Toolkits, Publications, & Presentations

Publications

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

Presentations 

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.

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. ABS, 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.

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.