Description of Research Expertise:
I have an academic focus limited to breast cancer. My research interests have been focused on shortening radiation courses by hypofractionation, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) with concurrent boost, proton beam radiation, and cardiac effects of radiation therapy/techniques to reduce cardiac dose in breast cancer. I have published over 90 peer-reviewed manuscripts, review articles and book chapters about breast cancer, radiation for early and advanced stage disease, radiation for intact breast and post-mastectomy indications, and radiation therapy techniques and side effects. I am co-chair of the Radiation Oncology breast committee with responsibility for the written board examination for the American Board of Radiology. I am a member of the NRG breast cancer committee local-regional subcommittee.
Reyes SA, Williams AD, Arlow RL, De La Cruz LM, Anderson DN, Ugras S, Brooks AD, Sataloff D, Freedman G, Tchou J: Changing practice patterns of adjuvant radiation among elderly women with early stage breast cancer in the United States from 2004 to 2014 The Breast journal : 2019.
Barsky AR, O’Grady F, Kennedy C, Taunk NK, Dong L, Metz JM, Li T, Freedman GM.: Initial clinical experience treating patients with breast cancer on a 6MV flattening filter free O-ring linear accelerator Advances in Radiation Oncology Advances in Radiation Oncology : 2019.
Bekelman J, Lu H, Pugh S, et al: Pragmatic Randomized Clinical Trial of Proton vs. Photon Therapy for Patients with Non-Metastatic Breast Cancer: The Radiotherapy Comparative Effectiveness (RadComp) Consortium Trial Protocol BMJ Open : 2019.
O’Grady F, Barsky AR, Anamalayil S, Freedman GM, Kennedy C, Cai B, Laugeman E, Dong L, Hugo GD, Metz JM, Mutic S, Taunk NK, Li T: Increase in Superficial Dose in Whole-Breast Irradiation with HalcyonTM Straight-through Linac Compared to Traditional C-arm Linac with Flattening Filter: In-vivo Dosimetry and Planning Study Adv in Rad Onc : 2019.
Dreyfuss AD, Barsky A, Taunk NK, , Clark A, Freedman GM: The efficacy and safety of hypofractionated radiotherapy with concurrent anti-HER-2 therapy following breast-conserving therapy for breast cancer The Breast Journal : 2019.
Demissei BG, Freedman G, Feigenberg SJ, Plastaras JP, Maity A, Smith AM, McDonald C, Sheline K, Simone CB, Lin L, Carver JR, Liu P, Zhang L, Bekelman JE, Ky B: Early changes in cardiovascular biomarkers with contemporary thoracic radiation therapy for breast cancer, lung cancer and lymphoma Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys : 2018.
Venigalla S, Carmona R, Guttmann DM, Jain V, Freedman GM, Clark AS, Shabason JE: Use and Effectiveness of Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy for Hormone Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer in Men JAMA Oncol : 2018.
Venigalla S, Guttmann DM, Jain V, Sharma S, Freedman GM, Shabason JE: Trends and Patterns of Utilization of Hypofractionated Postmastectomy Radiotherapy: A National Cancer Database Analysis Clin Breast Cancer : 2018.
Baumann BC, Zeng C, Freedman GM, Verginadis II, Macarthur KM, Lin LL, Vachani C, Koumenis C, Solberg TD, Metz JM.: Avoiding antiperspirants during breast radiation therapy: Myth or sound advice? Radiother Oncol : 2017.
Guttmann D, Gabriel P, Kennedy C, Rate W, Grizos W, Nagda S, Wojtowicz L, Lin L, Freedman GM: Comparison of Acute Toxicities between Contemporary Forward Planned 3D Conformal Radiotherapy and Inverse Planned Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy for Whole Breast Radiation The Breast Journal : 2017.