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William L. Barrett, M.D.

Department Chair

Co-Director UC Cancer Institute, Medical Director UC Barrett Cancer Center, Charles M. Barrett M.D. Endowed Chair and Professor

Radiation Oncology | College of Medicine

Education/Credentials
  • Bachelor's Degree: University of Virginia
  • Medical Degree: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Residency: University Hospital
  • Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Internship: University Hospital
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Radiology (Radiation Oncology) (Certification Date: 19920604)

Languages

English

Clinical Interest

Radiation Oncology
Malignant Melanoma
Thyroid Cancer
Adenocarcinoma
Adenomyosis
Adenosquamous Carcinoma
Adnexal Tumors
Adrenal Cancer
Adrenal Cortex Cancers
Adrenal Gland Cancers
Adrenal Rest Tumor
Adrenal Tumors
Adrenocortical Carcinoma
Advanced Skin Cancer
Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
Angiocarcinoma
Angiosarcoma
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Basosquamous Carcinoma
Bladder Cancer
Bone cancer
Bone Cancer Sarcoma
Bone Tissue Cancers
Bowen's Disease
BRCA1 Genes
BRCA2 Genes
Breast Cancer
Cancer
Cervical Cancer
Cutaneous B-cell lymphoma
Cutaneous Lymphoma
Cutaneous Melanoma
Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans (DFSP)
Ductal Breast Carcinoma
Ductal Carcinoma
Dysgerminoma
Ear Canal Masses
Ear Cancer
Eccrine Porocarcinoma
Embryonal Carcinoma
Endocrine Cancers
Endometrial Cancer
Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma
Epithelioid Sarcoma
Esthesioneuroblastoma
Follicular Thyroid Cancer
Genitourinary Cancer
Giant Cell Tumor of Tendon Sheath
Gingival Cancers
Head and Neck Cancer
Hemangiosarcoma
Hurthle Cell Thyroid Cancer
Hypopharyngeal Cancers
Hypothalamic Cancers
Intraductal Carcinoma
Intraductal Noninfiltrating Carcinoma
Jaw Cancers
Krukenberg Tumor
Laryngeal Cancer
Leiomyosarcoma
Leydig Cell Tumor
Lip Cancer
Liposarcoma
Male Genitalia Cancers
Mandible Tumors
Melanoma
Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Metastasis Cancers
Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma
Muscle Tissue Cancers
Myxofibrosarcoma
Myxosarcoma
Nasal and Paranasal Tumors
Nasal Masses
Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma
Neck Masses
Neoplasm
Nose and Sinus Cavity Cancer
Oral Cancer
Oral Leukoplakia
Oropharyngeal Cancer
Otorhinolaryngeal Cancer
Palatal Cancers
Papillary Carcinoma
Papillary Thyroid Cancer
Paraganglioma
Paranasal Sinus Cancers
Parathyroid Cancer
Parotid Cancers
Parotid Disease
Parotid tumors
Pelvic Cancers
Penile Cancer
Pharyngeal Cancers
Phyllodes Tumor
Plasma Cell Cancers
Plasmacytoma
Prostate Cancer
Renal Cancer
Renal Cell Carcinoma
Salivary Gland Cancer
Sarcoma
Scrotal masses
Sebaceous Gland Cancer
Seminoma
Sertoli Cell Tumor
Sertoli-Leydig Cell Tumor
Sinonasal Skull Base Tumors
Skin Cancer
Spine Sarcoma
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Synovial Sarcoma
Temporal Bone Cancer
Teratocarcinoma
Testicular Cancer
Throat Cancer
Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders
Thyroid Crisis
Thyroid Nodules
Tracheal Tumors
Upper Jaw Cancers
Ureteral Cancer
Urethral Cancer
Urogenital Cancers
Urologic Cancer
Uterine Sarcoma
Vaginal Cancer
Vocal Cord Cancer
Vocal Fold Carcinoma In Situ
Vulvar Cancer

Specialties

Radiation Oncology

Research Interests

Radiation Oncology, Cancer, Oncology, Head & Neck Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Sarcoma, Brachytherapy

Contact Information

Peer Reviewed Publications

Davis, Harold W; Vallabhapurapu, Subrahmanya D; Chu, Zhengtao; Vallabhapurapu, Swarajya L; Franco, Robert S; Mierzwa, Michelle; Kassing, William; Barrett, William L; Qi, Xiaoyang 2019. Enhanced phosphatidylserine-selective cancer therapy with irradiation and SapC-DOPS nanovesicles. Oncotarget, 10 8, 856-868

Fakhry, Carole; Zhang, Qiang; Gillison, Maura L; Nguyen-Tân, Phuc Felix; Rosenthal, David I; Weber, Randal S; Lambert, Louise; Trotti, Andy M; Barrett, William L; Thorstad, Wade L; Yom, Sue S; Wong, Stuart J; Ridge, John A; Rao, Shyam S D; Spencer, Sharon; Fortin, Andre; Raben, David; Harris, Jonathan; Le, Quynh-Thu 2019. Validation of NRG oncology/RTOG-0129 risk groups for HPV-positive and HPV-negative oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer: Implications for risk-based therapeutic intensity trials. Cancer, 125 12, 2027-2038

Fakhry, Carole; Nguyen-Tân, Phuc Felix; Lambert, Louise; Rosenthal, David I; Weber, Randal S; Gillison, Maura L; Trotti, Andy M; Barrett, William L; Thorstad, Wade L; Jones, Christopher U; Yom, Sue S; Wong, Stuart J; Ridge, John A; Rao, Shyam S D; Bonner, James A; Vigneault, Eric; Raben, David; Kudrimoti, Mahesh R; Harris, Jonathan; Le, Quynh-Thu 2018. In Regard to Bossi et al. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics, 102 3, 669-670

Fakhry, Carole; Zhang, Qiang; Nguyen-Tân, Phuc Felix; Rosenthal, David I; Weber, Randal S; Lambert, Louise; Trotti, Andy M; Barrett, William L; Thorstad, Wade L; Jones, Christopher U; Yom, Sue S; Wong, Stuart J; Ridge, John A; Rao, Shyam S D; Bonner, James A; Vigneault, Eric; Raben, David; Kudrimoti, Mahesh R; Harris, Jonathan; Le, Quynh-Thu; Gillison, Maura L 2017. Development and Validation of Nomograms Predictive of Overall and Progression-Free Survival in Patients With Oropharyngeal Cancer. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 35 36, 4057-4065

Hentz C, Barrett WL. 2014. Efficacy and Morbidity of Temporary I-125 Brachtherapy in Pediatric Rhabdomyosarcomas. Brachytherapy , 13 , 196-202

Marwaha G, Barrett WL. 2014. Stage III and IV head and neck cancer: Does everyone need chemotherapy? Int. J. Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, 3 , 26-28

Coombs C, Barrett WL, Hertzfeld KE. 2012. Outcomes in Transplant Patients Undergoing Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer. Am J Clin Oncol , 35 1, 40-44

pater LE, Hart KW, Blonigen BJ, Lindsell CJ, Barrett WL. 2012. Relationship between prostate-specific antigen, age and body mass index in a prostate cancer screening population. Am J Clin Oncol , 35 5, 490-492

Pater, Luke E; Hart, Kimberly W; Blonigen, Brian J; Lindsell, Christopher J; Barrett, William L 2012. Relationship between prostate-specific antigen, age, and body mass index in a prostate cancer screening population. American journal of clinical oncology, 35 5, 490-2

Barrett WL, Breneman JC, Lavigne R, Redmond K, Elson H, Lamba M. 2011. Tribute to Dr. Bernard S. Aron. Int. J. Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys., 78 2, 323-324

Adamson, P; Auty, D J; Ayres, D S; Backhouse, C; Barr, G; Barrett, W L; Bishai, M; Blake, A; Bock, G J; Boehnlein, D J; Bogert, D; Bower, C; Budd, S; Cavanaugh, S; Cherdack, D; Childress, S; Choudhary, B C; Coelho, J A B; Cobb, J H; Coleman, S J; Corwin, L; Cravens, J P; Cronin-Hennessy, D; Danko, I Z; de Jong, J K; Devenish, N E; Diwan, M V; Dorman, M; Escobar, C O; Evans, J J; Falk, E; Feldman, G J; Frohne, M V; Gallagher, H R; Gomes, R A; Goodman, M C; Gouffon, P; Gran, R; Grant, N; Grzelak, K; Habig, A; Harris, D; Harris, P G; Hartnell, J; Hatcher, R; Himmel, A; Holin, A; Huang, X; Hylen, J; Ilic, J; Irwin, G M; Isvan, Z; Jaffe, D E; James, C; Jensen, D; Kafka, T; Kasahara, S M S; Koizumi, G; Kopp, S; Kordosky, M; Krahn, Z; Kreymer, A; Lang, K; Lefeuvre, G; Ling, J; Litchfield, P J; Loiacono, L; Lucas, P; Mann, W A; Marshak, M L; Mayer, N; McGowan, A M; Mehdiyev, R; Meier, J R; Messier, M D; Michael, D G; Miller, J L; Miller, W H; Mishra, S R; Mitchell, J; Moore, C D; Mualem, L; Mufson, S; Musser, J; Naples, D; Nelson, J K; Newman, H B; Nichol, R J; Oliver, W P; Orchanian, M; Paley, J; Patterson, R B; Patzak, T; Pawloski, G; Pearce, G F; Pittam, R; Plunkett, R K; Ratchford, J; Raufer, T M; Rebel, B; Rodrigues, P A; Rosenfeld, C; Rubin, H A; Ryabov, V A; Sanchez, M C; Saoulidou, N; Schneps, J; Schreiner, P; Semenov, V K; Shanahan, P; Smart, W; Sousa, A; Strait, M; Tagg, N; Talaga, R L; Thomas, J; Thomson, M A; Tinti, G; Toner, R; Tzanakos, G; Urheim, J; Vahle, P; Viren, B; Weber, A; Webb, R C; White, C; Whitehead, L; Wojcicki, S G; Wright, D M; Yang, T; Zois, M; Zwaska, R 2010. Search for Lorentz invariance and CPT violation with the MINOS far detector. Physical review letters, 105 15, 151601

Barrett WL, Hertzfeld KE. 2010. Undetectable PSA level following prostate brachytherapy: An apples-to-apples comparison with radical prostatectomy. UroToday: International Journal of Urologic Oncology 3(2)., 3 2,

Barrett WL, Hertzfeld KE. 2010. Undetectable PSA level following prostate brachytherapy: An apples-to-apples comparison with radical prostatectomy. Uro Today, ,

Eckman MH, Ying J, Hertzfeld K, Kumar N, Barrett WL. 2010. Longitudinal Analysis of Genitourinary and Bowel Symptoms in Prostate Cancer Patients Following Brachytherapy Am J Clin Oncol , 33 1, 1

Mierzwa, Michelle L; Barrett, William L; Redmond, Kevin; Shirazi, Reza; Kastl, Ali; Kumar, Nitin; Buncher, Ralph 2008. Randomized trial to assess the efficacy of intraoperative steroid use in decreasing acute urinary retention after transperineal radioactive iodine-125 implantation for prostate cancer Cancer, 113 9, 2605-9

Mierzwa, Michelle L; McCluskey, Connie M; Barrett, William L; Lowy, Andrew; Sussman, Jeffrey; Sorger, Joel 2007. Interstitial brachytherapy for soft tissue sarcoma: A single institution experience Brachytherapy, 6 4, 298-303

Mishra, Mark V; Shirazi, Reza; Barrett, William L 2007. Incidence and clinical course of hemorrhagic radiation proctitis after iodine-125 prostate brachytherapy Clinical genitourinary cancer, 5 6, 397-400

Augsburger, James J; Schneider, Susan; Narayana, Ashwatha; Breneman, John C; Aron, Bernard S; Barrett, William L; Trichopoulos, Nikolaos 2004. Plaque radiotherapy for choroidal and ciliochoroidal melanomas with limited nodular extrascleral extension Canadian journal of ophthalmology. Journal canadien d, 39 4, 380-7

Barrett, William L; Gluckman, Jack L; Wilson, Keith M; Gleich, Lyon L 2004. A comparison of treatments of squamous cell carcinoma of the base of tongue: surgical resection combined with external radiation therapy, external radiation therapy alone, and external radiation therapy combined with interstitial radiation Brachytherapy, 3 4, 240-5

Barrett, William L; Kassing, William M; Shirazi, Reza 2004. Efficacy of brachytherapy for prostate cancer in African Americans compared with Caucasians Brachytherapy, 3 1, 30-3

Gleich, Lyon L; Ryzenman, John; Gluckman, Jack L; Wilson, Keith M; Barrett, William L; Redmond, Kevin P 2004. Recurrent advanced (T3 or T4) head and neck squamous cell carcinoma: is salvage possible? Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery, 130 1, 35-8

Slate, Lawrence J; Elson, Howard R; Lamba, Michael A S; Kassing, William M; Soldano, Michael; Barrett, William L 2004. A Monte Carlo brachytherapy study for dose distribution prediction in an inhomogeneous medium Medical dosimetry : official journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists, 29 4, 271-8

Gleich, Lyon L; Collins, C Michael; Gartside, Peter S; Gluckman, Jack L; Barrett, William L; Wilson, Keith M; Biddinger, Paul W; Redmond, Kevin P 2003. Therapeutic decision making in stages III and IV head and neck squamous cell carcinoma Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery, 129 1, 26-35

Mierzwa, Michelle L; Barrett, William L; Gluckman, Jack L 2003. Radiation therapy for recurrent orbital hemangioma Head & neck, 25 5, 412-5

Barrett, William L; Gleich, Lyon; Wilson, Keith; Gluckman, Jack 2002. Organ preservation with interstitial radiation for base of tongue cancer American journal of clinical oncology, 25 5, 485-8

Barrett, W L; Aron, B S; Breneman, J C; Narayana, A; Redmond, K P 2001. Clinical oncology clerkship for third-year medical students Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education, 16 4, 182-4

Robertson, M L; Gleich, L L; Barrett, W L; Gluckman, J L 2001. Base-of-tongue cancer: survival, function, and quality of life after external-beam irradiation and brachytherapy The Laryngoscope, 111 8, 1362-5

Campbell, A C; Gleich, L L; Barrett, W L; Gluckman, J L 1999. Cancerous seeding of the tracheotomy site in patients with upper aerodigestive tract squamous cell carcinoma Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 120 4, 601-3

Barrett, W L; Gluckman, J L; Aron, B S 1997. Safety of radiating jejunal interposition grafts in head and neck cancer American journal of clinical oncology, 20 6, 609-12

Barrett, W L; First, M R; Aron, B S; Penn, I 1993. Clinical course of malignancies in renal transplant recipients Cancer, 72 7, 2186-9

McFadden, D W; Kelley, D J; Sigmund, D A; Barrett, W L; Dickson, B; Aron, B S 1992. Embryonal sarcoma of the liver in an adult treated with preoperative chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and hepatic lobectomy Cancer, 69 1, 39-44

Eckman MH, Ying J, Hertzfeld K, Kumar N, Barrett WL. 02-2010. Longitudinal Analysis of Genitourinary and Bowel Symptoms in Prostate Cancer Patients Following Brachytherapy. Am J Clin Oncol 2010 , 33 1, 1-10