Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2019 Prostate Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy With a Focal Simultaneous Integrated Boost: Acute Toxicity and Dosimetry Results From a Prospective TrialAdvances in Radiation Oncology.  4:90-95. 2019
2018 Dynamics of the vaginal wall dose in HDR interstitial brachytherapy for gynecological cancer: Systematic analysis of phantom vs patient caseMedical Dosimetry.  43:237-242. 2018
2017 Subcutaneous adipose tissue characteristics and the risk of biochemical recurrence in men with high-risk prostate cancerUrologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations.  35:663.e15-663.e21. 2017
2016 Mesorectal node metastasis from gynecological cancer in the era of 3D conformal pelvic radiation therapy and intensity modulated radiation therapyPractical Radiation Oncology.  6:402-404. 2016
2016 A novel dynamic field-matching technique for treatment of patients with para-aortic node-positive cervical cancer: Clinical experienceReports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy.  21:37-41. 2016
2014 Posttraumatic stress disorder after high-dose-rate brachytherapy for cervical cancer: In regard to Kirchheiner et alInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics.  90:468. 2014
2014 Different rectal toxicity tolerance with and without simultaneous conventionally-fractionated pelvic lymph node treatment in patients receiving hypofractionated prostate radiotherapyRadiation Oncology.  9. 2014
2014 Image-guided brachytherapy for cervical cancer: Analysis of D2 cc hot spot in three-dimensional and anatomic factors affecting D2 cc hot spot inorgans at riskBrachytherapy.  13:203-209. 2014
2014 Reduced radiation tolerance of penile structures associated with dose-escalated hypofractionated prostate radiotherapyUrology.  84:1383-1388. 2014
2013 Efficacy and toxicity of conventionally fractionated pelvic radiation with a hypofractionated simultaneous versus conventionally fractionated sequential boost for patients with high-risk prostate cancerActa Oncologica.  52:1181-1188. 2013
2013 Intraoperative ultrasound guidance during intracavitary brachytherapy applicator placement in cervical cancer; The university of alabama at birmingham experienceInternational Journal of Gynecological Cancer.  23:559-566. 2013
2013 Patient benefit from salvage radiation for prostate cancer.Journal of Clinical Oncology.  31:175. 2013
2013 Optimal planning target volume margins for elective pelvic lymphatic radiotherapy in high-risk prostate cancer patients.ISRN Oncology.  2013:941269. 2013
2012 Novel setup techniques for radiation treatment of severely obese patients with cervical cancerPractical Radiation Oncology.  2. 2012
2012 Image-based 3D treatment planning for vaginal cylinder brachytherapy: Dosimetric effects of bladder filling on organs at riskInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics.  83:980-985. 2012
2012 Hypofractionated Prostate Radiotherapy with or without Conventionally Fractionated Nodal Irradiation: Clinical Toxicity Observations and Retrospective Daily Dosimetry.Prostate Cancer.  2012:546794. 2012
2012 SU‐E‐T‐434: Use of Deformable Registration for Cumulated Dose Calculation in Image‐Guided Intracavitary Bracytherapy for Cervical CancerMedical Physics.  39:3804. 2012
2011 Efficacy and rectal toxicity of hypofractionated radiation therapy with daily image guidance.Journal of Clinical Oncology.  29:85. 2011
2010 Effects of Bladder Distension on Organs at Risk in 3D Image-Based Planning of Intracavitary Brachytherapy for Cervical CancerInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics.  76:485-489. 2010
2008 Conventional High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy With Concomitant Complementary IMRT Boost: A Novel Approach for Improving Cervical Tumor Dose CoverageInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics.  71:765-771. 2008
2007 Image-based three-dimensional treatment planning of intracavitary brachytherapy for cancer of the cervix: Dose-volume histograms of the bladder, rectum, sigmoid colon, and small bowelBrachytherapy.  6:187-194. 2007
2007 Which MR imaging sequences are necessary in determining the need for radiation therapy for cord compression? A prospective studyAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology.  28:32-37. 2007
2006 Low-dose-rate vs. high-dose-rate intracavitary brachytherapy for carcinoma of the cervix: The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) experienceBrachytherapy.  5:49-55. 2006
2005 Image-based intracavitary brachytherapy in the treatment of inoperable uterine cancer: Individual dose specification at specific anatomical sitesBrachytherapy.  4:286-290. 2005
2005 SU‐EE‐A1‐04: Integrated Complementary IMRT Combined with Image‐Guided HDR Brachytherapy for Cancers of the Uterine CervixMedical Physics.  32:1902. 2005
2004 IMRT dose escalation for positive para-aortic lymph nodes in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer while reducing dose to bone marrow and other organs at riskInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics.  60:505-512. 2004
2003 Radiography-based treatment planning compared with computed tomography (CT)-based treatment planning for intracavitary brachytherapy in cancer of the cervix: Analysis of dose-volume histogramsBrachytherapy.  2:200-206. 2003
2003 Custom step wedge blocking using dynamic multileaf collimation for parametrial pelvic boost irradiation following brachytherapy for carcinoma of the cervixMedical Physics.  30:2699-2702. 2003
2003 Bulb of penis as a marker for prostatic apex in external beam radiotherapy of prostate cancerInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics.  56:1079-1084. 2003
2002 Postoperative intravaginal brachytherapy for endometrial cancer: Dosimetric analysis of vaginal colpostats and cylinder applicatorsBrachytherapy.  1:138-144. 2002
2002 Advances in the treatment of gynecologic malignancies. Part 1: Cancers of the cervix and vulva.Oncology.  16. 2002
2002 Advances in the treatment of gynecologic malignancies. Part 2: Cancers of the uterine corpus and ovary.Oncology.  16. 2002
2002 Recent advances in the treatment of gynecologic malignancies: an overview of the GOG phase III trials.Gan to Kagaku Ry¿h¿.  29 Suppl 1:125-140. 2002
2001 Long-term follow-up of RTOG 92-10: Cervical cancer with positive para-aortic lymph nodesInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics.  51:982-987. 2001
2001 The impact of radiation treatment methods on local control in cancer of the vaginaJournal of Brachytherapy International.  17:69-76. 2001
2000 Recent developments in chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced cancer of the cervixOncology.  14:1327-1335. 2000
2000 Tumor shrinkage before intracavitary brachytherapy for cancer of the cervix: Radiotherapy alone versus concurrent chemoradiotherapyCancer Journal.  6:377-380. 2000
2000 A prospective evaluation of the timing of postoperative radiotherapy for preventing heterotopic ossification following traumatic acetabular fracturesInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics.  47:1347-1352. 2000
2000 Effects of pelvic rotation and needle angle on pubic arch interference during transperineal prostate implantsInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics.  47:361-363. 2000
1999 Radiation response of Rosai-Dorfman disease presenting with involvement of the orbitsAmerican Journal of Clinical Oncology.  22:526-528. 1999
1999 Primary lymphoma of the breast: Breast mass as an initial symptomAmerican Journal of Clinical Oncology.  22:381-383. 1999
1999 Stereotactic irradiation: Potential new treatment method for brain metastases resulting from ovarian cancerAmerican Journal of Clinical Oncology.  22:143-146. 1999
1998 Twice-daily fractionation of external irradiation with brachytherapy and chemotherapy in carcinoma of the cervix with positive para-aortic lymph nodes: Phase II study of the radiation therapy oncology group 92-10International Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics.  41:817-822. 1998
1998 Adenocarcinoma of the fallopian tube: Results of a multi-institutional retrospective analysis of 72 patientsInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics.  40:71-76. 1998
1997 Efficacy of cisplatin, 5-fluorouracil, and paclitaxel regimen for carcinoma of the esophagusSeminars in Oncology.  24. 1997
1997 Dynamics of pear-shaped dimensions and volume of intracavitary brachytherapy in cancer of the cervix: A desirable pear shape in the era of three-dimensional treatment planningInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics.  37:1193-1199. 1997
1997 Sucralfate for radiation mucositis: Results of a double-blind randomized trialInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics.  37:275-279. 1997
1996 Major geometric variations between intracavitary applications in carcinoma of the cervix: High dose rate vs. Low dose rateInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics.  35:1035-1038. 1996
1996 Postsurgical recurrent carcinoma of the cervix: Reassessment and results of radiation therapy optionsRadiology.  201:559-563. 1996
1996 Radiation oncology at the centennial.Alabama medicine : journal of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.  65:6-8. 1996
1995 Twice-per-day fractionated high versus continuous low dose rate intracavitary therapy in the radical treatment of cervical cancer: A nonrandomized comparison of treatment resultsInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics.  32:1425-1431. 1995
1995 Conventional four-field pelvic radiotherapy technique without computed tomography-treatment planning in cancer of the cervix: Potential geographic miss and its impact on pelvic controlInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics.  31:109-112. 1995
1995 Major geometric variations between multiple high-dose-rate applications of brachytherapy in cancer of the cervix: Frequency and types of variationRadiology.  195:419-422. 1995
1995 The efficacy of cranial irradiation in ovarian cancer metastatic to the brain: Analysis of 32 casesObstetrics and Gynecology.  86:955-959. 1995
1994 A clinically practical electron cone for the treatment of head and neck cancerInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics.  28:1025-1028. 1994
1994 Conventional four-field pelvic radiotherapy technique without CT treatment planning in cancer of the cervix: potential geographic missRadiotherapy and Oncology.  30:140-145. 1994
1993 Malignant epidural spinal cord compression associated with a paravertebral mass: Its radiotherapeutic outcome on radiosensitivityInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics.  27:1079-1083. 1993
1993 Radiotherapeutic management in carcinoma of the uterine cervix: Current statusInternational Journal of Gynecological Cancer.  3:337-348. 1993
1992 A Phase I study of high-dose cisplatin, prolonged infusion 5- fluorouracil, and concomitant conventional fraction radiation therapy in patients with inoperable squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neckAmerican Journal of Clinical Oncology.  15:461-463. 1992
1992 Early-stage glottic cancer: Importance of dose fractionation in radiation therapyRadiology.  182:273-275. 1992
1992 Radiotherapeutic management in carcinoma of the uterine cervix: GOG experience.Yonsei Medical Journal.  33:97-103. 1992
1992 Treatment of recurrent head and neck cancer with 5-fluorouracil, hydroxyurea, and reirradiationInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics.  22:1051-1056. 1992
1991 A phase I study of prolonged infusion 5-fluorouracil and concomitant radiation therapy in patients with squamous cell cancer of the head and neckInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics.  20:357-360. 1991
1991 Three-port perineal sparing techniqueRadiology.  180:563-566. 1991
1990 Extradural spinal cord compression from metastatic tumor.Alabama medicine : journal of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.  60:10-15. 1990
1990 Extradural spinal cord compression: Analysis of factors determining functional prognosis - Prospective studyRadiology.  176:279-282. 1990
1990 Radiotherapy as an adjunct in the management of merkel cell carcinomaCancer.  65:60-64. 1990
1989 Intraperitoneal chromic phosphate in ovarian cancer: Risks and benefitsGynecologic Oncology.  32:314-318. 1989
1989 Radiation alone in the treatment of cancer of the uterine cervix: Analysis of pelvic failure and dose response relationshipInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics.  17:973-978. 1989
1988 Lurleen B. Wallace cervical-uterine applicator. Intracavitary treatment of cancer of the uterine cervix.The Alabama journal of medical sciences.  25:288-290. 1988
1988 Adjuvant postoperative radiation therapy following radical hysterectomy in stage ib ca of the cervix-analysis of treatment failureInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics.  14:445-449. 1988
1988 Analysis of treatment modalities and their failures in stage IB cancer of the cervixInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics.  15:831-835. 1988
1988 Postoperative irradiation in stage IB carcinoma of cervixInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics.  15:1257. 1988
1987 Orbital pseudotumors: histopathologic classifications and results of radiation therapy.Alabama medicine : journal of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.  56:43-48. 1987
1987 Skeletal metastases from cancer of the uterine cervix: Frequency, patterns, and radiotherapeutic significanceInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics.  13:705-708. 1987
1987 The radiotherapeutic management of early stage Hodgkin's disease. Seventeen years' experience at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.The Alabama journal of medical sciences.  24:22-28. 1987
1986 Interstitial Iodine-125 seed implantation in the management of prostate cancer: preliminary report at UAB.Alabama medicine : journal of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.  55:27-33. 1986
1984 Use of ultrasound scan in prostatic I-125 implantation robertInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics.  10:1971-1973. 1984
1983 Prostatic 125I implantation--new approach in the management of prostatic cancer.Journal of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.  52:21-25. 1983
1983 High-Energy Irradiation in the Management Of ChondrosarcomaSouthern Medical Journal.  76:729-735. 1983
1983 Uterine perforation during intracavitary application. Prognostic significance in carcinoma of the cervixRadiology.  147:249-251. 1983
1982 Xeroderma pigmentosum in radiation oncology practiceInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics.  8:313. 1982
1980 Electron beams in radiation therapy; pattern of use.Journal of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.  48:26-36. 1980
1980 Improved external radiation technique for the treatment of carcinoma involving lower rectovaginal areasRadiology.  134:544-545. 1980
1979 Metastatic carcinoma to the tongue. A report of two cases and a review of the literatureCancer.  43:386-389. 1979
1979 Radiation therapy for early stage carcinoma of the glottic larynxSouthern Medical Journal.  72:8-10. 1979
1978 Radiotherapy of orbital pseudotumorRadiology.  127:507-509. 1978
1978 Use of ultrasonography in planning intracavitary radiotherapy of endometrial carcinomaRadiology.  129:163-167. 1978
1977 Adjuvant therapy in the treatment of malignant glioma. A review article and CCNU brain protocol at UABJournal of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.  47:39-41. 1977
1977 Adjuvant therapy in the treatment of malignant glioma.Journal of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.  47:39-41. 1977

Research Overview

  • My special interests are in the treatment of prostate cancer and gynecologic cancer. My main research focuses on GYN Oncology, especially image-guided brachytherapy and application of new technology to improve local control of tumor with less damage to the organs at risk.
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, Yonsei University 1966
  • Medical Center of Columbus, Internship 1970
  • Medical Center, Internship 1970
  • UAB Hospital, Residency 1975
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Radiation Oncology, Residency 1974
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Pathology, Residency 1972
  • Full Name

  • Robert Kim