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Rakesh Patel, MD

Rakesh Patel, MD

Dr. Patel graduated with honors in premedical studies from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, and received his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He joined the UW Radiation Oncology faculty and led the Breast cancer clinical and research program where he was the recipient of two Komen Foundation research grants for targeted breast radiation. Dr Patel has a special interest in targeted radiation therapy with brachytherapy and radiosurgery. He has published over 50 manuscripts and 100 meeting abstracts. He has given over 75 invited national & 28 international lectureships and visiting professorships on Targeted Radiation and 3D-HDR Brachytherapy around the world including China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Australia, India, and multiple European countries. He was elected as the 2010 President of the American Brachytherapy Society and leads several patient and physician training initiatives. He moved to community practice in the Silicon Valley in 2008 and currently serves as the Director of Radiation Oncology at the Targeted Radiation Institutes for VMOC in Pleasanton and Los Gatos, California.

Breast Cancer Symposium

Tuesday, 07 February 2017 00:00

Lead Author Peter Beitsch, with Drs. Paul Baron and Peter Blumencranz, on the NBRST trial with results at ASBS 2016.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 00:00

TME Founder Pat Whitworth on RadioMD

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 00:00

Pat Whitworth wins Scientific Impact Award presenting data from Savi Scout Multi Institutional Study

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 00:00

Evaluation of Percutaneous Vacuum Assisted Intact Specimen Breast Biopsy Device for Ultrasound Visualized Breast Lesions: Underestimation rates and Long Term Follow-up Outcomes for High Risk Lesions and DCIS. Graham ASBS Presentation 2016.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 00:00

TME IPEX Registry Investigator Cathy Graham presents poster on her experience with 469 patients at 2016 Annual American Society of Breast Surgery meeting in Dallas.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 00:00

Replacing Open Surgical Lumpectomy with a Percutaneous Approach for Small Breast Cancers Using the Intact (Breast Lesion Excision System) Percutaneous Excision Device - Schonholz ASBS Presentation 2016

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 00:00

TME IPEX Registry Investigator Steve Schonholz presents poster at 2016 Annual American Society of Breast Surgery meeting in Dallas.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 00:00

Mark Gittleman co-chairs Coding and Reimbursement Symposium at this year’s ASBS (2016). In addition, he served on faculty for both the Introductory Ultrasound and Emerging Technologies in Breast Disease Management Courses

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 00:00

Does the Mammography Debate Miss a Key Point? - Dowling & Dennis

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 00:00

Dr. Pat Whitworth on the Importance of the Luminal Subtype in Breast Cancer - Targeted Oncology

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 00:00

Lapatinib Plasma and Tumor Concentrations and Effects on HER Receptor Phosphorylation in Tumor. Beitsch, Gittleman et al - PLoS One. 2015 Nov.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 00:00

Dr. Whitworth and Dr. Patel Win Top Oncology Poster Award at the 2016 Miami Breast Cancer Conference - A multi-marker test for recurrent risk after BCS +/- RT for DCIS

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 00:00

Paradigm, TME Research Sign Deal to Build Breast Cancer Genomic Registry

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 00:00

TME Research Announce Plans to Commence a Remote Hereditary Breast Cancer Case Review Research Project with Invitae

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 00:00

Targeted Oncology Interview with Dr. Peter Beitsch - Study Reveals HER2 Breast Cancer Subtype Beneficial for Treatment Individualization

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 00:00

Cystosarcoma Phyllodes with Concurrent Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma. Gittleman et al - Breast. 1983.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Cytotoxic Factor Produced in Long Term Interleukin 2 Cultures. Beitsch et al - Cellular and Mol Targets of Cancer Therapy. 1989 Oct.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Cytotoxic Factor Production by IL-2 Cultured Lymphocyte Subpopulations. Beitsch et al - 15th International Cancer Research. 1990.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Macrophages and cancer. Whitworth et al - Cancer Metastasis Rev. 1990 Feb.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Identification of Lymphocyte Subsets Responsible for Cytotoxic Factor Production in IL-2 Cultures of Human Blood and Bone Marrow Lymphocytes. Beitsch et al - 15th International Cancer Research. 1990 Jul.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Surgery Induced Impairment of Natural Immunity in Breast Cancer Patients. Beitsch et al - Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 1991 Oct.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Operative morbidity and risk factor assessment in inguinal lymph node dissection for melanoma patients. Beitsch et al - Am J Surg. 1992.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Induced Impairment of Natural Immunity in Breast Cancer Patients. Beitsch et al - American Assoc. Of Cancer Research. 1992.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Functional parathyroid cyst and hypocalciuric hypercalcemia. Whitworth et al - Ear Nose Throat J. 1993

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

The immunogenic properties of drug-resistant murine tumor cells do not correlate with expression of the MDR phenotype. Whitworth et al - Cancer Immunol Immunother. 1993 Jun.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Natural Immunity in Breast Cancer Patients During Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy and after surgery. Beitsch et al - Surg Onc. 1994 Aug.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Improved Microstaging of axillary lymph nodes in breast cancer. Beitsch et al - Breast Cancer Res Treatment. 1994.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Increased Role of Inguinal Recurrence after Inadequate Inguinal Lymph Node Dissection in Melanoma. Beitsch et al - Ann Soc of Surg Oncol Cancer Symp. 1994 Mar.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Occurrence and prognosis of contralateral carcinoma of the breast. Whitworth et al - J Am Coll Surg. 1994 Apr.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Breast Ultrasound for the Surgeon. Gittleman et al - CME Educational CD. 1998 Jun.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

The Sentinel Node in Breast Cancer: A Multicenter Validation Study. Beitsch, Whitworth et al - N Engl J Med. 1998 Oct.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Sentinel-lymph-node biopsy for breast cancer – not yet the standard of care. Whitworth et al - N Engl J Med. 1998 Oct.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

An Alternative to Elective Axillary Dissection for Breast Cancer. Beitsch et al - Am J Surg. 1998 Dec.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Preoperative combined modality therapy with paclitaxel, carboplatin, prolonged infusion 5-fluorouracil, and radiation therapy in localized esophageal cancer: preliminary results of a Minnie Pearl Cancer Research Network phase II trial. Whitworth 1999

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Failure of Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection in the Previous Irradiated Breast. Beitsch et al - E J of Nuclear Med. 1999 Apr.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Improved Lymphatic Mapping Technique for Breast Cancer. Beitsch and Whitworth et al - E J Nuclear Med. 1999 Apr.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Breast Cancer Cells in the Blood. Beitsch et al - Breast J. 1999 Nov.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Detection of Carcinoma Cells in the Blood of Breast Cancer Patients. Beitsch et al - Am J Surg. 2000.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

The Surgeon and Breast Ultrasonography Procedures. Gittleman et al - Editiorial Am J Surg. 2000 Oct.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

The details of successful sentinel lymph node staging for breast cancer. Whitworth et al - Am J Surg. 2000 Oct.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

State-of-the-art lymph node staging for breast cancer in the year 2000. Whitworth et al - Am J Surg. 2000 Oct.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Credentialing issues with sentinel lymph node staging for breast cancer. Whitworth et al - Am J Surg. 2000 Oct.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Improved Lymphatic Mapping Technique for Breast Cancer. Beitsch and Whitworth et al - Breast J. 2001.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Breast Ultrasound. Gittleman et al - Ultrasound in Surgical Practice Ch. 6. Wiley. 2001.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Image-guided percutaneous breast cancer ablation meeting at the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Gittleman et al - Am J Surg. 2001 Oct.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Helical tomotherapy: an innovative technology and approach to radiation therapy. Patel et al - Tech in Cancer Treat and Research. 2002.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

3D Conformal Radiotherapy in Lung Cancer: Promises and Pitfalls. Patel et al - Current Oncology Reports. 2002.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Cytogenetic Evidence that Circulating Epithelial Cells in Patients with Carcinoma are Malignant. Beitsch et al - Clin Cancer Res. 2002 Jul.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

A prospective, randomized, multicenter clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a new lesion localization device. Whitworth and Gittleman et al - Am J Surg. 2002 Oct.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Percutaneous removal of benign breast masses using a vacuum-assisted hand-held device with ultrasound guidance. Whitworth et al - Am J Surg. 2002 Oct.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Who are we and what do we think? Beitsch et al - Am J Surg. 2003

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Clinical evaluation of the mammosite breast brachytherapy catheter. Gittleman et al - Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2003.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Interpretive disparity among pathologists in breast sentinel lymph node evaluation. Beitsch et al - Am J Surg. 2003.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Rectal dose-sparing with a balloon catheter and ultrasound localization in conformal radiation therapy for prostate cancer. Patel et al - Radiotherapy and Oncology. 2003.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Feasibility of ultrasound-guidance of radiation therapy in the post-prostatectomy setting. Patel et al - Tech in Cancer Treatment and Research. 2003.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Lymphoscintigraphy and sentinel node biopsy accurately stage melanoma in patients presenting after wide local excision. Whitworth et al - Ann Surg Oncol. 2003 May.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Single-step ultrasound localization of breast lesions and lumpectomy procedure. Gittleman - Am J Surg. 2003 Oct.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Low-risk palpable breast masses removed using a vacuum-assisted hand-held device. Whitworth et al - Am J Surg. 2003 Oct..

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Helical tomotherapy as a means of delivering accelerated partial breast irradiation. Patel et al - Tech in Cancer Treatment and Research. 2004.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

3D CT-based high-dose-rate breast brachytherapy implants: treatment planning and quality assurance. Patel et al - Inter J Rad Oncol Biol Phys. 2004.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Intraoperative Cytologic Diagnosis of Breast Sentinel Lymph Nodes in the Routine Setting: A Highly Specific Test with Limited Sensitivity. Beitsch et al - Breast J. 2004.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Megavoltage computed tomography imaging: a potential tool to guide and improve the delivery of thoracic radiation therapy. Patel et al - Clin Lung Cancer. 2004.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Minimally invasive operation for breast cancer. Whitworth et al - Curr Probl Surg. 2004 Apr.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Cryoablation of early-stage breast cancer: work-in-progress report of a multi-institutional trial. Whitworth et al - Ann Surg Oncol. 2004 May.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Lessons learned from the Sunbelt Melanoma Trial. Beitsch et al - J Surg Onc. 2004 Jul.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Early experience with balloon brachytherapy for breast cancer. Gittleman et al - Srch Surg. 2004 Jun.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Her-2 gene amplification can be acquired as breast cancer progresses. Beitsch et al - Natl Academy of Sci. 2004 Jun.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Gross pathologic and ultrasound appearances of a new breast biopsy marker. Gittleman MA - Breast J. 2004 Jul.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Progressive adoption of cryoablative therapy for breast fibroadenoma in community practice. Beitsch and Whitworth et al - Am J of Surg. 2004 Sep.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

First Analysis of Patient Demographics, Technical Reproducibility, Cosmesis and Early Toxicity by the American Society of Breast Surgeons MammoSite Breast Brachytherapy Registry Trial in Patients Treated with Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Progressive adoption of cryoablative therapy for breast fibroadenoma in community practice. Beitsch and Whitworth et al - Am J Surg. 2004 Sep.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Circulating tumor Cells in Patients with Breast Cancer Dormancy. Beitsch et al - Clinical Cancer Research. 2004 Dec.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Immunohistochemically Detected Tumor Cells in the Sentinel Lymph Nodes of Patients With Breast Carcinoma. Beitsch et al - Am J Onc Review. 2004 Dec.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Potential for radiation therapy technology innovations to permit dose escalation for non-small-cell lung cancer. Patel et al - Clin Lung Cancer. 2005.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Radiation therapy for CNS tumors. Patel et al - Princ Neurosurg. 2005.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Radiotherapy & radiosurgery for brain metastasis. Patel et al - Cancer of Nervous System. 2005.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

A case of gorham’s disease with chylothorax treated curatively with radiation therapy. Patel et al - Clin Med Res. 2005.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Breast interstitial implants and treatment planning. Patel et al - Brachytherapy Physics. 2005.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Surgical Training for Nat'l Surgical Adjuvant Breast Bowel Project B-32 Trial: Randomized Phase 3 Clinical Trial to Compare Sentinel Node Resection to Conventional Axillary Dissection in Clinically Node Negative Breast Cancer. Beitsch- Ann Surg 2005.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Cryoablation and cryolocalization in the management of breast disease. Whitworth et al - J Surg Oncol. 2005 Apr.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

First analysis of patient demographics, technical reproducibility, cosmesis, and early toxicity: results of the American Society of Breast Surgeons MammoSite breast brachytherapy trial. Beitsch, Gittleman, and Whitworth et al - Cancer. 2005 Sep.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Patterns of participation and successful patient recruitment to American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z0010, a phase II trial for patients with early-stage breast cancer. Beitsch et al - Am J of Surg. 2005 Oct.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Descriptions and outcomes of insertion techniques of a breast brachytherapy balloon catheter in 1403 patients enrolled in the ASBS MammoSite breast brachytherapy registry trial. Beitsch, Gittleman, and Whitworth - Am J Surg. 2005 Oct.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Interim results from the FibroAdenoma Cryoablation Treatment Registry. Whitworth et al - Am J Surg. 2005 Oct.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Image-detected breast cancer: state of the art diagnosis and treatment. Whitworth et al - J Am Coll Surg. 2005 Oct.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Sentinel node skills verification and surgeon performance: data from a multicenter clinical trial for early-stage breast cancer. Beitsch et al - Annals of Surg. 2005 Oct.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Integral radiation dose to normal structures with conformal external beam radiation. Patel et al - Inter J Rad Oncol Biol Phys. 2006.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Quality assurance of treatment plans for interstitial and intracavitary high dose rate brachytherapy. Patel et al - Brachytherapy. 2006.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Update of North American Trials. Patel RR - Accel Partial Breast Irradiat Tech and Clin Implementation. 2006.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

The emergence of advanced brachytherapy techniques for common malignancies. Patel et al - Hemat / Oncol Clin North America. 2006.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Image-guided breast brachytherapy: an alternative to whole-breast radiotherapy. Patel et al - Lancet Oncol. 2006.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Surgical complications associated with sentinel lymph node biopsy: results from a prospective interantional cooperative group trial. Whitworth et al - Ann Surg Onc. 2006 Apr.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Sunbelt Melanoma Trial. Gender-related differences in outcome for melanoma patients. Beitsch et al - Ann of Surg. 2006 May.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

A prospective multi-institutional study of reverse transcriptase polymerase reaction for molecular staging of melanoma. Beitsch - J Clin Onc. 2006 Jun.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Prospective randomized study comparing cryo-assisted and needle-wire localization of ultrasound-visible breast tumors. Whitworth and Beitsch - Am J Surg. 2006 Oct.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Two year analysis of treatment efficacy and cosmesis by the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS) MammoSite Breast Brachytherapy Registry Trial in patients treated with accelerated partial breast irradiation. Beitch Gittleman - J Clin Oncol 2006

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Initial outcomes for patients treated on the American Society of Breast Surgeons MammoSite clinical trial for ductal carcinoma-in-situ of the breast. Beitsch, Gittleman, and Whitworth - Ann Surg Oncol. 2006 Jul.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Two year actuarial analysis of 198 patients with DCIS treated with accelerated partial breast irradiation: efficacy, cosmesis, and toxicity in patients on the American Society of Breast Surgeons MammoSite breast brachytherapy registry trial. 2006

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

uPAR and HER-2 gene status in individual breast cancer cells from blood and tissues. Beitsch et al - Natl Academy of Sci. 2006 Nov.

Friday, 01 April 2016 00:00
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