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Radiation Oncology

Wade Larry Thorstad, MD

Current Position
Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology
Chief, Head and Neck Cancer Service


Specialty Areas
Head and Neck Oncology
Gastrointestinal Oncology
Nuclear Medicine
Radiation Oncology
Thoracic Oncology

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Siteman Cancer Center
Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, Lower Level, LL
St. Louis, MO  63110
314-747-7236
314-747-9600
Fax:   314-362-7769
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Radiation Oncology
660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8224
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Head and neck oncology, thoracic cancer, tumors, systemic radiotherapy, radioimmunotherapy, radioimmunodiagnosis, nuclear oncology, PET

Board Certification
Radiation Oncology -- Certified
Nuclear Medicine -- Certified

Medical Education
B.A.: Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, 1986
Medical Degree: University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Texas, 1991
Residency: Radiation Oncology, Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, 1995
Residency: Nuclear Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, 1997
Fellowship: Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, 1998
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2011-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Selected Recent Journal Articles
Graboyes EM, Sinha P, Thorstad WL, Rich JT, Haughey BH. Management of human papillomavirus-related unknown primaries of the head and neck with a transoral surgical approach. Head Neck. 2014 Jun 14.

Bichakjian CK, Olencki T, Alam M, Andersen JS, Berg D, Bowen GM, Cheney RT, Daniels GA, Glass LF, Grekin RC, Grossman K, Ho AL, Lewis KD, Lydiatt DD, Morrison WH, Nehal KS, Nelson KC, Nghiem P, Perlis CS, Shaha AR, Thorstad WL, Tuli M, Urist MM, Wang TS, Werchniak AE, Wong SL, Zic JA, McMillian N, Hoffman K, Ho M. Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, version 1.2014. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 Jun;12(6):863-8.

Cai C, Chernock RD, Pittman ME, El-Mofty SK, Thorstad WL, Lewis JS Jr. Keratinizing-type squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx: p16 overexpression is associated with positive high-risk HPV status and improved survival. Am J Surg Pathol. 2014 Jun;38(6):809-15.

Bichakjian CK, Olencki T, Alam M, Andersen JS, Berg D, Bowen GM, Cheney RT, Daniels GA, Glass LF, Grekin RC, Grossman K, Ho AL, Lewis KD, Lydiatt DD, Morrison WH, Nehal KS, Nelson KC, Nghiem P, Perlis CS, Shaha AR, Thorstad WL, Tuli M, Urist MM, Wang TS, Werchniak AE, Wong SL, Zic JA, Hoffmann KG, McMillian NR, Ho M. Merkel cell carcinoma, version 1.2014. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 Mar 1;12(3):410-24.

Lewis JS Jr, Ali S, Luo J, Thorstad WL, Madabhushi A. A quantitative histomorphometric classifier (QuHbIC) identifies aggressive versus indolent p16-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Am J Surg Pathol. 2014 Jan;38(1):128-37.

Chernock RD, Nussenbaum B, Thorstad WL, Luo Y, Ma XJ, El-Mofty SK, Lewis JS Jr. Extensive HPV-Related Carcinoma In Situ of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract with 'Nonkeratinizing' Histologic Features. Head Neck Pathol. 2013 Oct 23. [Epub ahead of print]

Scantlebury JB, Luo J, Thorstad WL, El-Mofty SK, Lewis JS Jr. Cyclin D1-a prognostic marker in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma that is tightly associated with high-risk human papillomavirus status. Hum Pathol. 2013 Aug;44(8):1672-80.

Ukpo OC, Thorstad WL, Lewis JS Jr. B7-H1 expression model for immune evasion in human papillomavirus-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Head Neck Pathol. 2013 Jun;7(2):113-21.

Garsa AA, Chang AJ, Dewees T, Spencer CR, Adkins DR, Dehdashti F, Gay HA, Thorstad WL. Prognostic value of 18F-FDG PET metabolic parameters in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. J Radiat Oncol. 2013 Mar;2(1):27-34.

Chernock RD, Wang X, Gao G, Lewis JS Jr, Zhang Q, Thorstad WL, El-Mofty SK. Detection and significance of human papillomavirus, CDKN2A(p16) and CDKN1A(p21) expression in squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx. Mod Pathol. 2013 Feb;26(2):223-31.

Gao G, Chernock RD, Gay HA, Thorstad WL, Zhang TR, Wang H, Ma XJ, Luo Y, Lewis JS Jr, Wang X. A novel RT-PCR method for quantification of human papillomavirus transcripts in archived tissues and its application in oropharyngeal cancer prognosis. Int J Cancer. 2013 Feb 15;132(4):882-90.

Gao G, Gay HA, Chernock RD, Zhang TR, Luo J, Thorstad WL, Lewis JS Jr, Wang X. A microRNA expression signature for the prognosis of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Cancer. 2013 Jan 1;119(1):72-80.

Appenzoller LM, Michalski JM, Thorstad WL, Mutic S, Moore KL. Predicting dose-volume histograms for organs-at-risk in IMRT planning. Med Phys. 2012 Dec;39(12):7446-61.

Perkins SM, Spencer CR, Chernock RD, Haughey BH, Nussenbaum B, Adkins DR, Kuperman DI, Thorstad WL. Radiotherapeutic management of cervical lymph node metastases from an unknown primary site. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Jul;138(7):656-61.

Lewis JS Jr, Scantlebury JB, Luo J, Thorstad WL. Tumor cell anaplasia and multinucleation are predictors of disease recurrence in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, including among just the human papillomavirus-related cancers. Am J Surg Pathol. 2012 Jul;36(7):1036-46.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Wade L. Thorstad.


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