Description of Research Expertise:
My research focuses on the multidisciplinary management of head and neck cancers, in particular novel strategies to understand and mitigate the toxicities associated with head and neck radiotherapy. Additionally, I am interested in identifying subsets of patients with HPV+ cancer who may benefit from treatment de-intensification, and conversely, those with high-risk disease who may benefit from novel targeted therapy and/or immunotherapy.
Annemarie Fernandes, MD
Abigail T. Berman, MD
Rosemarie Mick, MS
Stefan Both, PhD
Kristi Lelionis, MS
John N. Lukens, MD
Edgar Ben-Josef, MD
James M. Metz, MD
John P. Plastaras, MD, PhD: A Prospective Study of Proton Beam Reirradiation for Esophageal Cancer International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics : 2016.
Sharma S, Bekelman J, Lin A, Lukens JN, Roman BR, Mitra N, Swisher-McClure S: Clinical impact of prolonged diagnosis to treatment interval (DTI) among patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Oral oncology 56 : 17-24,2016.
Surbhi Grover, Nandita Mitra, Fei Wan, John N. Lukens, Sonam Sharma, Jessica Bauman, Farzad Masroor, Roger B. Cohen, Arati Desai, Kenneth Algazy, Michelle Alonso-Basanta, Peter Ahn, Boon-Keng Kevin Teo, Ara A. Chalian, Gregory S. Weinstein, Bert W. O’Malley, Jr, Alexander Lin: A Single-institution Comparison of Cetuximab, Carboplatin, and Paclitaxel Induction Chemotherapy Followed by Chemoradiation (CRT) Versus CRT for Locally Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck (LA-SCCHN) American Journal of Clinical Oncology : 2016.
David J. Thomson, Boon-Keng Kevin Teo, Ashley Ong, Khong Wei Ang, Maura Kirk, Peter H. Ahn, John N. Lukens, Samuel Swisher-McClure, Tom Liptrot,
Timothy D. Solberg, Nick J. Slevin, Alexander Lin, MD: The Impact of Anatomic Change on Pencil Beam Scanning in the Treatment
of Oropharynx Cancer International Journal of Particle Therapy 2 (2): 393-403,2015.
Surbhi Grover, Samuel Swisher-McClure, Nandita Mitra, Jiaqi Li, Roger B Cohen, Peter H Ahn, John N Lukens, Ara A Chalian, Gregory S Weinstein, Bert W O'Malley, Jr, Alexander Lin: Total Laryngectomy Versus Larynx Preservation for T4a Larynx Cancer: Patterns of Care and Survival Outcomes International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 92 (3): 594-601,2015.
Lukens J Nicholas, Lin Alexander, Hahn Stephen M: Proton therapy for head and neck cancer. Current opinion in oncology 27 (3): 165-71,2015.
J. Nicholas Lukens, Kenneth S. Hu, Peter C. Levendag, David Teguh, Paul Busse, Louis B. Harrison: Head and Neck Brachytherapy BRACHYTHERAPY: APPLICATIONS AND TECHNIQUES, 2ND EDITION : 2015.
Lukens J Nicholas, Gamez Mauricio, Hu Kenneth, Harrison Louis B: Modern brachytherapy. Seminars in oncology 41 (6): 831-47,2014.
Ahn Peter H, Lukens J Nicholas, Teo Boon-Keng Kevin, Kirk Maura, Lin Alexander: The use of proton therapy in the treatment of head and neck cancers. Cancer journal (Sudbury, Mass.) 20 (6): 421-6,2014.
Dionisi Francesco, Avery Stephen, Lukens John N, Ding Xuanfeng, Kralik John, Kirk Maura, Roses Robert E, Amichetti Maurizio, Metz James M, Plastaras John P: Proton therapy in adjuvant treatment of gastric cancer: planning comparison with advanced x-ray therapy and feasibility report. Acta oncologica (Stockholm, Sweden) 53 (10): 1312-20,2014.