James B. Yu, MD, MHS

Associate Professor of Therapeutic Radiology; Director, Prostate and Genitourinary Cancer Radiotherapy Program

Research Departments & Organizations

Therapeutic Radiology

Radiobiology & Radiotherapy

Yale Cancer Center: COPPER Center | Radiobiology & Radiotherapy

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Interests

Breast Neoplasms; Central Nervous System Neoplasms; Head and Neck Neoplasms; Radiotherapy, Intensity-Modulated; Urogenital Neoplasms

Research Summary

My research centers on investigating 1) The comparative effectiveness of new radiation technologies using large observational and claims-based datasets, 2) Disparities in access to effective cancer care, and 3) Improving the quality of life of patients undergoing radiotherapy.

Specialized Terms: Genitourinary cancers; Central nervous system cancers; Breast cancer; Head and neck cancer; IMRT; Health outcomes and utilization research

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Breast - Female Study of Radiation Fractionation on Patient Outcomes After Breast REConstruction (FABREC) for Invasive Breast Carcinoma
Esophagus, Larynx, Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx Randomized Phase II/III Trial of Radiotherapy With Concurrent MEDI4736 (Durvalumab) vs. Radiotherapy With Concurrent Cetuximab in Patients With Locoregionally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer With a Contraindication to Cisplatin
Brain and Nervous System Phase III Trial of Observation Versus Irradiation for a Gross Totally Resected Grade II Meningioma
Breast - Female, Breast TAILOR RT: A Randomized Trial of Regional Radiotherapy in Biomarker Low Risk Node Positive Breast Cancer
Prostate Phase III IGRT and SBRT vs IGRT and Hypofractionated IMRT for Localized Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer
Prostate, Supportive Care, Non Therapeutic Pilot feasibility study examining the patient reported quality of life after stereotactic boost for high risk prostate cancer with hydrogel spacer
Lung Randomized Phase II/III Trial of Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation With or Without Hippocampal Avoidance for Small Cell Lung Cancer

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