Lauren Boreta, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Stanford UniversityBA06/2006Human Biology
    UCSFMD06/2014
    UCSF06/2019Radiation Oncology

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    Dr. Lauren Boreta is a radiation oncologist. She has a special interest in palliative radiation therapy – which focuses on relieving pain and improving quality of life – for advanced cancer and cancers of the central nervous system.

    Boreta earned her medical degree at UCSF. She also completed a residency in radiation oncology and served as chief resident at UCSF.

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    1. Demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with metastatic breast cancer and leptomeningeal disease: a single center retrospective cohort study. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2024 Aug; 206(3):625-636. Huppert LA, Fisch S, Tsopurashvili E, Somepalle SS, Salans M, Vasudevan HN, Jo Chien A, Majure M, Rugo HS, Balassanian R, Boreta L, Melisko ME. PMID: 38888796; PMCID: PMC11208257.
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    2. Radiation Therapy for Primary and Metastatic Spine Tumors. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2024 May 14. Boreta L, Chhabra A, Theologis AA. PMID: 38748899.
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    3. Evaluation of Culture Conducive to Academic Success by Gender at a Comprehensive Cancer Center. Oncologist. 2024 Mar 04; 29(3):e351-e359. Keenan BP, Sibley A, Zhang L, Westring AF, Velazquez AI, Bank EM, Bergsland EK, Boreta L, Conroy P, Daras M, Hermiston M, Hsu G, Paris PL, Piawah S, Sinha S, Sosa JA, Tsang M, Venook AP, Wong M, Yom SS, Van Loon K. PMID: 37440206; PMCID: PMC10911925.
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    4. Adverse radiation effect versus tumor progression following stereotactic radiosurgery for brain metastases: Implications of radiologic uncertainty. J Neurooncol. 2024 Feb; 166(3):535-546. Salans M, Ni L, Morin O, Ziemer B, Capaldi DPI, Raleigh DR, Vasudevan HN, Chew J, Nakamura J, Sneed PK, Boreta L, Villanueva-Meyer JE, Theodosopoulos P, Braunstein S. PMID: 38316705; PMCID: PMC10876820.
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    5. Tungsten Filled 3-Dimensional Printed Lung Blocks for Total Body Irradiation. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2023 Nov 18. Capaldi DPI, Gibson C, Villa A, Schulz JB, Ziemer BP, Fu J, Dubrowski P, Yu AS, Fogh S, Chew J, Boreta L, Braunstein SE, Witztum A, Hirata E, Morin O, Skinner LB, Nano TF. PMID: 37981253.
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    6. Targeted gene expression profiling predicts meningioma outcomes and radiotherapy responses. Nat Med. 2023 Dec; 29(12):3067-3076. Chen WC, Choudhury A, Youngblood MW, Polley MC, Lucas CG, Mirchia K, Maas SLN, Suwala AK, Won M, Bayley JC, Harmanci AS, Harmanci AO, Klisch TJ, Nguyen MP, Vasudevan HN, McCortney K, Yu TJ, Bhave V, Lam TC, Pu JK, Li LF, Leung GK, Chan JW, Perlow HK, Palmer JD, Haberler C, Berghoff AS, Preusser M, Nicolaides TP, Mawrin C, Agnihotri S, Resnick A, Rood BR, Chew J, Young JS, Boreta L, Braunstein SE, Schulte J, Butowski N, Santagata S, Spetzler D, Bush NAO, Villanueva-Meyer JE, Chandler JP, Solomon DA, Rogers CL, Pugh SL, Mehta MP, Sneed PK, Berger MS, Horbinski CM, McDermott MW, Perry A, Bi WL, Patel AJ, Sahm F, Magill ST, Raleigh DR. PMID: 37944590.
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    7. Molecular Features of Resected Melanoma Brain Metastases, Clinical Outcomes, and Responses to Immunotherapy. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 08 01; 6(8):e2329186. Vasudevan HN, Delley C, Chen WC, Mirchia K, Pan S, Shukla P, Aabedi AA, Nguyen MP, Morshed RA, Young JS, Boreta L, Fogh SE, Nakamura JL, Theodosopoulos PV, Phillips J, Hervey-Jumper SL, Daras M, Pike L, Aghi MK, Tsai K, Raleigh DR, Braunstein SE, Abate AR. PMID: 37589977; PMCID: PMC10436135.
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    8. Targeted gene expression profiling predicts meningioma outcomes and radiotherapy responses. Res Sq. 2023 Mar 20. Raleigh D, Chen W, Choudhury A, Youngblood M, Polley MY, Lucas CH, Mirchia K, Maas S, Suwala A, Won M, Bayley J, Harmanci A, Harmanci A, Klisch T, Nguyen M, Vasudevan H, McCortney K, Yu T, Bhave V, Lam TC, Pu J, Leung G, Chang J, Perlow H, Palmer J, Haberler C, Berghoff A, Preusser M, Nicolaides T, Mawrin C, Agnihotri S, Resnick A, Rood B, Chew J, Young J, Boreta L, Braunstein S, Schulte J, Butowski N, Santagata S, Spetzler D, Bush NAO, Villanueva-Meyer J, Chandler J, Solomon D, Rogers C, Pugh S, Mehta M, Sneed P, Berger M, Horbinski C, McDermott M, Perry A, Bi W, Patel A, Sahm F, Magill S. PMID: 36993741; PMCID: PMC10055655.
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    9. Identification of risk factors associated with leptomeningeal disease after resection of brain metastases. J Neurosurg. 2023 Jan 13; 1-12. Morshed RA, Saggi S, Cummins DD, Molinaro AM, Young JS, Viner JA, Villanueva-Meyer JE, Goldschmidt E, Boreta L, Braunstein SE, Chang EF, McDermott MW, Berger MS, Theodosopoulos PV, Hervey-Jumper SL, Aghi MK, Daras M. PMID: 36640095.
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    10. Mutational Status and Clinical Outcomes Following Systemic Therapy with or without Focal Radiation for Resected Melanoma Brain Metastases. World Neurosurg. 2023 Feb; 170:e514-e519. Vasudevan HN, Susko MS, Ma L, Nakamura JL, Raleigh DR, Boreta L, Fogh S, Theodosopoulos PV, McDermott MW, Tsai KK, Sneed PK, Braunstein SE. PMID: 36400359.
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    11. Adverse radiation effect and freedom from progression following repeat stereotactic radiosurgery for brain metastases. J Neurosurg. 2022 May 20; 1-9. Sneed PK, Chan JW, Ma L, Braunstein SE, Theodosopoulos PV, Fogh SE, Nakamura JL, Boreta L, Raleigh DR, Ziemer BP, Morin O, Hervey-Jumper SL, McDermott MW. PMID: 35594891.
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    12. Resection with intraoperative cesium-131 brachytherapy as salvage therapy for recurrent brain tumors. J Neurosurg. 2022 Jan 21; 1-7. Chen WC, Lafreniere M, Phuong C, Liu SJ, Baal JD, Lometti M, Morin O, Ziemer B, Vasudevan HN, Lucas CG, Hervey-Jumper SL, Theodosopoulos PV, Magill ST, Fogh S, Nakamura JL, Boreta L, Sneed PK, McDermott MW, Raleigh DR, Braunstein SE. PMID: 35061986.
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    13. Association of mental health diagnosis with race and all-cause mortality after a cancer diagnosis: Large-scale analysis of electronic health record data. Cancer. 2022 01 15; 128(2):344-352. Chen WC, Boreta L, Braunstein SE, Rabow MW, Kaplan LE, Tenenbaum JD, Morin O, Park CC, Hong JC. PMID: 34550601; PMCID: PMC8738115.
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    14. Efficacy and Safety of Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brainstem Metastases: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Oncol. 2021 Jul 01; 7(7):1033-1040. Chen WC, Baal UH, Baal JD, Pai JS, Boreta L, Braunstein SE, Raleigh DR. PMID: 33983393; PMCID: PMC8120444.
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    15. Risk Stratification for Imminent Risk of Death at the Time of Palliative Radiotherapy Consultation. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 07 01; 4(7):e2115641. Wu SY, Yee E, Vasudevan HN, Fogh SE, Boreta L, Braunstein SE, Hong JC. PMID: 34196716; PMCID: PMC8251501.
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    16. Residents-as-Teachers Curriculum for Radiation Oncology: A Targeted Needs Assessment. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2021 11 01; 111(3):638-642. Ni L, Thomas HR, Raleigh DR, Boreta LC, Park CC, Braunstein SE. PMID: 34153380.
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    17. Letter: Patterns of Intermediate- and High-Risk Meningioma Recurrence After Treatment With Postoperative External Beam Radiotherapy. Neurosurgery. 2021 06 15; 89(1):E99-E101. Susko MS, Chen WC, Vasudevan HN, Magill ST, Lucas CG, Oberheim Bush NA, Solomon DA, Theodosopoulos PV, McDermott MW, Villanueva-Meyer JE, Boreta L, Nakamura JL, Sneed PK, Braunstein SE, Raleigh DR. PMID: 33887769; PMCID: PMC8203419.
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    18. Timing of Urgent Inpatient Palliative Radiation Therapy. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2021 May-Jun; 6(3):100670. Wu SY, Yee E, Chan JW, Chapman CH, Boreta L, Braunstein SE. PMID: 33817413; PMCID: PMC8005735.
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    19. Urgent, Urgent, Emergency: Treatment Without Tissue. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2021 01 01; 109(1):8-9. Boreta L. PMID: 33308707.
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    20. A Prognostic Gene-Expression Signature and Risk Score for Meningioma Recurrence After Resection. Neurosurgery. 2020 12 15; 88(1):202-210. Chen WC, Vasudevan HN, Choudhury A, Pekmezci M, Lucas CG, Phillips J, Magill ST, Susko MS, Braunstein SE, Oberheim Bush NA, Boreta L, Nakamura JL, Villanueva-Meyer JE, Sneed PK, Perry A, McDermott MW, Solomon DA, Theodosopoulos PV, Raleigh DR. PMID: 32860417; PMCID: PMC7735867.
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    21. Neuro-Oncology Practice Clinical Debate: Early treatment or observation for patients with newly diagnosed oligodendroglioma and small-volume residual disease. Neurooncol Pract. 2021 Feb; 8(1):11-17. Fogh SE, Boreta L, Nakamura JL, Johnson DR, Chi AS, Kurz SC. PMID: 33664965; PMCID: PMC7906263.
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    22. Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy of Adrenal Metastases: A Pooled Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review of 39 Studies with 1006 Patients. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2020 05 01; 107(1):48-61. Chen WC, Baal JD, Baal U, Pai J, Gottschalk A, Boreta L, Braunstein SE, Raleigh DR. PMID: 32001383; PMCID: PMC8177042.
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    23. Author Reply. Urology. 2019 07; 129:163-164. Boreta L, Gadzinski AJ, Hope TA, Feng FY. PMID: 31234998.
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    24. Location of Recurrence by Gallium-68 PSMA-11 PET Scan in Prostate Cancer Patients Eligible for Salvage Radiotherapy. Urology. 2019 07; 129:165-171. Boreta L, Gadzinski AJ, Wu SY, Xu M, Greene K, Quanstrom K, Nguyen HG, Carroll PR, Hope TA, Feng FY. PMID: 30928607.
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    25. Quality Improvement Initiative to Improve Tobacco Cessation Efforts in Radiation Oncology. J Oncol Pract. 2019 04; 15(4):e382-e388. Singer L, Sharee K, Boreta L, Silveira WR, Braunstein S, Fogh S. PMID: 30908138.
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    26. Palliative radiotherapy near the end of life. BMC Palliat Care. 2019 Mar 23; 18(1):29. Wu SY, Singer L, Boreta L, Garcia MA, Fogh SE, Braunstein SE. PMID: 30904024; PMCID: PMC6431041.
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    27. Genomic Risk Predicts Molecular Imaging-detected Metastatic Nodal Disease in Prostate Cancer. Eur Urol Oncol. 2019 11; 2(6):685-690. Xu MJ, Kornberg Z, Gadzinski AJ, Diao D, Cowan JE, Wu SY, Boreta L, Spratt DE, Behr SC, Nguyen HG, Cooperberg MR, Davicioni E, Roach M, Hope TA, Carroll PR, Feng FY. PMID: 31411984.
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    28. Impact of Staging 68Ga-PSMA-11 PET Scans on Radiation Treatment Plansin Patients With Prostate Cancer. Urology. 2019 03; 125:154-162. Wu SY, Boreta L, Shinohara K, Nguyen H, Gottschalk AR, Hsu IC, Roach M, Westphalen AC, Feng FY, Carroll PR, Chang AJ, Hope TA. PMID: 30580002.
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    29. Location of subventricular zone recurrence and its radiation dose predicts survival in patients with glioblastoma. J Neurooncol. 2018 Jul; 138(3):549-556. Weinberg BD, Boreta L, Braunstein S, Cha S. PMID: 29546530.
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    30. Improved rectal dosimetry with the use of SpaceOAR during high-dose-rate brachytherapy. Brachytherapy. 2018 Mar - Apr; 17(2):259-264. Wu SY, Boreta L, Wu A, Cheung JP, Cunha JAM, Shinohara K, Chang AJ. PMID: 29203149.
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    31. Is there a benefit to locally consolidative therapy for oligometastatic non-small cell lung cancer? Ann Transl Med. 2017 Mar; 5(5):108. Boreta L, Yom SS. PMID: 28361073; PMCID: PMC5360618.
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    32. Management of Brain Metastases in Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor-Naïve Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor-Mutant Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: A Retrospective Multi-Institutional Analysis. J Clin Oncol. 2017 Apr 01; 35(10):1070-1077. Magnuson WJ, Lester-Coll NH, Wu AJ, Yang TJ, Lockney NA, Gerber NK, Beal K, Amini A, Patil T, Kavanagh BD, Camidge DR, Braunstein SE, Boreta LC, Balasubramanian SK, Ahluwalia MS, Rana NG, Attia A, Gettinger SN, Contessa JN, Yu JB, Chiang VL. PMID: 28113019.
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    33. The influence of chronic cigarette smoking on neurocognitive recovery after mild traumatic brain injury. J Neurotrauma. 2013 Jun 01; 30(11):1013-22. Durazzo TC, Abadjian L, Kincaid A, Bilovsky-Muniz T, Boreta L, Gauger GE. PMID: 23421788; PMCID: PMC3748416.
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    34. Progression of white matter degeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A diffusion tensor imaging study. Amyotroph Lateral Scler. 2011 Nov; 12(6):421-9. Zhang Y, Schuff N, Woolley SC, Chiang GC, Boreta L, Laxamana J, Katz JS, Weiner MW. PMID: 21745124; PMCID: PMC3804304.
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    35. Patterns of altered cortical perfusion and diminished subcortical integrity in posttraumatic stress disorder: an MRI study. Neuroimage. 2011 Jan; 54 Suppl 1:S62-8. Schuff N, Zhang Y, Zhan W, Lenoci M, Ching C, Boreta L, Mueller SG, Wang Z, Marmar CR, Weiner MW, Neylan TC. PMID: 20483375; PMCID: PMC2945438.
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    36. MRI of hippocampal volume loss in early Alzheimer's disease in relation to ApoE genotype and biomarkers. Brain. 2009 Apr; 132(Pt 4):1067-77. Schuff N, Woerner N, Boreta L, Kornfield T, Shaw LM, Trojanowski JQ, Thompson PM, Jack CR, Weiner MW, Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. PMID: 19251758; PMCID: PMC2668943.
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    37. 3D characterization of brain atrophy in Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment using tensor-based morphometry. Neuroimage. 2008 May 15; 41(1):19-34. Hua X, Leow AD, Lee S, Klunder AD, Toga AW, Lepore N, Chou YY, Brun C, Chiang MC, Barysheva M, Jack CR, Bernstein MA, Britson PJ, Ward CP, Whitwell JL, Borowski B, Fleisher AS, Fox NC, Boyes RG, Barnes J, Harvey D, Kornak J, Schuff N, Boreta L, Alexander GE, Weiner MW, Thompson PM, Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. PMID: 18378167; PMCID: PMC2556222.
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