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Nancy J. Tarbell, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital
Phone: (617) 724-1836
Fax: (617) 724-4808

Nancy J. Tarbell, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital


  • C.C. Wang Professor, Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School
  • Head, Pediatric Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Dean, Academic and Clinical Affairs, Harvard Medical School


Research Abstract

As a clinical investigator in pediatric radiation oncology our current research is aimed at effective strategies to decrease late effects in survivors. My primary work for the last 5 years has been with the use of proton radiation therapy in pediatric brain tumors. This technique substantially decreases the amount of radiation to normal tissue.

Currently, patients with medulloblastoma as well as other childhood tumors are eligible for protocols using protons.


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  • Ladra MM, Mandeville HC, Niemierko A, Padera TP, Friedmann AM, MacDonald SM, Ebb D, Chen YL, Tarbell NJ, Yock TI. Local failure in parameningeal rhabdomyosarcoma correlates with poor response to induction chemotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2015; 92:358-67. PubMed
  • Jakacki RI, Burger PC, Kocak M, Boyett JM, Goldwein J, Mehta M, Packer RJ, Tarbell NJ, Pollack IF. Outcome and prognostic factors for children with supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumors treated with carboplatin during radiotherapy: A report from the Children's Oncology Group. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2015; 62:776-83. PubMed
  • Lucas JT, Ladra MM, MacDonald SM, Busse PM, Friedmann AM, Ebb DH, Marcus KJ, Tarbell NJ, Yock TI. Proton therapy for pediatric and adolescent esthesioneuroblastoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2015. PubMed
  • Mailhot Vega R, Kim J, Hollander A, Hattangadi-Gluth J, Michalski J, Tarbell NJ, Yock TI, Bussiere M, MacDonald SM. Cost effectiveness of proton versus photon radiation therapy with respect to the risk of growth hormone deficiency in children. Cancer 2015. PubMed
  • Min C, Paganetti H, Winey BA, Adams J, MacDonald SM, Tarbell NJ, Yock TI. Evaluation of permanent alopecia in pediatric medulloblastoma patients treated with proton radiation. Radiat Oncol 2014; 9:220. PubMed
  • Ladra MM, Szymonifka JD, Mahajan A, Friedmann AM, Yong Yeap B, Goebel CP, MacDonald SM, Grosshans DR, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Marcus KJ, Tarbell NJ, Yock TI. Preliminary Results of a Phase II Trial of Proton Radiotherapy for Pediatric Rhabdomyosarcoma. J Clin Oncol 2014. PubMed
  • Yock TI, Bhat S, Szymonifka J, Yeap BY, Delahaye J, Donaldson SS, MacDonald SM, Pulsifer MB, Hill KS, DeLaney TF, Ebb D, Huang M, Tarbell NJ, Fisher PG, Kuhlthau KA. Quality of life outcomes in proton and photon treated pediatric brain tumor survivors. Radiother Oncol 2014. PubMed
  • Ladra MM, Edgington SK, Mahajan A, Grosshans D, Szymonifka J, Khan F, Moteabbed M, Friedmann AM, MacDonald SM, Tarbell NJ, Yock TI. A dosimetric comparison of proton and intensity modulated radiation therapy in pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma patients enrolled on a prospective phase II proton study. Radiother Oncol 2014; 113:77-83. PubMed
  • DuBois SG, Krailo MD, Gebhardt MC, Donaldson SS, Marcus KJ, Dormans J, Shamberger RC, Sailer S, Nicholas RW, Healey JH, Tarbell NJ, Randall RL, Devidas M, Meyer JS, Granowetter L, Womer RB, Bernstein M, Marina N, Grier HE. Comparative evaluation of local control strategies in localized Ewing sarcoma of bone: A report from the Children's Oncology Group. Cancer 2014. PubMed
  • Mouw KW, Sethi RV, Yeap BY, MacDonald SM, Chen YL, Tarbell NJ, Yock TI, Munzenrider JE, Adams J, Grabowski E, Mukai S, Shih HA. Proton Radiation Therapy for the Treatment of Retinoblastoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2014. PubMed
  • Greenberger BA, Pulsifer MB, Ebb DH, MacDonald SM, Jones RM, Butler WE, Huang MS, Marcus KJ, Oberg JA, Tarbell NJ, Yock TI. Clinical outcomes and late endocrine, neurocognitive, and visual profiles of proton radiation for pediatric low-grade gliomas. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2014; 89:1060-8. PubMed
  • Sethi RV, Giantsoudi D, Raiford M, Malhi I, Niemierko A, Rapalino O, Caruso P, Yock TI, Tarbell NJ, Paganetti H, MacDonald SM. Patterns of failure after proton therapy in medulloblastoma; linear energy transfer distributions and relative biological effectiveness associations for relapses. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2014; 88:655-63. PubMed
  • Sethi RV, Shih HA, Yeap BY, Mouw KW, Petersen R, Kim DY, Munzenrider JE, Grabowski E, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Yock TI, Tarbell NJ, Marcus KJ, Mukai S, MacDonald SM. Second nonocular tumors among survivors of retinoblastoma treated with contemporary photon and proton radiotherapy. Cancer 2013; 120:126-33. PubMed
  • Mailhot Vega RB, Kim J, Bussière M, Hattangadi J, Hollander A, Michalski J, Tarbell NJ, Yock T, MacDonald SM. Cost effectiveness of proton therapy compared with photon therapy in the management of pediatric medulloblastoma. Cancer 2013; 119:4299-307. PubMed
  • Aizer AA, Ancukiewicz M, Nguyen PL, Macdonald SM, Yock TI, Tarbell NJ, Shih HA, Loeffler JS, Oh KS. Natural history and role of radiation in patients with supratentorial and infratentorial WHO grade II ependymomas: results from a population-based study. J. Neurooncol. 2013; 115:411-9. PubMed
  • Macdonald SM, Sethi R, Lavally B, Yeap BY, Marcus KJ, Caruso P, Pulsifer M, Huang M, Ebb D, Tarbell NJ, Yock TI. Proton radiotherapy for pediatric central nervous system ependymoma: clinical outcomes for 70 patients. 2013; 15:1552-9. PubMed
  • Sethi RV, Marino R, Niemierko A, Tarbell NJ, Yock TI, MacDonald SM. Delayed diagnosis in children with intracranial germ cell tumors. J Pediatr 2013; 163:1448-53. PubMed
  • Chung CS, Yock TI, Nelson K, Xu Y, Keating NL, Tarbell NJ. Incidence of second malignancies among patients treated with proton versus photon radiation. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2013; 87:46-52. PubMed
  • Jimenez RB, Sethi R, Depauw N, Pulsifer MB, Adams J, McBride SM, Ebb D, Fullerton BC, Tarbell NJ, Yock TI, Macdonald SM. Proton radiation therapy for pediatric medulloblastoma and supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumors: outcomes for very young children treated with upfront chemotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2013; 87:120-6. PubMed
  • Tarbell NJ, Friedman H, Polkinghorn WR, Yock T, Zhou T, Chen Z, Burger P, Barnes P, Kun L. High-risk medulloblastoma: a pediatric oncology group randomized trial of chemotherapy before or after radiation therapy (POG 9031). J Clin Oncol 2013; 31:2936-41. PubMed
  • Aizer AA, Sethi RV, Hedley-Whyte ET, Ebb D, Tarbell NJ, Yock TI, Macdonald SM. Bifocal intracranial tumors of nongerminomatous germ cell etiology: diagnostic and therapeutic implications. 2013. PubMed
  • De Amorim Bernstein K, Sethi R, Trofimov A, Zeng C, Fullerton B, Yeap BY, Ebb D, Tarbell NJ, Yock TI, Macdonald SM. Early clinical outcomes using proton radiation for children with central nervous system atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2013; 86:114-20. PubMed
  • Metzger ML, Weinstein HJ, Hudson MM, Billett AL, Larsen EC, Friedmann A, Howard SC, Donaldson SS, Krasin MJ, Kun LE, Marcus KJ, Yock TI, Tarbell N, Billups CA, Wu J, Link MP. Association between radiotherapy vs no radiotherapy based on early response to VAMP chemotherapy and survival among children with favorable-risk Hodgkin lymphoma. JAMA 2012; 307:2609-16. PubMed
  • Kuhlthau KA, Pulsifer MB, Yeap BY, Rivera Morales D, Delahaye J, Hill KS, Ebb D, Abrams AN, Macdonald SM, Tarbell NJ, Yock TI. Prospective study of health-related quality of life for children with brain tumors treated with proton radiotherapy. J Clin Oncol 2012; 30:2079-86. PubMed
  • Childs SK, Kozak KR, Friedmann AM, Yeap BY, Adams J, Macdonald SM, Liebsch NJ, Tarbell NJ, Yock TI. Proton Radiotherapy for Parameningeal Rhabdomyosarcoma: Clinical Outcomes and Late Effects. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2011. PubMed
  • Macdonald SM, Trofimov A, Safai S, Adams J, Fullerton B, Ebb D, Tarbell NJ, Yock TI. Proton Radiotherapy for Pediatric Central Nervous System Germ Cell Tumors: Early Clinical Outcomes. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2010; 79:121-9. PubMed
  • Cotter SE, Herrup DA, Friedmann A, Macdonald SM, Pieretti RV, Robinson G, Adams J, Tarbell NJ, Yock TI. Proton Radiotherapy for Pediatric Bladder/Prostate Rhabdomyosarcoma: Clinical Outcomes and Dosimetry Compared to Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2010. PubMed
  • Kozak KR,Adams J,Krejcarek SJ,Tarbell NJ,Yock TI. A dosimetric comparison of proton and intensity-modulated photon radiotherapy for pediatric parameningeal rhabdomyosarcomas. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2008; 74:179-86. PubMed
  • Winkfield KM,Linsenmeier C,Yock TI,Grant PE,Yeap BY,Butler WE,Tarbell NJ. Surveillance of craniopharyngioma cyst growth in children treated with proton radiotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2008; 73:716-21. PubMed
  • Simard PF,Bolton RM,Tarbell NJ. Anti-inflammatory cream reduces skin damage induced by ionizing radiation. Oncologist 2009; 14:197-8. PubMed
  • Alm El-Din MA,Hughes KS,Finkelstein DM,Betts KA,Yock TI,Tarbell NJ,Aisenberg AC,Taghian AG. Breast cancer after treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma: risk factors that really matter. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2008; 73:69-74. PubMed
  • Macdonald SM, Safai S, Trofimov A, Wolfgang J, Fullerton B, Yeap BY, Bortfeld T, Tarbell NJ, Yock T. Proton Radiotherapy for Childhood Ependymoma: Initial Clinical Outcomes and Dose Comparisons. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2008; 71:979-86. PubMed
  • Goumnerova L, Drzymalski D, Kieran M, Pomeroy S, Scott RM, Tarbell N. Long-term neurological and neurosurgical outcomes after surgery only in children with low-grade brain tumors. J Neurosurg Pediatrics 2008; 1:A354-5. PubMed
  • Cochran DM, Yock TI, Adams JA, Tarbell NJ. Radiation dose to the lens during craniospinal irradiation-an improvement in proton radiotherapy technique. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2007; 70:1336-42. PubMed
  • Jagsi R, Tarbell NJ, Henault LE, Chang Y, Hylek EM. The representation of women on the editorial boards of major medical journals: a 35-year perspective. Arch Intern Med 2008; 168:544-8. PubMed
  • Gabeau-Lacet D, Grant E, Stemmer-Rachamimov A, Yock T, Tarbell NJ. Sellar abnormalities in female first-degree relatives. Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2007; 110:202-6. PubMed
  • Miser JS, Goldsby RE, Chen Z, Krailo MD, Tarbell NJ, Link MP, Fryer CJ, Pritchard DJ, Gebhardt MC, Dickman PS, Perlman EJ, Meyers PA, Donaldson SS, Moore SG, Rausen AR, Vietti TJ, Grier HE. Treatment of metastatic Ewing sarcoma/primitive neuroectodermal tumor of bone: evaluation of increasing the dose intensity of chemotherapy--a report from the Children's Oncology Group. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2007; 49:894-900. PubMed
  • Liu AK, Marcus KJ, Fischl B, Grant PE, Young Poussaint T, Rivkin MJ, Davis P, Tarbell NJ, Yock TI. Changes in cerebral cortex of children treated for medulloblastoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2007; 68:992-8. PubMed
  • Krejcarek SC, Grant PE, Henson JW, Tarbell NJ, Yock TI. Physiologic and Radiographic Evidence of the Distal Edge of the Proton Beam in Craniospinal Irradiation. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2007; 68:646-9. PubMed
  • Dey BR, Shaffer J, Yee AJ, McAfee S, Caron M, Power K, Ting DT, Colby C, Preffer F, Ballen K, Attar E, Saidman S, Tarbell N, Sachs D, Sykes M, Spitzer TR. Comparison of outcomes after transplantation of peripheral blood stem cells versus bone marrow following an identical nonmyeloablative conditioning regimen. Bone Marrow Transplant 2007; 40:19-27. PubMed
  • Polkinghorn WR, Tarbell NJ. Medulloblastoma: tumorigenesis, current clinical paradigm, and efforts to improve risk stratification. Nat Clin Pract Oncol 2007; 4:295-304. PubMed
  • Ullrich NJ, Robertson R, Kinnamon DD, Scott RM, Kieran MW, Turner CD, Chi SN, Goumnerova L, Proctor M, Tarbell NJ, Marcus KJ, Pomeroy SL. Moyamoya following cranial irradiation for primary brain tumors in children. Neurology 2007; 68:932-8. PubMed
  • Marcus KJ, Astrakas LG, Zurakowski D, Zarifi MK, Mintzopoulos D, Poussaint TY, Anthony DC, De Girolami U, Black PM, Tarbell NJ, Tzika AA. Predicting survival of children with CNS tumors using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging biomarkers. Int J Oncol 2007; 30:651-7. PubMed
  • Jagsi R, Butterton JR, Starr R, Tarbell NJ. A targeted intervention for the career development of women in academic medicine. Arch Intern Med 2007; 167:343-5. PubMed
  • Donaldson SS, Link MP, Weinstein HJ, Rai SN, Brain S, Billett AL, Hurwitz CA, Krasin M, Kun LE, Marcus KC, Tarbell NJ, Young JA, Hudson MM. Final results of a prospective clinical trial with VAMP and low-dose involved-field radiation for children with low-risk Hodgkin's disease. J Clin Oncol 2007; 25:332-7. PubMed
  • Jagsi R, Tarbell NJ. Women in radiation oncology: time to break through the glass ceiling. J Am Coll Radiol 2007; 3:901-3. PubMed
  • Yock TI, Krailo M, Fryer CJ, Donaldson SS, Miser JS, Chen Z, Bernstein M, Laurie F, Gebhardt MC, Grier HE, Tarbell NJ,. Local control in pelvic Ewing sarcoma: analysis from INT-0091--a report from the Children's Oncology Group. J Clin Oncol 2006; 24:3838-43. PubMed
  • Jagsi R, Guancial EA, Worobey CC, Henault LE, Chang Y, Starr R, Tarbell NJ, Hylek EM. The "gender gap" in authorship of academic medical literature--a 35-year perspective. N Engl J Med 2006; 355:281-7. PubMed
  • Jahraus CD, Tarbell NJ. Optic pathway gliomas. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2006; 46:586-96. PubMed
  • Miralbell R, Fitzgerald TJ, Laurie F, Kessel S, Glicksman A, Friedman HS, Urie M, Kepner JL, Zhou T, Chen Z, Barnes P, Kun L, Tarbell NJ. Radiotherapy in pediatric medulloblastoma: quality assessment of Pediatric Oncology Group Trial 9031. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2006; 64:1325-30. PubMed
  • Adams MJ, Lipsitz SR, Colan SD, Tarbell NJ, Treves ST, Diller L, Greenbaum N, Mauch P, Lipshultz SE. Cardiovascular Status in Long-Term Survivors of Hodgkin's Disease Treated With Chest Radiotherapy. J Clin Oncol 2004; 22:3139-48. PubMed
  • Miser JS, Krailo MD, Tarbell NJ, Link MP, Fryer CJ, Pritchard DJ, Gebhardt MC, Dickman PS, Perlman EJ, Meyers PA, Donaldson SS, Moore S, Rausen AR, Vietti TJ, Grier HE. Treatment of metastatic Ewing's sarcoma or primitive neuroectodermal tumor of bone: evaluation of combination ifosfamide and etoposide--a Children's Cancer Group and Pediatric Oncology Group study. J Clin Oncol 2004; 22:2873-6. PubMed
  • Waber DP, Silverman LB, Catania L, Mautz W, Rue M, Gelber RD, Levy DE, Goldwasser MA, Adams H, Dufresne A, Metzger V, Romero I, Tarbell NJ, Dalton VK, Sallan SE. Outcomes of a randomized trial of hyperfractionated cranial radiation therapy for treatment of high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia: therapeutic efficacy and neurotoxicity. J Clin Oncol 2004; 22:2701-7. PubMed
  • Jagsi R, DeLaney TF, Donelan K, Tarbell NJ. Real-time rationing of scarce resources: the Northeast Proton Therapy Center experience. J Clin Oncol 2004; 22:2246-50. PubMed
  • Kirsch DG, Tarbell NJ. New technologies in radiation therapy for pediatric brain tumors: the rationale for proton radiation therapy. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2004; 42:461-4. PubMed
  • Tzika AA, Astrakas LG, Zarifi MK, Zurakowski D, Poussaint TY, Goumnerova L, Tarbell NJ, Black PM. Spectroscopic and perfusion magnetic resonance imaging predictors of progression in pediatric brain tumors. Cancer 2004; 100:1246-56. PubMed
  • Viswanathan AN, Grier HE, Litman HJ, Perez-Atayde A, Tarbell NJ, Neuberg D, Shamberger RC, Marcus KJ. Outcome for children with group III rhabdomyosarcoma treated with or without radiotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2004; 58:1208-14. PubMed
  • St Clair WH, Adams JA, Bues M, Fullerton BC, La Shell S, Kooy HM, Loeffler JS, Tarbell NJ. Advantage of protons compared to conventional X-ray or IMRT in the treatment of a pediatric patient with medulloblastoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2004; 58:727-34. PubMed
  • Friedmann AM, Tarbell NJ, Schaefer PW, Hoch BL. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Weekly clinicopathological exercises. Case 4-2004. A nine-month-old boy with an orbital rhabdomyosarcoma. N Engl J Med 2004; 350:494-502. PubMed
  • Kirsch DG, Tarbell NJ. Conformal radiation therapy for childhood CNS tumors. Oncologist 2004; 9:442-50. PubMed
  • Fung CY, Tarbell NJ, Lucarelli MJ, Goldberg SI, Linggood RM, Harris NL, Ferry JA. Ocular adnexal lymphoma: clinical behavior of distinct World Health Organization classification subtypes. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2003; 57:1382-91. PubMed
  • Dalton VK, Rue M, Silverman LB, Gelber RD, Asselin BL, Barr RD, Clavell LA, Hurwitz CA, Moghrabi A, Samson Y, Schorin M, Tarbell NJ, Sallan SE, Cohen LE. Height and weight in children treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia: relationship to CNS treatment. J Clin Oncol 2003; 21:2953-60. PubMed
  • Carpentieri SC, Waber DP, Pomeroy SL, Scott RM, Goumnerova LC, Kieran MW, Billett AL, Tarbell NJ. Neuropsychological functioning after surgery in children treated for brain tumor. Neurosurgery 2003; 52:1348-56; discussion 1356-. PubMed
  • Daly A, McAfee S, Dey B, Colby C, Schulte L, Yeap B, Sackstein R, Tarbell NJ, Sachs D, Sykes M, Spitzer TR. Nonmyeloablative bone marrow transplantation: Infectious complications in 65 recipients of HLA-identical and mismatched transplants. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2003; 9:373-82. PubMed
  • Dey BR, McAfee S, Colby C, Sackstein R, Saidman S, Tarbell N, Sachs DH, Sykes M, Spitzer TR. Impact of prophylactic donor leukocyte infusions on mixed chimerism, graft-versus-host disease, and antitumor response in patients with advanced hematologic malignancies treated with nonmyeloablative conditioning and allogeneic bone marrow transplantation Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2003; 9:320-9. PubMed
  • Marcus KJ, Dutton SC, Barnes P, Coleman CN, Pomeroy SL, Goumnerova L, Billett AL, Kieran M, Tarbell NJ. A phase I trial of etanidazole and hyperfractionated radiotherapy in children with diffuse brainstem glioma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2003; 55:1182-5. PubMed
  • Ng AK, Bernardo MV, Weller E, Backstrand K, Silver B, Marcus KC, Tarbell NJ, Stevenson MA, Friedberg JW, Mauch PM. Second malignancy after Hodgkin disease treated with radiation therapy with or without chemotherapy: long-term risks and risk factors. Blood 2002; 100:1989-96. PubMed
  • Friedmann AM, Hudson MM, Weinstein HJ, Donaldson SS, Kun L, Tarbell NJ, Link MP. Treatment of unfavorable childhood Hodgkin's disease with VEPA and low-dose, involved-field radiation. J Clin Oncol 2002; 20:3088-94. PubMed
  • Donaldson SS, Hudson MM, Lamborn KR, Link MP, Kun L, Billett AL, Marcus KC, Hurwitz CA, Young JA, Tarbell NJ, Weinstein HJ. VAMP and low-dose, involved-field radiation for children and adolescents with favorable, early-stage Hodgkin's disease: results of a prospective clinical trial. J Clin Oncol 2002; 20:3081-7. PubMed
  • Ng AK, Bernardo MP, Weller E, Backstrand KH, Silver B, Marcus KC, Tarbell NJ, Friedberg J, Canellos GP, Mauch PM. Long-term survival and competing causes of death in patients with early-stage Hodgkin's disease treated at age 50 or younger. J Clin Oncol 2002; 20:2101-8. PubMed
  • Diller L, Medeiros Nancarrow C, Shaffer K, Matulonis U, Mauch P, Neuberg D, Tarbell NJ, Litman H, Garber J. Breast cancer screening in women previously treated for Hodgkin's disease: a prospective cohort study. J Clin Oncol 2002; 20:2085-91. PubMed
  • LeClerc JM, Billett AL, Gelber RD, Dalton V, Tarbell N, Lipton JM, Barr R, Clavell LA, Asselin B, Hurwitz C, Schorin M, Lipshultz SE, Declerck L, Silverman LB, Cohen HJ, Sallan SE. Treatment of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: results of Dana-Farber ALL Consortium Protocol 87-01. J Clin Oncol 2002; 20:237-46. PubMed
  • Carpentieri SC, Waber DP, Scott RM, Goumnerova LC, Kieran MW, Cohen LE, Kim F, Billett AL, Tarbell NJ, Pomeroy SL. Memory deficits among children with craniopharyngiomas. Neurosurgery 2002; 49:1053-7; discussion 1057-8. PubMed
  • Zissiadis Y, Dutton S, Kieran M, Goumnerova L, Scott RM, Kooy HM, Tarbell NJ. Stereotactic radiotherapy for pediatric intracranial germ cell tumors. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2001; 51:108-12. PubMed
  • Hodgson DC, Goumnerova LC, Loeffler JS, Dutton S, Black PM, Alexander E, Xu R, Kooy H, Silver B, Tarbell NJ. Radiosurgery in the management of pediatric brain tumors. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2001; 50:929-35. PubMed
  • Waber DP, Shapiro BL, Carpentieri SC, Gelber RD, Zou G, Dufresne A, Romero I, Tarbell NJ, Silverman LB, Sallan SE. Excellent therapeutic efficacy and minimal late neurotoxicity in children treated with 18 grays of cranial radiation therapy for high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a 7-year follow-up study of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Consortium Protocol 87-01 Cancer 2001; 92:15-22. PubMed
  • Backstrand KH, Ng AK, Takvorian RW, Jones EL, Fisher DC, Molnar-Griffin BJ, Silver B, Tarbell NJ, Mauch PM. Results of a prospective trial of mantle irradiation alone for selected patients with early-stage Hodgkin's disease. J Clin Oncol 2001; 19:736-41. PubMed
  • Tzika AA, Zurakowski D, Poussaint TY, Goumnerova L, Astrakas LG, Barnes PD, Anthony DC, Billett AL, Tarbell NJ, Scott RM, Black PM. Proton magnetic spectroscopic imaging of the child's brain: the response of tumors to treatment. Neuroradiology 2001; 43:169-77. PubMed
  • Chan AW, Tarbell NJ, Black PM, Louis DN, Frosch MP, Ancukiewicz M, Chapman P, Loeffler JS. Adult medulloblastoma: prognostic factors and patterns of relapse. Neurosurgery 2000; 47:623-31; discussion 631-2. PubMed
  • Waber DP, Carpentieri SC, Klar N, Silverman LB, Schwenn M, Hurwitz CA, Mullenix PJ, Tarbell NJ, Sallan SE. Cognitive sequelae in children treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia with dexamethasone or prednisone. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2000; 22:206-13. PubMed
  • Young Poussaint T, Yousuf N, Barnes PD, Anthony DC, Zurakowski D, Scott RM, Tarbell NJ. Cervicomedullary astrocytomas of childhood: clinical and imaging follow-up. Pediatr Radiol 1999; 29:662-8. PubMed
  • Nichols KE, Levitz S, Shannon KE, Wahrer DC, Bell DW, Chang G, Hegde S, Neuberg D, Shafman T, Tarbell NJ, Mauch P, Ishioka C, Haber DA, Diller L. Heterozygous germline ATM mutations do not contribute to radiation-associated malignancies after Hodgkin's disease. J Clin Oncol 1999; 17:1259. PubMed
  • Kim JY, Sutton ME, Lu DJ, Cho TA, Goumnerova LC, Goritchenko L, Kaufman JR, Lam KK, Billet AL, Tarbell NJ, Wu J, Allen JC, Stiles CD, Segal RA, Pomeroy SL. Activation of neurotrophin-3 receptor TrkC induces apoptosis in medulloblastomas. Cancer Res 1999; 59:711-9. PubMed
  • Cormack RA, Kooy HM, Bellerive MR, Loeffler JS, Petersen RA, Tarbell NJ. A stereotactic radiation therapy device for retinoblastoma using a noncircular collimator and intensity filter. Med Phys 1998; 25:1438-42. PubMed
  • Poussaint TY, Kowal JR, Barnes PD, Zurakowski D, Anthony DC, Goumnerova L, Tarbell NJ. Tectal tumors of childhood: clinical and imaging follow-up. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 1998; 19:977-83. PubMed
  • Marcus KC, Grier HE, Shamberger RC, Gebhardt MC, Perez-Atayde A, Silver B, Tarbell NJ. Childhood soft tissue sarcoma: a 20-year experience. J Pediatr 1997; 131:603-7. PubMed
  • Tao ML, Barnes PD, Billett AL, Leong T, Shrieve DC, Scott RM, Tarbell NJ. Childhood optic chiasm gliomas: radiographic response following radiotherapy and long-term clinical outcome. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 1997; 39:579-87. PubMed
  • Poussaint TY, Barnes PD, Nichols K, Anthony DC, Cohen L, Tarbell NJ, Goumnerova L. Diencephalic syndrome: clinical features and imaging findings. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 1997; 18:1499-505. PubMed
  • Poussaint TY, Barnes PD, Anthony DC, Spack N, Scott RM, Tarbell NJ. Hemorrhagic pituitary adenomas of adolescence. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 1996; 17:1907-12. PubMed
  • Bakardjiev AI, Barnes PD, Goumnerova LC, Black PM, Scott RM, Pomeroy SL, Billett A, Loeffler JS, Tarbell NJ. Magnetic resonance imaging changes after stereotactic radiation therapy for childhood low grade astrocytoma. Cancer 1996; 78:864-73. PubMed
  • Mauch PM, Kalish LA, Marcus KC, Coleman CN, Shulman LN, Krill E, Come S, Silver B, Canellos GP, Tarbell NJ. Second malignancies after treatment for laparotomy staged IA-IIIB Hodgkin's disease: long-term analysis of risk factors and outcome. Blood 1996; 87:3625-32. PubMed
  • Chan CY, Molrine DC, George S, Tarbell NJ, Mauch P, Diller L, Shamberger RC, Phillips NR, Goorin A, Ambrosino DM. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine primes for antibody responses to polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccine after treatment of Hodgkin's disease. J Infect Dis 1996; 173:256-8. PubMed
  • Molrine DC, George S, Tarbell N, Mauch P, Diller L, Neuberg D, Shamberger RC, Anderson EL, Phillips NR, Kinsella K. Antibody responses to polysaccharide and polysaccharide-conjugate vaccines after treatment of Hodgkin disease. Ann Intern Med 1995; 123:828-34. PubMed
  • White FV, Anthony DC, Yunis EJ, Tarbell NJ, Scott RM, Schofield DE. Nonrandom chromosomal gains in pilocytic astrocytomas of childhood. Hum Pathol 1995; 26:979-86. PubMed
  • Poussaint TY, Siffert J, Barnes PD, Pomeroy SL, Goumnerova LC, Anthony DC, Sallan SE, Tarbell NJ. Hemorrhagic vasculopathy after treatment of central nervous system neoplasia in childhood: diagnosis and follow-up. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 1995; 16:693-9. PubMed
  • Patrice SJ, Tarbell NJ, Goumnerova LC, Shrieve DC, Black PM, Loeffler JS. Results of radiosurgery in the management of recurrent and residual medulloblastoma. Pediatr Neurosurg 1995; 22:197-203. PubMed
  • Dunbar SF, Tarbell NJ, Kooy HM, Alexander E, Black PM, Barnes PD, Goumnerova L, Scott RM, Pomeroy SL, La Vally B. Stereotactic radiotherapy for pediatric and adult brain tumors: preliminary report. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 1994; 30:531-9. PubMed
  • Hetelekidis S, Barnes PD, Tao ML, Fischer EG, Schneider L, Scott RM, Tarbell NJ. 20-year experience in childhood craniopharyngioma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 1993; 27:189-95. PubMed
  • Eng C, Li FP, Abramson DH, Ellsworth RM, Wong FL, Goldman MB, Seddon J, Tarbell N, Boice JD. Mortality from second tumors among long-term survivors of retinoblastoma. J Natl Cancer Inst 1993; 85:1121-8. PubMed
  • Healey EA, Barnes PD, Kupsky WJ, Scott RM, Sallan SE, Black PM, Tarbell NJ. The prognostic significance of postoperative residual tumor in ependymoma. Neurosurgery 1991; 28:666-71; discussion 671-2. PubMed
  • Pierce SM, Barnes PD, Loeffler JS, McGinn C, Tarbell NJ. Definitive radiation therapy in the management of symptomatic patients with optic glioma. Survival and long-term effects. Cancer 1990; 65:45-52. PubMed