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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

Comparison of unilateral versus bilateral intensity-modulated radiotherapy for surgically treated squamous cell carcinoma of the palatine tonsil.
Chin RI, Rao YJ, Hwang MY, Spencer CR, Pierro M, DeWees T, Patel P, Sinha P, Gay HA, Daly M, Haughey BH, Nussenbaum B, Adkins DR, Lewis JS Jr, Thorstad WL
Cancer. 2017 Sep 7; doi: 10.1002/cncr.30931.

PMID:
    28881377
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Trials in head and neck oncology: Evolution of perioperative adjuvant therapy.
Zenga J, Pipkorn P, Adkins DR, Thorstad WL, Nussenbaum B
Oral Oncol. 2017 Sep; 7280-89. doi: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2017.07.012.

PMID:
    28797466
    [PubMed - in process]
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Development and Validation of Nomograms Predictive of Overall and Progression-Free Survival in Patients With Oropharyngeal Cancer.
Fakhry C, Zhang Q, Nguyen-Tân PF, Rosenthal DI, Weber RS, Lambert L, Trotti AM 3rd, Barrett WL, Thorstad WL, Jones CU, Yom SS, Wong SJ, Ridge JA, Rao SSD, Bonner JA, Vigneault E, Raben D, Kudrimoti MR, Harris J, Le QT, Gillison ML
J Clin Oncol. 2017 Aug 4; JCO2016720748. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2016.72.0748.

PMID:
    28777690
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Predictive modeling of outcomes following definitive chemoradiotherapy for oropharyngeal cancer based on FDG-PET image characteristics.
Folkert MR, Setton J, Apte AP, Grkovski M, Young RJ, Schöder H, Thorstad WL, Lee NY, Deasy JO, Oh JH
Phys Med Biol. 2017 Jul 7; 62(13)5327-5343. doi: 10.1088/1361-6560/aa73cc.

PMID:
    28604368
    [PubMed - in process]
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Outcomes of surgically treated human papillomavirus-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma with N3 disease.
Zenga J, Haughey BH, Jackson RS, Adkins DR, Aranake-Chrisinger J, Bhatt N, Gay HA, Kallogjeri D, Martin EJ, Moore EJ, Paniello RC, Rich JT, Thorstad WL, Nussenbaum B
Laryngoscope. 2017 Sep; 127(9)2033-2037. doi: 10.1002/lary.26455.

PMID:
    28008626
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 Nov; 38(11)1643-1649. doi: 10.1002/hed.24486.

PMID:
    27152851
    [PubMed - in process]
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Does elimination of planned postoperative radiation to the primary bed in p16-positive, transorally-resected oropharyngeal carcinoma associate with poorer outcomes?
Sinha P, Patrik P, Thorstad WL, Gay HA, Haughey BH
Oral Oncol. 2016 Oct; 61127-34. doi: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2016.08.013.

PMID:
    27688115
    [PubMed - in process]
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Oncologic outcomes of selective neck dissection in HPV-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.
Zenga J, Jackson RS, Graboyes EM, Sinha P, Lindberg M, Martin EJ, Ma D, Thorstad WL, Rich JT, Moore EJ, Haughey BH
Laryngoscope. 2017 Mar; 127(3)623-630. doi: 10.1002/lary.26272.

PMID:
    27634021
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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)377-390. doi: 10.1120/jacmp.v17i4.5763.

PMID:
    27455472
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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