Publications by authors named "John A Vargo"

88Publications

Dose-response model for severe late laryngeal toxicity after stereotactic body radiation therapy for previously-irradiated head and neck cancer.

J Radiosurg SBRT 2020 ;7(2):89-94

Department of Radiation Oncology, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

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January 2020

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Biological Signature DCISionRT Use for DCIS Treatment.

Clin Breast Cancer 2020 Oct 24. Epub 2020 Oct 24.

Department of Radiation Oncology, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA.

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October 2020

Dose-escalated intensity modulated radiation therapy in patients with locally-advanced vulvar cancer - does it increase response rate?

Gynecol Oncol 2020 Dec 24;159(3):657-662. Epub 2020 Sep 24.

Department of Radiation Oncology, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, United States of America. Electronic address:

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December 2020

External beam radiation and brachytherapy boost at different facilities is associated with increased treatment delays in cervical cancer.

Int J Gynecol Cancer 2020 Oct 14;30(10):1505-1512. Epub 2020 Sep 14.

Radiation Oncology, City of Hope Medical Center, Duarte, California, USA

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October 2020

Breast, Prostate, and Rectal Cancer: Should 5-5-5 Be a New Standard of Care?

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2020 Oct;108(2):390-393

Department of Radiation Oncology, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Magee Women's Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania. Electronic address:

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October 2020

Consolidation radiotherapy following positron emission tomography complete response in early-stage Hodgkin lymphoma: a meta-analysis.

Leuk Lymphoma 2020 07 12;61(7):1610-1617. Epub 2020 Feb 12.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Hillman Cancer Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

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July 2020

Declining brachytherapy utilization for cervical cancer patients - Have we reversed the trend?

Gynecol Oncol 2020 03 8;156(3):583-590. Epub 2020 Jan 8.

Department of Radiation Oncology, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, United States of America. Electronic address:

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March 2020

What to Do With Deauville 3 Interim Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography Response in a Young Woman With Classic Unfavorable Hodgkin's Lymphoma: To Irradiate or Not to Irradiate?

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2020 01;106(1):13-14

Department of Radiation Oncology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia. Electronic address:

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January 2020

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Upfront SBRT for Oligometastatic Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Based on Mutational Status.

Am J Clin Oncol 2019 11;42(11):837-844

Clinical and Translational Science and Center for Research on Health Care, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA.

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November 2019

Salvage Curative-Intent Reirradiation Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Isolated Pelvic and/or Paraortic Recurrences of Gynecologic Malignancies.

Pract Radiat Oncol 2019 Nov 28;9(6):418-425. Epub 2019 May 28.

Department of Radiation Oncology, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Electronic address:

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November 2019

Tumor Cavity Recurrence after Stereotactic Radiosurgery of Surgically Resected Brain Metastases: Implication of Deviations from Contouring Guidelines.

Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 2019 14;97(1):24-30. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Department of Radiation Oncology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA,

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February 2020

Outcomes after definitive re-irradiation with 3D brachytherapy with or without external beam radiation therapy for vaginal recurrence of endometrial cancer.

Gynecol Oncol 2019 03 29;152(3):581-586. Epub 2018 Dec 29.

Department of Radiation Oncology, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, United States of America. Electronic address:

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March 2019

Long-Term Outcomes After Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Spine Metastases: Radiation Dose-Response for Late Toxicity.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2018 07 6;101(3):602-609. Epub 2018 Mar 6.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Hillman Cancer Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Electronic address:

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July 2018

Cost-effectiveness analysis of salvage therapies in locoregional previously irradiated head and neck cancer.

Head Neck 2018 08 14;40(8):1743-1751. Epub 2018 Mar 14.

Clinical and Translational Science and Center for Research on Health Care, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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August 2018

Exceptional Eight-year Response to Stereotactic Radiosurgery Monotherapy for Multiple Brain Metastases.

Cureus 2017 Dec 29;9(12):e2001. Epub 2017 Dec 29.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, UPMC.

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December 2017

Carotid Dosimetry and the Risk of Carotid Blowout Syndrome After Reirradiation With Head and Neck Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2018 05 5;101(1):195-200. Epub 2017 Dec 5.

Department of Radiation Oncology, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Division of Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Electronic address:

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May 2018

Stereotactic body radiotherapy for locally-advanced unresectable pancreatic cancer-patterns of care and overall survival.

J Gastrointest Oncol 2017 Oct;8(5):766-777

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

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October 2017

A Multi-institutional Comparison of SBRT and IMRT for Definitive Reirradiation of Recurrent or Second Primary Head and Neck Cancer.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2018 03 24;100(3):595-605. Epub 2017 Apr 24.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Division of Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Electronic address:

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March 2018

Treatment of Early-Stage Hodgkin Lymphoma: Are We Just Shifting Morbidities?

J Clin Oncol 2017 08 6;35(24):2849-2850. Epub 2017 Jul 6.

John A. Vargo, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, PA; and West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV; and Diane C. Ling and Sushil Beriwal, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, PA.

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August 2017

In reply to Chang et al.: Contouring guidelines for post-mastectomy radiotherapy a cry for international consensus.

Radiother Oncol 2017 06 17;123(3):483-484. Epub 2017 May 17.

Unversity of Pittsburgh, Department of Radiation Oncology, USA.

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June 2017

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Recurrent Head and Neck Cancer.

Cancer J 2016 Jul-Aug;22(4):302-6

From the Departments of *Radiation Oncology and †Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh PA.

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August 2017

Risk of Severe Toxicity According to Site of Recurrence in Patients Treated With Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Recurrent Head and Neck Cancer.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2016 07;95(3):973-980

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Electronic address:

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July 2016

Locoregional Recurrent or Second Primary Head and Neck Cancer: Management Strategies and Challenges.

Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book 2016 ;35:e284-92

From the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, PA; University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA; Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL; Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.

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January 2017

Underutilization of Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Less Common Cutaneous Malignancies in the United States.

Dermatol Surg 2016 May;42(5):653-62

*Department of Medicine, Section of Dermatology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia; †University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; ‡Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; §Department of Epidemiology, Epidemiology Data Center, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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May 2016

Reply to A.J. Olszewski et al.

J Clin Oncol 2016 Apr 16;34(12):1427-8. Epub 2016 Feb 16.

University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, PA

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April 2016

Underutilization of radiation therapy in early-stage marginal zone lymphoma negatively impacts overall survival.

Pract Radiat Oncol 2016 Jul-Aug;6(4):e97-e105. Epub 2015 Dec 3.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Electronic address:

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March 2017

Surveillance and Radiation Therapy for Stage I Seminoma--Have We Learned From the Evidence?

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2016 Jan 26;94(1):75-84. Epub 2015 Sep 26.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Electronic address:

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January 2016

Editorial: Clinical Application of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT): Cranium to Prostate.

Front Oncol 2015 7;5:266. Epub 2015 Dec 7.

Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute , Pittsburgh, PA , USA.

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December 2015

Complete Pathologic Response Following Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy and High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy for Locally Advanced Endometrial Carcinoma.

Cureus 2015 Dec 15;7(12):e407. Epub 2015 Dec 15.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, USA.

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December 2015

Management Trends and Outcomes for Stage I to II Mantle Cell Lymphoma Using the National Cancer Data Base: Ascertaining the Ideal Treatment Paradigm.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2015 Nov 21;93(3):668-76. Epub 2015 Jul 21.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Electronic address:

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November 2015

RTOG Chest Wall Contouring Guidelines for Post-Mastectomy Radiation Therapy: Is It Evidence-Based?

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2015 Oct;93(2):266-7

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Electronic address:

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October 2015

Treatment Selection and Survival Outcomes in Early-Stage Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma: Do We Still Need Consolidative Radiotherapy?

J Clin Oncol 2015 Nov 10;33(32):3710-7. Epub 2015 Aug 10.

John A. Vargo, Beant S. Gill, and Sushil Beriwal, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute; and Goundappa K. Balasubramani, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA.

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November 2015

What is the optimal management of early-stage low-grade follicular lymphoma in the modern era?

Cancer 2015 Sep 4;121(18):3325-34. Epub 2015 Jun 4.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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September 2015

In reply to Xie et al.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2015 Jun;92(2):475-6

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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June 2015

A prospective phase 2 trial of reirradiation with stereotactic body radiation therapy plus cetuximab in patients with previously irradiated recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2015 Mar 30;91(3):480-8. Epub 2015 Jan 30.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Electronic address:

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March 2015

Postoperative stereotactic radiosurgery to the resection cavity for large brain metastases: clinical outcomes, predictors of intracranial failure, and implications for optimal patient selection.

Neurosurgery 2015 Feb;76(2):150-6; discussion 156-7; quiz 157

*Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, and ‡Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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February 2015

Primary and Radiation-induced Breast Angiosarcoma: Clinicopathologic Predictors of Outcomes and the Impact of Adjuvant Radiation Therapy.

Am J Clin Oncol 2016 10;39(5):463-7

Departments of *Radiation Oncology †Pathology, Magee Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA ‡Department of Pathology, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada.

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October 2016

Image-based brachytherapy for cervical cancer.

World J Clin Oncol 2014 Dec;5(5):921-30

John A Vargo, Sushil Beriwal, Department of Radiation Oncology, Magee Womens Hospital of UPMC, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States.

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December 2014

Image-based multichannel vaginal cylinder brachytherapy for vaginal cancer.

Brachytherapy 2015 Jan-Feb;14(1):9-15. Epub 2014 Nov 12.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, PA. Electronic address:

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June 2015

Stereotactic body radiotherapy for recurrent oropharyngeal cancer - influence of HPV status and smoking history.

Oral Oncol 2014 Nov 28;50(11):1104-8. Epub 2014 Aug 28.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Radiation Oncology, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

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November 2014

Stereotactic body radiotherapy as primary treatment for elderly patients with medically inoperable head and neck cancer.

Front Oncol 2014 11;4:214. Epub 2014 Aug 11.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute , Pittsburgh, PA , USA ; Department of Otolaryngology, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute , Pittsburgh, PA , USA.

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August 2014

Adjuvant stereotactic body radiotherapy±cetuximab following salvage surgery in previously irradiated head and neck cancer.

Laryngoscope 2014 Jul 22;124(7):1579-84. Epub 2014 Apr 22.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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July 2014

In regard to Chakravarti et al.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2013 Jul;86(3):398-9

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July 2013

In regard to Comet et al.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2013 Apr;85(5):1155-6

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April 2013

Early clinical outcomes for 3 radiation techniques for brain metastases: focal versus whole-brain.

Pract Radiat Oncol 2011 Oct-Dec;1(4):261-70. Epub 2011 May 20.

West Virginia University School of Medicine, Charleston, West Virginia; Charleston Radiation Therapy Consultants (CRTC), PLLC, Charleston, West Virginia.

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March 2014

Molecular class as a predictor of locoregional and distant recurrence in the neoadjuvant setting for breast cancer.

Oncology 2011 26;80(5-6):341-9. Epub 2011 Jul 26.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.

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October 2011

Fractionated stereotactic radiosurgery for the treatment of meningiomas.

J Cancer Res Ther 2011 Jan-Mar;7(1):52-7

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

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September 2011