Chad Rusthoven, MD
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of South Florida College of Medicine (2010)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Florida (FL) (2005)
Internship:
  • Washington Hospital Center/Georgetown University Program (2011)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Radiation Oncology (2015)
Languages: English
Department: Radiation Oncology

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology
  • Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Publications

  • Amini A, Robin TP, Rusthoven CG, Schefter TE, Akhavan D, Chen YJ, Glaser SM, Corr BR, Ashing KT, Fisher CM. Disparities Predict for Higher Rates of Cut-through Hysterectomies in Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer. Am J Clin Oncol. 2019 Jan;42(1):21-26. PubMed PMID: 29889138
  • Senan S, Rusthoven CG, Slotman BJ, Siva S. Progress in Radiotherapy for Regional and Oligometastatic Disease in 2017. J Thorac Oncol. 2018 Feb 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29452269
  • Rusthoven CG, Jones BL, Kavanagh BD. Medical operability and inoperability drive survival in retrospective analyses comparing surgery and SBRT for early-stage lung cancer. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Feb;155(2):810-811. PubMed PMID: 29415393
  • Nieder C, Gaspar LE, Ruysscher D, Guckenberger M, Mehta MP, Rusthoven CG, Sahgal A, Gkika E. Repeat reirradiation of the spinal cord: multi-national expert treatment recommendations. Strahlenther Onkol. 2018 Jan 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29362835
  • Stokes WA, Bronsert MR, Meguid RA, Blum MG, Jones BL, Koshy M, Sher DJ, Louie AV, Palma DA, Senan S, Gaspar LE, Kavanagh BD, Rusthoven CG. Post-Treatment Mortality After Surgery and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Early-Stage Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2018 Jan 18;:JCO2017756536. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29346041
  • Kalemkerian GP, Loo BW Jr, Akerley W, Attia A, Bassetti M, Boumber Y, Decker R, Dobelbower MC, Dowlati A, Downey RJ, Florsheim C, Ganti AKP, Grecula JC, Gubens MA, Hann CL, Hayman JA, Heist RS, Koczywas M, Merritt RE, Mohindra N, Molina J, Moran CA, Morgensztern D, Pokharel S, Portnoy DC, Rhodes D, Rusthoven C, Santana-Davila R, Williams CC Jr, Hoffmann KG, Hughes M. NCCN Guidelines Insights: Small Cell Lung Cancer, Version 2.2018. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2018 Oct;16(10):1171-1182. PubMed PMID: 30323087
  • Amini A, Robin TP, Stumpf PK, Rusthoven C, Schefter TE, Shinde A, Chen YJ, Glaser SM, Corr BR, Fisher CM. Rising Rates of Upfront Surgery in Early Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer: What Factors Predict for This Treatment Paradigm?. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2018 Oct;28(8):1560-1568. PubMed PMID: 30247249
  • Cushman TR, Haque W, Menon H, Rusthoven CG, Butler EB, Teh BS, Verma V. Postoperative chemoradiotherapy versus radiotherapy alone for elderly cervical cancer patients with positive margins, lymph nodes, or parametrial invasion. J Gynecol Oncol. 2018 Nov;29(6):e97. PubMed PMID: 30207105
  • Robin TP, Breeze RE, Smith DE, Rusthoven CG, Lewis KD, Gonzalez R, Brill A, Saiki R, Stuhr K, Gaspar LE, Karam SD, Raben D, Kavanagh BD, Nath SK, Liu AK. Immune checkpoint inhibitors and radiosurgery for newly diagnosed melanoma brain metastases. J Neurooncol. 2018 Oct;140(1):55-62. PubMed PMID: 29909499
  • Robin TP, Jones BL, Amini A, Koshy M, Gaspar LE, Liu AK, Nath SK, Kavanagh BD, Camidge DR, Rusthoven CG. Radiosurgery alone is associated with favorable outcomes for brain metastases from small-cell lung cancer. Lung Cancer. 2018 Jun;120:88-90. PubMed PMID: 29748022
  • Verma V, Sleightholm RL, Rusthoven CG, Koshy M, Sher DJ, Grover S, Simone CB 2nd. Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma: National Practice Patterns, Outcomes, and Predictors of Survival. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 Jul;25(7):2018-2026. PubMed PMID: 29721724
  • Faught AM, Olsen L, Schubert L, Rusthoven C, Castillo E, Castillo R, Zhang J, Guerrero T, Miften M, Vinogradskiy Y. Functional-guided radiotherapy using knowledge-based planning. Radiother Oncol. 2018 Dec;129(3):494-498. PubMed PMID: 29628292
  • Ung TH, Ney DE, Damek D, Rusthoven CG, Youssef AS, Lillehei KO, Ormond DR. The Neurologic Assessment in Neuro-Oncology (NANO) Scale as an Assessment Tool for Survival in Patients With Primary Glioblastoma. Neurosurgery. 2018 Mar 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29618103
  • Robin TP, Sannes TS, Spring Kong FM, Mornex F, Hirsch FR, Rusthoven CG, Gaspar LE. Physician Bias in Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation Decision Making-An Opportunity for a Patient Decision Aid. Clin Lung Cancer. 2018 Nov;19(6):476-483. PubMed PMID: 29544717
  • Senan S, Rusthoven CG, Slotman BJ, Siva S. Progress in Radiotherapy for Regional and Oligometastatic Disease in 2017. J Thorac Oncol. 2018 Feb 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29452269
  • Nieder C, Gaspar LE, Ruysscher D, Guckenberger M, Mehta MP, Rusthoven CG, Sahgal A, Gkika E. Repeat reirradiation of the spinal cord: multi-national expert treatment recommendations. Strahlenther Onkol. 2018 Jan 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29362835
  • Robin TP, Camidge DR, Stuhr K, Nath SK, Breeze RE, Pacheco J, Liu AK, Gaspar LE, Purcell WT, Doebele RC, Kavanagh BD, Rusthoven CG. Excellent Outcomes with Radiosurgery for Multiple Brain Metastases in Oncogene-Addicted Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2017 Dec 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29269007
  • Schneider BJ, Daly ME, Kennedy EB, Antonoff MB, Broderick S, Feldman J, Jolly S, Meyers B, Rocco G, Rusthoven C, Slotman BJ, Sterman DH, Stiles BM. Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Early-Stage Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology Endorsement of the American Society for Radiation Oncology Evidence-Based Guideline. J Clin Oncol. 2017 Nov 6;:JCO2017749671. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29106810
  • Amini A, Yeh N, Jones BL, Bedrick E, Vinogradskiy Y, Rusthoven CG, Amini A, Purcell WT, Karam SD, Kavanagh BD, Guntupalli SR, Fisher CM. Perioperative Mortality in Nonelderly Adult Patients With Cancer: A Population-based Study Evaluating Health Care Disparities in the United States According to Insurance Status. Am J Clin Oncol. 2016 Jun 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27281264
  • Robin TP, Camidge DR, Stuhr K, Nath SK, Breeze RE, Pacheco J, Liu AK, Gaspar LE, Purcell WT, Doebele RC, Kavanagh BD, Rusthoven CG. Excellent Outcomes with Radiosurgery for Multiple Brain Metastases in Oncogene-Addicted Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2017 Dec 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29269007
  • Sumner WA, Amini A, Hankinson TC, Foreman NK, Gaspar LE, Kavanagh BD, Karam SD, Rusthoven CG, Liu AK. Survival benefit of postoperative radiation in papillary meningioma: Analysis of the National Cancer Data Base. Rep Pract Oncol Radiother. 2017 Nov-Dec;22(6):495-501. PubMed PMID: 29123457
  • Nabors LB, Portnow J, Ammirati M, Baehring J, Brem H, Butowski N, Fenstermaker RA, Forsyth P, Hattangadi-Gluth J, Holdhoff M, Howard S, Junck L, Kaley T, Kumthekar P, Loeffler JS, Moots PL, Mrugala MM, Nagpal S, Pandey M, Parney I, Peters K, Puduvalli VK, Ragsdale J 3rd, Rockhill J, Rogers L, Rusthoven C, Shonka N, Shrieve DC, Sills AK Jr, Swinnen LJ, Tsien C, Weiss S, Wen PY, Willmarth N, Bergman MA, Engh A. NCCN Guidelines Insights: Central Nervous System Cancers, Version 1.2017. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2017 Nov;15(11):1331-1345. PubMed PMID: 29118226
  • Stokes WA, Binder DC, Jones BL, Oweida AJ, Liu AK, Rusthoven CG, Karam SD. Impact of immunotherapy among patients with melanoma brain metastases managed with radiotherapy. J Neuroimmunol. 2017 Dec 15;313:118-122. PubMed PMID: 29153603
  • Schneider BJ, Daly ME, Kennedy EB, Antonoff MB, Broderick S, Feldman J, Jolly S, Meyers B, Rocco G, Rusthoven C, Slotman BJ, Sterman DH, Stiles BM. Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Early-Stage Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology Endorsement of the American Society for Radiation Oncology Evidence-Based Guideline. J Clin Oncol. 2017 Nov 6;:JCO2017749671. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29106810
  • Stumpf PK, Amini A, Jones BL, Koshy M, Sher DJ, Lieu CH, Schefter TE, Goodman KA, Rusthoven CG. Reply to Tumor localization may change the type of adjuvant treatment in gastric cancer. Cancer. 2017 Dec 1;123(23):4737-4738. PubMed PMID: 28981979
  • Rusthoven CG, Kavanagh BD. Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation (PCI) versus Active MRI Surveillance for Small Cell Lung Cancer: The Case for Equipoise. J Thorac Oncol. 2017 Dec;12(12):1746-1754. PubMed PMID: 28882584
  • Trifiletti DM, Sheehan JP, Grover S, Dutta SW, Rusthoven CG, Kavanagh BD, Sahgal A, Showalter TN. National trends in radiotherapy for brain metastases at time of diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer. J Clin Neurosci. 2017 Nov;45:48-53. PubMed PMID: 28866073
  • Koshy M, Sher DJ, Spiotto M, Husain Z, Engelhard H, Slavin K, Nicholas MK, Weichselbaum RR, Rusthoven C. Association between hospital volume and receipt of treatment and survival in patients with glioblastoma. J Neurooncol. 2017 Dec;135(3):529-534. PubMed PMID: 28836140
  • Stokes WA, Amini A, Jackson MW, Plimpton SR, Kounalakis N, Kabos P, Rabinovitch RA, Rusthoven CG, Fisher CM. Patterns of Fractionation and Boost Usage in Adjuvant External Beam Radiotherapy for Ductal Carcinoma in Situ in the United States. Clin Breast Cancer. 2017 Jun 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28797765
  • Rusthoven CG, Kavanagh BD. Prophylactic cranial irradiation in small-cell lung cancer. Lancet Oncol. 2017 Jul;18(7):e365. PubMed PMID: 28677568
  • Koshy M, Malik R, Spiotto M, Mahmood U, Rusthoven CG, Sher DJ. Association between intensity modulated radiotherapy and survival in patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer treated with chemoradiotherapy. Lung Cancer. 2017 Jun;108:222-227. PubMed PMID: 28625640
  • Rusthoven CG, Koshy M, Sher DJ. Radiation plus Temozolomide in Patients with Glioblastoma. N Engl J Med. 2017 Jun 1;376(22):2195-2197. PubMed PMID: 28564571
  • Stumpf PK, Amini A, Jones BL, Koshy M, Sher DJ, Lieu CH, Schefter TE, Goodman KA, Rusthoven CG. Adjuvant radiotherapy improves overall survival in patients with resected gastric adenocarcinoma: A National Cancer Data Base analysis. Cancer. 2017 Sep 1;123(17):3402-3409. PubMed PMID: 28513823
  • Waxweiler T, Schubert L, Diot Q, Faught A, Stuhr K, Castillo R, Castillo E, Guerrero T, Rusthoven C, Gaspar L, Kavanagh B, Miften M, Vinogradskiy Y. A complete 4DCT-ventilation functional avoidance virtual trial: Developing strategies for prospective clinical trials. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2017 May;18(3):144-152. PubMed PMID: 28436107
  • Rusthoven CG, Lanning RM, Jones BL, Amini A, Koshy M, Sher DJ, Bowles DW, McDermott JD, Jimeno A, Karam SD. Metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma: Patterns of care and survival for patients receiving chemotherapy with and without local radiotherapy. Radiother Oncol. 2017 Jul;124(1):139-146. PubMed PMID: 28433411
  • Rusthoven CG, Palma DA, Senan S, Kavanagh BD. The Head Start Effect: Will Acute and Delayed Postoperative Mortality Lead to Improved Survival with Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Operable Stage I Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer?. J Clin Oncol. 2017 May 20;35(15):1749-1751. PubMed PMID: 28221860
  • Sher DJ, Rusthoven CG, Khan SA, Fidler MJ, Zhu H, Koshy M. National patterns of care and predictors of neoadjuvant and concurrent chemotherapy use with definitive radiotherapy in the treatment of patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Cancer. 2017 Jan 1;123(2):273-282. PubMed PMID: 27649421
  • Rusthoven CG, Jones BL, Kavanagh BD, Pugh TJ. Reply to J.B. Aragon-Ching and D. Dalela et al. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Dec 12;:JCO2016709220. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27937090
  • Rusthoven CG, Doebele RC. Reply to J.K. Molitoris et al. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Dec 28;:JCO2016709287. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28029305
  • Vinogradskiy Y, Jackson M, Schubert L, Jones B, Castillo R, Castillo E, Guerrero T, Mitchell J, Rusthoven C, Miften M, Kavanagh B. Assessing the use of 4DCT-ventilation in pre-operative surgical lung cancer evaluation. Med Phys. 2017 Jan;44(1):200-208. PubMed PMID: 28102961
  • Jackson MW, Palma DA, Camidge DR, Jones BL, Robin TP, Sher DJ, Koshy M, Kavanagh BD, Gaspar LE, Rusthoven CG. The Impact of Postoperative Radiotherapy for Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma. J Thorac Oncol. 2017 Jan 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28126540
  • Pan HY, Walker GV, Grant SR, Allen PK, Jiang J, Guadagnolo BA, Smith BD, Koshy M, Rusthoven CG, Mahmood U. Insurance Status and Racial Disparities in Cancer-Specific Mortality in the United States: A Population-Based Analysis. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 Jun;26(6):869-875. PubMed PMID: 28183825
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Practice Locations

Radiation Oncology - Anschutz
1665 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0100

UCH - Cancer Center
1665 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0300

UCHealth Brain and Spine Tumor Multidisciplinary Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus
1665 Aurora Court, Anschutz Cancer Pavilion, 2nd Floor, Suite 2004
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0300

CU Specialty Care at Highlands Ranch Cancer Care - Radiation Oncology
1500 Park Central Drive, Suite 101
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
720-516-0150

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Radiation Oncology, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
  • Cancers - Brain Cancer
  • Cancers
  • Cancers - Lung Cancer
Clinical Interests
Lung Cancer, Brain Tumors, Brain Metastases, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT), Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)

Care Philosophy
Caring for patients with cancer is an incredible privilege. My goal is to provide state-of-the-art oncology care and support for oncology patients and their families.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of South Florida College of Medicine (2010)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Florida (FL) (2005)
Internships:
  • Washington Hospital Center/Georgetown University Program (2011)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Radiation Oncology (2015)
Languages: English
Department: Radiation Oncology
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