Advancements and Opportunities for Breast Irradiation (ongoing)

Posted On 2020-05-22 01:28:26

This series on Advancements and Opportunities for Breast Irradiation is edited by Dr. Parul N. Barry, MD, from UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA; and Prof. William Small, Jr., MD, FACRO, FACR, FASTRO, from Loyola University, Chicago, IL, USA.

Parul N. Barry, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Dr. Barry received her undergraduate degree at Wellesley College, and completed her medical school and residency training at the University of Louisville. She is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Pittsburgh, PA.

She is passionate about research and teaching. She has focused much of her work on the treatment of breast and gynecologic cancers. She is a member of multiple national radiation oncology societies. She has served in several leadership positions at the national level, including chairing both the resident and new practitioner committees for the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO). She currently serves as the Scientific Program Committee Co-Chair for ACRO and is a faculty mentor for the Society of Women in Radiation Oncology (SWRO). She serves as a Senior Associate Editor for Rare Tumors.

William Small, Jr., MD, FACRO, FACR, FASTRO
Professor and Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology
Director, Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center
Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, USA

Dr. Small joined the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in July 2013 as Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology. Prior to joining Stritch, Dr. Small was the vice chair of radiation oncology at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. He completed medical school and residency training at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. He has been an active researcher, teacher and clinician for over 25 years.

Dr. Small has an international reputation for research and treatment of gynecological malignancies, and he specializes in treating gastrointestinal and breast cancers. He is co-chair of the NRG Oncology Gynecologic Committee, former chair of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) Gynecologic Working Group, and the past chair of the Gynecologic Cancer InterGroup. Dr. Small is a fellow in the American College of Radiation Oncology, the American College of Radiology and the American Society for Radiation Oncology. The author of over 245 publications, 34 invited book chapters, and 7 books, he has been the president of the Council of Affiliated Regional Radiation Oncology Societies and the Chicago Radiological Society. Dr. Small currently serves on the Board of Chancellors of the American College of Radiology and is the Chair of the Radiation Oncology Commission. He serves on the TARGIT Collaborative Group Board of Directors and Committee 3 of the International Commission on Radiological Protection. He is the Co-Chair of ICRP Task Group 89 on Occupational Radiological Protection in Radiotherapy.

Series outline:

  1. Editorial: an evolution of radiation therapy for breast cancer
  2. Breast radiation treatment regimens for early stage breast cancer
  3. Partial breast irradiation: treatments and techniques
  4. Post-mastectomy radiation therapy: an evolution
  5. Regional nodal irradiation in the setting of sentinel node biopsy
  6. Preoperative breast irradiation: focus on a new paradigm
  7. Local-regional Therapy for oligometastatic breast cancer 
  8. Breast radiation therapy clinical trials
  9. The economic and oncologic cost of underutilization of breast conservative therapy
  10. Financial toxicity of breast cancer treatment

The series “Advancements and Opportunities for Breast Irradiation” was commissioned by the editorial office, Annals of Breast Surgery without any sponsorship or funding. Dr. Parul N. Barry and Dr. William Small, Jr. are serving as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.