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Wade L. Thorstad, MD

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

Specialty Areas

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

Board Certifications

Radiation Oncology
Nuclear Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Head and neck oncology, thoracic cancer, tumors, systemic radiotherapy, radioimmunotherapy, radioimmunodiagnosis, nuclear oncology, PET

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Siteman Cancer Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: 314-747-7222

Floor: LL
Office Phone: 314-747-7236
Additional Phone: 314-747-9600
Fax: 314-362-7769

Education

Education

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

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

A comparative study based on image quality and clinical task performance for CT reconstruction algorithms in radiotherapy.
Li H, Dolly S, Chen HC, Anastasio MA, Low DA, Li HH, Michalski JM, Thorstad WL, Gay H, Mutic S
J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2016 Jul 8; 17(4)5763.

PMID:
    27455472
    [PubMed - in process]
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Establishing quality indicators for neck dissection: Correlating the number of lymph nodes with oncologic outcomes (NRG Oncology RTOG 9501 and RTOG 0234).
Divi V, Harris J, Harari PM, Cooper JS, McHugh J, Bell D, Sturgis EM, Cmelak AJ, Suntharalingam M, Raben D, Kim H, Spencer SA, Laramore GE, Trotti A, Foote RL, Schultz C, Thorstad WL, Zhang QE, Le QT, Holsinger FC
Cancer. 2016 Jul 15; doi: 10.1002/cncr.30204.

PMID:
    27419843
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Basal Cell Skin Cancer, Version 1.2016, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology.
Bichakjian CK, Olencki T, Aasi SZ, Alam M, Andersen JS, Berg D, Bowen GM, Cheney RT, Daniels GA, Glass LF, Grekin RC, Grossman K, Higgins SA, Ho AL, Lewis KD, Lydiatt DD, Nehal KS, Nghiem P, Olsen EA, Schmults CD, Sekulic A, Shaha AR, Thorstad WL, Tuli M, Urist MM, Wang TS, Wong SL, Zic JA, Hoffmann KG, Engh A
J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2016 May; 14(5)574-97.

PMID:
    27160235
    [PubMed - in process]
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Reevaluation of postoperative radiation dose in the management of human papillomavirus-positive oropharyngeal cancer.
Chin RI, Spencer CR, DeWees T, Hwang MY, Patel P, Sinha P, Gay HA, Haughey BH, Nussenbaum B, Adkins DR, Lewis JS Jr, Thorstad WL
Head Neck. 2016 May 6; doi: 10.1002/hed.24486.

PMID:
    27152851
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Prognostic microRNA signatures derived from The Cancer Genome Atlas for head and neck squamous cell carcinomas.
Wong N, Khwaja SS, Baker CM, Gay HA, Thorstad WL, Daly MD, Lewis JS Jr, Wang X
Cancer Med. 2016 Jul; 5(7)1619-28. doi: 10.1002/cam4.718.

PMID:
    27109697
    [PubMed - in process]
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Definitive Surgical Therapy after Open Neck Biopsy for HPV-Related Oropharyngeal Cancer.
Zenga J, Graboyes EM, Haughey BH, Paniello RC, Mehrad M, Lewis JS Jr, Thorstad WL, Nussenbaum B, Rich JT
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Apr; 154(4)657-66. doi: 10.1177/0194599815627642.

PMID:
    26861231
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A framework for automated contour quality assurance in radiation therapy including adaptive techniques.
Altman MB, Kavanaugh JA, Wooten HO, Green OL, DeWees TA, Gay H, Thorstad WL, Li H, Mutic S
Phys Med Biol. 2015 Jul 7; 60(13)5199-209. doi: 10.1088/0031-9155/60/13/5199.

PMID:
    26083863
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Treatment Outcomes for T4 Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
Zenga J, Wilson M, Adkins DR, Gay HA, Haughey BH, Kallogjeri D, Michel LS, Paniello RC, Rich JT, Thorstad WL, Nussenbaum B
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Dec; 141(12)1118-27. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2015.0764.

PMID:
    25902372
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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High metastatic node number, not extracapsular spread or N-classification is a node-related prognosticator in transorally-resected, neck-dissected p16-positive oropharynx cancer.
Sinha P, Kallogjeri D, Gay H, Thorstad WL, Lewis JS Jr, Chernock R, Nussenbaum B, Haughey BH
Oral Oncol. 2015 May; 51(5)514-20. doi: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2015.02.098.

PMID:
    25771076
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Automated contouring error detection based on supervised geometric attribute distribution models for radiation therapy: a general strategy.
Chen HC, Tan J, Dolly S, Kavanaugh J, Anastasio MA, Low DA, Li HH, Altman M, Gay H, Thorstad WL, Mutic S, Li H
Med Phys. 2015 Feb; 42(2)1048-59. doi: 10.1118/1.4906197.

PMID:
    25652517
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Pre-radiotherapy feeding tube identifies a poor prognostic subset of postoperative p16 positive oropharyngeal carcinoma patients.
Verma V, Liu J, Eschen L, Danieley J, Spencer C, Lewis JS Jr, Diaz J, Piccirillo JF, Adkins DR, Nussenbaum B, Thorstad WL, Gay HA
Radiat Oncol. 2015 Jan 9; 108. doi: 10.1186/s13014-014-0314-3.

PMID:
    25572866
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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PET-based radiation therapy planning.
Speirs CK, Grigsby PW, Huang J, Thorstad WL, Parikh PJ, Robinson CG, Bradley JD
PET Clin. 2015 Jan; 10(1)27-44. doi: 10.1016/j.cpet.2014.09.003.

PMID:
    25455878
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Randomized phase III trial of concurrent accelerated radiation plus cisplatin with or without cetuximab for stage III to IV head and neck carcinoma: RTOG 0522.
Ang KK, Zhang Q, Rosenthal DI, Nguyen-Tan PF, Sherman EJ, Weber RS, Galvin JM, Bonner JA, Harris J, El-Naggar AK, Gillison ML, Jordan RC, Konski AA, Thorstad WL, Trotti A, Beitler JJ, Garden AS, Spanos WJ, Yom SS, Axelrod RS
J Clin Oncol. 2014 Sep 20; 32(27)2940-50.

PMID:
    25154822
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Eliminating radiotherapy to the contralateral retropharyngeal and high level II lymph nodes in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma is safe and improves quality of life.
Spencer CR, Gay HA, Haughey BH, Nussenbaum B, Adkins DR, Wildes TM, DeWees TA, Lewis JS Jr, Thorstad WL
Cancer. 2014 Dec 15; 120(24)3994-4002. doi: 10.1002/cncr.28938.

PMID:
    25143048
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Management of human papillomavirus-related unknown primaries of the head and neck with a transoral surgical approach.
Graboyes EM, Sinha P, Thorstad WL, Rich JT, Haughey BH
Head Neck. 2015 Nov; 37(11)1603-11. doi: 10.1002/hed.23800.

PMID:
    24931847
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, version 1.2014.
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
J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 Jun; 12(6)863-8.

PMID:
    24925197
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Keratinizing-type squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx: p16 overexpression is associated with positive high-risk HPV status and improved survival.
Cai C, Chernock RD, Pittman ME, El-Mofty SK, Thorstad WL, Lewis JS Jr
Am J Surg Pathol. 2014 Jun; 38(6)809-15. doi: 10.1097/PAS.0000000000000183.

PMID:
    24698966
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Merkel cell carcinoma, version 1.2014.
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, National comprehensive cancer network
J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 Mar 1; 12(3)410-24.

PMID:
    24616545
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Prognostic value of <sup>18</sup>F-FDG PET metabolic parameters in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.
Garsa AA, Chang AJ, Dewees T, Spencer CR, Adkins DR, Dehdashti F, Gay HA, Thorstad WL
J Radiat Oncol. 2013 Mar; 2(1)27-34.

PMID:
    24563726
    [PubMed]
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Extensive HPV-related carcinoma in situ of the upper aerodigestive tract with 'nonkeratinizing' histologic features.
Chernock RD, Nussenbaum B, Thorstad WL, Luo Y, Ma XJ, El-Mofty SK, Lewis JS Jr
Head Neck Pathol. 2014; 8(3)322-8. doi: 10.1007/s12105-013-0499-z.

PMID:
    24151062
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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