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Matthew Jacob Boyer

Medical Instructor in the Department of Radiation Oncology
Radiation Oncology
Box 3085 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Duke Cancer Center, Medicine Circle, Box 3085, Durham, NC 27710

Selected Publications


Radiation technique and outcomes following moderately hypofractionated treatment of low risk prostate cancer: a secondary analysis of RTOG 0415.

Journal Article Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis · March 2024 BACKGROUND: While moderately hypofractionated radiotherapy (MHRT) for prostate cancer (PC) is commonly delivered by intensity modulated radiation therapy, IMRT has not been prospectively compared to three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) in this ... Full text Link to item Cite

Genomic classifiers and prognosis of localized prostate cancer: a systematic review.

Journal Article Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis · January 10, 2024 BACKGROUND: Refinement of the risk classification for localized prostate cancer is warranted to aid in clinical decision making. A systematic analysis was undertaken to evaluate the prognostic ability of three genomic classifiers, Decipher, GPS, and Prolar ... Full text Link to item Cite

Comparing Outcomes of Oligometastases Treated with Hypofractionated Image-Guided Radiotherapy (HIGRT) with a Simultaneous Integrated Boost (SIB) Technique versus Metastasis Alone: A Multi-Institutional Analysis.

Journal Article Cancers (Basel) · May 13, 2022 PURPOSE: We previously reported on the clinical outcomes of treating oligometastases with radiation using an elective simultaneous integrated boost technique (SIB), delivering higher doses to known metastases and reduced doses to adjacent bone or nodal bas ... Full text Link to item Cite

Survival Advantage With Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Locoregionally Advanced Rectal Cancer: A Veterans Health Administration Analysis.

Journal Article J Natl Compr Canc Netw · January 2020 BACKGROUND: Adjuvant chemotherapy (AC) after chemoradiation (CRT) and surgery for locoregionally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) is a standard of care in the United States. This study examined the role, optimal regimen, and duration of AC using data from the ... Full text Link to item Cite

Long-term Clinical Outcomes of Nonoperative Management With Chemoradiotherapy for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer in the Veterans Health Administration.

Journal Article Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys · March 1, 2019 PURPOSE: Standard therapy for locally advanced rectal cancer includes neoadjuvant chemoradiation and surgery. Complete response (CR) rates after chemoradiation can be as high as 29%, suggesting that nonoperative management (NOM) may be reasonable with appr ... Full text Link to item Cite

Increasing PET Use in Small Cell Lung Cancer: Survival Improvement and Stage Migration in the VA Central Cancer Registry.

Journal Article J Natl Compr Canc Netw · February 2019 Background: Accurate staging for small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is critical for determining appropriate therapy. The clinical impact of increasing PET adoption and stage migration is well described in non-small cell lung cancer but not in SCLC. The objectiv ... Full text Link to item Cite

Improved Survival of Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A VA Central Cancer Registry Analysis.

Journal Article J Thorac Oncol · December 2017 INTRODUCTION: The combined impact of advances in diagnosis and treatment of stage I NSCLC has not been assessed comprehensively. To define the survival impact of modern staging and treatment techniques for clinical stage I NSCLC, the Veterans Administratio ... Full text Link to item Cite

Toxicity and quality of life report of a phase II study of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for low and intermediate risk prostate cancer.

Journal Article Radiat Oncol · January 13, 2017 BACKGROUND: Clinical data indicates that delivery of larger daily doses of radiation may improve the therapeutic ratio for prostate cancer compared to conventional fractionation. A phase II study of stereotactic body radiotherapy with real-time motion mana ... Full text Link to item Cite

Toxicity of definitive and post-operative radiation following ipilimumab in non-small cell lung cancer.

Journal Article Lung Cancer · August 2016 To determine the feasibility and toxicity of radiation therapy, delivered either as definitive treatment or following surgery, following neo-adjuvant immune checkpoint inhibition for locally advanced NSCLC sixteen patients who received neo-adjuvant chemoth ... Full text Link to item Cite

Ablative Approaches for Pulmonary Metastases.

Journal Article Thorac Surg Clin · February 2016 Pulmonary metastases are common in patients with cancer for which surgery is considered a standard approach in appropriately selected patients. A number of patients are not candidates for surgery due to a medical comorbidities or the extent of surgery requ ... Full text Link to item Cite

Palliative radiotherapy for prostate cancer.

Journal Article Oncology (Williston Park) · April 2014 Radiotherapy is an effective tool for the palliation of symptoms commonly caused by prostate cancer. The majority of painful bone metastases respond equally well to single or multiple fractions of external radiotherapy. Retreatment with a second course of ... Link to item Cite

Blood vessels engineered from human cells.

Journal Article Lancet · June 18, 2005 Tissue engineering has made considerable progress in the past decade, but advances have stopped short of clinical application for most tissues. We postulated that an obstacle in engineering human tissues is the limited replicative capacity of adult somatic ... Full text Link to item Cite

Human arteries engineered in vitro.

Journal Article EMBO Rep · June 2003 There is a pressing need to develop methods to engineer small-calibre arteries for bypass surgery. We hypothesized that the rate-limiting step that has thwarted previous attempts to engineer such vessels from non-neonatal tissues is the limited proliferati ... Full text Link to item Cite