Harlan Pinto

Medical oncologist, Head and neck specialist

Associate Professor of Medicine (Oncology) at the PAVAHCS and, by courtesy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery at SUMC

Head and Neck Cancer Program

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Professional Education

Medical Education: Yale University School of Medicine (5/01/1983) CT

Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (6/30/1991) CA

Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital (6/30/1986) MA

Internship: Massachusetts General Hospital (6/30/1984) MA

Board Certification: Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine (1991)

Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1986)

INTENSITY-MODULATED RADIOTHERAPY FOR LOCALLY ADVANCED CANCERS OF THE LARYNX AND HYPOPHARYNX
Daly, M. E., Le, Q.-T., Jain, A. K., Maxim, P. G., Hsu, A., & Chang, D. T. (2011). INTENSITY-MODULATED RADIOTHERAPY FOR LOCALLY ADVANCED CANCERS OF THE LARYNX AND HYPOPHARYNX. HEAD AND NECK-JOURNAL FOR THE SCIENCES AND SPECIALTIES OF THE HEAD AND NECK, 33(1), 103-111.

INTENSITY-MODULATED RADIOTHERAPY IN THE TREATMENT OF OROPHARYNGEAL CANCER: CLINICAL OUTCOMES AND PATTERNS OF FAILURE
Daly, M. E., Le, Q.-T., Maxim, P. G., Loo, B. W., Kaplan, M. J., & Chang, D. T. (2010). INTENSITY-MODULATED RADIOTHERAPY IN THE TREATMENT OF OROPHARYNGEAL CANCER: CLINICAL OUTCOMES AND PATTERNS OF FAILURE. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, 76(5), 1339-1346.

In vivo H-1 magnetic resonance spectroscopy of lactate in patients with Stage IV head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
Le, Q.-T., Koong, A., Lieskovsky, Y. Y., Narasimhan, B., Graves, E., & Spielman, D. (2008). In vivo H-1 magnetic resonance spectroscopy of lactate in patients with Stage IV head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, 71(4), 1151-1157.

Excellent local control with stereotactic radiotherapy boost after external beam radiotherapy in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma
Hara, W., Loo, B. W., Goffinet, D. R., Chang, S. D., Adler, J. R., & Le, Q.-T. (2008). Excellent local control with stereotactic radiotherapy boost after external beam radiotherapy in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, 71(2), 393-400.

Improved survival of patients with human papillomavirus-positive head and neck squamous cell carcinoma in a prospective clinical trial
Fakhry, C., Westra, W. H., Cmelak, S. L. A., Ridge, J. A., Pinto, H., & Gillison, M. L. (2008). Improved survival of patients with human papillomavirus-positive head and neck squamous cell carcinoma in a prospective clinical trial. JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE, 100(4), 261-269.

Evaluation of patterns of failure and subjective salivary function in patients treated with intensity modulated radiotherapy for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
Daly, M. E., Lieskovsky, Yy., Pawlicki, T., Yau, J., Pinto, H., & Le, Q.-T. (2007). Evaluation of patterns of failure and subjective salivary function in patients treated with intensity modulated radiotherapy for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. HEAD AND NECK-JOURNAL FOR THE SCIENCES AND SPECIALTIES OF THE HEAD AND NECK, 29(3), 211-220.

Clinical role of F-18-FDG PET/CT in the management of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck and thyroid carcinoma
Quon, A., Fischbein, N. J., McDougall, I. R., Le, Q.-T., Loo, B. W., & Kaplan, M. J. (2007). Clinical role of F-18-FDG PET/CT in the management of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck and thyroid carcinoma. JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE, 48, 58S-67S.

Plasma osteopontin is an independent prognostic marker for head and neck cancers
Petrik, D., Lavori, P. W., Cao, H., Zhu, Y., Wong, P., & Le, Q.-T. (2006). Plasma osteopontin is an independent prognostic marker for head and neck cancers. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 24(33), 5291-5297.

Advanced-staged tonsillar squamous carcinoma: Organ preservation versus surgical management of the primary site
Shirazi, H. A., Sivanandan, R., Goode, R., Fee, W. E., Kaplan, M. J., & Le, Q.-T. (2006). Advanced-staged tonsillar squamous carcinoma: Organ preservation versus surgical management of the primary site. HEAD AND NECK-JOURNAL FOR THE SCIENCES AND SPECIALTIES OF THE HEAD AND NECK, 28(7), 587-594.

Mature results from a randomized phase II trial of cisplatin plus 5-fluorouracil and radiotherapy with or without tirapazamine in patients with resectable stage IV head and neck squamous cell carcinomas
Le, Q. T., Taira, A. I., Budenz, S., Dorie, M. J., Goffinet, D. R., & Pinto, H. A. (2006). Mature results from a randomized phase II trial of cisplatin plus 5-fluorouracil and radiotherapy with or without tirapazamine in patients with resectable stage IV head and neck squamous cell carcinomas. CANCER, 106(9), 1940-1949.

Positron-emission tomography for surveillance of head and neck cancer
Ryan, W. R., Fee, W. E., Le, Q. T., & Pinto, H. A. (2005). Positron-emission tomography for surveillance of head and neck cancer. LARYNGOSCOPE, 115(4), 645-650.

Long-term results of 100 consecutive comprehensive neck dissections - Implications for selective neck dissections
Sivanandan, R., Kaplan, M. J., Lee, K. J., Lebl, D., PINTO, H., & Fee, W. E. (2004). Long-term results of 100 consecutive comprehensive neck dissections - Implications for selective neck dissections. ARCHIVES OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD & NECK SURGERY, 130(12), 1369-1373.

Phase II double-blind randomized study comparing oral aloe vera versus placebo to prevent radiation-related mucositis in patients with head-and-neck neoplasms
Su, C. K., Mehta, V., Ravikumar, L., Shah, R., PINTO, H., & Le, Q. T. (2004). Phase II double-blind randomized study comparing oral aloe vera versus placebo to prevent radiation-related mucositis in patients with head-and-neck neoplasms. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, 60(1), 171-177.

Improved local control with stereotactic radiosurgical boost in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma
Le, Q. T., Tate, D., Koong, A., Gibbs, I. C., Chang, S. D., & Goffinet, D. R. (2003). Improved local control with stereotactic radiosurgical boost in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, 56(4), 1046-1054.

Comparison of the comet assay and the oxygen microelectrode for measuring tumor oxygenation in head-and-neck cancer patients
Le, Q. T., Kovacs, M. S., Dorie, M. J., Koong, A., Terris, D. J., & Brown, J. M. (2003). Comparison of the comet assay and the oxygen microelectrode for measuring tumor oxygenation in head-and-neck cancer patients. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, 56(2), 375-383.

Identification of osteopontin as a prognostic plasma marker for head and neck squamous cell carcinomas
Le, Q. T., Sutphin, P. D., Raychaudhuri, S., Yu, S. Ct., Terris, D. J., & Giaccia, A. J. (2003). Identification of osteopontin as a prognostic plasma marker for head and neck squamous cell carcinomas. CLINICAL CANCER RESEARCH, 9(1), 59-67.

Estimating DNA repair by sequential evaluation of head and neck tumor radiation sensitivity using the comet assay
Terris, D. J., Ho, E. Y., Ibrahim, H. Z., Dorie, M. J., Kovacs, M. S., & Brown, J. M. (2002). Estimating DNA repair by sequential evaluation of head and neck tumor radiation sensitivity using the comet assay. ARCHIVES OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD & NECK SURGERY, 128(6), 698-702.

In vivo H-1 MR spectroscopy of human head and neck lymph node metastasis and comparison with oxygen tension measurements
Star-Lack, J. M., Adalsteinsson, E., Adam, M. F., Terris, D. J., Pinto, H. A., & Spielman, D. M. (2000). In vivo H-1 MR spectroscopy of human head and neck lymph node metastasis and comparison with oxygen tension measurements. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY, 21(1), 183-193.

DNA damage measured by the comet assay in head and neck cancer patients treated with tirapazamine.
Dorie, M. J., Kovacs, M. S., Gabalski, E. C., Adam, M., Le, Q. T., & Brown, J. M. (1999). DNA damage measured by the comet assay in head and neck cancer patients treated with tirapazamine. Neoplasia , 1(5), 461-467.

Stereotactic radiosurgical boost following radiotherapy in primary nasopharyngeal carcinoma: Impact on local control
Tate, D. J., Adler, J. R., Chang, S. D., Marquez, S., Eulau, S. M., & Goffinet, D. R. (1999). Stereotactic radiosurgical boost following radiotherapy in primary nasopharyngeal carcinoma: Impact on local control. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, 45(4), 915-921.

Tissue oxygen distribution in head and neck cancer patients
Adam, M. F., Gabalski, E. C., Bloch, D. A., Oehlert, J. W., Brown, J. M., & Terris, D. J. (1999). Tissue oxygen distribution in head and neck cancer patients. HEAD AND NECK-JOURNAL FOR THE SCIENCES AND SPECIALTIES OF THE HEAD AND NECK, 21(2), 146-153.

Pretreatment and midtreatment measurement of oxygen tension levels in head and neck cancers
Gabalski, E. C., Adam, M., PINTO, H., Brown, J. M., Bloch, D. A., & Terris, D. J. (1998). Pretreatment and midtreatment measurement of oxygen tension levels in head and neck cancers. LARYNGOSCOPE, 108(12), 1856-1860.

Management of the clinically positive neck in organ preservation for advanced head and neck cancer
Dagum, P., Pinto, H. A., Newman, J. P., Higgins, J. P., Terris, D. J., & Fee, W. E. (1998). Management of the clinically positive neck in organ preservation for advanced head and neck cancer. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY, 176(5), 448-452.

Surgical morbidity of neck dissection after chemoradiotherapy in advanced head and neck cancer
Newman, J. P., Terris, D. J., Pinto, H. A., Fee, W. E., Goode, R. L., & Goffinet, D. R. (1997). Surgical morbidity of neck dissection after chemoradiotherapy in advanced head and neck cancer. ANNALS OF OTOLOGY RHINOLOGY AND LARYNGOLOGY, 106(2), 117-122.

Adjuvant and neoadjuvant treatment of head and neck cancers: The next chapter
Jacobs, C., & PINTO, H. (1995). Adjuvant and neoadjuvant treatment of head and neck cancers: The next chapter. SEMINARS IN ONCOLOGY, 22(6), 540-552.

Distant metastases from head and neck squamous cancer: the role of adjuvant chemotherapy.
Pinto, H. A., & Jacobs, C. (1995). Distant metastases from head and neck squamous cancer: the role of adjuvant chemotherapy. Cancer treatment and research, 74, 243-262.

Head and neck cancers.
Jacobs C, & Pinto HA. (1995). Head and neck cancers. Macdonald JS, Haller DG, Mayer RJ (eds), Manual of Oncologic Therapeutics Third Edition. J.B. Lippincott, Philadelphia.

Head and neck cancer - combined modality therapy and chemotherapy.
Pinto HA, & Jacobs C. (1995). Head and neck cancer - combined modality therapy and chemotherapy. : Brian MC and Carbone PP (eds), Current Therapy in Hematology-Oncology. Mosby, St. Louis.

CHEMOTHERAPY FOR RECURRENT AND METASTATIC HEAD AND NECK-CANCER
Pinto, H. A., & Jacobs, C. (1991). CHEMOTHERAPY FOR RECURRENT AND METASTATIC HEAD AND NECK-CANCER. HEMATOLOGY-ONCOLOGY CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA, 5(4), 667-686.