Biography

Dr. Kevin Albuquerque earned his medical degree through Bombay University, India. This was followed by a residency and training in surgical oncology in Bombay and Nottingham U.K where he obtained his F.R.C.S. In the U.S.,  he completed his residency in Radiation Oncology at S.U.N.Y University Hospital in Brooklyn, NY and was board-certified in 2002. 

Subsequently from 2002-2012, he was on faculty with Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, where he treated women with gynecological and breast cancers and was Clinical Director and Section Chief in Radiation Oncology for these sites. Besides being awarded a Loyola Cancer Center grant for research comparing breast brachytherapy with external radiotherapy, he was in collaboration on several funded NIH grants looking at translational effects of breast radiation on immune markers, psychoneuroimmunology in breast cancer patients, and decision-making for women with DCIS undergoing breast-conservation therapy. He also obtained a master’s degree in clinical research methods at Loyola.

Dr. Albuquerque heads our Department of Radiation Oncology gynecology team and continues research in brachytherapy and gynecological and breast tumors. His main area of interest are epidemiology, quality-of-life issues, and outcome studies and clinical trials incorporating radiation for gynecological cancers.

Education

Medical School
Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, India (1984)
Internship
Maimonides Medical Center (1998), General Surgery
Residency
State University of New York at Brooklyn (2002), Radiation Oncology
Other Post Graduate Training
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (2007), Epidemiology

Research Interest

  • Bone marrow-sparing techniques for pelvic radiation
  • Brachytherapy outcomes for gynecological cancers
  • SABR for gynecological cancers, in combination with immunotherapy

Publications

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Impact of partial versus whole breast radiation therapy on fatigue, perceived stress, quality of life and natural killer cell activity in women with breast cancer.
Albuquerque K, Tell D, Lobo P, Millbrandt L, Mathews HL, Janusek LW BMC Cancer 2012 12 251
Chromatin modifications and the DNA damage response to ionizing radiation.
Kumar R, Horikoshi N, Singh M, Gupta A, Misra HS, Albuquerque K, Hunt CR, Pandita TK Front Oncol 2012 2 214
Implementation of electronic checklists in an oncology medical record: initial clinical experience.
Albuquerque KV, Miller AA, Roeske JC J Oncol Pract 2011 Jul 7 4 222-6
Radiation-related predictors of hematologic toxicity after concurrent chemoradiation for cervical cancer and implications for bone marrow-sparing pelvic IMRT.
Albuquerque K, Giangreco D, Morrison C, Siddiqui M, Sinacore J, Potkul R, Roeske J Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 2011 Mar 79 4 1043-7
Intermeshing breast reconstruction and postmastectomy radiation.
Sieber DA, Vandevender DK, Albuquerque KV Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 2010 Aug 10 8 1273-83
Short-term quality of life following partial breast irradiation with balloon brachytherapy- comparison with whole breast irradiation.
Albuquerque K, Janusek L, Mathews H, Millbrandt L, Gabram S Breast J 2010 May-Jun 16 3 325-6
3D CT-based volumetric dose assessment of 2D plans using GEC-ESTRO guidelines for cervical cancer brachytherapy.
Gao M, Albuquerque K, Chi A, Rusu I Brachytherapy 2010 Jan-Mar 9 1 55-60
Technical aspects of the integration of three-dimensional treatment planning dose parameters (GEC-ESTRO Working Group) into pre-implant planning for LDR gynecological interstitial brachytherapy.
Chi A, Gao M, Nguyen NP, Albuquerque K Technol. Cancer Res. Treat. 2009 Jun 8 3 181-6
Effect of mindfulness based stress reduction on immune function, quality of life and coping in women newly diagnosed with early stage breast cancer.
Witek-Janusek L, Albuquerque K, Chroniak KR, Chroniak C, Durazo-Arvizu R, Mathews HL Brain Behav. Immun. 2008 Aug 22 6 969-81
Lung and cardiac tissue doses in left breast cancer patients treated with single-source breast brachytherapy compared to external beam tangent fields.
Garza R, Albuquerque K, Sethi A Brachytherapy 2006 Oct-Dec 5 4 235-8

Books

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Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • ASCO Annual Meeting Scientific Program Committee (2019)
  • Chinese Clinical Oncology Journal (2019)
  • Parkland Cancer Committee Member (2019)
  • NRG RT Translational Committee (2018)
  • Red Journal for Gynecology (2018)
  • ASTRO MDQA Committee (2017)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) (2011)
  • American Brachytherapy Society (2004-2006)
  • American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) (1998)
  • American College of Radiology (ACR) (1998)
  • American Society of Therapeutic Radiology (ASTRO) (1998)
  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) (1998)