Correlating Toxicity Outcomes with Spatial Patterns of Lymph Node Metastasis for Oropharyngeal Cancer Patients

Authors: Luciani,T., Elgohari, B., Elhalawani, H., Mohamed, A.S., Canahuate, G., Vock, D., Fuller, C.D., Marai, G.E.

Publication: ASTRO Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology, Chicago, IL

Imaging is an integral tool in radiation oncology, starting from initial diagnosis to follow-up post-therapy. In head and neck cancer treatment, toxicity and tumor control depend on the tumor locational geometry and systematic predictable spread of disease to affected lymph nodes (LN) levels. However, a rigorous methodology for integrating imaging spatial information into treatment outcome prediction models remains an unmet need. We hypothesized that integrating tumor and LN spatial information derived from routine diagnostic images can aid in prediction model development for both oncologic outcomes and post-therapy toxicity.

Funding: NIH Award #NCI-R01CA225190: QuBBD: Precision E –Radiomics for Dynamic Big Head & Neck Cancer Data (Marai, PI)

NIH, National Cancer Institute #1R01CA214825-01: SMART-ACT: Spatial Methodologic Approaches for Risk Assessment and Therapeutic Adaptation in Cancer Treatment (Marai, PI)

Date: September 15, 2019 - September 18, 2019

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