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Alphonse G. Taghian, Ph.D., M.D.

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This page shows the publications co-authored by Alphonse Taghian and Michelle Specht.
Connection Strength

5.526
  1. Specht MC, Miller CL, Russell TA, Horick N, Skolny MN, O'Toole JA, Jammallo LS, Niemierko A, Sadek BT, Shenouda MN, Finkelstein DM, Smith BL, Taghian AG. Defining a threshold for intervention in breast cancer-related lymphedema: what level of arm volume increase predicts progression? Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Aug; 140(3):485-94.
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    Score: 0.606
  2. Specht MC, Miller CL, Skolny MN, Jammallo LS, O'Toole J, Horick N, Isakoff SJ, Smith BL, Taghian AG. Residual lymph node disease after neoadjuvant chemotherapy predicts an increased risk of lymphedema in node-positive breast cancer patients. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Sep; 20(9):2835-41.
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    Score: 0.597
  3. Miller CL, Colwell AS, Horick N, Skolny MN, Jammallo LS, O'Toole JA, Shenouda MN, Sadek BT, Swaroop MN, Ferguson CM, Smith BL, Specht MC, Taghian AG. Immediate Implant Reconstruction Is Associated With a Reduced Risk of Lymphedema Compared to Mastectomy Alone: A Prospective Cohort Study. Ann Surg. 2016 Feb; 263(2):399-405.
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    Score: 0.180
  4. Ferguson CM, Swaroop MN, Horick N, Skolny MN, Miller CL, Jammallo LS, Brunelle C, O'Toole JA, Salama L, Specht MC, Taghian AG. Impact of Ipsilateral Blood Draws, Injections, Blood Pressure Measurements, and Air Travel on the Risk of Lymphedema for Patients Treated for Breast Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Mar 01; 34(7):691-8.
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    Score: 0.178
  5. Sadek BT, Homayounfar G, Abi Raad RF, Niemierko A, Shenouda MN, Keruakous AR, Specht MC, Taghian AG. Is a higher boost dose of radiation necessary after breast-conserving therapy for patients with breast cancer with final close or positive margins? Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2015 Nov; 154(1):71-9.
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    Score: 0.176
  6. Swaroop MN, Ferguson CM, Horick NK, Skolny MN, Miller CL, Jammallo LS, Brunelle CL, O'Toole JA, Isakoff SJ, Specht MC, Taghian AG. Impact of adjuvant taxane-based chemotherapy on development of breast cancer-related lymphedema: results from a large prospective cohort. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2015 Jun; 151(2):393-403.
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    Score: 0.171
  7. Chandra RA, Miller CL, Skolny MN, Warren LE, Horick N, Jammallo LS, Sadek BT, Shenouda MN, O'Toole J, Specht MC, Taghian AG. Radiation therapy risk factors for development of lymphedema in patients treated with regional lymph node irradiation for breast cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Mar 15; 91(4):760-4.
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    Score: 0.169
  8. O'Toole JA, Ferguson CM, Swaroop MN, Horick N, Skolny MN, Brunelle CL, Miller CL, Jammallo LS, Specht MC, Taghian AG. The impact of breast cancer-related lymphedema on the ability to perform upper extremity activities of daily living. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2015 Apr; 150(2):381-8.
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    Score: 0.169
  9. Jammallo LS, Miller CL, Horick NK, Skolny MN, O'Toole J, Specht MC, Taghian AG. Factors associated with fear of lymphedema after treatment for breast cancer. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2014 Sep; 41(5):473-83.
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    Score: 0.163
  10. Keruakous AR, Sadek BT, Shenouda MN, Niemierko A, Abi Raad RF, Specht M, Smith BL, Taghian AG. The impact of isolated tumor cells on loco-regional recurrence in breast cancer patients treated with breast-conserving treatment or mastectomy without post-mastectomy radiation therapy. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Jul; 146(2):365-70.
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    Score: 0.161
  11. 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 Nov 01; 90(3):493-500.
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    Score: 0.160
  12. Miller CL, Specht MC, Skolny MN, Horick N, Jammallo LS, O'Toole J, Shenouda MN, Sadek BT, Smith BL, Taghian AG. Risk of lymphedema after mastectomy: potential benefit of applying ACOSOG Z0011 protocol to mastectomy patients. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Feb; 144(1):71-7.
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    Score: 0.157
  13. Warren LE, Miller CL, Horick N, Skolny MN, Jammallo LS, Sadek BT, Shenouda MN, O'Toole JA, MacDonald SM, Specht MC, Taghian AG. The impact of radiation therapy on the risk of lymphedema after treatment for breast cancer: a prospective cohort study. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Mar 01; 88(3):565-71.
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    Score: 0.156
  14. Jammallo LS, Miller CL, Singer M, Horick NK, Skolny MN, Specht MC, O'Toole J, Taghian AG. Impact of body mass index and weight fluctuation on lymphedema risk in patients treated for breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Nov; 142(1):59-67.
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    Score: 0.154
  15. O'Toole J, Miller CL, Specht MC, Skolny MN, Jammallo LS, Horick N, Elliott K, Niemierko A, Taghian AG. Cording following treatment for breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Jul; 140(1):105-11.
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    Score: 0.150
  16. O'Toole J, Jammallo LS, Skolny MN, Miller CL, Elliott K, Specht MC, Taghian AG. Lymphedema following treatment for breast cancer: a new approach to an old problem. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2013 Nov; 88(2):437-46.
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    Score: 0.150
  17. Miller CL, Specht MC, Horick N, Skolny MN, Jammallo LS, O'Toole J, Taghian AG. A novel, validated method to quantify breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) following bilateral breast surgery. Lymphology. 2013 Jun; 46(2):64-74.
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    Score: 0.150
  18. O'Toole J, Jammallo LS, Miller CL, Skolny MN, Specht MC, Taghian AG. Screening for breast cancer-related lymphedema: the need for standardization. Oncologist. 2013; 18(4):350-2.
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    Score: 0.148
  19. MacDonald SM, Patel SA, Hickey S, Specht M, Isakoff SJ, Gadd M, Smith BL, Yeap BY, Adams J, Delaney TF, Kooy H, Lu HM, Taghian AG. Proton therapy for breast cancer after mastectomy: early outcomes of a prospective clinical trial. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013 Jul 01; 86(3):484-90.
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    Score: 0.148
  20. O'Toole J, Jammallo LS, Miller CL, Skolny MN, Specht MC, Taghian AG. In reply. Oncologist. 2013; 18(11):1243-4.
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    Score: 0.145
  21. Ancukiewicz M, Miller CL, Skolny MN, O'Toole J, Warren LE, Jammallo LS, Specht MC, Taghian AG. Erratum to: Comparison of relative versus absolute arm size change as criteria for quantifying breast cancer-related lymphedema: the flaws in current studies and need for universal methodology. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Nov; 136(2):623.
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    Score: 0.144
  22. Miller CL, Specht MC, Skolny MN, Jammallo LS, Horick N, O'Toole J, Coopey SB, Hughes K, Gadd M, Smith BL, Taghian AG. Sentinel lymph node biopsy at the time of mastectomy does not increase the risk of lymphedema: implications for prophylactic surgery. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Oct; 135(3):781-9.
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    Score: 0.142
  23. Ancukiewicz M, Miller CL, Skolny MN, O'Toole J, Warren LE, Jammallo LS, Specht MC, Taghian AG. Comparison of relative versus absolute arm size change as criteria for quantifying breast cancer-related lymphedema: the flaws in current studies and need for universal methodology. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Aug; 135(1):145-52.
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    Score: 0.140
  24. 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 Nov 01; 84(3):e271-7.
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    Score: 0.140
  25. Ancukiewicz M, Russell TA, Otoole J, Specht M, Singer M, Kelada A, Murphy CD, Pogachar J, Gioioso V, Patel M, Skolny M, Smith BL, Taghian AG. Standardized method for quantification of developing lymphedema in patients treated for breast cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Apr 01; 79(5):1436-43.
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    Score: 0.122
  26. Katz A, Smith BL, Golshan M, Niemierko A, Kobayashi W, Raad RA, Kelada A, Rizk L, Wong JS, Bellon JR, Gadd M, Specht M, Taghian AG. Nomogram for the prediction of having four or more involved nodes for sentinel lymph node-positive breast cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2008 May 01; 26(13):2093-8.
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    Score: 0.105
  27. 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 Nov 01; 66(3):691-8.
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    Score: 0.095
  28. 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 Mar 15; 64(4):1092-9.
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    Score: 0.090
  29. Jimenez RB, Hickey S, DePauw N, Yeap BY, Batin E, Gadd MA, Specht M, Isakoff SJ, Smith BL, Liao EC, Colwell AS, Ho A, Januzzi JL, Passeri J, Neilan TG, Taghian AG, Lu HM, MacDonald SM. Phase II Study of Proton Beam Radiation Therapy for Patients With Breast Cancer Requiring Regional Nodal Irradiation. J Clin Oncol. 2019 10 20; 37(30):2778-2785.
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    Score: 0.058
  30. Spring L, Niemierko A, Haddad S, Yuen M, Comander A, Reynolds K, Shin J, Bahn A, Brachtel E, Specht M, Smith BL, Taghian A, Jimenez R, Peppercorn J, Isakoff SJ, Moy B, Bardia A. Effectiveness and tolerability of neoadjuvant pertuzumab-containing regimens for HER2-positive localized breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2018 Dec; 172(3):733-740.
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    Score: 0.054
  31. Spring L, Greenup R, Niemierko A, Schapira L, Haddad S, Jimenez R, Coopey S, Taghian A, Hughes KS, Isakoff SJ, Ellisen LW, Smith BL, Specht M, Moy B, Bardia A. Pathologic Complete Response After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy and Long-Term Outcomes Among Young Women With Breast Cancer. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2017 10; 15(10):1216-1223.
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    Score: 0.051
  32. Yala A, Barzilay R, Salama L, Griffin M, Sollender G, Bardia A, Lehman C, Buckley JM, Coopey SB, Polubriaginof F, Garber JE, Smith BL, Gadd MA, Specht MC, Gudewicz TM, Guidi AJ, Taghian A, Hughes KS. Using machine learning to parse breast pathology reports. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2017 01; 161(2):203-211.
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    Score: 0.047
  33. Plichta JK, Rai U, Tang R, Coopey SB, Buckley JM, Gadd MA, Specht MC, Hughes KS, Taghian AG, Smith BL. Factors Associated with Recurrence Rates and Long-Term Survival in Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer Ages 40 and Younger. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 10; 23(10):3212-20.
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    Score: 0.046
  34. Tang R, Coopey SB, Colwell AS, Specht MC, Gadd MA, Kansal K, McEvoy MP, Merrill AL, Rai U, Taghian A, Austen WG, Smith BL. Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy in Irradiated Breasts: Selecting Patients to Minimize Complications. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Oct; 22(10):3331-7.
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    Score: 0.043
  35. Camp MS, Greenup RA, Taghian A, Coopey SB, Specht M, Gadd M, Hughes K, Smith BL. Application of ACOSOG Z0011 criteria reduces perioperative costs. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Mar; 20(3):836-41.
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    Score: 0.036
  36. Greenup RA, Camp MS, Taghian AG, Buckley J, Coopey SB, Gadd M, Hughes K, Specht M, Smith BL. Cost comparison of radiation treatment options after lumpectomy for breast cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012 Oct; 19(10):3275-81.
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    Score: 0.035
  37. Buckley JM, Coopey S, Samphao S, Specht MC, Hughes KS, Gadd M, Taghian AG, Smith BL. Recurrence rates and long-term survival in women diagnosed with breast cancer at age 40 and younger. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Sep 20; 29(27_suppl):70.
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    Score: 0.033
  38. Javid SH, Kirstein LJ, Rafferty E, Lipsitz S, Moore R, Rusby JE, Murphy CD, Hughes KS, Specht MC, Taghian AG, Smith BL. Outcome of multiple-wire localization for larger breast cancers: do multiple wires translate into additional imaging, biopsies, and recurrences? Am J Surg. 2009 Sep; 198(3):368-72.
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    Score: 0.029
  39. Kirstein LJ, Rafferty E, Specht MC, Moore RH, Taghian AG, Hughes KS, Gadd MA, Smith BL. Outcomes of multiple wire localization for larger breast cancers: when can mastectomy be avoided? J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Sep; 207(3):342-6.
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    Score: 0.026
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.