Researcher Profile

Sharad Goyal, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1914

Phone: (732) 253-3929

Assistant: Tita Yeager
(732) 253-3959

Research Program Alignments

Membership Type: Associate - CCSG

Research Interests

  • Current clinical and research interest lies in the treatment of breast and genitourinary cancers with hyporfractionated radiotherapy
  • Evaluation of molecular markers and genetic polymorphisms as they relate to radiation sensitivity and resistance with potential translational applications to radiation oncology.

Selected Publications

Yue NJ, Kim S, Lewis B, Jabbour S, Narra V, Goyal S, Haffty BG. Optimization of  Translational Corrections to Compensate For Rotational and Deformable Target Deviations in Image Guided Radiotherapy. Med Phys.  2008; 35(10): 4375-4385.

Chen T, Kim S, Goyal S, Jabbour SK, Zhou J, Rajagopal G, Haffty BG, Yue NJ.  Object-Constrained Meshless Deformable Algorithm for High Speed 3D Non-rigid Registration between CT and CBCT. Med Phys. 2010; 37(1): 197-210.

Goyal S, Parikh RR, Green C, Schiff D, Yang Q, Moran MS, Haffty BG. Clinicopathologic significance of ERCC-1 expression in patients treated with breast conserving surgery and radiation therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010;76(3):679-684.

Goyal S, Rao M, Khan AJ, Huzzy, L, Mcdonald C, Haffty BG.  Evaluation of Acute Toxicity in Patients Treated With Concurrent Bevacizumab & Radiotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011; 79(2):408-13.

Haffty BG & Goyal S.  Molecular Subtyping of Breast Cancer: Implications for Radiation Therapy.  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010; 77(5):1293-1295.

Haffty BG, Goyal S, Green C, et al.  Evaluation Of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNP) In The P53 Binding Protein Gene (TP53BP1) In Breast Cancer Patients Treated With Breast Conserving Surgery And Whole Breast Irradiation (BCS+RT). Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010 Jun 18. (Epub).

Yue NJ, Goyal S, Zhou JH, Khan AJ, Haffty BG.  Intra-fractional Target Motions and Uncertainties of Various Treatment Setup Reference Systems in Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011;79(5):1549-56.

Kim LH, Goyal S, Haffty BG, Taunk NK, Yue NJ.  Using Respiratory Motion to Guide Planning Target Volume Margins for External Beam Partial Breast Irradiation.  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012; 82(4):1303-6.

Daroui P, Gabel M, Khan AJ, Haffty BG, Goyal S.  Utilization of Breast Conserving Therapy in Stage 0, I, II Breast Cancer Patients in New Jersey: An American College of Surgeons National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) Analysis. Am J Clin Oncol. 2012;35(2):130-5.

Taunk NK, Goyal S, Wu H, Moran MS, Chen S, Haffty BG.  DEAD box 1 (DDX1) Expression Predicts for Local Control and Overall Survival in Early Stage, Node Negative Breast Cancer.  Cancer.  2011; 118(4):888-98.

Azu M, Goyal S, Patel U, Haffty BG, Kearney T.  Has Placement of Surgical Clips in the Lumpectomy Bed Fallen out of Favor? Ann Surg Oncol. 2011; 18(6):1529-32.

Taunk NK, Haffty BG, Chen S, Khan AJ, Nelson C, Pierce D, Goyal S.  Comparison of Radiation-Induced Fatigue Using 3 Radiotherapeutic Methods in Early Stage Breast Cancer Radiotherapy.  Cancer.  2011;  117(18):4116-24.

Motwani S, Goyal S, Moran MS, Patel A, Haffty BG.  Ductal Carcinoma in situ (DCIS) Treated with Breast Conserving Surgery & Radiotherapy: Comparison with Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Study 5194.  Cancer. 2011; 117(6):1156-62.

Goyal S, Vicini F, Beitsch P, Kuerer H, Keitsch M, Motwani S, Jeruss J, Lyden M, Haffty BG. Ductal Carcinoma in situ (DCIS) Treated with Breast Conserving Surgery & Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI): Comparison of the Mammosite Registry Trial with Intergroup E5194.  Cancer. 2011; 117(6):1149-55.

Goyal S, Osusky K, Gabel M, Yue NJ, Narra V. A Novel Method of Island Blocking in Whole Abdominal Radiotherapy using a Modified Electronic Tissue Compensation Technique. Med Dosim. 2010; 35(3):220-5.

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