaging for in vivo range verification of pencil beam scanning proton therapy. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 99(1): 210-218, September 2017.

Ojerholm E, Lukens JN, Ahn P, Geiger G, Swisher-McClure S, Newman J, Chalian A, Weinstein G, O’Malley Jr B, Cohen R, Lin A : Benefits of omitting primary site radiotherapy after TORS: only time will tell Practical Radiation Oncology 7(3): e157-e158. May-June 2017.

Trifiletti DM; Smith A; Mitra N; Grover S; Lukens JN; Cohen RB; Read P; Mendenhall WM; Lin A; Swisher-McClure S: Beyond positive margins and extracapsular extension: Evaluating the utilization and clinical impact of postoperative chemoradiotherapy in resected locally advanced head and neck cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology 35(14): 1550-1560, May 2017.

Hatten K, O'Malley B, Bur A, Patel M, Rassekh C, Newman J, Cannady S, Chalian A, Hodnett B, Lin A, Lukens J, Cohen R, Bauml J, Montone K, Livolsi V, Weinstein G: Transoral Robotic Surgery(TORS) Assisted Endoscopy Improves Primary Site Detection and Deintensifies Adjuvant Treatment in Carcinoma of Unknown Primary. JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 143(3): 267-273, March 2017.

Apinorasethkul Ontida, Kirk Maura, Teo Kevin, Swisher-McClure Samuel, Lukens John N, Lin Alexander: Pencil beam scanning proton therapy vs rotational arc radiation therapy: A treatment planning comparison for postoperative oropharyngeal cancer. Medical dosimetry : official journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists Nov 2016.

Guttmann DM, Kobie J, Lukens JN, Lin A, Mitra N, Swisher-McClure SD: National Disparities in Treatment “Package Time” Among Patients With Surgically Treated Head and Neck Cancers. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 96(25): S36–S37, October 2016.

Sharma S, Zhou O, Thompson RF, Lukens JN, Lin A, Ahn P: Correlation of Dosimetric Parameters to Patient-Reported Taste Changes After Radiation for Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 96(2): E354, October 2016.

Trifiletti DM, Lin A, Lukens JN, Mendenhall WM, Mitra N, Read PW, Swisher-Mcclure S: Beyond Positive Margins and Extracapsular Extension: Evaluating the Impact of Postoperative Chemoradiation Therapy in Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 96(2): E325, October 2016.

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