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Burke WM, Gossner G, Goldman NA. Robotic surgery in the obese gynecologic patient. Clin Obstet Gynecol 2011;54:420-30.

D’Ambrosio AL, DeYoung C, Isaacson SR. Radiosurgical management of brain metastases. Neurosurg Clin N Am 2011;22:45-51.

Ganepola GAP. Complexity of Cancer: A Surgeon’s Perspective. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2011;29:55-57.

Kellner CP, D’Ambrosio AL. Surgical management of brain metastases. Neurosurg Clin N Am 2011;22:53-9.

Korst RJ, Kansler AL, Christos PJ, Mandal S. Adjuvant radiotherapy for thymic epithelial tumors: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Thorac Surg 2009;87:1641-7.

Korst RJ, Lee BE. The Use of Radiofrequency Ablation for Patients with Nondysplastic Barrett’s Esophagus. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2012;143:992-3.

Korst RJ, Lee BE, Krinsky GA, Rutledge JR. The utility of automated volumetric growth analysis in a dedicated pulmonary nodule clinic. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2011;142:372-7.

Korst RJ, Santana-Joseph S, Rutledge JR, Antler A, Bethala V, DeLillo A, Kutner D, Lee BE, Pazwash H, Pittman RH, Rahmin M, Rubinoff M. Effect of hiatal hernia size and columnar segment length on the success of radiofrequency ablation for Barrett’s esophagus: a single-center, phase II clinical trial. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2011;142:1168-73.

Kutner MA, Bromberg A, Korst RJ, Lee BE. An unusual case of dysphagia from intrathoracic liver. Ann Thorac Surg 2010;90:e54-5.

National Presentations

Ganepola, GAP. Proteome analysis of pancreatic cancer tissue for identification of novel biomarkers. Presented at the 1st AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Basic Cancer Research, Boston, MA, October 8-11, 2009.

Korst RJ, Chang DH, Augenlicht LH, Rutledge J, Lee BE.  Interleukin 1 beta gene expression in peripheral blood  mononuclear cells as a marker for stage 1 lung cancer. Presented at the 91st Annual Meeting of the American  Association for Thoracic Surgery; Philadelphia, PA,  May 9, 2011.

Suman P, Ganepola GAP. Autophagy in colorectal cancer. Presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Medical Society of the State of New York, April 8-10, 2011.


Frey HL, Chang D. Clinical application of molecular profiling using urine, blood, and tumor tissue for identification of biomarkers in urothelial carcinoma.

Ganepola GAP, Suman P. Genomic solutions for  managing colon cancer.

Klein l, Ganepola GAP, Suman P, Chang D. Identification of microRNA biomarkers for risk  stratification of breast cancer.

Korst RJ, Chang D., Heerdt B. Analysis of gene expression  in peripheral blood mononuclear cells in lung cancer.

Korst RJ, Chang D., Heerdt B. Mitochondrial DNA  abnormalites in lung cancer.

News from The Daniel & Gloria Blumenthal Cancer Center
Valley’s New Tradition For Celebrating Completion of Chemotherapy Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Izabela Gardula, a breast cancer patient, recently started a new tradition at Valley for celebrating the completion of chemotherapy treatments. Immediately after her final chemotherapy treatment, Izabela ceremoniously marked the end of more than a year of chemotherapy by banging a gong three times in front of her friends and some Valley staff members involved in her care.

New Breast Surgeon Joins Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care’s Team Fri, Jan 12, 2018

Valley Health System is pleased to announce that Moira Christoudias, M.D, has joined the breast surgery team at Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care. Her appointment was effective as of January 1, 2018.

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