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Alexander  Chi

Alexander Chi MD

Radiation Oncologist, Assistant Professor

P.O. Box 9234
Radiation Oncology
Health Sciences Center
Morgantown, West Virginia 26505

Assistant Professor

Radiation Oncology

Clinical Faculty

Program 5: Sara Crile Allen and James Frederick Allen Lung Cancer (Emerging)

Associate Member

Cancer Center Research Programs

Clinical Faculty


Virginia Commonwealth University, MD



Published Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals

1.  Benavente S, Huang S, Armstrong EA, Chi A, Hsu KT, Wheeler DL, Harari PM. Establishment and characterization of a model of acquired resistance to Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor targeting agents in human cancer cells. Clin Cancer Res 2009; 15: 1589-92.

2.  Gao M, Albuquerque K, Chi A, Rusu I. 3D CT-based volumetric dose assessment of 2D plans using GEC-ESTRO guidelines for cervical cancer brachytherapy. Brachytherapy 2009; 9: 55-60.

3.  Chi A, Gao M, Nguyen NP, Albuquerque K. 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. Technol Cancer Res Treat. 2009; 8: 181-186.

4.  Chi A, Gao M, Sinacore J, Nguyen NP, Vali F, Albuquerque K. Single vs. customized treatment planning for Image-guided HDR brachytherapy for cervical cancer: Dosimetric comparison & predicting factor for OAR overdose with a single plan approach. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2009; 75: 309-314.

5.  Nguyen NP, Almeida FS, Chi A, Nguyen LM, Cohen D, Karlsson U, Vinh-Hung V. Molecular Biology of Breast Cancer Stem Cells: Potential Clinical Applications. Cancer Treat Rev, 2010; 36: 485-491.

6.  Nguyen NP, Ceizyk M, Almeida F, Chi A, Betz M, Moderrasifar H, Sroka T, Cohen D, Jang S, Abraham D, Stevie M, Smith-Raymond L, Krafft S, Vinh-Hung V. Effectiveness of Image-guided Radiotherapy for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol, 2010, 18(2): 380-385.

7.  Nguyen NP, Abraham D, Dessai A, Davis R, Sroka T, Chi A, Gelumbauskas S, Ceizyk M, Smith-Raymond L, Jang S, Hamilton R, Vinh-Hung V. Impact of image-guided radiotherapy to reduce laryngeal edema following treatment for non-laryngeal and non-hypopharyngeal head and neck cancer. Oral Oncol 2011; 47(9): 900-904.

8.  Nguyen NP, Vok J, Sroka T, Khan R, Jang S, Chi A, Betz M, Ewell L, Cohen D, Vo RP, Mills M, Vinh-Hung V. Feasibility of image-guided radiotherapy based on tomotherapy for the treatment of locally advanced anal carcinoma. Anticancer Res 2011; 31(12): 4393-4396.

9.  Nguyen NP, Chi A, Nguyen L, Hong-Ly B, Karlsson U, Vinh-Hung V. Human Paillomavirus-associated Oropharyngeal Cancer: a New Clinical Entity. QJM 2010; 103: 229-226.

10. Chi A, Komaki R. Management of Brain Metastasis from Lung Cancer: A comprehensive review. Cancers 2010; 2: 2100-2137.

11. Chi A, Liao Z, Nguyen NP, Xu J, Stea B, Komaki R. Systemic Review of the Patterns of Failure Following Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in Early-Stage Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: Clinical Implications. Radiother Oncol 2010; 94: 1-11.

12. Chi A, Tomé WA, Fowler J, Komaki R, Nguyen NP, Mehta MP, Welsh JS. Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: Linking Radiobiological Modeling and Clinical Outcome. Am J Clin Oncol 2010; 34(4): 432-441.

13. Chi A, Jang SY, Welsh JS, Nguyen NP, Komaki R. The feasibility of stereotactic body radiation therapy delivered by Tomotherapy in centrally located lesions. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2010. 81(3): 856-862.

14. Chi A, Liao Z, Nguyen NP, Howe C, Gomez D, Jang SY, Komaki R. Intensity-modulated radiotherapy after extrapleural pneumonectomy for malignant pleural mesothelioma. J Thorac Onc 2011; 6: 1132-1141.

15. Chi A, Nguyen NP, Xu J, Ji M, Tang J, Jin J, Ong ES, Welsh JS. Correlation of three different approaches of small bowel delineation and acute lower gastrointestinal toxicity in adjuvant pelvic intensity-modulated radiation therapy for endometrial cancer. Technol Cancer Res Treat 2012; 11: 353-359.

16. Nguyen NP, Vock J, Chi A, Ewell L, Vos P, Mills M, Khan R, Almeida F, Davis R, Betz M, Jang S, Gelumbauskas S, Vo RP, Vinh-Hung V. Effectiveness of intensity-modulated and image-guided radiotherapy to spare the mandible from excessive radiation. Oral Oncol 2012; 48: 653-657.

17. Chi A, Liao Z, Nguyen NP, Xu J, Welsh JS, Jang SY, Howe C, Komaki R. Dosimetric Selection for Helical Tomotherapy Based Stereotactic Ablative Radiation Therapy for Early Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer or Lung Metastases. PLos ONE 2012; 7: e35809.

18. Nguyen NP, Vos P, Vinh-Hung V, Ceizyk M, Smith-Raymond L, Stevie M, Slane B, Chi A, Desai A, Krafft SP, Jang S, Hamilton R, Karlsson U, Abraham D. Feasibility of image-guided radiotherapy based on helical tomotherapy to reduce contralateral parotid dose in head and neck cancer. BMC Cancer 2012; 12: 175.

19. Nguyen NP, Vock J, Chi A, Vinh-Hung V, Dutta S, Ewell L, Jang S, Betz M, Almeida F, Miller M, Davis R, Sroka T, Vo RP, Karlsson U, Vos P. Impact of intensity-modulated and image-guided radiotherapy on elderly patients undergoing chemoradiation for locally advanced head and neck cancer. Strahlenther Onkol 2012; 188: 677-685.

20. Nguyen NP, Vock J, Vinh-Hung V, Almeida F, Ewell L, Betz M, Jang S, Vo RP, Dutta S, Godinez J, Karlsson U, Chi A. Effectiveness of prophylactic retropharyngeal lymph node irradiation in patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer. BMC Cancer 2012; 12: 253.

Current CV


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Practice Locations

Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center — Health Sciences Campus - Morgantown
Ruby Memorial Hospital — Health Sciences Campus - Morgantown

Special Training

Fellowship: NIH funded research fellowship in the study of EGFR inhibition in lung cancer and head & neck cancer
Univ of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, 2004

Board Certifications

American Board of Radiology
Radiation Oncology

Medical Specialities

Cancer / Oncology
Radiation Oncology (Cancer)

Clinical Interests

Esophageal cancer
Head and Neck Cancer
Lung cancer
Stereotactic surgery