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William Barrett, MD

Director, UC Cancer Institute Medical Director, UC Barrett Cancer Center Professor & Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology

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

Research/Clinical Interests

Radiation Oncology

Board Certifications & Licenses
  • Radiation Oncology American Board of Radiology, 1992
  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) State Medical Board of Ohio., 1988
Contact Information
  • UC Health Barrett Cancer Center
  • Department of Radiation Oncology
  • 234 Goodman Street, ML 0757
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
  • Office 513-584-8216
  • Fax 513-584-4007
  • Email barretwl@ucmail.uc.edu

Peer Reviewed Publications

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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