Susan A Higgins MD

Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Associate Director, Department of Therapeutic Radiology Residency Training Program

Research Interests

General radiation therapy; Radiation techniques; Gynecologic cancer; Cervical cancer; Vulvar cancer; Ovarian cancer; Vaginal cancer; Uterine cancer; Breast cancer; Herbal medicines; Complementary medicine; Gamma knife radiosurgery; Brain metastases; Intracavitary brachytherapy; Interstitial brachytherapy


Selected Publications

  • Locoregional relapse and distant metastases in conservatively managed triple negative early-stage breast cancer. Haffty BG, Yang Q, Reiss M, Kearney T, Higgins SA, Weidhaas J, Harris L, Hait W, Toppmeyer D. J Clin Oncol 2006 Dec 20;24(36):5652-7. Epub 2006 Nov 20.
  • Milgrom, S and Higgins SA. Management of cellulitis in patients with breast cancer. J Support Oncol. 7(5): 174-6, 2009
  • Clinical Utility of the Modified Segmental Boost Technique for Treatment of the Pelvis and Inguinal Nodes. Moran MS, Castrucci WA, Ahmad M, Song H, Lund MW, Mani S, Chamberlain D, Higgins SA. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010 Mar 15;76(4):1026-36.
  • Brain metastases in epithelial ovarian and primary peritoneal carcinoma. Ratner ES, Toy E, O'Malley DM, McAlpine J, Rutherford TJ, Azodi M, Higgins SA, Schwartz PE. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2009 Jul19(5):856-9.
  • Preoperative chemotherapy decreases the need for re-excision of breast cancers between 2 and 4 cm diameter. Christy CJ, Thorsteinsson D, Grube BJ, Black D, Abu-Khalaf M, Chung GG, DiGiovanna MP, Miller K, Higgins SA, Weidhaas J, Harris L, Tavassoli FA, Lannin DR. Ann Surg Oncol. 2009 Mar16(3):697-702. Epub 2009 Jan 9.
  • Breast sentinel lymph node dissection before preoperative chemotherapy. Grube BJ, Christy CJ, Black D, Martel M, Harris L, Weidhaas J, Digiovanna MP, Chung G, Abu-Khalaf MM, Miller KD, Higgins SA, Philpotts L, Tavassoli FA, Lannin DR. Arch Surg. 2008 Jul143(7):692-9 discussion 699-700.

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