Charles R Thomas Jr, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Radiation Oncology
Deputy Editor, JAMA Oncology
Advisory Board, Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science (DUJS)
Dartmouth College, BA, 1979
University of Illinois College of Medicine, MD, 1985
Norris Cotton Cancer Center
1 Medical Center Drive
2K, Room 263L5
Lebanon NH 03756
Area(s) of Research/Scholarly Interest:
CLINICAL & TRANSLATIONAL CANCER RESEARCH INTERESTS
1) Protocol development of translational research-based national cooperative group combined modality therapeutic clinical trials for GI and thoracic solid tumors
2) Development of strategies to address barriers to participation in cancer clinical trials amongst minority and ethnic populations in the U.S.
3) Mediastinal tumors
4) SMMART (Serial Measurements of Molecular Architecture Responses to Therapy) trials, including radiomics as a tool to increase the therapeutic ratio in radiation oncology
5) Pre-clinical & clinical characterization of the interaction between novel systemic therapeutics and ionizing radiation
6) Cancer emergency medicine; https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-67123-5
HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH INTERESTS
1) Mentorship in Academic Radiation Oncology
2) Development of pipeline strategies to increase URM investigators into radiologic sciences and cancer medicine
3) Patient-Provider Communication
4) Burnout Assessment & Management in Academic Leaders
5) Interaction of Mentoring and Academic Productivity; https://cancer.dartmouth.edu/stories/article/building-culture-mentorship-dartmouth-cancer-center
Rotations and Thesis Projects
Geisel Elective-248, Topics in Radiation Oncology (Fall, 2022)
ENG 56, Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (Spring, 2022, Spring 2023)
CAREER DEVELOPMENT IN ACADEMIC RADIATION ONCOLOGY (Springer)
GENDER EQUITY TOOLBOX
MENTORSHIP & SPONSORSHIP FACULTY DEVELOPMENT TOOLBOX
Charles R. Thomas, Jr., M.D., is Professor and Chief, Radiation Oncology at the Dartmouth Cancer Center. He previously served as Prof. & Chair of the Dept. of Radiation Medicine @ the Knight Cancer Institute/Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Thomas has received triple-board certification in Radiation Oncology (American Board of Radiology), Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine (American Board of Internal Medicine). He attended the 1998 Vail course as a student and later taught @ the Vail Workshop from 2009-12, as well as the Flims/Zeist clinical trials workshop from 2012-2017. Dr. Thomas has serves on the NCI Rectal-Anal Cancer Task Force. He is also active in protocol development either as chair or co-chair, within the U.S. cooperative group mechanism, with a focus on novel therapeutic translational clinical research on GI and thoracic malignancies that have tested incorporation of novel antiproliferative systemic agents with radiotherapy. Dr. Thomas has served as the chair of the Radiation Oncology Committee of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG). He is currently Deputy Editor of JAMA Oncology and has served as Editor-in-Chief of Radiation Medicine Rounds (Demos Medical Publishing), as well as on the Editorial Boards of the Seminars in Radiation Oncology, Advances in Radiation Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Diseases of the Esophagus, Radiographics, and CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. Dr. Thomas has served as an oral and written examiner for the GI section of The American Board of Radiology Certification Examination, as well as on multiple committees within ASCO (Grants Selection Committee, Membership Committee past-chair, Scientific Program Committee), RSNA (past chair, Radiation Oncology Study Section), and ASTRO (Nominating Committee, Science Council Steering Committee, Bylaws & Constitution Committee, Membership Committee, Scientific Program Committee & GI Abstract Review Committee). Dr. Thomas has served as chair of the Grant Writing Workshop for the 2017-2020 annual ASCO meeting. He is the author or co-author of over 350 journal articles & editorials and is a co-editor of multiple textbooks including Oncologic Emergency Medicine: Principles & Practice (Springer, 2nd ed), Career Development in Academic Radiation Oncology (Springer, 2021), Mediastinal Tumors (Springer), Biliary Tract & Gallbladder Cancers: Diagnosis and Therapy (2 editions, Springer & Demos Medical Publishing), and Esophagus Cancers: Practice and Principles (1st ed 2009, 2nd ed 2021). Dr. Thomas has received funding from the NIH, NSF, foundations, & industry. In 2022, he was a recipient of the ASTRO Mentoring Award.
Selection and Prejudice: Addressing Clinical Trial Disparities With a Review of Current Shortcomings and Future Directions.
In Reply to Shueng et al.
Effects of UHDR and Conventional Irradiation on Behavioral and Cognitive Performance and the Percentage of Ly6G+ CD45+ Cells in the Hippocampus.
Incidence of Primary End Point Changes Among Active Cancer Phase 3 Randomized Clinical Trials.
Society for Women in Radiation Oncology Consensus Statement on Family and Medical Leave.
CRT Maxims for the Department Chair Role in Inclusiveness in Academic Radiation Oncology.
Phase 2 study of preoperative chemotherapy with nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine followed by chemoradiation for borderline resectable or node-positive pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.
Consensus Quality Measures and Dose Constraints for Lung Cancer From the Veterans Affairs Radiation Oncology Quality Surveillance Program and ASTRO Expert Panel.
Pilot Study Exploring the Feasibility of Incorporating Radiation Oncology Into Pre-existing Early Pathway Programs for Diverse Premedical Students.