Selected Publications


Machine Learning-Based Prediction of Hospitalization During Chemoradiotherapy With Daily Step Counts. Friesner ID, Feng J, Kalnicki S, Garg M, Ohri N, Hong JC. JAMA Oncol. 2024 Mar 28:e240014. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2024.0014. PMID: 38546697.

Health Care Cost Reductions with Machine Learning–Directed Evaluations during Radiation Therapy — An Economic Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Study. NEJM AI. Natesan N, Eisenstein E, Thomas SM, Eclov NCW, Dalal NH, Stephens SJ, Malicki M, Shields S, Cobb A, Mowery YM, Niedzwiecki D, Tenenbaum JD, Palta M, Hong JC.  

Natural Language Processing for Radiation Oncology: Personalizing Treatment Pathways. Lin H, Ni L, Phuong C, Hong JC. Pharmgenomics Pers Med. 2024 Feb 13;17:65-76. doi: 10.2147/PGPM.S396971. PMID: 38370334.  


Healthcare provider evaluation of machine learning-directed care: reactions to deployment on a randomised controlled study. Hong JC, Patel P, Eclov NCW, Stephens SJ, Mowery YM, Tenenbaum JD, Palta M. BMJ Health Care Inform. 2023 Feb;30(1):e100674. doi: 10.1136/bmjhci-2022-100674. PMID: 36764680

Sinha S, Holmgren AJ, Hong JC*, Rotenstein LS*. Ctrl-C: A Cross-Sectional Study of the EHR Usage Patterns of US Oncology Clinicians. JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2023 Sep 09. doi: 10.1093/jncics/pkad066. PMID: 37688578.

Intracranial and Extracranial Progression and Their Correlation With Overall Survival After Stereotactic Radiosurgery in a Multi-institutional Cohort With Brain Metastases. Carpenter DJ, Leng J, Arshad M, Giles W, Kirkpatrick JP, Floyd SR, Chmura SJ, Salama JK, Hong JC. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Apr 3;6(4):e2310117. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.10117. PMID: 37099292. 

Unlocking the Power of ChatGPT, Artificial Intelligence, and Large Language Models: Practical Suggestions for Radiation Oncologists. Waters M, Aneja S, Hong J. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2023 Aug 18. doi: 10.1016/j.prro.2023.06.011. PMID: 37598727.

A Clinical Reasoning-Encoded Case Library Developed through Natural Language Processing. Zack T, Dhaliwal G, Geha R, Margaretten M, Murray S, Hong JC. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Jan;38(1):5-11. doi: 10.1007/s11606-022-07758-0. Epub 2022 Sep 7. PMID: 36071325. 

Opportunities to use electronic health record audit logs to improve cancer care. Huilgol YS, Adler-Milstein J, Ivey SL, Hong JC. Cancer Med. 2022 Mar 29. doi: 10.1002/cam4.4690. PMID: 35348298. 

Implementation of machine learning in the clinic: challenges and lessons in prospective deployment from the System for High Intensity EvaLuation During Radiation Therapy (SHIELD-RT) randomized controlled study. Hong JC, Eclov NCW, Stephens SJ, Mowery YM, Palta M. BMC Bioinformatics. 2022 Sep 30;23(Suppl 12):408. doi: 10.1186/s12859-022-04940-3. PMID: 36180836

Analysis of Serious Adverse Event Reporting for Patients Enrolled in Cancer Clinical Trials During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Ragavan MV, Legaspi N, LaLanne A, Hong JC, Small EJ, Borno HT. JAMA Oncol. 2022 Dec 1;8(12):1849-1851. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2022.4919. PMID: 36301577. 

COVID-19 Outcomes Among Patients With Cancer: Observations From the University of California Cancer Consortium COVID-19 Project Outcomes Registry. Borno HT, Kim MO, Hong JC, Yousefi S, Lin A, Tolstykh I, Zhang S, McKay RR, Harismendy O, Cinar P, Rugo H, Koshkin VS, Rabow M, Wang C, Bailey A, Small EJ. Oncologist. 2022 Mar 28:oyac038. doi: 10.1093/oncolo/oyac038. PMID: 35348771.

COVID-19 outcomes in patients with cancer: Findings from the University of California health system database. Kwon DH, Cadena J, Nguyen S, Chan KHR, Soper B, Gryshuk AL, Hong JC, Ray P, Huang FW. Cancer Med. 2022 Mar 9. doi: 10.1002/cam4.4604. PMID: 35261195.


Disparities in Electronic Health Record Patient Portal Enrollment Among Oncology Patients. Sinha S, Garriga M, Naik N, McSteen BW, Odisho AY, Lin A, Hong JC. JAMA Oncol. 2021 Apr 8. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2021.0540. PMID: 33830178. 

Association of mental health diagnosis with race and all-cause mortality after a cancer diagnosis: Large-scale analysis of electronic health record data. Chen WC, Boreta L, Braunstein SE, Rabow MW, Kaplan LE, Tenenbaum JD, Morin O, Park CC, Hong JC. Cancer. 2021 Sep 22. doi: 10.1002/cncr.33903. PMID: 34550601.

Strategies to Turn Real-world Data Into Real-world Knowledge. Hong JC. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Oct 1;4(10):e2128045. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.28045. PMID: 34618043. 

Assessing Clinical Outcomes in a Data-Rich World-A Reality Check on Real-World Data. Hong JC, Butte AJ. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jul 1;4(7):e2117826. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.17826. PMID: 34309673.

An artificial intelligence framework integrating longitudinal electronic health records with real-world data enables continuous pan-cancer prognostication. Morin O, Vallieres M, Braunstein S, Barrios Ginart J, Upadhaya T, Woodruff HC, Zwanenburg A, Chatterjee A, Villanueva-Meyer JE, Valdez G, Chen W, Hong JC, Yom SS, Solberg TD, Lock S, Seuntjens J, Park C, Lambin P. Nat Cancer 2, 709–722 (2021).

Risk Stratification for Imminent Risk of Death at the Time of Palliative Radiotherapy Consultation. Wu SY, Yee E, Vasudevan HN, Fogh SE, Boreta L, Braunstein SE, Hong JC. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jul 1;4(7):e2115641. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.15641. PMID: 34196716. 

Characterizing chronological accumulation of comorbidities in healthy veterans: a computational approach. Hong JC, Hauser ER, Redding TS 4th, Sims KJ, Gellad ZF, O'Leary MC, Hyslop T, Madison AN, Qin X, Weiss D, Bullard AJ, Williams CD, Sullivan BA, Lieberman D, Provenzale D. Sci Rep. 2021 Apr 14;11(1):8104. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-85546-2. PMID: 33854078.


System for High-Intensity Evaluation During Radiation Therapy (SHIELD-RT): A Prospective Randomized Study of Machine Learning–Directed Clinical Evaluations During Radiation and Chemoradiation. Hong JC, Eclov NCW, Dalal NH, Thomas SM, Stephens SJ, Malicki M, Shields S, Cobb A, Mowery YM, Niedzwiecki D, Tenenbaum JD, Palta M. J Clin Oncol. 2020 Sep 4:JCO2001688. doi: 10.1200/JCO.20.01688. PMID: 32886536.

Closing the Gap Between Machine Learning and Clinical Cancer Care-First Steps Into a Larger World. Kang J, Morin O, Hong JC. JAMA Oncol. 2020 Sep 24.doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2020.4314. PMID: 32970129.

Natural language processing for abstraction of cancer treatment toxicities: accuracy versus human experts. Hong JC, Fairchild AT, Tanksley JP, Palta M, Tenenbaum JD. JAMIA Open. 2020 Dec 5. doi: 10.1093/jamiaopen/ooaa064.

Inter-rater reliability in toxicity identification: Limitations of current standards. Fairchild AT, Tanksley JP, Tenenbaum JD, Palta M, Hong JC. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2020 May 1. pii: S0360-3016(20)31084-1. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2020.04.040. PMID: 32371073.

Electronic health record (EHR) data mining for AI healthcare. Lin AL, Chen WC, Hong JC. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Technical Basis and Clinical Applications. Xing L, Giger ML, Min J, editors. Amsterdam: Elsevier; 2020.


A Nomogram for Testosterone Recovery After Combined Androgen Deprivation and Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer. Spiegel DY, Hong JC, Oyekunle T, Waters L, Lee WR, Salama JK, Koontz BF. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2019 Mar 15;103(4):834-842. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2018.11.007. Epub 2018 Nov 10. PMID: 30419308.

Increasing PET Use in Small Cell Lung Cancer: Survival Improvement and Stage Migration in the VA Central Cancer Registry. Hong JC, Boyer MJ, Spiegel DY, Williams CD, Tong BC, Shofer SL, Moravan MJ, Kelley MJ, Salama JK. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2019 Feb;17(2):127-139. doi: 10.6004/jnccn.2018.7090. PMID: 30787126.

Radiotherapy Treatment Planning in the Age of AI: Are We Ready Yet? Zheng D, Hong JC, Wang C, Zhu X. Technol Cancer Res Treat. 2019 Jan-Dec;18:1533033819894577. doi: 10.1177/1533033819894577. PMID: 31858890.

Artificial Intelligence in Radiotherapy Treatment Planning: Present and Future. Wang C, Zhu X, Hong JC, Zheng D. Technol Cancer Res Treat. 2019 Jan 1;18:1533033819873922. doi: 10.1177/1533033819873922. PMID: 31495281.


Predicting Emergency Visits and Hospital Admissions During Radiation and Chemoradiation: An Internally Validated Pretreatment Machine Learning Algorithm. Hong JC, Niedzwiecki D, Palta M, Tenenbaum JD. JCO Clin Cancer Inform. 2018 Dec;2:1-11. doi: 10.1200/CCI.18.00037. PMID: 30652595.

High-volume providers and brachytherapy practice: A Medicare provider utilization and payment analysis. Hong JC, Spiegel DY, Havrilesky LJ, Chino JP. Brachytherapy. 2018 Nov-Dec;17(6):906-911. doi: 10.1016/j.brachy.2018.07.007. Epub 2018 Jul 26. PMID: 30057292.

Classification for long-term survival in oligometastatic patients treated with ablative radiotherapy: A multi-institutional pooled analysis. Hong JC, Ayala-Peacock DN, Lee J, Blackstock AW, Okunieff P, Sung MW, Weichselbaum RR, Kao J, Urbanic JJ, Milano MT, Chmura SJ, Salama JK. PLoS One. 2018 Apr 12;13(4):e0195149. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0195149. PMID: 29649281.