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KENT A GIFFORD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionMD Anderson
DepartmentRadiation Physics
Address1400 Pressler St
Houston TX 77030-4008
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    1. Hobeika MJ, Miller CM, Pruett TL, Gifford KA, Locke JE, Cameron AM, Englesbe MJ, Kuhr CS, Magliocca JF, McCune KR, Mekeel KL, Pelletier SJ, Singer AL, Segev DL. PROviding Better ACcess To ORgans: A comprehensive overview of organ-access initiatives from the ASTS PROACTOR Task Force. Am J Transplant. 2017 Oct; 17(10):2546-2558. PMID: 28742951.
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    2. Thrower SL, Shaitelman SF, Bloom E, Salehpour M, Gifford K. Comparison of Dose Distributions With TG-43 and Collapsed Cone Convolution Algorithms Applied to Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation Patient Plans. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 08 01; 95(5):1520-1526. PMID: 27315666.
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    3. Iqbal K, Gifford KA, Ibbott G, Grant RL, Buzdar S. Comparison of an anthropomorphic PRESAGE® dosimeter and radiochromic film with a commercial radiation treatment planning system for breast IMRT: a feasibility study. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2014 Jan 06; 15(1):4531. PMID: 24423854.
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    4. Iqbal K, Gillin M, Summers PA, Dhanesar S, Gifford KA, Buzdar SA. Quality assurance evaluation of spot scanning beam proton therapy with an anthropomorphic prostate phantom. Br J Radiol. 2013 Nov; 86(1031):20130390. PMID: 24049129; PMCID: PMC3830437.
    5. Iqbal K, Isa M, Buzdar SA, Gifford KA, Afzal M. Treatment planning evaluation of sliding window and multiple static segments technique in intensity modulated radiotherapy. Rep Pract Oncol Radiother. 2012; 18(2):101-6. PMID: 24416536; PMCID: PMC3863150.
    6. Gifford KA, Pacha O, Hebert AA, Nelson CL, Kirsner SM, Ballo MT, Bloom ES. A new paradigm for calculating skin dose. Brachytherapy. 2013 Mar-Apr; 12(2):114-9. PMID: 22884255.
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    7. Vredevoogd K, Ibbott G, Gillin M, Sahoo N, Kry S, Gifford K, Maryanski M. SU-E-T-103: Three-Dimensional Measurements of Dose and LET from a Proton Beam via Polymer Gel Dosimetry. Med Phys. 2012 Jun; 39(6Part11):3726. PMID: 28517123.
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    8. Nelson C, Gifford K, Kisling K, Kirsner S. SU-E-T-215: A Technique for Treating Patients outside the Mosaiq R&V System for TrueBeam Users (or 4DTC). Med Phys. 2012 Jun; 39(6Part13):3752-3753. PMID: 28517332.
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    9. Nelson C, Gifford K, Kisling K, Bloom E, Kirsner S. SU-E-T-186: An Automated Quality Assurance Tool for HDR Treatment Planning. Med Phys. 2012 Jun; 39(6Part12):3745. PMID: 28517816.
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    10. Gifford KA, Nelson CL, Kirsner SM, Kisling KD, Ballo MT, Bloom ES. On the feasibility of treating to a 1.5 cm PTV with a commercial single-entry hybrid applicator in APBI breast brachytherapy. J Contemp Brachytherapy. 2012 Mar; 4(1):29-33. PMID: 23346137; PMCID: PMC3551370.
    11. Bloom ES, Kirsner S, Mason BE, Nelson CL, Hunt KK, Baumann DP, Gifford KA. Accelerated partial breast irradiation using the strut-adjusted volume implant single-entry hybrid catheter in brachytherapy for breast cancer in the setting of breast augmentation. Brachytherapy. 2011 May-Jun; 10(3):178-83. PMID: 20719576.
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    12. Gifford KA, Wareing TA, Failla G, Horton JL, Eifel PJ, Mourtada F. Comparison of a 3-D multi-group SN particle transport code with Monte Carlo for intracavitary brachytherapy of the cervix uteri. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2009 Dec 03; 11(1):3103. PMID: 20160682.
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    13. Price MJ, Jackson EF, Gifford KA, Eifel PJ, Mourtada F. Development of prototype shielded cervical intracavitary brachytherapy applicators compatible with CT and MR imaging. Med Phys. 2009 Dec; 36(12):5515-24. PMID: 20095264.
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    14. Price MJ, Gifford KA, Horton JL, Eifel PJ, Gillin MT, Lawyer AA, Mourtada F. Monte Carlo model for a prototype CT-compatible, anatomically adaptive, shielded intracavitary brachytherapy applicator for the treatment of cervical cancer. Med Phys. 2009 Sep; 36(9):4147-55. PMID: 19810488.
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    15. Vassiliev ON, Wareing TA, Davis IM, McGhee J, Barnett D, Horton JL, Gifford K, Failla G, Titt U, Mourtada F. Feasibility of a multigroup deterministic solution method for three-dimensional radiotherapy dose calculations. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2008 Sep 01; 72(1):220-7. PMID: 18722273; PMCID: PMC2597668.
    16. Gifford KA, Price MJ, Horton JL, Wareing TA, Mourtada F. Optimization of deterministic transport parameters for the calculation of the dose distribution around a high dose-rate 192Ir brachytherapy source. Med Phys. 2008 Jun; 35(6):2279-85. PMID: 18649459.
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    17. Mourtada F, Gifford KA, Berner PA, Horton JL, Price MJ, Lawyer AA, Eifel PJ. Retrospective dosimetric comparison of low-dose-rate and pulsed-dose-rate intracavitary brachytherapy using a tandem and mini-ovoids. Med Dosim. 2007; 32(3):181-7. PMID: 17707197.
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    18. Kendall RL, Gifford KA, Kirsner SM. The impact of peak-kilovoltage settings on heterogeneity-corrected photon-beam treatment plans. Radiother Oncol. 2006 Nov; 81(2):206-8. PMID: 17069913.
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    19. Price MJ, Gifford KA, Horton J, Lawyer A, Eifel P, Mourtada F. Comparison of dose distributions around the pulsed-dose-rate Fletcher-Williamson and the low-dose-rate Fletcher-Suit-Delclos ovoids: a Monte Carlo study. Phys Med Biol. 2006 Aug 21; 51(16):4083-94. PMID: 16885626.
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    20. Gifford KA, Horton JL, Wareing TA, Failla G, Mourtada F. Comparison of a finite-element multigroup discrete-ordinates code with Monte Carlo for radiotherapy calculations. Phys Med Biol. 2006 May 07; 51(9):2253-65. PMID: 16625040.
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    21. Price MJ, Horton JL, Gifford KA, Eifel PJ, Jhingran A, Lawyer AA, Berner PA, Mourtada F. Dosimetric evaluation of the Fletcher-Williamson ovoid for pulsed-dose-rate brachytherapy: a Monte Carlo study. Phys Med Biol. 2005 Nov 07; 50(21):5075-87. PMID: 16237242.
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    22. Gifford KA, Mourtada F, Cho SH, Lawyer A, Horton JL. Monte Carlo calculations of the dose distribution around a commercial gynecologic tandem applicator. Radiother Oncol. 2005 Nov; 77(2):210-5. PMID: 16216363.
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    23. Gifford KA, Horton JL, Pelloski CE, Jhingran A, Court LE, Mourtada F, Eifel PJ. A three-dimensional computed tomography-assisted Monte Carlo evaluation of ovoid shielding on the dose to the bladder and rectum in intracavitary radiotherapy for cervical cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2005 Oct 01; 63(2):615-21. PMID: 16168853.
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    24. Gifford KA, Horton JL, Jackson EF, Steger TR, Heard MP, Mourtada F, Lawyer AA, Ibbott GS. Comparison of Monte Carlo calculations around a Fletcher Suit Delclos ovoid with radiochromic film and normoxic polymer gel dosimetry. Med Phys. 2005 Jul; 32(7):2288-94. PMID: 16121584.
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    25. Gifford KA, Horton JL, Jackson EF, Steger TR, Heard MP, Mourtada F, Lawyer AA, Ibbott GS. Comparison of Monte Carlo calculations around a Fletcher Suit Delclos ovoid with radiochromic film and normoxic polymer gel dosimetry. Med Phys. 2005 Jul; 32(7Part1):2288-2294. PMID: 28493569.
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    26. Gifford KA, Followill DS, Liu HH, Starkschall G. Verification of the accuracy of a photon dose-calculation algorithm. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2002; 3(1):26-45. PMID: 11818002.
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    27. Armitage NC, Rooney PS, Gifford KA, Clarke PA, Hardcastle JD. The effect of calcium supplements on rectal mucosal proliferation. Br J Cancer. 1995 Jan; 71(1):186-90. PMID: 7819037; PMCID: PMC2033461.
    28. Rooney PS, Hunt LM, Clarke PA, Gifford KA, Hardcastle JD, Armitage NC. Wheat fibre, lactulose and rectal mucosal proliferation in individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer. Br J Surg. 1994 Dec; 81(12):1792-4. PMID: 7827943.
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    29. Rooney PS, Clarke PA, Gifford KA, Hardcastle JD, Armitage NC. DNA content of rectal mucosa and rectal mucosal proliferation in individuals at high risk of colorectal cancer. Eur J Cancer Prev. 1994 Jan; 3(1):57-61. PMID: 8130718.
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    30. Rooney PS, Clarke PA, Gifford KA, Robinson MH, Hardcastle JD, Durrant LG, Armitage NC. Cell kinetics of the in vitro metaphase arrest technique and the clinical applications. Eur J Cancer Prev. 1993 Sep; 2(5):387-92. PMID: 8401173.
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    31. Rooney PS, Clarke PA, Gifford KA, Hardcastle JD, Armitage NC. The identification of high and low risk groups for colorectal cancer using rectal mucosal crypt cell production rate (CCPR). Br J Cancer. 1993 Jul; 68(1):172-5. PMID: 8318409; PMCID: PMC1968319.
    32. Comparison of Dose Distributions With TG-43 and Collapsed Cone Convolution Algorithms Applied to Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation Patient Plans. International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 95:1520-1526.
    33. Comparison of a 3D multi-group SN particle transport code with Monte Carlo for intercavitary brachytherapy of the cervix uteri. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics. 11:2-9.
    34. Comparison of an anthropomorphic PRESAGE® dosimeter and radiochromic film with a commercial radiation treatment planning system for breast IMRT. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics. 15:363-374.
    35. Treatment planning evaluation of sliding window and multiple static segments technique in intensity modulated radiotherapy. Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy. 18:101-106.
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