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Dr. Richard Stock has dedicated his career to delivering the highest quality care to patients using the most advanced technology available, including intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), Novalis shaped beam radiosurgery, real-time ultrasound guided prostate seed implants and Mammosite, all of which allows for meticulously targeting the tumor while achieving maximal sparing of normal tissues. Dr. Stock has served on the board of American College of Radiology Testing and the American Brachytherapy Society, where he is member at large, and as guest editor of a special Brachytherapy issue of Techniques in Urology. He has lectured and presented at dozens of meetings and symposiums across the country and internationally, including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Spain, Holland, France and Japan. Dr. Stock completed his internship at Beth Israel Medical Center and his specialty training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is listed in America's Top Doctors. Dr. Stock's specific focus is prostate cancer and prostate brachytherapy. He established a comprehensive prostate cancer database with a corresponding IRB approved protocol to track treatment outcomes following prostate cancer therapies. This has enabled him to obtain important medical information on the growing field of low dose rate brachytherapy and prostate cancer. Dr. Stock's efforts over the past 16 years, which includes 145 peer reviewed and invited papers, and book chapters, have contributed much to our understanding of prostate brachytherapy. He has helped set standards for dosing issues and implant quality. In addition, he has collaborated with other brachytherapy centers to publish multi-institutional series which have further enhanced our understanding of this treatment modality. Working in collaboration with other researchers, Dr. Stock has studied the relationship between genetic mutations and radiation side effects in patients undergoing radiation for prostate cancer. He is a co-investigator on a Department of Defense, American Cancer Society, and NIH RO1 grants to study this new and exciting area of research. In a recent publication in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, Dr. Stock ranked among the top 4% of academic radiation oncologists in terms of the h-factor, a surrogate score for research productivity. Publications Stone NN, Stock RG, Cesaretti JA, Rosenstein B. Do high radiation doses in locally advanced prostate cancer patients treated with (103)Pd implant plus external beam irradiation cause increased urinary, rectal, and sexual morbidity? . Brachytherapy 2009 Oct 29;. Stone NN, Stock RG, Cesaretti JA, Unger P. Local Control Following Permanent Prostate Brachytherapy: Effect of High Biologically Effective Dose on Biopsy Results and Oncologic Outcomes. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2009 Jul 23;. Potters L, Roach M 3rd, Davis BJ, Stock RG, Ciezki JP, Zelefsky MJ, Stone NN, Fearn PA, Yu C, Shinohara K, Kattan MW. Postoperative Nomogram Predicting the 9-Year Probability of Prostate Cancer Recurrence After Permanent Prostate Brachytherapy Using Radiation Dose as a Prognostic Variable. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2009 Jun 17;. Kao J, Packer S, Vu HL, Schwartz ME, Sung MW, Stock RG, Lo YC, Huang D, Chen SH, Cesaretti JA. Phase 1 study of concurrent sunitinib and image-guided radiotherapy followed by maintenance sunitinib for patients with oligometastases: acute toxicity and preliminary response. Cancer 2009 Aug 1; 115(5). Stock RG, Cesaretti JA, Hall SJ, Stone NN. Outcomes for patients with high-grade prostate cancer treated with a combination of brachytherapy, external beam radiotherapy and hormonal therapy. BJU Int 2009 Jun 2;. Ho AY, Burri RJ, Cesaretti JA, Stone NN, Stock RG. Radiation dose predicts for biochemical control in intermediate-risk prostate cancer patients treated with low-dose-rate brachytherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2009 Sep 1; 75(1): 16-22. Stock RG, Klein TJ, Cesaretti JA, Stone NN. Prognostic significance of 5-year PSA value for predicting prostate cancer recurrence after brachytherapy alone and combined with hormonal therapy and/or external beam radiotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2009 Jul 1; 74(3): 753-758. Lehrer S, Montazem A, Ramanathan L, Pessin-Minsley M, Pfail J, Stock RG, Kogan R. Bisphosphonate-induced osteonecrosis of the jaws, bone markers, and a hypothesized candidate gene. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2009 Jan; 67(1): 159-161.