Brian Kavanagh, MD, MPH/MSPH
Professor, Radiation Oncology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Tulane University School of Medicine (1988)
Graduate School :
  • MPH, Tulane University (1988)
Undergraduate School:
  • BSE, Tulane University (LA) (1984)
Internship:
  • Tulane University Program (1989)
Residency:
  • Duke University Hospital Program, Radiation Oncology (1993)
Languages: English
Department: Radiation Oncology

Professional Titles

  • Professor, Radiation Oncology
  • Department Chair

Publications

  • Behbahani RA, Diot Q, Kavanagh B, Serkova NJ, Miften M, Westerly DC. Electromagnetic wave propagation in a fast pulse line ion accelerator. Med Phys. 2019 Dec;46(12):5714-5721. PubMed PMID: 31622500
  • Altunbas C, Alexeev T, Miften M, Kavanagh B. Effect of grid geometry on the transmission properties of 2D grids for flat detectors in CBCT. Phys Med Biol. 2019 Nov 15;64(22):225006. PubMed PMID: 31585444
  • Kavanagh B. Radiation Oncology APM: Why Us? Why Now?. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2019 Sep 1;105(1):22-24. PubMed PMID: 31422809
  • Siker M, Kavanagh BD. Halfway Toward Half Full. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2019 Aug 1;104(5):997-998. PubMed PMID: 31327431
  • Mohideen N, Kavanagh BD. Model Insurance Coverage Policies: The Power of Suggestion, the Force of Evidence. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2019 Jul 15;104(4):745-747. PubMed PMID: 31204660
  • 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
  • Gomez DR, Tang C, Zhang J, Blumenschein GR Jr, Hernandez M, Lee JJ, Ye R, Palma DA, Louie AV, Camidge DR, Doebele RC, Skoulidis F, Gaspar LE, Welsh JW, Gibbons DL, Karam JA, Kavanagh BD, Tsao AS, Sepesi B, Swisher SG, Heymach JV. Local Consolidative Therapy Vs. Maintenance Therapy or Observation for Patients With Oligometastatic Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: Long-Term Results of a Multi-Institutional, Phase II, Randomized Study. J Clin Oncol. 2019 Jun 20;37(18):1558-1565. PubMed PMID: 31067138
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sheehan J, Suh JH, Kavanagh B, Xu Z, Ren L, Sheehan K, Lunsford LD. Training Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology Residents in Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Assessment Gathered from Participants in AANS and ASTRO Training Course. World Neurosurg. 2018 Jan;109:e669-e675. PubMed PMID: 29061451
  • Knoll MA, Kavanagh B, Katz M. The 2017 American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting: Taking a deeper dive into social media. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2018 Jul-Sep;3(3):230-233. PubMed PMID: 30197934
  • 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
  • Miften M, Vinogradskiy Y, Moiseenko V, Grimm J, Yorke E, Jackson A, Tomé WA, Ten Haken RK, Ohri N, Méndez Romero A, Goodman KA, Marks LB, Kavanagh B, Dawson LA. Radiation Dose-Volume Effects for Liver SBRT. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2018 Jan 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29482870
  • 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 Mar 1;36(7):642-651. PubMed PMID: 29346041
  • 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
  • Alexeev T, Kavanagh B, Miften M, Altunbas C. Two-dimensional antiscatter grid: A novel scatter rejection device for Cone-beam computed tomography. Med Phys. 2018 Feb;45(2):529-534. PubMed PMID: 29235120
  • Sheehan J, Suh JH, Kavanagh B, Xu Z, Ren L, Sheehan K, Lunsford LD. Training Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology Residents in Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Assessment Gathered from Participants in AANS and ASTRO Training Course. World Neurosurg. 2018 Jan;109:e669-e675. PubMed PMID: 29061451
  • Chen AB, Li L, Cronin AM, Brooks GA, Kavanagh BD, Schrag D. Estimating Costs of Care Attributable to Cancer: Does the Choice of Comparison Group Matter?. Health Serv Res. 2018 Aug;53 Suppl 1:3227-3244. PubMed PMID: 28858372
  • 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
  • Kim DN, Straka C, Cho LC, Lotan Y, Yan J, Kavanagh B, Raben D, Cooley S, Brindle J, Xie XJ, Pistenmaa D, Timmerman R. Early and multiple PSA bounces can occur following high-dose prostate stereotactic body radiation therapy: Subset analysis of a phase 1/2 trial. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2017 Jan - Feb;7(1):e43-e49. PubMed PMID: 27637137
  • 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
  • Alexeev T, Kavanagh B, Miften M, Altunbas C. Two-dimensional antiscatter grid: A novel scatter rejection device for Cone-beam computed tomography. Med Phys. 2017 Dec 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29235120
  • Jaffee EM, Dang CV, Agus DB, Alexander BM, Anderson KC, Ashworth A, Barker AD, Bastani R, Bhatia S, Bluestone JA, Brawley O, Butte AJ, Coit DG, Davidson NE, Davis M, DePinho RA, Diasio RB, Draetta G, Frazier AL, Futreal A, Gambhir SS, Ganz PA, Garraway L, Gerson S, Gupta S, Heath J, Hoffman RI, Hudis C, Hughes-Halbert C, Ibrahim R, Jadvar H, Kavanagh B, Kittles R, Le QT, Lippman SM, Mankoff D, Mardis ER, Mayer DK, McMasters K, Meropol NJ, Mitchell B, Naredi P, Ornish D, Pawlik TM, Peppercorn J, Pomper MG, Raghavan D, Ritchie C, Schwarz SW, Sullivan R, Wahl R, Wolchok JD, Wong SL, Yung A. Future cancer research priorities in the USA: a Lancet Oncology Commission. Lancet Oncol. 2017 Nov;18(11):e653-e706. PubMed PMID: 29208398
  • 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
  • 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
  • Chen AB, Li L, Cronin AM, Brooks GA, Kavanagh BD, Schrag D. Estimating Costs of Care Attributable to Cancer: Does the Choice of Comparison Group Matter?. Health Serv Res. 2017 Aug 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28858372
  • Yang X, Su LJ, La Rosa FG, Smith EE, Schlaepfer IR, Cho SK, Kavanagh B, Park W, Flaig TW. The Antineoplastic Activity of Photothermal Ablative Therapy with Targeted Gold Nanorods in an Orthotopic Urinary Bladder Cancer Model. Bladder Cancer. 2017 Jul 27;3(3):201-210. PubMed PMID: 28824948
  • Rusthoven CG, Kavanagh BD. Prophylactic cranial irradiation in small-cell lung cancer. Lancet Oncol. 2017 Jul;18(7):e365. PubMed PMID: 28677568
  • Stokes WA, Kavanagh BD, Raben D, Pugh TJ. Implementation of hypofractionated prostate radiation therapy in the United States: A National Cancer Database analysis. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2017 Jul - Aug;7(4):270-278. PubMed PMID: 28673554
  • Goodman KA, Kavanagh BD. Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Liver Metastases. Semin Radiat Oncol. 2017 Jul;27(3):240-246. PubMed PMID: 28577831
  • Altunbas C, Kavanagh B, Alexeev T, Miften M. Transmission characteristics of a two dimensional antiscatter grid prototype for CBCT. Med Phys. 2017 Aug;44(8):3952-3964. PubMed PMID: 28513847
  • Jackson MW, Amini A, Jones BL, Kavanagh B, Maroni P, Frank SJ, Mahmood U, Kudchadker RJ, Pugh TJ. Prostate brachytherapy, either alone or in combination with external beam radiation, is associated with longer overall survival in men with favorable pathologic Group 4 (Gleason score 8) prostate cancer. Brachytherapy. 2017 Jul - Aug;16(4):790-796. PubMed PMID: 28442277
  • 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, 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
  • 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
  • Magnuson WJ, Lester-Coll NH, Wu AJ, Yang TJ, Lockney NA, Gerber NK, Beal K, Amini A, Patil T, Kavanagh BD, Camidge DR, Braunstein SE, Boreta LC, Balasubramanian SK, Ahluwalia MS, Rana NG, Attia A, Gettinger SN, Contessa JN, Yu JB, Chiang VL. Management of Brain Metastases in Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor-Naïve Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor-Mutant Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: A Retrospective Multi-Institutional Analysis. J Clin Oncol. 2017 Apr 1;35(10):1070-1077. PubMed PMID: 28113019
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kim DN, Straka C, Cho LC, Lotan Y, Yan J, Kavanagh B, Raben D, Cooley S, Brindle J, Xie XJ, Pistenmaa D, Timmerman R. Early and multiple PSA bounces can occur following high-dose prostate stereotactic body radiation therapy: Subset analysis of a phase 1/2 trial. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2017 Jan - Feb;7(1):e43-e49. PubMed PMID: 27637137
  • Johung KL, Yeh N, Desai NB, Williams TM, Lautenschlaeger T, Arvold ND, Ning MS, Attia A, Lovly CM, Goldberg S, Beal K, Yu JB, Kavanagh BD, Chiang VL, Camidge DR, Contessa JN. Extended Survival and Prognostic Factors for Patients With ALK-Rearranged Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer and Brain Metastasis. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Jan 10;34(2):123-9. PubMed PMID: 26438117
  • Sheehan JP, Kavanagh BD, Asher A, Harbaugh RE. Inception of a national multidisciplinary registry for stereotactic radiosurgery. J Neurosurg. 2016 Jan;124(1):155-62. PubMed PMID: 26252466
  • Vinogradskiy Y, Jackson M, Schubert L, Jones B, Castillo R, Castillo E, Guerrero T, Mitchell J, Kavanagh B, Miften M. WE-AB-BRA-06: 4DCT-Ventilation: A Novel Imaging Modality for Thoracic Surgical Evaluation. Med Phys. 2016 Jun;43(6):3792. PubMed PMID: 28048542
  • Altunbas C, Kavanagh B, Miften M. WE-AB-207A-10: Transmission Characteristics of a Two Dimensional Antiscatter Grid Prototype for CBCT. Med Phys. 2016 Jun;43(6):3799-3800. PubMed PMID: 28046458
  • 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
  • Gomez DR, Blumenschein GR Jr, Lee JJ, Hernandez M, Ye R, Camidge DR, Doebele RC, Skoulidis F, Gaspar LE, Gibbons DL, Karam JA, Kavanagh BD, Tang C, Komaki R, Louie AV, Palma DA, Tsao AS, Sepesi B, William WN, Zhang J, Shi Q, Wang XS, Swisher SG, Heymach JV. Local consolidative therapy versus maintenance therapy or observation for patients with oligometastatic non-small-cell lung cancer without progression after first-line systemic therapy: a multicentre, randomised, controlled, phase 2 study. Lancet Oncol. 2016 Dec;17(12):1672-1682. PubMed PMID: 27789196
  • Kavanagh BD. From the Guest Editor: New Lenses, New Visions for Radiotherapy in the Molecular-Genetic-Immunomodulator Era of Oncology. Cancer J. 2016 Jul-Aug;22(4):245-6. PubMed PMID: 27441743
  • 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, 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
  • Zhao J, Yorke ED, Li L, Kavanagh BD, Li XA, Das S, Miften M, Rimner A, Campbell J, Xue J, Jackson A, Grimm J, Milano MT, Spring Kong FM. Simple Factors Associated With Radiation-Induced Lung Toxicity After Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy of the Thorax: A Pooled Analysis of 88 Studies. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Aug 1;95(5):1357-66. PubMed PMID: 27325482
  • Benedict SH, Hoffman K, Martel MK, Abernethy AP, Asher AL, Capala J, Chen RC, Chera B, Couch J, Deye J, Efstathiou JA, Ford E, Fraass BA, Gabriel PE, Huser V, Kavanagh BD, Khuntia D, Marks LB, Mayo C, McNutt T, Miller RS, Moore KL, Prior F, Roelofs E, Rosenstein BS, Sloan J, Theriault A, Vikram B. Overview of the American Society for Radiation Oncology-National Institutes of Health-American Association of Physicists in Medicine Workshop 2015: Exploring Opportunities for Radiation Oncology in the Era of Big Data. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Jul 1;95(3):873-9. PubMed PMID: 27302503
  • 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
  • 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
  • Amini A, Jones BL, Yeh N, Guntupalli SR, Kavanagh BD, Karam SD, Fisher CM. Disparities in disease presentation in the four screenable cancers according to health insurance status. Public Health. 2016 Sep;138:50-6. PubMed PMID: 27091437
  • Hannan R, Tumati V, Xie XJ, Cho LC, Kavanagh BD, Brindle J, Raben D, Nanda A, Cooley S, Kim DW, Pistenmaa D, Lotan Y, Timmerman R. Stereotactic body radiation therapy for low and intermediate risk prostate cancer-Results from a multi-institutional clinical trial. Eur J Cancer. 2016 May;59:142-51. PubMed PMID: 27035363
  • 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, 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
  • Chen RC, Gabriel PE, Kavanagh BD, McNutt TR. How Will Big Data Impact Clinical Decision Making and Precision Medicine in Radiation Therapy?. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Jul 1;95(3):880-4. PubMed PMID: 26797536
  • 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
  • Amini A, Jones B, Jackson MW, Yeh N, Waxweiler TV, Maroni P, Kavanagh BD, Raben D. Survival Outcomes of Dose-Escalated External Beam Radiotherapy versus Combined Brachytherapy for Intermediate and High Risk Prostate Cancer Using the National Cancer Data Base. J Urol. 2016 May;195(5):1453-8. PubMed PMID: 26576709
  • Johung KL, Yeh N, Desai NB, Williams TM, Lautenschlaeger T, Arvold ND, Ning MS, Attia A, Lovly CM, Goldberg S, Beal K, Yu JB, Kavanagh BD, Chiang VL, Camidge DR, Contessa JN. Extended Survival and Prognostic Factors for Patients With ALK-Rearranged Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer and Brain Metastasis. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Jan 10;34(2):123-9. PubMed PMID: 26438117
  • Sheehan JP, Kavanagh BD, Asher A, Harbaugh RE. Inception of a national multidisciplinary registry for stereotactic radiosurgery. J Neurosurg. 2016 Jan;124(1):155-62. PubMed PMID: 26252466
  • Chen RC, Gabriel PE, Kavanagh BD, McNutt TR. How Will Big Data Impact Clinical Decision Making and Precision Medicine in Radiation Therapy?. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Nov 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26797536
  • 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. 2015 Dec 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26699831
  • 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
  • Amini A, Jones B, Jackson MW, Yeh N, Waxweiler TV, Maroni P, Kavanagh BD, Raben D. Survival Outcomes of Dose-Escalated External Beam Radiotherapy (DE-EBRT) Versus Combined Brachytherapy for Intermediate- and High-Risk Prostate Cancer Using the National Cancer Data Base. J Urol. 2015 Nov 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26576709
  • Diot Q, Kavanagh B, Vinogradskiy Y, Garg K, Gaspar L, Miften M. Lung deformations and radiation-induced regional lung collapse in patients treated with stereotactic body radiation therapy. Med Phys. 2015 Nov;42(11):6477-87. PubMed PMID: 26520737
  • Altoos B, Amini A, Yacoub M, Bourlon MT, Kessler EE, Flaig TW, Fisher CM, Kavanagh BD, Lam ET, Karam SD. Local Control Rates of Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) to Thoracic, Abdominal, and Soft Tissue Lesions Using Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT). Radiat Oncol. 2015 Oct 28;10:218. PubMed PMID: 26510665
  • Chetty IJ, Martel MK, Jaffray DA, Benedict SH, Hahn SM, Berbeco R, Deye J, Jeraj R, Kavanagh B, Krishnan S, Lee N, Low DA, Mankoff D, Marks LB, Ollendorf D, Paganetti H, Ross B, Siochi RA, Timmerman RD, Wong JW. Technology for Innovation in Radiation Oncology. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Nov 1;93(3):485-92. PubMed PMID: 26460989
  • 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
  • Soltys SG, Kirkpatrick JP, Laack NN, Kavanagh BD, Breneman JC, Shih HA. Is Less, More? The Evolving Role of Radiation Therapy for Brain Metastases. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Aug 1;92(5):963-6. PubMed PMID: 26194672
  • Haffty BG, Beyer DC, Kavanagh BD. Radiation Oncologist Concerns About Increased Electronic Brachytherapy Use for Skin Cancer. JAMA Dermatol. 2015 Sep;151(9):1036. PubMed PMID: 26177072
  • Amini A, Altoos B, Bourlon MT, Bedrick E, Bhatia S, Kessler ER, Flaig TW, Fisher CM, Kavanagh BD, Lam ET, Karam SD. Local control rates of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) to the bone using stereotactic body radiation therapy: Is RCC truly radioresistant?. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2015 Nov-Dec;5(6):e589-96. PubMed PMID: 26142027
  • Carlson JA, Reddy K, Gaspar LE, Ney D, Kavanagh BD, Damek D, Lillehei K, Chen C. Hypofractionated-intensity modulated radiotherapy (hypo-IMRT) and temozolomide (TMZ) with or without bevacizumab (BEV) for newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM): a comparison of two prospective phase II trials. J Neurooncol. 2015 Jun;123(2):251-7. PubMed PMID: 25920710
  • 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
  • Brennan D, Schubert L, Diot Q, Castillo R, Castillo E, Guerrero T, Martel MK, Linderman D, Gaspar LE, Miften M, Kavanagh BD, Vinogradskiy Y. Clinical validation of 4-dimensional computed tomography ventilation with pulmonary function test data. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Jun 1;92(2):423-9. PubMed PMID: 25817531
  • 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
  • Ney DE, Carlson JA, Damek DM, Gaspar LE, Kavanagh BD, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Waziri AE, Lillehei KO, Reddy K, Chen C. Phase II trial of hypofractionated intensity-modulated radiation therapy combined with temozolomide and bevacizumab for patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma. J Neurooncol. 2015 Mar;122(1):135-43. PubMed PMID: 25524817
  • 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
  • Carlson JA, Nooruddin Z, Rusthoven C, Elias A, Borges VF, Diamond JR, Kavanagh B, Kabos P. Trastuzumab emtansine and stereotactic radiosurgery: an unexpected increase in clinically significant brain edema. Neuro Oncol. 2014 Feb 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24497407
  • Gan GN, Weickhardt AJ, Scheier B, Doebele RC, Gaspar LE, Kavanagh BD, Camidge DR. Stereotactic Radiation Therapy can Safely and Durably Control Sites of Extra-Central Nervous System Oligoprogressive Disease in Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase-Positive Lung Cancer Patients Receiving Crizotinib. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Mar 15;88(4):892-8. PubMed PMID: 24462383
  • 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
  • Bourlon MT, Amini A, Kavanagh BD, Flaig TW. Pancreatic metastases from renal cell carcinoma treated with stereotactic body radiation therapy. Oncology (Williston Park). 2014 Nov 7;28(11). PubMed PMID: 25560737
  • Ney DE, Carlson JA, Damek DM, Gaspar LE, Kavanagh BD, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Waziri AE, Lillehei KO, Reddy K, Chen C. Phase II trial of hypofractionated intensity-modulated radiation therapy combined with temozolomide and bevacizumab for patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma. J Neurooncol. 2014 Dec 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25524817
  • Hahn C, Kavanagh B, Bhatnagar A, Jacobson G, Lutz S, Patton C, Potters L, Steinberg M. Choosing wisely: the American Society for Radiation Oncology's top 5 list. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2014;4(6):349-55. PubMed PMID: 25407853
  • Iyengar P, Kavanagh BD, Wardak Z, Smith I, Ahn C, Gerber DE, Dowell J, Hughes R, Abdulrahman R, Camidge DR, Gaspar LE, Doebele RC, Bunn PA, Choy H, Timmerman R. Phase II trial of stereotactic body radiation therapy combined with erlotinib for patients with limited but progressive metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Dec 1;32(34):3824-30. PubMed PMID: 25349291
  • Amini A, Yeh N, Gaspar LE, Kavanagh B, Karam SD. Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for lung cancer patients previously treated with conventional radiotherapy: a review. Radiat Oncol. 2014 Sep 19;9:210. PubMed PMID: 25239200
  • 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. 2014 Aug 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25151595
  • Kavanagh BD, Haffty BG, Tepper JE. Radiation oncology: a snapshot in time, 2014. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Sep 10;32(26):2825-6. PubMed PMID: 25113774
  • Kavanagh BD. Stereotactic body radiation therapy as a derivative of stereotactic radiosurgery: clinically independent but with enduring common themes. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Sep 10;32(26):2827-31. PubMed PMID: 25113758
  • Altunbas C, Howells C, Proper M, Reddy K, Gan G, DeWitt P, Kavanagh B, Schefter T, Miften M. Evaluation of threshold and gradient based (18)F-fluoro-deoxy-2-glucose hybrid positron emission tomographic image segmentation methods for liver tumor delineation. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2014 Jul-Aug;4(4):217-25. PubMed PMID: 25012829
  • Reddy K, Gaspar LE, Kavanagh BD, Chen C. Hypofractionated intensity-modulated radiotherapy with temozolomide chemotherapy may alter the patterns of failure in patients with glioblastoma multiforme. J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol. 2014 Dec;58(6):714-21. PubMed PMID: 24975917
  • Diot Q, Marks LB, Bentzen SM, Senan S, Kavanagh BD, Lawrence MV, Miften M, Palma DA. Comparison of radiation-induced normal lung tissue density changes for patients from multiple institutions receiving conventional or hypofractionated treatments. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Jul 1;89(3):626-32. PubMed PMID: 24929168
  • Kim DW, Cho LC, Straka C, Christie A, Lotan Y, Pistenmaa D, Kavanagh BD, Nanda A, Kueplian P, Brindle J, Cooley S, Perkins A, Raben D, Xie XJ, Timmerman RD. Predictors of rectal tolerance observed in a dose-escalated phase 1-2 trial of stereotactic body radiation therapy for prostate cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Jul 1;89(3):509-17. PubMed PMID: 24929162
  • Mohideen N, Kavanagh BD, Beyer D, Madhani S, Steinberg ML. Radiation oncology: a perspective on health reform and value-based initiatives. J Oncol Pract. 2014 Jul;10(4):e212-4. PubMed PMID: 24893609
  • Vinogradskiy Y, Koo PJ, Castillo R, Castillo E, Guerrero T, Gaspar LE, Miften M, Kavanagh BD. Comparison of 4-dimensional computed tomography ventilation with nuclear medicine ventilation-perfusion imaging: a clinical validation study. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 May 1;89(1):199-205. PubMed PMID: 24725702
  • Rusthoven CG, Carlson JA, Waxweiler TV, Raben D, Dewitt PE, Crawford ED, Maroni PD, Kavanagh BD. The impact of definitive local therapy for lymph node-positive prostate cancer: a population-based study. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Apr 1;88(5):1064-73. PubMed PMID: 24661660
  • Rusthoven CG, Carlson JA, Waxweiler TV, Yeh N, Raben D, Flaig TW, Kavanagh BD. The prognostic significance of Gleason scores in metastatic prostate cancer. Urol Oncol. 2014 Jul;32(5):707-13. PubMed PMID: 24629494
  • Carlson JA, Nooruddin Z, Rusthoven C, Elias A, Borges VF, Diamond JR, Kavanagh B, Kabos P. Trastuzumab emtansine and stereotactic radiosurgery: an unexpected increase in clinically significant brain edema. Neuro Oncol. 2014 Jul;16(7):1006-9. PubMed PMID: 24497407
  • Gan GN, Weickhardt AJ, Scheier B, Doebele RC, Gaspar LE, Kavanagh BD, Camidge DR. Stereotactic radiation therapy can safely and durably control sites of extra-central nervous system oligoprogressive disease in anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive lung cancer patients receiving crizotinib. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Mar 15;88(4):892-8. PubMed PMID: 24462383
  • Jones BL, Gan G, Kavanagh B, Miften M. Effect of endorectal balloon positioning errors on target deformation and dosimetric quality during prostate SBRT. Phys Med Biol. 2013 Nov 21;58(22):7995-8006. PubMed PMID: 24169860
  • Altunbas C, Kavanagh B, Dzingle W, Stuhr K, Gaspar L, Miften M. Dosimetric errors during treatment of centrally located lung tumors with stereotactic body radiation therapy: Monte Carlo evaluation of tissue inhomogeneity corrections. Med Dosim. 2013 Winter;38(4):436-41. PubMed PMID: 24119416
  • Vinogradskiy Y, Diot Q, Kavanagh B, Schefter T, Gaspar L, Miften M. Spatial and dose-response analysis of fibrotic lung changes after stereotactic body radiation therapy. Med Phys. 2013 Aug;40(8):081712. PubMed PMID: 23927309
  • Reddy K, Gaspar LE, Kavanagh BD, Waziri A, Damek DM, Ney D, Lillehei KO, Chen C. Prospective evaluation of health-related quality of life in patients with glioblastoma multiforme treated on a phase II trial of hypofractionated IMRT with temozolomide. J Neurooncol. 2013 Aug;114(1):111-6. PubMed PMID: 23729276
  • Amin NP, Miften M, Thornton D, Ryan N, Kavanagh B, Gaspar LE. Effect of induction chemotherapy on estimated risk of radiation pneumonitis in bulky non-small cell lung cancer. Med Dosim. 2013 Autumn;38(3):320-6. PubMed PMID: 23611631
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Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Radiation Oncology, Chair, 2017-

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

TomoTherapy Cancer Treatment Facility - Littleton
10463 Park Meadows Dr
Suite 111
Lone Tree, CO 80124
720-848-5400

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

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

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • UCHealth Memorial Hospital
  • UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Radiation Oncology, Board Certification (1993)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Cancers - Radiation Therapy
  • Cancers
Public Speaking
Yes
Alternative Payment Models, Radiation Oncology

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Tulane University School of Medicine (1988)
Graduate Schools:
  • MPH, Tulane University (1988)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BSE, Tulane University (LA) (1984)
Internships:
  • Tulane University Program (1989)
Residency Programs:
  • Duke University Hospital Program, Radiation Oncology (1993)
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Department: Radiation Oncology
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