Publications by authors named "Kristin A Higgins"

66Publications

What is the role of consolidative thoracic radiotherapy in the era of chemo-immunotherapy for extensive stage small cell lung cancer?

J Thorac Dis 2020 Oct;12(10):6308-6310

Department of Radiation Oncology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
October 2020

Histopathologic and Ultrastructural Findings in Human Myocardium After Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Recalcitrant Ventricular Tachycardia.

Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2020 Nov 8;13(11):e008753. Epub 2020 Oct 8.

Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Section of Electrophysiology and Pacing (S.K., M.S.L.), Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
November 2020

Association Among Glucocorticoid Receptor Sensitivity, Fatigue, and Inflammation in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer.

Psychosom Med 2020 06;82(5):508-516

From the School of Nursing (Xiao, Knobf), Yale University, Orange, Connecticut; and School of Nursing (Eldridge, Chico, Bruner), School of Medicine (Beitler, Higgins, Saba, Shin), and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine (Felger, Wommack, Miller), Emory University, Atlanta, Gerogia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
June 2020

Lung Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy and Concurrent Immunotherapy: A Multicenter Safety and Toxicity Analysis.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2020 Sep 24;108(1):304-313. Epub 2020 Jan 24.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Electronic address:

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
September 2020

Recent developments in limited stage small cell lung cancer.

Transl Lung Cancer Res 2019 Sep;8(Suppl 2):S147-S152

Department of Thoracic Oncology, University of Manchester, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Withington, Manchester, UK.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
September 2019

Predictors of pneumonitis-free survival following lung stereotactic body radiation therapy.

Transl Lung Cancer Res 2019 Feb;8(1):15-23

Department of Radiation Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
February 2019

Differential regulation of NF-kB and IRF target genes as they relate to fatigue in patients with head and neck cancer.

Brain Behav Immun 2018 11 11;74:291-295. Epub 2018 Sep 11.

Division of Hematology-Oncology, UCLA AIDS Institute, Molecular Biology Institute, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Norman Cousins Center, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095, United States.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
November 2018

Radiation Therapy Is Associated With an Increased Incidence of Cardiac Events in Patients with Small Cell Lung Cancer.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2018 10 6;102(2):383-390. Epub 2018 Jun 6.

Department of Radiation Oncology and Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
October 2018

Stereotactic body radiation therapy surgery in early-stage non-small cell lung cancer: lessons learned, current recommendations, future directions.

J Thorac Dis 2018 Mar;10(3):1201-1204

Department of Radiation Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
March 2018

Emerging Therapies for Stage III Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy and Immunotherapy.

Front Oncol 2017 4;7:197. Epub 2017 Sep 4.

Department of Radiation Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, United States.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
September 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:

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
March 2018

Radiation Treatment Time and Overall Survival in Locally Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2017 08 11;98(5):1142-1152. Epub 2017 Apr 11.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland. Electronic address:

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
August 2017

Association of Lymphovascular Space Invasion With Locoregional Failure and Survival in Patients With Node-Negative Oral Tongue Cancers.

JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2017 04;143(4):382-388

Department of Radiation Oncology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia2Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia5Department of Otolaryngology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia7Department of Medical Oncology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
April 2017

An update on larynx cancer.

CA Cancer J Clin 2017 Jan 29;67(1):31-50. Epub 2016 Nov 29.

Professor and Director of the Head and Neck Medical Oncology Program, Department of Hematology Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
January 2017

Comparative effectiveness of surgical and nonsurgical therapy for advanced laryngeal cancer.

Cancer 2016 09 31;122(18):2845-56. Epub 2016 May 31.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
September 2016

Complete Remission of Acute Myeloid Leukemia following Cisplatin Based Concurrent Therapy with Radiation for Squamous Cell Laryngeal Cancer.

Case Rep Hematol 2016 3;2016:8581421. Epub 2016 Apr 3.

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA; Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
April 2016

Impact of neck failure on survival in older patients with differentiated thyroid cancer.

Head Neck 2016 06 13;38(6):919-24. Epub 2016 Feb 13.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
June 2016

Fatigue is associated with inflammation in patients with head and neck cancer before and after intensity-modulated radiation therapy.

Brain Behav Immun 2016 Feb 30;52:145-152. Epub 2015 Oct 30.

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Emory University, 1365-B Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322, United States.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
February 2016

Survival After Sublobar Resection versus Lobectomy for Clinical Stage IA Lung Cancer: An Analysis from the National Cancer Data Base.

J Thorac Oncol 2015 Nov;10(11):1625-33

*Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, †Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource at Winship Cancer Institute, ‡Rollins School of Public Health, §Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, ‖Department of Surgery, ¶Department of Radiation Oncology, and #Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
November 2015

Outcomes and prognostic factors in modern era management of major salivary gland cancer.

Oral Oncol 2015 Aug 29;51(8):770-7. Epub 2015 May 29.

Departments of Radiation Oncology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, United States; Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, United States.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
August 2015

Postoperative radiotherapy is associated with better survival in non-small cell lung cancer with involved N2 lymph nodes: results of an analysis of the National Cancer Data Base.

J Thorac Oncol 2015 Mar;10(3):462-71

Departments of *Radiation Oncology, †Hematology and Oncology, ‡Surgery, §Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource, ‖Rollins School of Public Health, and the ¶Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
March 2015

Locoregional tumor failure after definitive radiation for patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer.

Radiat Oncol 2014 Aug 26;9:187. Epub 2014 Aug 26.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine and Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
August 2014

Exercise-induced lung cancer regression: mechanistic findings from a mouse model.

Cancer 2014 Nov 2;120(21):3302-3310. Epub 2014 Jul 2.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine and Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
November 2014

Effect of prophylactic cranial irradiation on survival in elderly patients with limited-stage small cell lung cancer.

Cancer 2013 Nov 6;119(21):3753-60. Epub 2013 Aug 6.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
November 2013

Local recurrence after surgery for non-small cell lung cancer: a recursive partitioning analysis of multi-institutional data.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2013 Oct 13;146(4):768-773.e1. Epub 2013 Jul 13.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, NC. Electronic address:

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
October 2013

Diabetes mellitus: A significant co-morbidity in the setting of lung cancer?

Thorac Cancer 2013 05;4(2):123-130

Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA Department of Radiation Oncology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
May 2013

Local failure in resected N1 lung cancer: implications for adjuvant therapy.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2012 Jun 28;83(2):727-33. Epub 2011 Dec 28.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
June 2012

Persistent N2 disease after neoadjuvant chemotherapy for non-small-cell lung cancer.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2011 Nov;142(5):1175-9

Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
November 2011

Analysis of pretreatment FDG-PET SUV parameters in head-and-neck cancer: tumor SUVmean has superior prognostic value.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2012 Feb 27;82(2):548-53. Epub 2011 Jan 27.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
February 2012

FDG-PET assessment of the effect of head and neck radiotherapy on parotid gland glucose metabolism.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2012 Jan 27;82(1):321-6. Epub 2010 Oct 27.

School of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Duke University, Durham, NC 27710, USA.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
January 2012

Nonoperative management of rectal cancer: current perspectives.

Clin Colorectal Cancer 2010 Apr;9(2):83-8

Department of Radiation Oncology Duke, University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
April 2010

Isolated regulatory domains of cGMP-dependent protein kinase Ialpha and Ibeta retain dimerization and native cGMP-binding properties and undergo isoform-specific conformational changes.

J Biol Chem 2006 Mar 9;281(11):6977-84. Epub 2006 Jan 9.

Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232-0615, USA.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
March 2006