Debra Goldman

Assistant Research Biostatistician

Debra Goldman

Assistant Research Biostatistician

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In collaboration with Dr. Gӧnen and Dr. Moskowitz, Debra works primarily with the Radiology Department, including Body, Molecular Imaging, and Breast services, on studies focusing on diagnostic accuracy of various imaging modalities, tumor detection, inter and intra reader agreement, tumor heterogeneity, and prediction of outcome. Across departments, she works extensively on survival analyses, and has experience with QOL studies.

In addition to the Radiology Department, some of her current collaborations include Thoracic Surgery, the Melanoma Service, the Lymphoma Service, Medical Physics, and Critical Care Medicine. Her work spans a multitude of cancer types including ovarian, endometrial, cervical, prostate, liver, melanoma, leukemia, lymphoma, breast, and esophageal. Her research interests lie in adjustments for multiple hypothesis testing, predictive risk models, and the development of reliable, prognostic radiologic biomarkers.


Recent Publications:

  1. Mazaheri, Y., Goldman, D.A., Di Paolo, P.L., Akin, O., & Hricak, H. (2015). Comparison of prostate volume measured by endorectal coil MRI to prostate specimen volume and mass after radical prostatectomy. Academic Radiology. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2015.01.003.

  2. Lakhman, Y., Katz, S.S., Goldman, D.A., Yakar, D., Vargas, H.A., Sosa, R.E., Micco, M., Soslow, R.A., Hricak, H., Abu-Rustum, N.R., & Sala, E. (2015). Diagnostic performance of computer tomography for preoperative staging of patients with non-endometrioid carcinomas of the uterine corpus. Annals of Surgical Oncology. doi: 10.1245/s10434-015-4410-x.

  3. Mazaheri, Y., Afaq, A.A., Jung, S.I., Goldman, D.A., Wang, L., Aslan, H., Zelefsky, M.J., Akin, O., & Hricak, H. (2015). Volume and landmark analysis: comparison of MRI measurements obtained with an endorectal coil and with a phased- array coil. Clinical Radiology. doi: 0.1016/j.crad.2014.12.002.

  4. Lakhman, Y., Yakar, D., Goldman, D. A., Katz, S.S., Vargas, H.A., Micco, M., Zheng, J., Moskowitz, C.S., Soslow, R.A., Hricak, H., Abu-Rustum, N.R., & Sala, E. (2014). Preoperative CT-based nomogram for predicting overall survival in women with non-endometrioid carcinomas of the uterine corpus. Abdominal Imaging. doi: 10.1007/s00261-014-0337-0.

  5. Vargas, H.A., Micco, M. Hong, S.I., Goldman, D.A., Dao, F., Weigelt, B., Soslow, R.A., Hricak, H., Levine D.A., & Sala, E. (2014). Association between morphologic CT imaging traits and prognostically relevant gene signatures in women with high-grade serous ovarian cancer: A hypothesis-generating study. Radiology. doi: 10.1148/radiol.14141477.

  6. Riedl, C.C., Slobod, E., Jochelson, M., Morrow, M., Goldman, D.A., Gonen, M., Weber, W.A., & Ulaner, G.A. (2014). Retrospective analysis of 18-F-FDG PET/CT for staging asymptomatic breast cancer patients younger than 30 years. Journal of Nuclear Medicine. doi: 10.2967/jnumed.114.143297.

  7. Micco, M., Vargas, H.A., Burger, I.A., Kollmeier, M.A., Goldman, D.A., Park, K.J., Abu-Rustum, N.R., Hricak, H. & Sala, E. (2014). Combined pre-treatment MRI and 18F-FDG PET/CT parameters as prognostic biomarkers in patients with cervical cancer. European Journal of Radiology. doi: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2014.03.024.

  8. Lawrence, E.M., Tang, S.Y.W., Barrett, T., Koo, B., Goldman, D.A., Warren, A.Y., Axell, R., Doble, A., Gallagher, F.A., Gnanapragasam, V.J., Kastner, C., & Sala, E. (2014). Prostate cancer: Performance characteristics of combined T2W and DW-MRI scoring in the setting of template transperineal rebiopsy using MR-TRUS fusion. European Radiology. doi: 10.1007/s00330-014-3159-0.

  9. Lawrence, E.M., Gallagher, F.A., Barrett, T., Warren, A.Y., Priest, A.N., Goldman, D.A., Sala, E., & Gnanapragsasm, V.J. (2014). Pre-operative 3-tesla diffusion weighted MRI for the qualitative and quantitative assessment of extracapsular extension in patients with intermediate or high-risk prostate cancer. American Journal of Roentenlogoy. doi: 10.2214/AJR.13.11754.

  10. Vargas, A.H., Donati, O.F., Wibmer, A., Goldman, D.A., Mulhall, J., Sala, E., & Hricak, H. (2014). Association between penile dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI derived quantitative parameters and self-reported sexual function in patients with newly diagnosed prostate cancer. Journal of Sexual Medicine. doi: 10.1111/jsm.12555.