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Leonard Tuanquin, MD

Leonard Tuanquin, MD

Assistant Professor, Interim Chair, Medical Director and Vice Chair of Quality, Department of Radiation Oncology
Associate Professor, Interim Chair, Medical Director and Vice Chair of Quality, Department of Radiation Oncology
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology
Disease Teams:
Cancer Institute, Brain and Central Nervous System Cancer Team
Cancer Institute, Gastrointestinal Cancer Team
Cancer Institute, Genitourinary Cancer Team
Cancer Institute, Gynecological Cancer Team
Cancer Institute, Thoracic Cancer Team

Research Interests

  • Neoplasms
  • Radiotherapy
  • Radiosurgery
  • Therapeutics
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Suicide
  • Survival
  • Progression-Free Survival
  • Mortality
  • T-Lymphocytes
  • Brain
  • Neoplasm Metastasis

Recent Publications


Miccio, JA, Potter, NJ, Showkat, A, Yao, M, Mahase, S, Ferenci, M, Sisley, K, Dailey, A, Knipple, J, Blakely, A, Tuanquin, L & Machtay, M 2024, 'Single institution experience of MRI-guided radiotherapy for thoracic tumors and clinical characteristics impacting treatment duty cycle', Frontiers in Oncology, vol. 14, 1401703.


Joshi, M, Tuanquin, L, Zhu, J, Walter, V, Schell, T, Kaag, M, Kilari, D, Liao, J, Holder, SL, Emamekhoo, H, Sankin, A, Merrill, S, Zheng, H, Warrick, J, Hauke, R, Gartrel, B, Stein, M, Drabick, J, Degraff, DJ & Zakharia, Y 2023, 'Concurrent durvalumab and radiation therapy (DUART) followed by adjuvant durvalumab in patients with localized urothelial cancer of bladder: Results from phase II study, BTCRC-GU15-023', Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer, vol. 11, no. 2, e006551.


Cioccio, J, Rakszawski, K, Zheng, H, Nickolich, M, Naik, S, Wirk, B, Rybka, W, Ehmann, C, Silar, B, Vajdic, C, Shah, N, Tuanquin, L, Greiner, R, Brown, V, Hohl, R, Claxton, D, Mineishi, S, Minagawa, K & Shike, H 2023, 'Donor HLA mismatch promotes full donor T-cell chimerism in the allogeneic stem cell transplant with reduced-intensity conditioning and post-transplant cyclophosphamide GVHD prophylaxis', Annals of Hematology, vol. 102, no. 3, pp. 613-620.
Pomeraniec, IJ, Xu, Z, Lee, CC, Yang, HC, Chytka, T, Liscak, R, Martinez-Alvarez, R, Martinez-Moreno, N, Attuati, L, Picozzi, P, Kondziolka, D, Mureb, M, Bernstein, K, Mathieu, D, Maillet, M, Ogino, A, Long, H, Kano, H, Lunsford, LD, Zacharia, BE, Mau, C, Tuanquin, LC, Cifarelli, C, Arsanious, D, Hack, J, Warnick, RE, Strickland, BA, Zada, G, Chang, EL, Speckter, H, Patel, S, Ding, D, Sheehan, D, Sheehan, K, Kvint, S, Buch, LY, Haber, AR, Shteinhart, J, Vance, ML & Sheehan, JP 2022, 'Dose to neuroanatomical structures surrounding pituitary adenomas and the effect of stereotactic radiosurgery on neuroendocrine function: an international multicenter study', Journal of neurosurgery, vol. 136, no. 3, pp. 813-821.
Fan, T, Yingst, JM, Bascom, R, Tuanquin, L, Veldheer, S, Branstetter, S, Foulds, J & Muscat, JE 2022, 'Feasibility of Patient Navigation-Based Smoking Cessation Program in Cancer Patients', International journal of environmental research and public health, vol. 19, no. 7, 4034.
Shah, N, Cioccio, J, Rakszawski, K, Zheng, H, Nickolich, M, Naik, S, Wirk, B, Rybka, W, Ehmann, C, Silar, B, Vajdic, C, Mierski, J, Zhou, S, Shike, H, Greiner, R, Brown, V, Hohl, R, Claxton, D, Mineishi, S, Minagawa, K & Tuanquin, L 2022, 'Low-dose total body irradiation promotes T-cells donor chimerism in reduced-intensity/non-myeloablative allogeneic stem cell transplant with post-transplant cyclophosphamide', Leukemia Research, vol. 123, 106969.


Beg, U, Snyder, BM, Madhani, SI, Hamidi, N, Padmanaban, V, Tuanquin, LC, Kruser, TJ, Connor, J & Mansouri, A 2021, 'Current Landscape and Future Prospects of Radiation Sensitizers for Malignant Brain Tumors: A Systematic Review', World neurosurgery, vol. 151, pp. e839-e856.
Bunevicius, A, Suleiman, M, Patel, S, Álvarez, RM, Moreno, NEM, Liscak, R, Hanuska, J, Langlois, AM, Mathieu, D, Mau, C, Caldwell, C, Tuanquin, LC, Zacharia, BE, McInerney, J, Lee, CC, Yang, HC, Peterson, JL, Trifiletti, DM, Ogino, A, Kano, H, Warnick, RE, Saylany, A, Buch, LY, Lee, JYK, Strickland, BA, Zada, G, Chang, EL, Lunsford, LD & Sheehan, J 2021, 'Stereotactic radiosurgery for treatment of radiation-induced meningiomas: A multiinstitutional study', Journal of neurosurgery, vol. 135, no. 3, pp. 862-870.


Zaorsky, NG, Zhang, Y, Tuanquin, L, Bluethmann, SM, Park, HS & Chinchilli, VM 2020, 'Author Correction: Suicide among cancer patients (Nature Communications, (2019), 10, 1, (207), 10.1038/s41467-018-08170-1)', Nature communications, vol. 11, no. 1, 718.
Liaw, J, Patel, V, Bann, DV, Saadi, RA, Mau, C, Brettler, S, Tuanquin, L, Zacharia, BE & Isildak, H 2020, 'COVID-19 pandemic: Safety precautions for stereotactic radiosurgery', Neurosurgery, vol. 87, no. 2, pp. E201-E202.
Rusthoven, CG, Yamamoto, M, Bernhardt, D, Smith, DE, Gao, D, Serizawa, T, Yomo, S, Aiyama, H, Higuchi, Y, Shuto, T, Akabane, A, Sato, Y, Niranjan, A, Faramand, AM, Lunsford, LD, McInerney, J, Tuanquin, LC, Zacharia, BE, Chiang, V, Singh, C, Yu, JB, Braunstein, S, Mathieu, D, Touchette, CJ, Lee, CC, Yang, HC, Aizer, AA, Cagney, DN, Chan, MD, Kondziolka, D, Bernstein, K, Silverman, JS, Grills, IS, Siddiqui, ZA, Yuan, JC, Sheehan, JP, Cordeiro, D, Nosaki, K, Seto, T, Deibert, CP, Verma, V, Day, S, Halasz, LM, Warnick, RE, Trifiletti, DM, Palmer, JD, Attia, A, Li, B, Cifarelli, CP, Brown, PD, Vargo, JA, Combs, SE, Kessel, KA, Rieken, S, Patel, S, Guckenberger, M, Andratschke, N, Kavanagh, BD & Robin, TP 2020, 'Evaluation of First-line Radiosurgery vs Whole-Brain Radiotherapy for Small Cell Lung Cancer Brain Metastases: The FIRE-SCLC Cohort Study', JAMA Oncology, vol. 6, no. 7, pp. 1028-1037.
Tchelebi, LT, Zaorsky, NG, Rosenberg, JC, Sharma, NK, Tuanquin, LC, MacKley, HB & Ellis, RJ 2020, 'Reducing the Toxicity of Radiotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer with Magnetic Resonance-guided Radiotherapy', Toxicological Sciences, vol. 175, no. 1, pp. 19-23.