Victor Jose Gonzalez
- Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology - (Clinical Scholar Track)
Dr. Gonzalez earned his medical degree from Florida State University where he was elected to the AOA medical honor society. He received his undergraduate degree with highest honors from the University of Florida. After completing his internship in internal medicine at the University of California San Diego, he trained in Radiation Oncology at the University of Utah's Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Dr. Gonzalez is Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona, Department of Radiation Oncology, and a member of the University of Arizona Cancer Center and currently serves on the Scientific Review Committee. He specializes in treating patients with breast cancer, lymphoma and metastatic cancer.
As a practicing academic radiation oncologist, Dr. Gonzalez works closely with members of different multidisciplinary care teams. This provides him with an oncology background that is both strong and broad. He treats patients with cancer on a daily basis. This makes him attuned to areas of clinical need including improved detection, prevention, and therapeutics. The academic component of his profession includes teaching residents, running journal clubs, designing research studies and participating in cooperative oncology groups and attending annual meetings. Through these diverse aspects of oncology care, Dr. Gonzalez is able to bring unique and constructive insight to his clinical and academic practice.
Dr. Gonzalez specializes in breast radiotherapy and works closely with the multidisciplinary breast cancer treatment team. He employs numerous different treatment techniques to best adapt therapy to suit individual patient needs. These include external whole breast radiotherapy as well as accelerated partial breast radiotherapy with either high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy or external beam radiation.
- Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, United States
- B.S. Zoology
- University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States
- University of Arizona, Dept of Radiation Oncology (2019 - Ongoing)
- University of Arizona, Dept of Radiation Oncology (2010 - Ongoing)
- Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor
- Spring 2019
- Faculty Teaching Award
- University of Arizona, Department of Radiation Oncology, Spring 2018
Licensure & Certification
- Arizona Medical Board (2010)
- Diplomate of American Board of Radiology, American Board of Radiology (2011)
Dr. Gonzalez has published research in peer-reviewed journals and has presented data at national research conferences. His research includes investigation of techniques for reducing toxicity from breast radiotherapy. He has conducted clinical trials evaluating prone positioning with respiratory gating for breast cancer. His current areas of interest include external beam partial breast irradiation and advanced treatment techniques for post-mastectomy radiotherapy.
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- Gonzalez, V. J. (2013). Radiation Therapy. In Living and Thriving with Breast Cancer. Provenir Publishing.
- Gonzalez, V. J., & Gaffney, D. (2008). Molecular Biology of Cervical Cancer. In Biology and Management of Cervical Carcinoma. Biology and Management of Cervical Carcinoma: Humana Press.
- Gonzalez, V. J., & Gaffney, D. (2009). Vaginal Injury. In Radiation Injury. Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins.
- Gonzalez, V. (2017). Irinotecan-induced radiation-recall myositis in a patient with metastatic breast cancer: A case report.. Practical radiation oncology.
- Gonzalez, V. (2017). Role of Radiation Therapy in the Treatment of Hodgkin Lymphoma.. Current hematologic malignancy reports.
- Gonzalez, V. J., Hullett, C., Burt, L., Rassiah-Szegedi, P., Sarkar, V., Tward, J., Hazard, L., Huang, J., Salter, B., & Gaffney, D. (2017). Impact of prone versus supine positioning on small bowel dose with pelvic IMRT. Advances in Radiation Oncology, 2(2), 235 – 243. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adro.2017.01.005
- Goyal, U., Goyal, U., Skrepnik, T., Skrepnik, T., Davuluri, R., Davuluri, R., Ley, M., Ley, M., Chalasani, P., Chalasani, P., Viscusi, R. K., Viscusi, R. K., Lebeau, L. G., Lebeau, L. G., Livingston, R. B., Livingston, R. B., Cui, H., Cui, H., Gonzalez, V. J., & Gonzalez, V. J. (2017). Concurrent capecitabine and radiation therapy for high-risk breast cancer. Oncomedicine.
- Justin, F., Laughlin, B., Mcbride, A., & Gonzalez, V. J. (2018). Pentoxifylline and Vitamin E Drug Compliance Following Adjuvant Breast Radiotherapy. Advances in Radiation Oncology, 3(1), 19-24. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adro.2017.09.004
- Kim, Y., Jason, H., & Gonzalez, V. J. (2017). Evaluation of impact of an external breast shield in electronic brachytherapy (eBT) for breast IORT: a phantom study. Brachytherapy, 16(3), 597-607. doi:10.1016/j.brachy.2017.01.009
- Gonzalez, V. J., & Howell, K. (2017). 8 Gy single-fraction radiation for bone metastases: Do the data support a 1-size-fits-all approach?. Practical radiation oncology, 7(1), 16-18.
- Zhao, H., Wang, B., Sarkar, V., Rassiah-Szegedi, P., Huang, Y. J., Szegedi, M., Huang, L., Gonzalez, V., & Salter, B. (2016). Comparison of surface matching and target matching for image-guided pelvic radiation therapy for both supine and prone patient positions. Journal of applied clinical medical physics, 17(3), 5611.More infoWe investigate the difference between surface matching and target matching for pelvic radiation image guidance. The uniqueness of our study is that all patients have multiple CT-on-rails (CTOR) scans to compare to corresponding AlignRT images. Ten patients receiving pelvic radiation were enrolled in this study. Two simulation CT scans were performed in supine and prone positions for each patient. Body surface contours were generated in treatment planning system and exported to AlignRT to serve as reference images. During treatment day, the patient was aligned to treatment isocenter with room lasers, and then scanned with both CTOR and AlignRT. Image-guidance shifts were calculated for both modalities by com-parison to the simulation CT and the differences between them were analyzed for both supine and prone positions, respectively. These procedures were performed for each patient once per week for five weeks. The difference of patient displace-ment between AlignRT and CTOR was analyzed. For supine position, five patients had an average difference of displacement between AlignRT and CTOR along any direction (vertical, longitudinal, and lateral) greater than 0.5 cm, and one patient greater than 1 cm. Four patients had a maximum difference greater than 1 cm. For prone position, seven patients had an average difference greater than 0.5 cm, and three patients greater than 1 cm. Nine patients had a maximum difference greater than 1 cm. The difference of displacement between AlignRT and CTOR was greater for the prone position than for the supine position. For the patients studied here, surface matching does not appear to be an advisable image-guidance approach for pelvic radiation therapy for patients with either supine or prone position. There appears to be a potential for large alignment discrepancies (up to 2.25 cm) between surface matching and target matching.
- Sarkar, V., Wang, B., Hinkle, J., Gonzalez, V. J., Hitchcock, Y. J., Rassiah-Szegedi, P., Joshi, S., & Salter, B. J. (2012). Dosimetric evaluation of a "virtual" image-guidance alternative to explicit 6 degree of freedom robotic couch correction. Practical radiation oncology, 2(2), 122-37.More infoClinical evaluation of a "virtual" methodology for providing 6 degrees of freedom (6DOF) patient set-up corrections and comparison to corrections facilitated by a 6DOF robotic couch.
- Ghia, A. J., Gonzalez, V. J., Tward, J. D., Stroup, A. M., Pappas, L., & Gaffney, D. K. (2011). Primary vaginal cancer and chemoradiotherapy: a patterns-of-care analysis. International journal of gynecological cancer : official journal of the International Gynecological Cancer Society, 21(2), 378-84.More infoNo prospective randomized trials exist to delineate the role of combined chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in the treatment of vaginal cancer (VC). We sought to describe the utilization rate of CRT and evaluate the potential survival benefit of CRT over radiotherapy alone in VC.
- Stea, B., Hazard, L. J., Gonzalez, V. J., & Hamilton, R. (2011). The role of radiation therapy in the control of locoregional and metastatic cancer. Journal of surgical oncology, 103(6), 627-38.More infoHigh energy X-rays have been used for cancer therapy since their discovery in 1895. Major radiobiological discoveries and technological advances in radiation physics have greatly increased the accuracy of radiation. The recent integration of radiation therapy and imaging systems provides radiation oncologists with sophisticated dose delivery capability allowing continued improvements in the control of loco-regional and metastatic disease while decreasing toxicity. Key technical aspects of current radiation therapy are described with examples extending to several clinical areas.
- Gonzalez, V. J., Buchholz, D. J., Langen, K. M., Olivera, G. H., Chauhan, B., Meeks, S. L., Ruchala, K. J., Haimerl, J., Lu, W., & Kupelian, P. A. (2006). Evaluation of two tomotherapy-based techniques for the delivery of whole-breast intensity-modulated radiation therapy. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics, 65(1), 284-90.More infoTo evaluate two different techniques for whole-breast treatments delivered using the Hi-ART II tomotherapy device.
- Goyal, U., Livingston, R. B., Ley, M. L., Chalasani, P., Viscusi, R. K., Lebeau, L. G., & Gonzalez, V. J. (2015, June). Concurrent capecitabine and radiation therapy for high-risk breast cancer. ASCO annual meeting. Chicago, IL: American Society of Clinical Oncology.
- Selyne, S., Viscusi, R. K., Waer, A. L., Gonzalez, V., Chalasani, P., Hurst, C., Larson, E., Livingston, R. B., & Michele, L. (2014, October). Nipple sparing mastectomy: Risks of wound complication in the setting of neo-adjuvant or adjuvant chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. San Antonio, TX: AACR.
- Chmura, S., Winter, K., Salama, J., Robinson, C., Pisansky, T., Borges, V., Al-Hallaq, H., Matuszak, M., Park, S., Gonzalez, V. J., Hasan, Y., Bazan, J., Wong, P., Yoon, H., Horton, J., Gan, G., Milano, M., Sigurdon, E., Moughan, J., & White, J. (2018, October). Initial Report of NRG-BR001: Phase 1 Trial Evaluating Safety of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy to Multiple Metastatic Sites. ASTRO 60th Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX: American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology.
- Costa, P., Syed, N., Chang, H., Schwartzburg, B., Bremner, A., Boylan, S., Lopez-Penalver, C., Vito, C., Davis, M., Dooley, W., Charkavarthy, A., Gonzalez, V. J., & Cox, C. (2016, May). Early Results of a Multi-Center Trial of Intra-Operative Radiation Therapy using Electronic Brachytherapy at the Time of Breast Conservation Surgery for Early-stage Breast Cancer. ESTRO 2016. Turin, Italy: European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology.
- Justin, F., Mcbride, A., & Gonzalez, V. J. (2016, Dec). Pentoxifylline and Vitamin E Therapy Compliance in Patients Treated for Breast Fibrosis Following Adjuvant Radiotherapy. San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. San Antonio, TX.
- Gonzalez, V. J., Rebecca, F., Zuro, D., Smith-Raymond, L., & Georgiev, G. (2015, October). Second breast cancer risk following pediatric whole lung irradiation: risk estimates with 3D conformal versus helical tomotherapy. ASTRO 57th Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX: American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology.
- Kim, Y., Jason, H., Ley, M. L., & Gonzalez, V. J. (2015, April). Evaluation of impact of FlexiShield pressure on balloon deformation and skin spacing in electronic brachytherapy IORT of breast cancer: a phantom study. ABS Annual meeting. Orlando, FL: American Brachytherapy Society.
- Kim, Y., Jason, H., Ley, M. L., & Gonzalez, V. J. (2015, July). Dosimetric impact due to FlexiShield in Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx) of Breast IORT: A Phantom Study. AAPM 57th Annual meeting. Anaheim, CA: American Association of Physicists in Medicine.
- Kuo, P. H., Gonzalez, V. J., Grow, J., Choudhary, G., & Livingston, R. B. (2015, Dec). Incidence of Internal Mammary Node, Sternum, and Manubrium Failure as Detected by FDG-18 PET/CT. San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. San Antonio, TX.
- Nguyen, K. N., & Gonzalez, V. J. (2015, October). Daily Setup Reproducibility of Three-Field Breast Technique in Conjunction with Deep Inspiratory Breath Hold (DIBH). ASTRO 57th Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX: American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology.
- Segar, J., Baker, A. F., MacKerricher, W., Nagle, R. B., Livingston, R. B., Clarke, K., Ley, M. B., Viscusi, R. K., Gonzalez, V., Lebeau, L. G., & Chalasani, P. (2015, December). Abstract P6-04-10: Clinicopathological and molecular characteristics of pleomorphic invasive lobular carcinoma of breast. San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. San Antonio, TX.: AACR.
- Lee, E. S., Lundberg, T., Ley, M. B., Waer, A. L., Livingston, R. B., Stopeck, A. T., Chalasani, P., Gonzalez, V., Lebeau, L. G., & Viscusi, R. K. (2013, October). Abstract P1-12-03: A Retrospective Case Series of Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the breast. San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. San Antonio, TX.
- Viscusi, R. K., Cui, H., Pockaj, B., Salinas, E., Lebeau, L. G., Gonzalez, V., Lopez, A., Ley, M. B., & Lang, J. (2012, May). Combined Institutional Analysis of Prognostic Factors in Patients with Locally Advanced and Inflammatory Breast Cancer. American Society of Breast Surgeons annual meeting. Phoenix, AZ: American Society of Breast Surgeons.
- Viscusi, R. K., Cui, H., Salinas, E., Lebeau, L. G., Gonzalez, V., Lopez, A., & Lang, J. (2011, May). A Comparison of Prognostic and Treatment Factors in Locally Advanced and Inflammatory Breast Cancer. American Society of Breast Surgeons annual meeting. Washington, DC: American Society of Breast Surgeons.