Robert Cormack, PhD

Brigham And Women's Hospital

Brigham And Women's Hospital


rcormack@lroc.harvard.edu

Robert Cormack, PhD

Brigham And Women's Hospital

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School
  • Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology, Brigham And Women's Hospital

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Publications

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  • Wang W, Dumoulin CL, Viswanathan AN, Tse ZT, Mehrtash A, Loew W, Norton I, Tokuda J, Seethamraju RT, Kapur T, Damato AL, Cormack RA, Schmidt EJ. Real-time active MR-tracking of metallic stylets in MR-guided radiation therapy. Magn Reson Med 2015. PubMed
  • Damato AL, Cormack RA, Viswanathan AN. A novel intracavitary applicator design for the treatment of deep vaginal fornices: preliminary dose metrics and geometric analysis. J Contemp Brachytherapy 2015; 7:48-54. PubMed
  • Kumar R, Belz J, Markovic S, Jadhav T, Fowle W, Niedre M, Cormack R, Makrigiorgos MG, Sridhar S. Nanoparticle-based brachytherapy spacers for delivery of localized combined chemoradiation therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2015; 91:393-400. PubMed
  • Altundal Y, Cifter G, Detappe A, Sajo E, Tsiamas P, Zygmanski P, Berbeco R, Cormack RA, Makrigiorgos M, Ngwa W. New potential for enhancing concomitant chemoradiotherapy with FDA approved concentrations of cisplatin via the photoelectric effect. 2015; 31:25-30. PubMed
  • Sinha N, Cifter G, Sajo E, Kumar R, Sridhar S, Nguyen PL, Cormack RA, Makrigiorgos GM, Ngwa W. Brachytherapy application with in situ dose painting administered by gold nanoparticle eluters. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2015; 91:385-92. PubMed
  • Damato AL, Lee LJ, Bhagwat MS, Buzurovic I, Cormack RA, Finucane S, Hansen JL, O'Farrell DA, Offiong A, Randall U, Friesen S, Viswanathan AN. Redesign of process map to increase efficiency: Reducing procedure time in cervical cancer brachytherapy. Brachytherapy 2015. PubMed
  • Damato AL, Devlin PM, Bhagwat MS, Buzurovic I, Friesen S, Hansen JL, Lee LJ, Molodowitch C, Nguyen PL, O'Farrell DA, Viswanathan AN, Williams CL, Killoran JH, Cormack RA. Independent brachytherapy plan verification software: improving efficacy and efficiency. Radiother Oncol 2014; 113:420-4. PubMed
  • Podder TK, Beaulieu L, Caldwell B, Cormack RA, Crass JB, Dicker AP, Fenster A, Fichtinger G, Meltsner MA, Moerland MA, Nath R, Rivard MJ, Salcudean T, Song DY, Thomadsen BR, Yu Y, , . AAPM and GEC-ESTRO guidelines for image-guided robotic brachytherapy: report of Task Group 192. Med Phys 2014; 41:101501. PubMed
  • Damato AL, Viswanathan AN, Don SM, Hansen JL, Cormack RA. A system to use electromagnetic tracking for the quality assurance of brachytherapy catheter digitization. Med Phys 2014; 41:101702. PubMed
  • Damato AL, Townamchai K, Albert M, Bair RJ, Cormack RA, Jang J, Kovacs A, Lee LJ, Mak KS, Mirabeau-Beale KL, Mouw KW, Phillips JG, Pretz JL, Russo AL, Lewis JH, Viswanathan AN. Dosimetric consequences of interobserver variability in delineating the organs at risk in gynecologic interstitial brachytherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2014; 89:674-81. PubMed
  • Niedermayr TR, Nguyen PL, Murciano-Goroff YR, Kovtun KA, Neubauer Sugar E, Cail DW, O'Farrell DA, Hansen JL, Cormack RA, Buzurovic I, Wolfsberger LT, O'Leary MP, Steele GS, Devlin PM, Orio PF. Placement of empty catheters for an HDR-emulating LDR prostate brachytherapy technique: comparison to standard intraoperative planning. Brachytherapy 2014. PubMed
  • Murciano-Goroff YR, Wolfsberger LD, Parekh A, Fennessy FM, Tuncali K, Orio PF, Niedermayr TR, Suh WW, Devlin PM, Tempany CM, Sugar EH, O'Farrell DA, Steele G, O'Leary M, Buzurovic I, Damato AL, Cormack RA, Fedorov AY, Nguyen PL. Variability in MRI vs. ultrasound measures of prostate volume and its impact on treatment recommendations for favorable-risk prostate cancer patients: a case series. Radiat Oncol 2014; 9:200. PubMed
  • Damato AL, Viswanathan AN, Cormack RA. Validation of mathematical models for the prediction of organs-at-risk dosimetric metrics in high-dose-rate gynecologic interstitial brachytherapy. Med Phys 2013; 40:101711. PubMed
  • Kumar R, Kulkarni A, Nabulsi J, Nagesha DK, Cormack R, Makrigiorgos MG, Sridhar S. Facile Synthesis of PEGylated PLGA Nanoparticles Encapsulating Doxorubicin and its In Vitro Evaluation as Potent Drug Delivery Vehicle. Drug Deliv Transl Res 2015; 3:299-308. PubMed
  • Ngwa W, Korideck H, Kassis AI, Kumar R, Sridhar S, Makrigiorgos GM, Cormack RA. In vitro radiosensitization by gold nanoparticles during continuous low-dose-rate gamma irradiation with I-125 brachytherapy seeds. 2012. PubMed
  • Pursley J, Risholm P, Fedorov A, Tuncali K, Fennessy FM, Wells WM, Tempany CM, Cormack RA. A Bayesian nonrigid registration method to enhance intraoperative target definition in image-guided prostate procedures through uncertainty characterization. Med Phys 2012; 39:6858-67. PubMed
  • Nguyen PL, Chen MH, Zhang Y, Tempany CM, Cormack RA, Beard CJ, Hurwitz MD, Suh WW, D'Amico AV. Updated results of magnetic resonance imaging guided partial prostate brachytherapy for favorable risk prostate cancer: implications for focal therapy. J Urol 2012; 188:1151-6. PubMed
  • Risholm P, Janoos F, Pursley J, Fedorov A, Tempany C, Cormack RA, Wells WM. Selection of optimal hyper-parameters for estimation of uncertainty in MRI-TRUS registration of the prostate. Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv 2013; 15:107-14. PubMed
  • Holloway CL, Macklin EA, Cormack RA, Viswanathan AN. Should the organs at risk be contoured in vaginal cuff brachytherapy? Brachytherapy 2011. PubMed
  • Nagesha DK, Tada DB, Stambaugh CK, Gultepe E, Jost E, Levy CO, Cormack R, Makrigiorgos GM, Sridhar S. Radiosensitizer-eluting nanocoatings on gold fiducials for biological in-situ image-guided radio therapy (BIS-IGRT). Phys Med Biol 2010; 55:6039-52. PubMed
  • Tada DB, Singh S, Nagesha D, Jost E, Levy CO, Gultepe E, Cormack R, Makrigiorgos GM, Sridhar S. Chitosan film containing poly(D,L-lactic-co-glycolic acid) nanoparticles: a platform for localized dual-drug release. 2010; 27:1738-45. PubMed
  • Mutyala S, Stewart A, Khan AJ, Cormack RA, O'Farrell D, Sugarbaker D, Devlin PM. Permanent iodine-125 interstitial planar seed brachytherapy for close or positive margins for thoracic malignancies. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2010; 76:1114-20. PubMed
  • Cormack RA, Sridhar S, Suh WW, D'Amico AV, Makrigiorgos GM. Biological in situ dose painting for image-guided radiation therapy using drug-loaded implantable devices. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2010; 76:615-23. PubMed
  • Viswanathan AN, Cormack R, Rawal B, Lee H. Increasing brachytherapy dose predicts survival for interstitial and tandem-based radiation for stage IIIB cervical cancer. Int J Gynecol Cancer 2009; 19:1402-6. PubMed
  • Holloway CL, Racine ML, Cormack RA, O'Farrell DA, Viswanathan AN. Sigmoid dose using 3D imaging in cervical-cancer brachytherapy. Radiother Oncol 2009; 93:307-10. PubMed
  • Chin DW,Treister N,Friedland B,Cormack RA,Tishler RB,Makrigiorgos GM,Court LE. Effect of dental restorations and prostheses on radiotherapy dose distribution: a Monte Carlo study. J Appl Clin Med Phys 2009; 10:2853. PubMed
  • Zygmanski P,Hogele W,Cormack R,Chin L,Loschel R. A volumetric-modulated arc therapy using sub-conformal dynamic arc with a monotonic dynamic multileaf collimator modulation. Phys Med Biol 2008; 53:6395-417. PubMed
  • Stewart AJ, Cormack RA, Lee H, Xiong L, Hansen JL, O'Farrell DA, Viswanathan AN. Prospective Clinical Trial of Bladder Filling and Three-Dimensional Dosimetry in High-Dose-Rate Vaginal Cuff Brachytherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2008; 72:843-8. PubMed
  • Cormack RA,Devlin PM. Brachytherapy partial breast irradiation: analyzing effect of source configurations on dose metrics relevant to toxicity. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2008; 71:940-4. PubMed
  • Albert M, Song JS, Schultz D, Cormack RA, Tempany CM, Haker S, Devlin PM, Beard C, Hurwitz MD, Suh WW, Jolesz F, D'Amico AV. Defining the rectal dose constraint for permanent radioactive seed implantation of the prostate. Urol Oncol 2008; 26:147-52. PubMed
  • Stewart AJ,O'Farrell DA,Cormack RA,Hansen JL,Khan AJ,Mutyala S,Devlin PM. Dose volume histogram analysis of normal structures associated with accelerated partial breast irradiation delivered by high dose rate brachytherapy and comparison with whole breast external beam radiotherapy fields. Radiat Oncol 2008; 3:39. PubMed
  • Cormack RA, Holloway CL, O'Farrell D, Devlin PM. Permanent planar iodine-125 implants: the dosimetric effect of geometric parameters for idealized source configurations. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2007; 69:1310-5. PubMed
  • Nguyen PL, Chen MH, D'Amico AV, Tempany CM, Steele GS, Albert M, Cormack RA, Carr-Locke DL, Bleday R, Suh WW. Magnetic resonance image-guided salvage brachytherapy after radiation in select men who initially presented with favorable-risk prostate cancer: a prospective phase 2 study. Cancer 2007; 110:1485-92. PubMed
  • Song JS, Court LE, Cormack RA. Monte Carlo calculation of rectal dose when using an intrarectal balloon during prostate radiation therapy. Med Dosim 2007; 32:151-6. PubMed
  • Xiang HF, Song JS, Chin DW, Cormack RA, Tishler RB, Makrigiorgos GM, Court LE, Chin LM. Build-up and surface dose measurements on phantoms using micro-MOSFET in 6 and 10 MV x-ray beams and comparisons with Monte Carlo calculations. Med Phys 2007; 34:1266-73. PubMed
  • Stewart AJ, O'Farrell DA, Mutyala S, Bueno R, Sugarbaker DJ, Cormack RA, Devlin PM. Severe toxicity after permanent radioactive seed implantation for mediastinal carcinoid tumors. Brachytherapy 2007; 6:58-61. PubMed
  • Court LE, D'Amico AV, Kadam D, Cormack R. Motion and shape change when using an endorectal balloon during prostate radiation therapy. Radiother Oncol 2006; 81:184-9. PubMed
  • Court LE, Jahnke L, Chin D, Song J, Cormack R, Zygmanski P, Tishler RB, Chin L. Dynamic IMRT treatments of sinus region tumors: comparison of Monte Carlo calculations with treatment planning system calculations and ion chamber measurements. Technol Cancer Res Treat 2006; 5:489-95. PubMed
  • Viswanathan AN, Cormack R, Holloway CL, Tanaka C, O'farrell D, Devlin PM, Tempany C. Magnetic resonance-guided interstitial therapy for vaginal recurrence of endometrial cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2006; 66:91-9. PubMed
  • Xiong L, Viswanathan A, Stewart AJ, Haker S, Tempany CM, Chin LM, Cormack RA. Deformable structure registration of bladder through surface mapping. Med Phys 2006; 33:1848-56. PubMed
  • Court LE, Tishler RB, Petit J, Cormack R, Chin L. Automatic online adaptive radiation therapy techniques for targets with significant shape change: a feasibility study. Phys Med Biol 2006; 51:2493-501. PubMed
  • Viswanathan AN, Szymonifka J, Tempany-Afdhal CM, O'Farrell DA, Cormack RA. A prospective trial of real-time magnetic resonance-guided catheter placement in interstitial gynecologic brachytherapy. Brachytherapy 2013; 12:240-7. PubMed
  • Damato AL, Cormack RA, Viswanathan AN. Characterization of implant displacement and deformation in gynecologic interstitial brachytherapy. Brachytherapy 2014; 13:100-9. PubMed
  • Nguyen PL,Chen RC,Clark JA,Cormack RA,Loffredo M,McMahon E,Nguyen AU,Suh WW,Tempany CM,D'Amico AV. Patient-reported quality of life after salvage brachytherapy for radio-recurrent prostate cancer: A prospective Phase II study. Brachytherapy 2009; 8:345-52. PubMed
  • Racine ML, Holloway CL, Cormack RA, O'Farrell DA, Viswanathan AN. Dosimetric Analysis of 3D Image-Guided Cervical Cancer Low-dose-rate Tandem and Ovoid and Interstitial Brachytherapy 2009.
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