Chad Rusthoven, MD
Associate 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

  • Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology
  • Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology

Recognition & Awards

  • Faculty inductee to the Gold Humanism Honor Society in recognition compassionate patient care, Gold Humanism Honor Society (2018)
  • American Brachytherapy Society Clinical Fellowship Award, American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) (2014)
  • Outstanding performance in medical internship, letter of commendation, Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center (2011)
  • Merck Academic Excellence Award, University of South Florida College of Medicine (2010)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (2009)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, University of Florida (2005)
  • National Merit Scholar Finalist, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (2000)

Publications

  • Vinogradskiy Y, Diot Q, Jones B, Castillo R, Castillo E, Kwak J, Bowles D, Grills I, Myziuk N, Guerrero T, Stevens C, Schefter T, Gaspar LE, Kavanagh B, Miften M, Rusthoven C. Evaluating Positron Emission Tomography-Based Functional Imaging Changes in the Heart After Chemo-Radiation for Patients With Lung Cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2020 Jan 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31983558
  • Verma V, Robinson CG, Rusthoven CG. Hippocampal-Sparing Radiotherapy for Patients With Glioblastoma and Grade II-III Gliomas. JAMA Oncol. 2020 May 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32407497
  • Rusthoven CG, Yamamoto M, Bernhardt D, Smith DE, Gao D, Serizawa T, Yomo S, Aiyama H, Higuchi Y, Shuto T, Akabane A, Sato Y, Niranjan A, Faramand AM, Lunsford LD, McInerney J, Tuanquin LC, Zacharia BE, Chiang V, Singh C, Yu JB, Braunstein S, Mathieu D, Touchette CJ, Lee CC, Yang HC, Aizer AA, Cagney DN, Chan MD, Kondziolka D, Bernstein K, Silverman JS, Grills IS, Siddiqui ZA, Yuan JC, Sheehan JP, Cordeiro D, Nosaki K, Seto T, Deibert CP, Verma V, Day S, Halasz LM, Warnick RE, Trifiletti DM, Palmer JD, Attia A, Li B, Cifarelli CP, Brown PD, Vargo JA, Combs S, Kessel KA, Rieken S, Patel S, Guckenberger M, Andratschke N, Kavanagh BD, Robin TP. Evaluation of First-line Radiosurgery vs Whole-Brain Radiotherapy for Small Cell Lung Cancer Brain Metastases: The FIRE-SCLC Cohort Study. JAMA Oncol. 2020 Jun 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32496550
  • 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
  • Amini A, Rusthoven CG. Thymoma: does tumor size matter?. J Thorac Dis. 2019 Sep;11(Suppl 15):S2005-S2007. PubMed PMID: 31632811
  • Ladbury CJ, Rusthoven CG, Camidge DR, Kavanagh BD, Nath SK. Impact of Radiation Dose to the Host Immune System on Tumor Control and Survival for Stage III Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treated with Definitive Radiation Therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2019 Oct 1;105(2):346-355. PubMed PMID: 31175902
  • Amini A, Verma V, Glaser SM, Shinde A, Sampath S, Stokes WA, Rusthoven CG, Massarelli E, Salgia R, Gaspar LE, Liu AK. Early mortality of stage IV non-small cell lung cancer in the United States. Acta Oncol. 2019 Aug;58(8):1095-1101. PubMed PMID: 30958075
  • Stumpf PK, Cittelly DM, Robin TP, Carlson JA, Stuhr KA, Contreras-Zarate MJ, Lai S, Ormond DR, Rusthoven CG, Gaspar LE, Rabinovitch R, Kavanagh BD, Liu A, Diamond JR, Kabos P, Fisher CM. Combination of Trastuzumab Emtansine and Stereotactic Radiosurgery Results in High Rates of Clinically Significant Radionecrosis and Dysregulation of Aquaporin-4. Clin Cancer Res. 2019 Jul 1;25(13):3946-3953. PubMed PMID: 30940654
  • Rusthoven CG. Small Cell Lung Cancer: PCI Uncertainty and Emerging Radiosurgery Interest. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2019 Apr 1;103(5):1034-1035. PubMed PMID: 30900556
  • Foster CC, Rusthoven CG, Sher DJ, Feldman L, Pasquinelli M, Spiotto MT, Koshy M. Adjuvant chemotherapy following stereotactic body radiotherapy for early stage non-small-cell lung cancer is associated with lower overall: A National Cancer Database Analysis. Lung Cancer. 2019 Apr;130:162-168. PubMed PMID: 30885339
  • Nieder C, Guckenberger M, Gaspar LE, Rusthoven CG, De Ruysscher D, Sahgal A, Nguyen T, Grosu AL, Mehta MP. Management of patients with brain metastases from non-small cell lung cancer and adverse prognostic features: multi-national radiation treatment recommendations are heterogeneous. Radiat Oncol. 2019 Feb 15;14(1):33. PubMed PMID: 30770745
  • Foster CC, Sher DJ, Rusthoven CG, Verma V, Spiotto MT, Weichselbaum RR, Koshy M. Overall survival according to immunotherapy and radiation treatment for metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer: a National Cancer Database analysis. Radiat Oncol. 2019 Jan 28;14(1):18. PubMed PMID: 30691492
  • Haque W, Verma V, Butler EB, Teh BS, Rusthoven CG. Post-treatment mortality after definitive chemoradiotherapy versus trimodality therapy for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Lung Cancer. 2019 Jan;127:76-83. PubMed PMID: 30642556
  • Pacheco JM, Gao D, Smith D, Purcell T, Hancock M, Bunn P, Robin T, Liu A, Karam S, Gaspar L, Kavanagh B, Rusthoven C, Aisner D, Doebele R, Camidge DR. Natural History and Factors Associated with Overall Survival in Stage IV ALK-Rearranged Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2019 Apr;14(4):691-700. PubMed PMID: 30599201
  • 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
  • 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. 2019 Mar 1;84(3):687-695. PubMed PMID: 29618103
  • Foster CC, Rusthoven CG, Sher DJ, Feldman L, Pasquinelli M, Spiotto MT, Koshy M. Corrigendum to "Adjuvant chemotherapy following stereotactic body radiotherapy for early stage non-small-cell lung cancer is associated with lower overall survival: A National Cancer Database Analysis" [Lung Cancer, Volume 130 (April) (2019) 162-168]. Lung Cancer. 2019 Jun;132:159. PubMed PMID: 31031052
  • 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 Apr;13(4):488-496. 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 May;194(5):365-374. PubMed PMID: 29362835
  • Robin TP, Camidge DR, Stuhr K, Nath SK, Breeze RE, Pacheco JM, Liu AK, Gaspar LE, Purcell WT, Doebele RC, Kavanagh BD, Rusthoven CG. Excellent Outcomes with Radiosurgery for Multiple Brain Metastases in ALK and EGFR Driven Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2018 May;13(5):715-720. 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. 2018 Mar 1;36(7):710-719. 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. 2018 May;41(5):476-484. PubMed PMID: 27281264
  • Vinogradskiy Y, Rusthoven CG, Schubert L, Jones B, Faught A, Castillo R, Castillo E, Gaspar LE, Kwak J, Waxweiler T, Dougherty M, Gao D, Stevens C, Miften M, Kavanagh B, Guerrero T, Grills I. Interim Analysis of a Two-Institution, Prospective Clinical Trial of 4DCT-Ventilation-based Functional Avoidance Radiation Therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2018 Nov 15;102(4):1357-1365. PubMed PMID: 30353873
  • Stokes WA, Rusthoven CG. Surgery vs. SBRT in retrospective analyses: confounding by operability is the elephant in the room. J Thorac Dis. 2018 Jun;10(Suppl 17):S2007-S2010. PubMed PMID: 30023105
  • Verma V, Rusthoven CG. The fundamental problem of confounding by medical operability in retrospective comparisons of surgery versus stereotactic body radiation therapy for early-stage lung cancer. J Thorac Dis. 2018 Jul;10(Suppl 18):S2176-S2180. PubMed PMID: 30123553
  • Stokes WA, Rusthoven CG. Reply to C. Cao et al. J Clin Oncol. 2018 Aug 10;36(23):2456-2457. PubMed PMID: 29863978
  • Robin TP, Rusthoven CG. Strategies to Preserve Cognition in Patients With Brain Metastases: A Review. Front Oncol. 2018;8:415. PubMed PMID: 30356657
  • Robin TP, Camidge DR, Stuhr K, Nath SK, Breeze RE, Pacheco JM, Liu AK, Gaspar LE, Purcell WT, Doebele RC, Kavanagh BD, Rusthoven CG. Excellent Outcomes with Radiosurgery for Multiple Brain Metastases in ALK and EGFR Driven Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2017 Dec 19. [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. 2017 Mar 10;35(8):916-917. PubMed PMID: 27937090
  • Rusthoven CG, Doebele RC. Reply to J.K. Molitoris et al. J Clin Oncol. 2017 Mar;35(7):810-811. 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 Apr;12(4):734-744. 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
  • Amini A, DeWitt PE, Vinogradskiy Y, Rusthoven CG, Altunbas C, Schefter TE, Fisher CM. Should we customize PTV expansions for BMI? Daily cone beam computerized tomography to assess organ motion in postoperative endometrial and cervical cancer patients. Rep Pract Oncol Radiother. 2016 May-Jun;21(3):195-200. PubMed PMID: 27601950
  • Jackson MW, Rusthoven CG, Jones BL, Kamdar M, Rabinovitch R. Improved survival with combined modality therapy in the modern era for primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma. Am J Hematol. 2016 May;91(5):476-80. PubMed PMID: 26852276
  • Amini A, Jones BL, Jackson MW, Rusthoven CG, Maroni P, Kavanagh BD, Raben D. Survival outcomes of combined external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy vs. brachytherapy alone for intermediate-risk prostate cancer patients using the National Cancer Data Base. Brachytherapy. 2016 Mar-Apr;15(2):136-46. PubMed PMID: 26825856
  • Jackson MW, Amini A, Jones BL, Rusthoven CG, Schefter TE, Goodman KA. Treatment Selection and Survival Outcomes With and Without Radiation for Unresectable, Localized Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma. Cancer J. 2016 Jul-Aug;22(4):237-42. PubMed PMID: 27441741
  • Vinogradskiy Y, Schubert L, Diot Q, Waxweiller T, Koo P, Castillo R, Castillo E, Guerrero T, Rusthoven C, Gaspar L, Kavanagh B, Miften M. Regional Lung Function Profiles of Stage I and III Lung Cancer Patients: An Evaluation for Functional Avoidance Radiation Therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Jul 15;95(4):1273-80. PubMed PMID: 27354134
  • Rusthoven CG, Koshy M, Sher DJ, Ney DE, Gaspar LE, Jones BL, Karam SD, Amini A, Ormond DR, Youssef AS, Kavanagh BD. Combined-Modality Therapy With Radiation and Chemotherapy for Elderly Patients With Glioblastoma in the Temozolomide Era: A National Cancer Database Analysis. JAMA Neurol. 2016 Jul 1;73(7):821-8. PubMed PMID: 27214765
  • Jackson MW, Rusthoven CG, Jones BL, Kamdar M, Rabinovitch R. Improved Survival With Radiation Therapy in Stage I-II Primary Mediastinal B Cell Lymphoma: A Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Database Analysis. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Jan 1;94(1):126-132. PubMed PMID: 26547384
  • Amini A, Kavanagh BD, Rusthoven CG. Improved survival with the addition of radiotherapy to androgen deprivation: questions answered and a review of current controversies in radiotherapy for non-metastatic prostate cancer. Ann Transl Med. 2016 Jan;4(1):14. PubMed PMID: 26855950
  • Amini A, Rusthoven CG, Waxweiler TV, Jones BL, Fisher CM, Karam SD, Raben D. Association of health insurance with outcomes in adults ages 18 to 64 years with melanoma in the United States. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016 Feb;74(2):309-16. PubMed PMID: 26670715
  • Bansal P, Rusthoven C, Boumber Y, Gan GN. The role of local ablative therapy in oligometastatic non-small-cell lung cancer: hype or hope. Future Oncol. 2016 Dec;12(23):2713-2727. PubMed PMID: 27467543
  • Rusthoven CG, Jones BL, Flaig TW, Crawford ED, Koshy M, Sher DJ, Mahmood U, Chen RC, Chapin BF, Kavanagh BD, Pugh TJ. Improved Survival With Prostate Radiation in Addition to Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Men With Newly Diagnosed Metastatic Prostate Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Aug 20;34(24):2835-42. PubMed PMID: 27325855
  • Rusthoven CG, Doebele RC. Management of Brain Metastases in ALK-Positive Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Aug 20;34(24):2814-9. PubMed PMID: 27298405
  • Amini A, Rusthoven CG, Jones BL, Armstrong H, Raben D, Kavanagh BD. Survival outcomes of radiotherapy with or without androgen-deprivation therapy for patients with intermediate-risk prostate cancer using the National Cancer Data Base. Urol Oncol. 2016 Apr;34(4):165.e1-9. PubMed PMID: 26699831
  • Rusthoven CG, Yeh N, Gaspar LE. Radiation Therapy for Oligometastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Theory and Practice. Cancer J. 2015 Sep-Oct;21(5):404-12. PubMed PMID: 26389766
  • Koshy M, Malik R, Mahmood U, Rusthoven CG, Sher DJ. Comparative effectiveness of aggressive thoracic radiation therapy and concurrent chemoradiation therapy in metastatic lung cancer. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2015 Nov-Dec;5(6):374-82. PubMed PMID: 26412340
  • Rusthoven CG, Kavanagh BD. Considerations for observational research: in regard to Jagsi et al. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Mar 1;91(3):679-80. PubMed PMID: 25680608
  • Rusthoven CG, Carlson JA, Kavanagh BD. External Validation of the Benefit of Adjuvant Radiotherapy for Pathologic N1M0 Prostate Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Jun 10;33(17):1987-8. PubMed PMID: 25847937
  • Waxweiler TV, Rusthoven CG, Proper MS, Cost CR, Cost NG, Donaldson N, Garrington T, Greffe BS, Heare T, Macy ME, Liu AK. Non-Rhabdomyosarcoma Soft Tissue Sarcomas in Children: A Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Analysis Validating COG Risk Stratifications. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Jun 1;92(2):339-48. PubMed PMID: 25968827
  • Rusthoven CG, Kavanagh BD, Karam SD. Improved survival with stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) over lobectomy for early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC): addressing the fallout of disruptive randomized data. Ann Transl Med. 2015 Jul;3(11):149. PubMed PMID: 26244136
  • Rusthoven CG, Waxweiler TV, DeWitt PE, Flaig TW, Raben D, Kavanagh BD. Gleason stratifications prognostic for survival in men receiving definitive external beam radiation therapy for localized prostate cancer. Urol Oncol. 2015 Feb;33(2):71.e11-9. PubMed PMID: 25151595
  • Amini A, Jones BL, Yeh N, Rusthoven CG, Armstrong H, Kavanagh BD. Survival Outcomes of Whole-Pelvic Versus Prostate-Only Radiation Therapy for High-Risk Prostate Cancer Patients With Use of the National Cancer Data Base. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Dec 1;93(5):1052-63. PubMed PMID: 26581142
  • Rusthoven CG, Carlson JA, Waxweiler TV, Dally MJ, Barón AE, Yeh N, Gaspar LE, Liu AK, Ney DE, Damek DM, Lillehei KO, Kavanagh BD. The impact of adjuvant radiation therapy for high-grade gliomas by histology in the United States population. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Nov 15;90(4):894-902. PubMed PMID: 25585784
  • Carlson JA, Rusthoven C, DeWitt PE, Davidson SA, Schefter TE, Fisher CM. Are we appropriately selecting therapy for patients with cervical cancer? Longitudinal patterns-of-care analysis for stage IB-IIB cervical cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Nov 15;90(4):786-93. PubMed PMID: 25585782
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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

UCHealth Radiology – Highlands Ranch Hospital
1500 Park Central Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
720-516-1002

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Radiation Oncology, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
  • Cancers
  • Cancers - Lung Cancer
  • Cancers - Brain Cancer
Clinical Interests
Thoracic Oncology, Central Nervous System (CNS) Oncology, Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)

Care Philosophy
Caring for patients with cancer is an incredible privilege. My goal is to provide state-of-the-art treatment and compassionate care for 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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