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Tracy Anne Balboni, MD, MPH


Radiation Oncology

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Physician

  • Senior Physician
  • Associate Professor in Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School

Centers/Programs

Clinical Interests

  • Palliative medicine
  • Spine Oncology
  • Spirituality and Medicine

Contact Information

  • Appointments617-632-3591
  • Office Phone Number617-525-6687
  • Fax617-394-2668

Board Certification:

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2012
  • Radiation Oncology, 2008

Fellowship:

  • Harvard Radiation Oncology Program

Residency:

  • Harvard Radiation Oncology Program

Medical School:

  • Harvard Medical School

Research

Spirituality and Medicine, Spine Oncology, and Palliative Medicine

My primary research interests are in palliative care, including the psychosocial aspects of advanced cancer and radiotherapy for palliation. Within the psychosocial aspects of advanced cancer, I have a particular focus on the role of religion and spirituality in the experience of cancer. This includes the impact of religion/spirituality on coping and end-of-life medical care and the impact of spiritual care in the medical setting on patient end-of-life outcomes. My research also includes improving radiotherapy for palliation, such as studying applications of new radiotherapy technologies to palliation, and involvement in clinical research in the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Head and Neck Oncology Research Group.

Koss SE, Weissman R, Chow V, Smith PT, Slack B, Voytenko V, Balboni TA, Balboni MJ. Training Community Clergy in Serious Illness: Balancing Faith and Medicine. J Relig Health. 2018 Jun 06.
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Balboni TA, Balboni MJ. The Spiritual Event of Serious Illness. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 May 30.
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Shi DD, DiGiovanni J, Skamene S, Noveroske Philbrick S, Wang Y, Barnes EA, Chow E, Sullivan A, Balboni TA. Patterns of symptom control and palliative care-focused original research articles in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology *Biology* Physics and the Radiotherapy and Oncology Journal, 2005-2014. Ann Palliat Med. 2018 Apr; 7(2):249-255.
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Shi DD, Hertan LM, Lam TC, Skamene S, Chi JH, Groff M, Cho CH, Ferrone ML, Harris M, Chen YH, Balboni TA. Assessing the utility of the spinal instability neoplastic score (SINS) to predict fracture after conventional radiation therapy (RT) for spinal metastases. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2018 Feb 13.
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Jiang G, Balboni T, Taylor A, Liu J, Lee LJ. Palliative Radiation Therapy for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer: Efficacy and Predictors of Clinical Response. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2018 01; 28(1):43-50.
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VanderWeele TJ, Balboni TA, Koh HK. Spiritual Care in Medicine-Reply. JAMA. 2017 12 26; 318(24):2496.
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Rotenstein LS, Kerman AO, Killoran J, Balboni TA, Krishnan MS, Taylor A, Martin NE. Impact of a clinical pathway tool on appropriate palliative radiation therapy for bone metastases. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2018 Jul - Aug; 8(4):266-274.
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Skamene S, Agarwal I, Makar M, Krishnan M, Spektor A, Hertan L, Mouw KW, Taylor A, Noveroske Philbrick S, Balboni T. Impact of a dedicated palliative radiation oncology service on the use of single fraction and hypofractionated radiation therapy among patients with bone metastases. Ann Palliat Med. 2018 Apr; 7(2):186-191.
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Shi DD, Chen YH, Lam TC, Leonard D, Balboni TA, Schoenfeld A, Skamene S, Cagney DN, Chi JH, Cho CH, Harris M, Ferrone ML, Hertan LM. Assessing the utility of a prognostication model to predict 1-year mortality in patients undergoing radiation therapy for spinal metastases. Spine J. 2018 Jun; 18(6):935-940.
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Mak KS, Lee SW, Balboni TA, Marcus KJ. Clinical outcomes and toxicity following palliative radiotherapy for childhood cancers. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Jan; 65(1).
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Balboni MJ, Sullivan A, Smith PT, Zaidi D, Mitchell C, Tulsky JA, Sulmasy DP, VanderWeele TJ, Balboni TA. The Views of Clergy Regarding Ethical Controversies in Care at the End of Life. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Jan; 55(1):65-74.e9.
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VanderWeele TJ, Balboni TA, Koh HK. Health and Spirituality. JAMA. 2017 Aug 08; 318(6):519-520.
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Ferrone M, Cheville A, Balboni TA, Abrahm J. Update on Spinal Cord Compression for the Palliative Care Clinician. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Sep; 54(3):394-399.
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Balboni TA, Fitchett G, Handzo GF, Johnson KS, Koenig HG, Pargament KI, Puchalski CM, Sinclair S, Taylor EJ, Steinhauser KE. State of the Science of Spirituality and Palliative Care Research Part II: Screening, Assessment, and Interventions. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Sep; 54(3):441-453.
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Steinhauser KE, Balboni TA. State of the Science of Spirituality and Palliative Care Research: Research Landscape and Future Directions. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Sep; 54(3):426-427.
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Steinhauser KE, Fitchett G, Handzo GF, Johnson KS, Koenig HG, Pargament KI, Puchalski CM, Sinclair S, Taylor EJ, Balboni TA. State of the Science of Spirituality and Palliative Care Research Part I: Definitions, Measurement, and Outcomes. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Sep; 54(3):428-440.
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Pike LRG, Bang A, Ott P, Balboni T, Taylor A, Catalano P, Rawal B, Spektor A, Krishnan M, Cagney D, Alexander B, Aizer AA, Buchbinder E, Awad M, Gandhi L, Hodi FS, Schoenfeld JD. Radiation and PD-1 inhibition: Favorable outcomes after brain-directed radiation. Radiother Oncol. 2017 07; 124(1):98-103.
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Parker GM, LeBaron VT, Krishnan M, Shiloh RY, Spektor A, Hertan L, Balboni TA. Burden of palliative care issues encountered by radiation oncologists caring for patients with advanced cancer. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2017 Nov - Dec; 7(6):e517-e524.
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Sanders JJ, Chow V, Enzinger AC, Lam TC, Smith PT, Quiñones R, Baccari A, Philbrick S, White-Hammond G, Peteet J, Balboni TA, Balboni MJ. Seeking and Accepting: U.S. Clergy Theological and Moral Perspectives Informing Decision Making at the End of Life. J Palliat Med. 2017 Oct; 20(10):1059-1067.
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Krishnan M, Racsa M, Jones J, Chittenden E, Schaefer KG, Spektor A, Enzinger A, Wei R, Balboni T. Radiation oncology resident palliative education. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2017 Nov - Dec; 7(6):e439-e448.
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Bang A, Wilhite TJ, Pike LRG, Cagney DN, Aizer AA, Taylor A, Spektor A, Krishnan M, Ott PA, Balboni TA, Hodi FS, Schoenfeld JD. Multicenter Evaluation of the Tolerability of Combined Treatment With PD-1 and CTLA-4 Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors and Palliative Radiation Therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017 06 01; 98(2):344-351.
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Balboni MJ, Sullivan A, Enzinger AC, Smith PT, Mitchell C, Peteet JR, Tulsky JA, VanderWeele T, Balboni TA. U.S. Clergy Religious Values and Relationships to End-of-Life Discussions and Care. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Jun; 53(6):999-1009.
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Ferrell BR, Temel JS, Temin S, Alesi ER, Balboni TA, Basch EM, Firn JI, Paice JA, Peppercorn JM, Phillips T, Stovall EL, Zimmermann C, Smith TJ. Integration of Palliative Care Into Standard Oncology Care: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline Update. J Clin Oncol. 2017 Jan; 35(1):96-112.
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Yu JB, Mattes M, Thrasher A, Shu HG, De Los Santos JF, Paganetti H, Koontz BF, Abraham C, Balboni TA. Attitudes of radiation oncologists toward palliative and supportive care in the United States: Report on National Membership Survey by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). J Clin Oncol. 2016 Oct 09; 34(26_suppl):105.
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Balboni TA, Chow E. Patterns of symptom control and palliative care-focused original research articles in major radiation oncology journals. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Oct 09; 34(26_suppl):216.
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Balboni TA, Braunstein SE, Fogh SE, Anderson W, Pantilat S, Taylor A, Spektor A, Krishnan MS, Haas-Kogan DA, Hertan LM. Acute pain management in radiation oncology: Quality of care and the impact of an integrated palliative oncology service. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Oct 09; 34(26_suppl):195.
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Killoran J, Balboni TA, Krishnan MS, Taylor A, Martin NE. Development and implementation of a clinical pathway for radiation of bone metastases on a palliative radiation oncology service. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Oct 09; 34(26_suppl):170.
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Mitchell CM, Epstein-Peterson ZD, Bandini J, Amobi A, Cahill J, Enzinger A, Noveroske S, Peteet J, Balboni T, Balboni MJ. Developing a Medical School Curriculum for Psychological, Moral, and Spiritual Wellness: Student and Faculty Perspectives. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 11; 52(5):727-736.
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Wei RL, Mattes MD, Yu J, Thrasher A, Shu HK, Paganetti H, De Los Santos J, Koontz B, Abraham C, Balboni T. Attitudes of radiation oncologists toward palliative and supportive care in the United States: Report on national membership survey by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Pract Radiat Oncol. 2017 Mar - Apr; 7(2):113-119.
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Lutz S, Balboni T, Jones J, Lo S, Petit J, Rich SE, Wong R, Hahn C. Palliative radiation therapy for bone metastases: Update of an ASTRO Evidence-Based Guideline. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2017 Jan - Feb; 7(1):4-12.
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Bandini J, Mitchell C, Epstein-Peterson ZD, Amobi A, Cahill J, Peteet J, Balboni T, Balboni MJ. Student and Faculty Reflections of the Hidden Curriculum. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2017 Feb; 34(1):57-63.
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Hertan LM, Jones JA, Balboni TA. Palliative Radiation Oncology: Moving Beyond the Single Fraction. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Jan 01; 94(1):48-50.
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LeBaron VT, Smith PT, Quiñones R, Nibecker C, Sanders JJ, Timms R, Shields AE, Balboni TA, Balboni MJ. How Community Clergy Provide Spiritual Care: Toward a Conceptual Framework for Clergy End-of-Life Education. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Apr; 51(4):673-81.
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Sullivan A, Quinones R, Vanderweele TJ, Balboni TA. Clergy religious beliefs and ICU utilization at the end of life. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Oct 10; 33(29_suppl):223.
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Quinones R, Nibecker C, White-Hammond G, Smith PT, Balboni TA, Balboni M. Developing a conceptual framework of optimal spiritual care: Clergy perspectives. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Oct 10; 33(29_suppl):234.
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Balboni TA, Balboni MJ, Fitchett G. Religion, Spirituality, and the Intensive Care Unit: The Sound of Silence. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Oct; 175(10):1669-70.
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Han Z, Bondeson JC, Lewis JH, Mannarino EG, Friesen SA, Wagar MM, Balboni TA, Alexander BM, Arvold ND, Sher DJ, Hacker FL. Evaluation of initial setup accuracy and intrafraction motion for spine stereotactic body radiation therapy using stereotactic body frames. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2016 Jan-Feb; 6(1):e17-24.
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LeBaron VT, Cooke A, Resmini J, Garinther A, Chow V, Quiñones R, Noveroske S, Baccari A, Smith PT, Peteet J, Balboni TA, Balboni MJ. Clergy Views on a Good Versus a Poor Death: Ministry to the Terminally Ill. J Palliat Med. 2015 Dec; 18(12):1000-7.
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Dennis K, Linden K, Balboni T, Chow E. Rapid access palliative radiation therapy programs: an efficient model of care. Future Oncol. 2015; 11(17):2417-26.
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Davis MP, Temel JS, Balboni T, Glare P. A review of the trials which examine early integration of outpatient and home palliative care for patients with serious illnesses. Ann Palliat Med. 2015 Jul; 4(3):99-121.
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Lam TC, Uno H, Krishnan M, Lutz S, Groff M, Cheney M, Balboni T. Adverse Outcomes After Palliative Radiation Therapy for Uncomplicated Spine Metastases: Role of Spinal Instability and Single-Fraction Radiation Therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Oct 01; 93(2):373-81.
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Chandra RA, Wilhite TJ, Balboni TA, Alexander BM, Spektor A, Ott PA, Ng AK, Hodi FS, Schoenfeld JD. A systematic evaluation of abscopal responses following radiotherapy in patients with metastatic melanoma treated with ipilimumab. Oncoimmunology. 2015 Nov; 4(11):e1046028.
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Balboni MJ, Bandini J, Mitchell C, Epstein-Peterson ZD, Amobi A, Cahill J, Enzinger AC, Peteet J, Balboni T. Religion, Spirituality, and the Hidden Curriculum: Medical Student and Faculty Reflections. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Oct; 50(4):507-15.
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Powell RA, Emanuel L, Handzo G, Lantos J, Dunn LB, Idler EL, Wilkie DJ, Massey K, Summerfelt WT, Barnes MJ, Quest TE, Kestenbaum A, Steinhauser K, Fitchett G, Zollfrank A, Olsen AK, Balboni TA, Sommer D. Transcending differences to study the transcendent: an exploratory study of researchers' and chaplains' reflections on interdisciplinary spiritual care research collaboration. BMC Palliat Care. 2015 Apr 18; 14:12.
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Zollfrank AA, Trevino KM, Cadge W, Balboni MJ, Thiel MM, Fitchett G, Gallivan K, VanderWeele T, Balboni TA. Teaching health care providers to provide spiritual care: a pilot study. J Palliat Med. 2015 May; 18(5):408-14.
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Epstein-Peterson ZD, Sullivan A, Krishnan M, Chen JT, Ferrone M, Ready J, Baldini EH, Balboni T. Postoperative radiation therapy for osseous metastasis: Outcomes and predictors of local failure. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2015 Sep-Oct; 5(5):e531-e536.
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Gorman D, Balboni T, Taylor A, Krishnan M. The Supportive and Palliative Radiation Oncology Service: A Dedicated Model for Palliative Radiation Oncology Care. J Adv Pract Oncol. 2015 Mar-Apr; 6(2):135-40.
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Rodin D, Balboni M, Mitchell C, Smith PT, VanderWeele TJ, Balboni TA. Whose role? Oncology practitioners' perceptions of their role in providing spiritual care to advanced cancer patients. Support Care Cancer. 2015 Sep; 23(9):2543-50.
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Garrido MM, Balboni TA, Maciejewski PK, Bao Y, Prigerson HG. Quality of Life and Cost of Care at the End of Life: The Role of Advance Directives. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 May; 49(5):828-35.
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LeBaron V, Krishnan MS, Shiloh RY, Racsa M, Pacold ME, Spektor A, Balboni TA. Palliative care issues encountered by radiation oncologists caring for advanced cancer patients. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Nov; 32(31_suppl):14.
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Epstein-Peterson ZD, Sullivan AJ, Enzinger AC, Trevino KM, Zollfrank AA, Balboni MJ, VanderWeele TJ, Balboni TA. Examining Forms of Spiritual Care Provided in the Advanced Cancer Setting. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2015 Nov; 32(7):750-7.
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Trevino KM, Balboni M, Zollfrank A, Balboni T, Prigerson HG. Negative religious coping as a correlate of suicidal ideation in patients with advanced cancer. Psychooncology. 2014 Aug; 23(8):936-45.
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Balboni MJ, Sullivan A, Enzinger AC, Epstein-Peterson ZD, Tseng YD, Mitchell C, Niska J, Zollfrank A, VanderWeele TJ, Balboni TA. Nurse and physician barriers to spiritual care provision at the end of life. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Sep; 48(3):400-10.
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Tseng YD, Krishnan MS, Jones JA, Sullivan AJ, Gorman D, Taylor A, Pacold M, Kalinowski B, Mamon HJ, Abrahm J, Balboni TA. Supportive and palliative radiation oncology service: impact of a dedicated service on palliative cancer care. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2014 Jul-Aug; 4(4):247-53.
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Tseng YD, Krishnan MS, Sullivan AJ, Jones JA, Chow E, Balboni TA. How radiation oncologists evaluate and incorporate life expectancy estimates into the treatment of palliative cancer patients: a survey-based study. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013 Nov 01; 87(3):471-8.
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Krishnan MS, Epstein-Peterson Z, Chen YH, Tseng YD, Wright AA, Temel JS, Catalano P, Balboni TA. Predicting life expectancy in patients with metastatic cancer receiving palliative radiotherapy: the TEACHH model. Cancer. 2014 Jan 01; 120(1):134-41.
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Balboni TA, Balboni M, Enzinger AC, Gallivan K, Paulk ME, Wright A, Steinhauser K, VanderWeele TJ, Prigerson HG. Provision of spiritual support to patients with advanced cancer by religious communities and associations with medical care at the end of life. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jun 24; 173(12):1109-17.
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Krishnan M, Temel JS, Wright AA, Bernacki R, Selvaggi K, Balboni T. Predicting life expectancy in patients with advanced incurable cancer: a review. J Support Oncol. 2013 Jun; 11(2):68-74.
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Balboni MJ, Sullivan A, Amobi A, Phelps AC, Gorman DP, Zollfrank A, Peteet JR, Prigerson HG, Vanderweele TJ, Balboni TA. Why is spiritual care infrequent at the end of life? Spiritual care perceptions among patients, nurses, and physicians and the role of training. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Feb 01; 31(4):461-7.
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Hacker F, Bondeson J, Lewis J, Mannarino E, Friesen S, Balboni T, Alexander B, Sher D. SU-E-T-401: Evaluation of Initial Setup Accuracy and Intra-Fraction Motion for Spine SBRT Using Stereotactic Body Frames. Med Phys. 2012 Jun; 39(6Part16):3796.
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El Nawawi NM, Balboni MJ, Balboni TA. Palliative care and spiritual care: the crucial role of spiritual care in the care of patients with advanced illness. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2012 Jun; 6(2):269-74.
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Phelps AC, Lauderdale KE, Alcorn S, Dillinger J, Balboni MT, Van Wert M, Vanderweele TJ, Balboni TA. Addressing spirituality within the care of patients at the end of life: perspectives of patients with advanced cancer, oncologists, and oncology nurses. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Jul 10; 30(20):2538-44.
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Sher DJ, Thotakura V, Balboni TA, Norris CM, Haddad RI, Posner MR, Lorch J, Goguen LA, Annino DJ, Tishler RB. Treatment of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma with IMRT: patterns of failure after concurrent chemoradiotherapy and sequential therapy. Ann Oncol. 2012 Sep; 23(9):2391-8.
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Arvold ND, Catalano PJ, Sweeney CJ, Hoffman KE, Nguyen PL, Balboni TA, Fosså SD, Travis LB, Beard CJ. Barriers to the implementation of surveillance for stage I testicular seminoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Oct 01; 84(2):383-9.
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Smith TJ, Temin S, Alesi ER, Abernethy AP, Balboni TA, Basch EM, Ferrell BR, Loscalzo M, Meier DE, Paice JA, Peppercorn JM, Somerfield M, Stovall E, Von Roenn JH. American Society of Clinical Oncology provisional clinical opinion: the integration of palliative care into standard oncology care. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Mar 10; 30(8):880-7.
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Vallurupalli M, Lauderdale K, Balboni MJ, Phelps AC, Block SD, Ng AK, Kachnic LA, Vanderweele TJ, Balboni TA. The role of spirituality and religious coping in the quality of life of patients with advanced cancer receiving palliative radiation therapy. J Support Oncol. 2012 Mar-Apr; 10(2):81-7.
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Winkelman WD, Lauderdale K, Balboni MJ, Phelps AC, Peteet JR, Block SD, Kachnic LA, VanderWeele TJ, Balboni TA. The relationship of spiritual concerns to the quality of life of advanced cancer patients: preliminary findings. J Palliat Med. 2011 Sep; 14(9):1022-8.
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Nilsson ME, Zhang B, Reitschuler-Cross E, Wright AA, Gao X, Temel JS, Balboni TA, Prigerson HG. What leads to better quality of life at the end of life? J Clin Oncol. 2011 May 20; 29(15_suppl):9040.
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Balboni T, Balboni M, Paulk ME, Phelps A, Wright A, Peteet J, Block S, Lathan C, Vanderweele T, Prigerson H. Support of cancer patients' spiritual needs and associations with medical care costs at the end of life. Cancer. 2011 Dec 01; 117(23):5383-91.
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Sher DJ, Thotakura V, Balboni TA, Norris CM, Haddad RI, Posner MR, Lorch J, Goguen LA, Annino DJ, Tishler RB. Treatment of oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma with adjuvant or definitive intensity-modulated radiation therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Nov 15; 81(4):e215-22.
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Maciejewski PK, Phelps AC, Kacel EL, Balboni TA, Balboni M, Wright AA, Pirl W, Prigerson HG. Religious coping and behavioral disengagement: opposing influences on advance care planning and receipt of intensive care near death. Psychooncology. 2012 Jul; 21(7):714-23.
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Balboni MJ, Babar A, Dillinger J, Phelps AC, George E, Block SD, Kachnic L, Hunt J, Peteet J, Prigerson HG, VanderWeele TJ, Balboni TA. "It depends": viewpoints of patients, physicians, and nurses on patient-practitioner prayer in the setting of advanced cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2011 May; 41(5):836-47.
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Finlay E, Von Roenn J, Plakovic K, Selvaggi K, Balboni T. The interface between oncology and palliative care: identifying opportunities for oncology palliative care collaboration in palliative care consultation (401). J Pain Symptom Manage. 2011 Jan; 41(1):219.
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Balboni T, Balboni M, Paulk ME, Phelps A, Wright A, Peteet J, Block S, Lathan C, VanderWeele T, Prigerson H. Support of Cancer Patients' Spiritual Needs and Associations with Medical Care Costs at the End of Life (419-C). J Pain Symptom Manage. 2011 Jan; 41(1):243-4.
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Sher DJ, Balboni TA, Haddad RI, Norris CM, Posner MR, Wirth LJ, Goguen LA, Annino D, Tishler RB. Efficacy and toxicity of chemoradiotherapy using intensity-modulated radiotherapy for unknown primary of head and neck. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Aug 01; 80(5):1405-11.
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Schoenfeld JD, Sher DJ, Norris CM, Haddad RI, Posner MR, Balboni TA, Tishler RB. Salivary gland tumors treated with adjuvant intensity-modulated radiotherapy with or without concurrent chemotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Jan 01; 82(1):308-14.
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Sher DJ, Haddad RI, Norris CM, Posner MR, Wirth LJ, Goguen LA, Annino D, Balboni T, Allen A, Tishler RB. Efficacy and toxicity of reirradiation using intensity-modulated radiotherapy for recurrent or second primary head and neck cancer. Cancer. 2010 Oct 15; 116(20):4761-8.
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Wright AA, Mack JW, Kritek PA, Balboni TA, Massaro AF, Matulonis UA, Block SD, Prigerson HG. Influence of patients' preferences and treatment site on cancer patients' end-of-life care. Cancer. 2010 Oct 01; 116(19):4656-63.
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Wright AA, Keating NL, Balboni TA, Matulonis UA, Block SD, Prigerson HG. Place of death: correlations with quality of life of patients with cancer and predictors of bereaved caregivers' mental health. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Oct 10; 28(29):4457-64.
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Mak KS, Lee LK, Mak RH, Wang S, Pile-Spellman J, Abrahm JL, Prigerson HG, Balboni TA. Incidence and treatment patterns in hospitalizations for malignant spinal cord compression in the United States, 1998-2006. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Jul 01; 80(3):824-31.
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Parr JD, Zhang B, Nilsson ME, Wright A, Balboni T, Duthie E, Paulk E, Prigerson HG. The influence of age on the likelihood of receiving end-of-life care consistent with patient treatment preferences. J Palliat Med. 2010 Jun; 13(6):719-26.
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Alcorn SR, Balboni MJ, Prigerson HG, Reynolds A, Phelps AC, Wright AA, Block SD, Peteet JR, Kachnic LA, Balboni TA. "If God wanted me yesterday, I wouldn't be here today": religious and spiritual themes in patients' experiences of advanced cancer. J Palliat Med. 2010 May; 13(5):581-8.
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Balboni TA, Paulk ME, Balboni MJ, Phelps AC, Loggers ET, Wright AA, Block SD, Lewis EF, Peteet JR, Prigerson HG. Provision of spiritual care to patients with advanced cancer: associations with medical care and quality of life near death. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Jan 20; 28(3):445-52.
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Loggers ET, Maciejewski PK, Paulk E, DeSanto-Madeya S, Nilsson M, Viswanath K, Wright AA, Balboni TA, Temel J, Stieglitz H, Block S, Prigerson HG. Racial differences in predictors of intensive end-of-life care in patients with advanced cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Nov 20; 27(33):5559-64.
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Haddad RI, Tishler RB, Norris C, Goguen L, Balboni TA, Costello R, Wirth L, Lorch J, Andreozzi B, Annino D, Posner MR. Phase I study of C-TPF in patients with locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Sep 20; 27(27):4448-53.
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Wright AA, Mack JW, Trice ED, Balboni TA, Block SD, Prigerson HG. Personalized end-of-life care: Associations between patient preferences and treatment intensity near death. J Clin Oncol. 2009 May 20; 27(15_suppl):6516.
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Phelps AC, Maciejewski PK, Nilsson M, Balboni TA, Wright AA, Trice E, Block SD, Prigerson HG. Coping with cancer: Associations between coping methods and use of intensive life-prolonging care near death. J Clin Oncol. 2009 May 20; 27(15_suppl):9575.
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Balboni TA, Paulk ME, Balboni MJ, Trice ED, Wright AA, Phelps AC, Block SD, Prigerson HG. Spiritual support of patients with advanced illness and associations with end-of-life care and quality of death. J Clin Oncol. 2009 May 20; 27(15_suppl):9514.
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Trice ED, Nilsson ME, Paulk E, DeSanto-Madeya S, Wright AA, Balboni TA, Steiglitz H, Maciejewski PK, Block SD, Prigerson HG. Predictors of aggressive end-of-life care among Hispanic and white advanced cancer patients. J Clin Oncol. 2009 May 20; 27(15_suppl):9538.
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Phelps AC, Maciejewski PK, Nilsson M, Balboni TA, Wright AA, Paulk ME, Trice E, Schrag D, Peteet JR, Block SD, Prigerson HG. Religious coping and use of intensive life-prolonging care near death in patients with advanced cancer. JAMA. 2009 Mar 18; 301(11):1140-7.
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Wright AA, Zhang B, Ray A, Mack JW, Trice E, Balboni T, Mitchell SL, Jackson VA, Block SD, Maciejewski PK, Prigerson HG. Associations between end-of-life discussions, patient mental health, medical care near death, and caregiver bereavement adjustment. JAMA. 2008 Oct 08; 300(14):1665-73.
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Smith AK, McCarthy EP, Paulk E, Balboni TA, Maciejewski PK, Block SD, Prigerson HG. Racial and ethnic differences in advance care planning among patients with cancer: impact of terminal illness acknowledgment, religiousness, and treatment preferences. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Sep 01; 26(25):4131-7.
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Mack JW, Nilsson M, Balboni T, Friedlander RJ, Block SD, Trice E, Prigerson HG. Peace, Equanimity, and Acceptance in the Cancer Experience (PEACE): validation of a scale to assess acceptance and struggle with terminal illness. Cancer. 2008 Jun; 112(11):2509-17.
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Balboni TA, Ng A, Block SD, Balboni MJ, Kachnic LA, Stevenson MA, Hong TS, Trice ED, Wright AA, Prigerson HG. Needs and perceptions of spiritual care among advanced cancer patients. J Clin Oncol. 2008 May 20; 26(15_suppl):9560.
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Tishler RB, Posner MR, Wirth LJ, Balboni T, Costello R, Goguen L, Annino D, Livada N, Norris CM, Haddad RI. Cetuximab added to docetaxel, cisplatin, 5-fluorouracil Induction chemotherapy (C-TPF) in patients with newly diagnosed locally advanced head and neck cancer: A phase I study. J Clin Oncol. 2008 May 20; 26(15_suppl):6001.
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Trice ED, Paulk E, Nilsson ME, Wright AA, Balboni T, Viswanath K, Emmons KM, Stieglitz H, DeSanto-Madeya S, Prigerson HG. Understanding the role of ethnic status in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) deaths among advanced cancer patients. J Clin Oncol. 2008 May 20; 26(15_suppl):6506.
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Trice ED, Paulk M, Nilsson M, Wright AA, Balboni T, Wiswanath K, Emmons K, Stieglitz H, Desanto-Madeya S, Prigerson HG. Understanding the role of ethnic status in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) deaths among advanced cancer patients. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2008; in press.
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Balboni TA, Ng A, Block SD, Balboni MJ, Kachnic LA, Stevenson MA, Hong TS, Trice ED, Wright AA, Prigerson HG. Needs and perceptions of spiritual care among advanced cancer patients. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2008; in press..
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Balboni TA, Vanderwerker LC, Block SD, Paulk ME, Lathan CS, Peteet JR, Prigerson HG. Religiousness and spiritual support among advanced cancer patients and associations with end-of-life treatment preferences and quality of life. J Clin Oncol. 2007 Feb 10; 25(5):555-60.
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Balboni TA, Chen MH, Harris JR, Recht A, Stevenson MA, D'Amico AV. Academic career selection and retention in radiation oncology: the Joint Center for Radiation Therapy experience. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2007 May 01; 68(1):183-6.
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Balboni TA, Gaccione P, Gobezie R, Mamon HJ. Shielding of the hip prosthesis during radiation therapy for heterotopic ossification is associated with increased failure of prophylaxis. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2007 Apr 01; 67(5):1499-505.
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Balboni TA, Balboni MJ. The Rebirth of the Clinic: An Introduction to Spirituality in Health Care [Book Review]. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2007.
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Balboni TA, Vanderwerker LC, Block SD, Paulk ME, Lathan CS, Peteet JR, Prigerson HG. Religiousness and spiritual support among advanced cancer patients and associations with end-of-life treatment preferences and quality of life. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2007; 25(5):555-560.
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Balboni TA, Gobezie R, Mamon HJ. Heterotopic ossification: Pathophysiology, clinical features, and the role of radiotherapy for prophylaxis. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2006 Aug 01; 65(5):1289-99.
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Balboni TA. It Was Sunday. The Soul of A Doctor: Harvard Medical Students Face Life and Death. 2006.
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Balboni TA, Gaccione P, Gobezie R, Mamon HJ. Shielding of the acetabulum during radition therapy for heterotopic ossification is associated with increased failure of prophylaxis. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. 2006; 66(3):S510-511.
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Balboni TA, Gobezie R, Mamon HJ. Heterotopic ossficication: Pathophysiology, clinical features, and the role of radiotherapy for prophylaxis. International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 2006; 65(5):1289-99.
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Balboni T, Gobezie R, Mamon H. Radiation Therapy for the Prevention of Heterotopic Ossification (HO) in Patients Undergoing Joint Surgery: Timing of Radiation Therapy and Risk Factors for Failure of Prophylaxis. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology Physics. 2005; 63(Supplement 1):S431.
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Balboni T. It Was Sunday. Current Surgery. 2002; 59(1):84-85.
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Kinlay S, Timms (Balboni) T, Clark M, Karam C, Bilodeau T, Ridker PM, Rifai N. Carlson W. Lloyd-Jones DM. Johnstone M. Rubenstein J. Alexander S. Orav J. Stone PH. Vascular Basis Study Group. Comparison of effect of intensive lipid lowering with atorvastatin to less intensive lowering with lovastatin on C-reactive protein in patients with stable angina pectoris and inducible myocardial ischemia. American Journal of Cardiology. 2002; 89(10):1205-1207.
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Balboni T. Resident resource corner. It was Sunday. Curr Surg. 2002 Jan-Feb; 59(1):84-5.
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Timms (Balboni) T. A Dying Art. Current Surgery. 2001; 58(5):496-497.
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Timms TA, Kinlay S, Ridker P, Clark M, Karam MC, Johnstone MT, Carlson WD, Ramirez A, Lloyd-Jones D, Alexander S, Rubenstein J, Stone PH. Low density lipoprotein reduction is associated with C-reactive protein decline in patients with stable coronary disease: The vascular basis study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2001; 37(2):A257.
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