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Abram Recht, MD

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Phone: (617) 667-2345
Fax: (617) 667-4990

Abram Recht, MD

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Professor, Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School
  • Deputy Chief and Senior Radiation Oncologist, Radiation Therapy, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

Clinical research in all areas of local-regional treatment of breast cancer, with an emphasis on the use of conservative surgery and radiation therapy and the integration of systemic therapy and radiotherapy.

Publications

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  • Recht A, Rakovitch E, Solin LJ. Treatment and Long-term Risks for Patients With a Diagnosis of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ. JAMA Oncol 2016; 2:396. PubMed
  • Solin LJ, Gray R, Hughes LL, Wood WC, Lowen MA, Badve SS, Baehner FL, Ingle JN, Perez EA, Recht A, Sparano JA, Davidson NE. Surgical Excision Without Radiation for Ductal Carcinoma in Situ of the Breast: 12-Year Results From the ECOG-ACRIN E5194 Study. J Clin Oncol 2015. PubMed
  • Marshall DC, Punglia RS, Fox D, Recht A, Hattangadi-Gluth JA. Medical Malpractice Claims in Radiation Oncology: A Population-Based Study 1985-2012. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2015; 93:241-50. PubMed
  • Yao N, Recht A. Did the adoption of accelerated partial-breast irradiation reduce the noncompliance with adjuvant radiation in lumpectomy patients? Am J Surg 2015. PubMed
  • Yao N, Recht A. The real difficulty in improving concordance of clinical practice with guidelines. Ann Transl Med 2015; 3:85. PubMed
  • Recht A. Are the randomized trials of radiation therapy for ductal carcinoma in situ still relevant? J Clin Oncol 2014. PubMed
  • Galland-Girodet S, Pashtan I, MacDonald SM, Ancukiewicz M, Hirsch AE, Kachnic LA, Specht M, Gadd M, Smith BL, Powell SN, Recht A, Taghian AG. Long-term cosmetic outcomes and toxicities of proton beam therapy compared with photon-based 3-dimensional conformal accelerated partial-breast irradiation: a phase 1 trial. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2014. PubMed
  • Varlotto JM, Decamp MM, Flickinger JC, Lake J, Recht A, Belani CP, Reed MF, Toth JW, Mackley HB, Sciamanna CN, Lipton A, Ali SM, Mahraj RP, Gilbert CR, Yao N. Would screening for lung cancer benefit 75- to 84-year-old residents of the United States? 2014; 4:37. PubMed
  • Varlotto J, Fakiris A, Flickinger J, Medford-Davis L, Liss A, Shelkey J, Belani C, DeLuca J, Recht A, Maheshwari N, Barriger R, Yao N, DeCamp M. Matched-pair and propensity score comparisons of outcomes of patients with clinical stage I non-small cell lung cancer treated with resection or stereotactic radiosurgery. Cancer 2013. PubMed
  • Yao N, Mackley HB, Anderson RT, Recht A. Survival after partial breast brachytherapy in elderly patients with nonmetastatic breast cancer. Brachytherapy 2013. PubMed
  • Krishnan MS, Recht A, Bellon JR, Punglia RS. Trade-offs associated with axillary lymph node dissection with breast irradiation versus breast irradiation alone in patients with a positive sentinel node in relation to the risk of non-sentinel node involvement: implications of ACOSOG Z0011. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2013; 138:205-13. PubMed
  • Pashtan IM, Recht A, Ancukiewicz M, Brachtel E, Abi-Raad RF, D'Alessandro HA, Levy A, Wo JY, Hirsch AE, Kachnic LA, Goldberg S, Specht M, Gadd M, Smith BL, Powell SN, Taghian AG. External beam accelerated partial-breast irradiation using 32 gy in 8 twice-daily fractions: 5-year results of a prospective study. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2012; 84:e271-7. PubMed
  • Solin LJ, Gray R, Goldstein LJ, Recht A, Baehner FL, Shak S, Badve S, Perez EA, Shulman LN, Martino S, Davidson NE, Sledge GW, Sparano JA. Prognostic value of biologic subtype and the 21-gene recurrence score relative to local recurrence after breast conservation treatment with radiation for early stage breast carcinoma: results from the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group E2197 study. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2012; 134:683-92. PubMed
  • Recht A, Solin LJ. Breast-conserving surgery and radiotherapy in early-stage breast cancer: the importance of local control. Semin Radiat Oncol 2010; 21:3-9. PubMed
  • Recht A. Can Radiotherapy Replace Axillary Dissection for Patients with Positive Sentinel Nodes? Breast Dis 2010. PubMed
  • Varlotto JM, Medford-Davis LN, Recht A, Flickinger JC, Schaefer E, Decamp MM. Failure Rates and Patterns of Recurrence in Patients with Resected N1 Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2010. PubMed
  • Smith BD, Bentzen SM, Correa CR, Hahn CA, Hardenbergh PH, Ibbott GS, McCormick B, McQueen JR, Pierce LJ, Powell SN, Recht A, Taghian AG, Vicini FA, White JR, Haffty BG. Fractionation for Whole Breast Irradiation: An American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Evidence-Based Guideline. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2010. PubMed
  • Adesiyun TA, Lee BT, Yueh JH, Chen C, Colakoglu S, Anderson KE, Nguyen MD, Recht A. Impact of Sequencing of Postmastectomy Radiotherapy and Breast Reconstruction on Timing and Rate of Complications and Patient Satisfaction. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2010. PubMed
  • Varlotto JM, Recht A, Flickinger JC, Medford-Davis LN, Dyer AM, Decamp MM. Varying recurrence rates and risk factors associated with different definitions of local recurrence in patients with surgically resected, stage I nonsmall cell lung cancer. Cancer 2010; 116:2390-400. PubMed
  • Lee BT, A Adesiyun T, Colakoglu S, Curtis MS, Yueh JH, E Anderson K, Tobias AM, Recht A. Postmastectomy radiation therapy and breast reconstruction: an analysis of complications and patient satisfaction. Ann Plast Surg 2010; 64:679-83. PubMed
  • Recht A. Radiotherapy, antihormonal therapy, and personalised medicine. Lancet Oncol 2010; 11:215-6. PubMed
  • Hughes LL, Wang M, Page DL, Gray R, Solin LJ, Davidson NE, Lowen MA, Ingle JN, Recht A, Wood WC. Local excision alone without irradiation for ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast: a trial of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group. J Clin Oncol 2009; 27:5319-24. PubMed
  • Shields HM,Recht A,Wang HH. Exposure to Both Radiation and Chemotherapy Increases the Risk of Barrett's and Multilayered Epithelium. Dig Dis Sci 2009; 54:2143-9. PubMed
  • Silverstein MJ, Recht A, Lagios MD, Bleiweiss IJ, Blumencranz PW, Gizienski T, Harms SE, Harness J, Jackman RJ, Klimberg VS, Kuske R, Levine GM, Linver MN, Rafferty EA, Rugo H, Schilling K, Tripathy D, Vicini FA, Whitworth PW, Willey SC. Special report: Consensus conference III. Image-detected breast cancer: state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment. J Am Coll Surg 2009; 209:504-20. PubMed
  • Recht A, Ancukiewicz M, Alm El-Din MA, Lu XQ, Martin C, Berman SM, Hirsch AE, Kachnic LA, Katz A, MacDonald S, Nedea EA, Stevenson MA, Powell SN, Taghian AG. Lung dose-volume parameters and the risk of pneumonitis for patients treated with accelerated partial-breast irradiation using three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy. J Clin Oncol 2009; 27:3887-93. PubMed
  • Varlotto JM, Flickinger JC, Recht A, Nikolov MC, DeCamp MM. A comparison of survival and disease-specific survival in surgically resected, lymph node-positive bronchioloalveolar carcinoma versus nonsmall cell lung cancer: implications for adjuvant therapy. Cancer 2008; 112:1547-54. PubMed
  • Recht A. New radiation treatment strategies for early stage breast cancer. Cancer Treat Res 2008; 141:135-48. PubMed
  • Balboni TA, Chen MH, Harris JR, Recht A, Stevenson MA, D'Amico AV. Academic career selection and retention in radiation oncology: the joint center for radiation therapy experience. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2007; 68:183-6. PubMed
  • Alexander BM, Bryan B, Collins LC, Recht A. Atypical cytology in a persistent seroma following mastectomy for breast cancer: a case report and review of the literature. Breast J 2007; 13:196-9. PubMed
  • Zhou P, Gautam S, Recht A. Factors affecting outcome for young women with early stage invasive breast cancer treated with breast-conserving therapy. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2006; 101:51-7. PubMed
  • Recht A. The weakest link. Eur J Cancer 2006; 43:228-30. PubMed
  • Kozak KR, Smith BL, Adams J, Kornmehl E, Katz A, Gadd M, Specht M, Hughes K, Gioioso V, Lu HM, Braaten K, Recht A, Powell SN, DeLaney TF, Taghian AG. Accelerated partial-breast irradiation using proton beams: initial clinical experience. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2006; 66:691-8. PubMed
  • Recht A. Which breast cancer patients should really worry about radiation-induced heart disease--and how much? J Clin Oncol 2006; 24:4059-61. PubMed
  • Pomahac B, Recht A, May JW, Hergrueter CA, Slavin SA. New Trends in Breast Cancer Management: Is the Era of Immediate Breast Reconstruction Changing? Ann Surg 2006; 244:282-288. PubMed
  • Lim M, Bellon JR, Gelman R, Silver B, Recht A, Schnitt SJ, Harris JR. A prospective study of conservative surgery without radiation therapy in select patients with Stage I breast cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2006; 65:1149-54. PubMed
  • Taghian AG, Kozak KR, Doppke KP, Katz A, Smith BL, Gadd M, Specht M, Hughes K, Braaten K, Kachnic LA, Recht A, Powell SN. Initial dosimetric experience using simple three-dimensional conformal external-beam accelerated partial-breast irradiation. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2006; 64:1092-9. PubMed
  • Carlson RW, Brown E, Burstein HJ, Gradishar WJ, Hudis CA, Loprinzi C, Mamounas EP, Perez EA, Pritchard K, Ravdin P, Recht A, Somlo G, Theriault RL, Winer EP, Wolff AC,. NCCN Task Force Report: Adjuvant Therapy for Breast Cancer. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2006; 4 Suppl 1:S1-26. PubMed
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