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Ralph A. Brasacchio, M.D.

Ralph A. Brasacchio, M.D.

Radiation Oncology , Cancer

UR Medicine Faculty The University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group (URMFG) consists of over 900 specialist and primary care providers spanning 19 departments. URMFG is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
Accountable Health Partner Accountable Health Partners (AHP) is a network of over 2,000 community and UR medical faculty and a dozen leading hospitals throughout the region. AHP offers a full range of care.
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Locations

Sands Cancer Center - Canandaigua

395 West Street, Suite 101
Canandaigua, NY 14424

About Me

Certified Specialties

Radiation Oncology - American Board of Radiology

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology - Department of Radiation Oncology (SMD)

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Radiation Oncology, University of Rochester Medical Center. 1994 - 1995

Residency, Radiation Oncology, University of Rochester Medical Center. 1993 - 1994

Residency, Radiation Oncology, University of Rochester Medical Center. 1991 - 1993

Residency, Internal Medicine, Mercy Catholic Medical Center Inc. 1990 - 1991

Education

MD | Jefferson Medical College. 1990

Awards

Philip Rubin / Mayer Mitchell Award for Excellence in Teaching. 1998

Clinical Oncology Fellow. 1993 - 1994

Clinical Research Elective in immunologic aspects of rheumatologic, infectious, and oncologic diseases. 1990 - 1990

National Institutes of Health Research Traineeship Grant. 1987 - 1987

Publications

Journal Articles

Bladder cancer incidence and mortality in patients treated with radiation for uterine cancer.

Baack Kukreja JE, Scosyrev E, Brasacchio RA, Toy EP, Messing EM, Wu G

BJU international.. 2014 December 114 (6):844-51. Epub 07/17/2014.

Polarity therapy for cancer-related fatigue in patients with breast cancer receiving radiation therapy: a randomized controlled pilot study

Mustian KM; Roscoe JA; Palesh OG; Sprod LK; Heckler CE; Peppone LJ; Usuki KY; Ling MN; Brasacchio RA; Morrow GR.

Integrative cancer therapies. 2011; 10(1): 27-37.

Five tumors over six years in eighth decade of life.

Corbin K, Fisher S, Sahasrabudhe D, Pandya K, Brasacchio R, Constine LS

Cancer investigation.. 2008 July 26 (6):634-7. Epub 1900 01 01.

Robotic system for prostate brachytherapy.

Yu Y, Podder TK, Zhang YD, Ng WS, Misic V, Sherman J, Fuller D, Rubens DJ, Strang JG, Brasacchio RA, Messing EM

Computer aided surgery : official journal of the International

Image-guided brachytherapy for prostate cancer.

Rubens DJ, Yu Y, Barnes AS, Strang JG, Brasacchio R

Radiologic clinics of North America.. 2006 September 44 (5):735-48, viii-ix. Epub 1900 01 01.

Vivo motion and force measurement of surgical needle intervention during prostate brachytherapy.

Podder T, Clark D, Sherman J, Fuller D, Messing E, Rubens D, Strang J, Brasacchio R, Liao L, Ng WS, Yu Y

Medical physics.. 2006 August 33 (8):2915-22. Epub 1900 01 01.

Phase III study of pentosanpolysulfate (PPS) in treatment of gastrointestinal tract sequelae of radiotherapy.

Pilepich MV, Paulus R, St Clair W, Brasacchio RA, Rostock R, Miller RC

American journal of clinical oncology.. 2006 April 29 (2):132-7. Epub 1900 01 01.

Solitary metastases: illusion versus reality

Rubin P; Brasacchio R; Katz A.

Sem Radiat Oncol. 2006; 16(2): 120-130.

Robot-assisted prostate brachytherapy.

Yu Y, Podder T, Zhang Y, Ng WS, Misic V, Sherman J, Fu L, Fuller D, Messing E, Rubens D, Strang J, Brasacchio R

Medical image computing and computer-assisted intervention : MICCAI .... 2006 9 (Pt 1):41-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Needle insertion force estimation model using procedure-specific and patient-specific criteria.

Podder TK, Sherman J, Messing EM, Rubens DJ, Fuller D, Strang JG, Brasacchio RA, Yu Y

Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.. 2006 2006 :555-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

Efficacy of prostate stabilizing techniques during brachytherapy procedure.

Sherman J, Podder TK, Misic V, Fu L, Fuller D, Winey B, Messing EM, Rubens DJ, Strang JG, Brasacchio R, Yu Y

Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.. 2006 2006 :563-6. Epub 1900 01 01.

In-vivo measurement of surgical needle intervention parameters: a pilot study.

Podder TK, Sherman J, Fuller D, Messing EM, Rubens DJ, Strang JG, Brasacchio RA, Yu Y

Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.. 2006 2006 :3652-5. Epub 1900 01 01.

Bouquet brachytherapy: feasibility and optimization of conically spaced implants.

Fu L, Ng WS, Liu H, O'Dell W, Rubens D, Strang J, Schell MC, Brasacchio R, Liao L, Messing E, Yu Y

Brachytherapy.. 2005 4 (1):59-63. Epub 1900 01 01.

Is there a favorable subset of patients with prostate cancer who develop oligometastases?

Singh D, Yi WS, Brasacchio RA, Muhs AG, Smudzin T, Williams JP, Messing E, Okunieff P

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics.. 2004 January 158 (1):3-10. Epub 1900 01 01.

Automatic localization of implanted seeds from post-implant CT images.

Liu H, Cheng G, Yu Y, Brasacchio R, Rubens D, Strang J, Liao L, Messing E

Physics in medicine and biology.. 2003 May 748 (9):1191-203. Epub 1900 01 01.

Real-time US versus CT determination of pubic arch interference for brachytherapy.

Strang JG, Rubens DJ, Brasacchio RA, Yu Y, Messing EM

Radiology.. 2001 May 219 (2):387-93. Epub 1900 01 01.

Intraoperative optimized inverse planning for prostate brachytherapy: early experience.

Messing EM, Zhang JB, Rubens DJ, Brasacchio RA, Strang JG, Soni A, Schell MC, Okunieff PG, Yu Y

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics.. 1999 July 144 (4):801-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

Automated treatment planning engine for prostate seed implant brachytherapy.

Yu Y, Zhang JB, Brasacchio RA, Okunieff PG, Rubens DJ, Strang JG, Soni A, Messing EM

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics.. 1999 February 143 (3):647-52. Epub 1900 01 01.

Autotransplantation for relapsed or refractory Hodgkin's disease: long-term follow-up and analysis of prognostic factors.

Lancet JE, Rapoport AP, Brasacchio R, Eberly S, Raubertas RF, Linder T, Muhs A, Duerst RE, Abboud CN, Packman CH, DiPersio JF, Constine LS, Rowe JM, Liesveld JL

Bone marrow transplantation.. 1998 August 22 (3):265-71. Epub 1900 01 01.

Books

Prostate Cancer: Mechanisms, Prevention, and Hormone Therapy (2004)

Chapter: Radiation therapy and hormonal therapy for the treatment of prostate adenocarcinoma

Authors: Brasacchio RA

Publisher: World Scientific Publications, PTE Ltd., Singapore 2004

Clinical Oncology: A Multidisciplinary Approach for Physicians and Students (2001)

Chapter: Central Nervous System Tumors

Authors: Nelson D, Jenkins, R., Scheithauer, B., Raffel, C., Dinapoli, R., Schild, S., Brasacchio, R., Korones, D

Publisher: WB Saunders Co., Philadelphia 2001

Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology (1997)

Chapter: Staging and classification of the cancer and the host: A unified approach verus neotaxonomy.

Authors: Rubin P, Chen Y, Brasacchio RA.

Publisher: Lippincott-Raven Publishers, Philadelphia 1997