Toolkits, Publications, & Presentations


Lichter KE, Charbonneau K, Lewy JR, et al. Quantification of the environmental impact of radiotherapy and associated secondary human health effects: a multi-institutional retrospective analysis and simulation. The Lancet Oncology. 2024;25(6):790-801. doi:10.1016/S1470-2045(24)00148-7

Lichter K, Sabol R, Yom SS, Mohamad O, Witztum A. Impact of wildfires on radiotherapy adherence in patients with cancer: A multi-clinic study. JCO. 2024;42(16_suppl):e23154-e23154. doi:10.1200/JCO.2024.42.16_suppl.e23154

Silverwood SM, Lichter KE, Stavropoulos K, et al. Assessing the Readiness for Climate Change Education in Radiation Oncology in the US and Canada. Published online March 2024.

Shenker, Rachel B Julie, Lichter KE. Green-ifying Clinical Trials. Green-ifying Clinical Trials. Published March 1, 2024.

Lichter KE, Sabbagh A, Demeulenaere S, et al. Reducing the Environmental Impact of Health Care Conferences: A Study of Emissions and Practical Solutions. JCO Global Oncology. Published online February 15, 2024. doi:10.1200/GO.23.00209

Smolen KA, Luu J, Braunstein SE, et al. Shifting Gears to Green: A Pilot Study on Decarbonizing Patient Transport. The Journal of Climate Change and Health. Published online December 24, 2023:100297. doi:10.1016/j.joclim.2023.100297

Silverwood S, Lichter KE, Conway A, et al. Distance Traveled by Patients Globally to Access Radiation Therapy: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. 2023;0(0). doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2023.10.030

Lichter K, Larson B, Mohamad O, Nogueira LM. Impact of declared wildfire disasters on survival of lung cancer patients undergoing radiation treatment. JCO Oncology Practice. 2023;19(11_suppl):302-302. doi:10.1200/OP.2023.19.11_suppl.302

Lichter KE, Baniel CC, Do I, et al. Impacts of Wildfire Events on California Radiation Oncology Clinics and Patients. Advances in Radiation Oncology. Published online October 22, 2023:101395. doi:10.1016/j.adro.2023.101395

Lichter KE, Bloom JR, Sheu RD, et al. Tracking and Reducing SF6 Usage in Radiation Oncology: A Step Toward Net-Zero Health Care Emissions. Practical Radiation Oncology. 2023;0(0). doi:10.1016/j.prro.2023.06.003

Chuter R, Stanford-Edwards C, Cummings J, Lichter KE, et al. Towards estimating the carbon footprint of external beam radiotherapy. Physica Medica. 2023;112:102652. doi:10.1016/j.ejmp.2023.102652

Lichter KE, Weinstein HNW, Husain M, Kishan R, Hantel A, Maniar A. National Cancer Institute Centers With Environmental Sustainability Plans for Climate Change. JAMA Network Open. 2023;6(6):e2317206. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.17206 

Lichter KE, Charbonneau K, Sabbagh A, et al. Evaluating the Environmental Impact of Radiotherapy Using Life Cycle Assessments: A Critical Review. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. 2023;0(0). doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2023.04.036

Lichter KE, Anderson J, Sim AJ, Baniel CC, Thiel CL, Chuter R, Collins A, Carollo E, Berg CD, Coleman CN, Abdel-Wahab M, Grover S, Singer L, Mohamad O. Transitioning to Environmentally Sustainable, Climate-Smart Radiation Oncology Care. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2022 Aug 1;113(5):915-924. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2022.04.039. PubMed PMID: 35841919.

Lichter KE, Baniel CC, Anderson J, Bhatia R, Frick MA, Thiel CL, Gandhi S, Sarria GR, Bagshaw HP, Petereit D, Chino J, Grover S, Singer L, Hsu IC, Mohamad O. Environmentally sustainable brachytherapy care. Brachytherapy. 2022 Jul 3;. doi: 10.1016/j.brachy.2022.06.002. PubMed PMID: 35794032.

Lichter KE, Drew T, Demeulenaere S, Wong E, Mohamad O, Yom SS, Bagshaw HP. Environmental Outcomes Associated With Transition From In-Person to a Virtual Oncology Conference During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Oncol. 2022 Jun 23;. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2022.1925. PubMed PMID: 35737362.

Patel L, Lichter KE. How Should We Better Manage Human and Planetary Health in a Next Pandemic? AMA J Ethics. 2022;24(10):E980-985. doi:10.1001/amajethics.2022.980

Lichter KE, Baniel CC, Sood N, et al. Development of Climate Health and Oncology-Based Curricula: Understanding Climate Change’s Impact on Cancer Care and a Physicians’ Role. International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics. 2022;114(1):e20. doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2022.06.042


Smith A, Lichter KE, Phuong C, Liu J, Ni L, Shin J, Mohamad O, Braunstein S, Hsu I, Prionas N. Streamlining Brachytherapy OR Waste Management in 60 Seconds: The AI Solution. UCSF 2024 SOM Leadership Retreat, AI Convergence: Preparing for the Age of Artificial Intelligence, San Francisco, CA, February 2024.

Lichter KE, Decarbonizing Oncology: Navigating Emissions Reduction and Equitable Care. UCSF Graduate Medical Education Grand Rounds, November 2023.

Lichter KE The Ecologic Footprint of Brachy & Radiotherapy. The Groupe Européen de Curiethérapie (GEC) and the European SocieTy for Radiotherapy & Oncology (ESTRO) Workshop, Prague, November 2023.

Lichter K, Larson B, Mohamad O, Nogueira LM. Impact of declared wildfire disasters on survival of lung cancer patients undergoing radiation treatment. ASCO Quality Care Symposium 2023 *Featured Abstract, October 2023.

Charbonneau K, Lichter KE, Anand C, Mohamad O, Thiel C. The Environmental Impact of Radiation Oncology: the “footprint” of external beam radiation therapy. American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA) Annual Meeting, October 2023.

Lichter KE, Charbonneau K, Sabbagh A, Witztum A, Bloom J, Shenker R, Chino J, Vidal G, Lewy J, Hearn J,  Chuter R, Sarria G, Ramalho-Avelino S, Anand C, Thiel C, Mohamad O. Simulating the Environmental and Public Health Consequences of Radiotherapy Delivery in the United States using Multi-Institutional Life Cycle Assessments. ASTRO Annual Conference, October 2023.

Lichter KE. Environmentally Sustainable Brachytherapy Care. European Society Radiation Oncology (ESTRO) Climate Change Course, June 2023.

Lichter KE, Phuong C, Liu J, Ni L, Smith A, Shin J, Braunstein S, Hsu I, Prionas N, Mohamad O. Streamlining Brachytherapy OR Waste Management in 60 Seconds: The AI Solution. American Brachytherapy Society, June 2023.

Sabbagh A, Lichter KE, Demeulenaere S, Drew T, Conway A, Nogueira L, Kirkwood K, Hampshire K, Gundling K, Teherani A, Thottathil S Mohamad O Network Greener: Sustainability for Conferences Made Easy! Mount Sinai Climate Change Conference, June 2023.

Conway A, Lichter KE, Sabbagh A, Demeulenaere S, Drew T. Reducing the Environmental Impact of Healthcare Conferences: A Study of Emissions. Mount Sinai Climate Change Conference, June 2023.

Lichter KE, Bloom J, Sheu R, Zalavari L, Leung K, Collins A, Witztum A, Chuter R. Addressing SF6 in Healthcare: An Essential Step Towards Achieving Net-Zero Healthcare Emissions. CleanMed, May 2023.

Smolen K. Lu J, Wiliams L, Randolph HRaghuwanshi K, Lichter KE. The Reduction of Patient Transportation Emissions with the Utilization of Reduced-Carbon Rideshare Services. UCSF Health Improvement Symposium, May 2023.

Lichter, KE. Delivering Equitable Cancer Care in a Changing Climate. UCSF Radiation Oncology Annual Course, April 2023.

Lichter KE, Sabbagh, A. Medical Trainee Engangement in Sustainability, Environmental Health, and Decarbonization. UCSF Town Hall, April 2023.

Lichter KE. Decarbonizing the Healthcare Sector. Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health Annual Meeting. Washington DC, February, 2023.

Lichter KE, Maniar A, Husain M, Kishan R, Hantel A, Grover S. Are National Cancer Centers Prepared to Address Climate Change?
An Overview & Analysis of Organizations' Sustainability Plans
. ASTRO, October 2022.

Lichter KE, Demeulenaere S, Drew T, Wong E, ​Grover S, Bagshaw H, Singer L, Mohamad O. ​The Environmental Impact of ASTRO's Digital XP 2021 Hybrid Conference Model.  ASTRO, October 2022.

Baniel C, KE Lichter. A Six Minute Waste Audit: A resident-led QI initiative to reduce medical waste. Norcal Symposium, September 2022.

KE Lichter, Baniel CC, Sood N, Hampshire K, Kuczmarski T, Fox J, Paulsson A, Braunstein SE. Development of Climate Health and Oncology-Based Curricula: Understanding Climate Change’s Impact on Cancer Care and a Physician’s Role. ROECSG, May 2022.

Lichter, KE. Wildfires and Climate Change: Effects on Lung Cancer. Multidisciplinary Thoracic Cancers Symposium. Scottsdale, AZ. December 4, 2021.