Dr. James Parsons
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James T. Parsons

James T. Parsons
MD
Radiation Oncologist

Languages spoken

English

Expert in

Head and Neck malignancies, Soft-tissue sarcoma, Genitourinary malignancy, and Breast cancer

Overview

Centers

Boynton Beach (Radiation oncology)
Boynton Beach (Radiation oncology)
26.513842484645547, -80.08759353144077
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Specializes in

Laryngeal cancer
Condition
Condition/Cancer
Condition/Cancer/Laryngeal cancer
Mouth cancer
Condition
Condition/Cancer
Condition/Cancer/Mouth cancer
Nasal cavity cancer
Condition
Condition/Cancer
Condition/Cancer/Nasal cavity cancer
Nasopharyngeal cancer
Condition
Condition/Cancer
Condition/Cancer/Nasopharyngeal cancer
Salivary gland cancer
Condition
Condition/Cancer
Condition/Cancer/Salivary gland cancer

Treatments

3D Conformal Radiation Therapy
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Radiation oncology
Service/Cancer/Radiation oncology/3D Conformal Radiation Therapy
Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI)
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Radiation oncology
Service/Cancer/Radiation oncology/Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI)
Brachytherapy Electronic
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology/Brachytherapy
Brachytherapy High Dose Rate
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Radiation oncology
Service/Cancer/Radiation oncology/High-dose rate brachytherapy
Brachytherapy Low Dose Rate
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Radiation oncology
Service/Cancer/Radiation oncology/Low-dose rate brachytherapy
External Beam Radiation Therapy
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Radiation oncology
Service/Cancer/Radiation oncology/External beam radiation therapy (EBRT)
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Radiation oncology
Service/Cancer/Radiation oncology/Intensity modulated radiation therapy
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Radiation oncology
Service/Cancer/Radiation oncology/Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)
Dr. James Parsons attended Duke University Medical School and completed his Internship in Family Medicine and his Residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of Florida. He remained on the Faculty at the University of Florida for 18 years where he was a Full Professor and where he held the John P. Cofrin Professorship of Radiation Therapy, and later was named the Rodney R Million Professor of Radiation Oncology. In addition to seeing patients at a busy clinical practice, he had extensive teaching responsibilities for medical students and residents and for many years was the Director of the University of Florida Shands Teaching Hospital Cancer Committee. His areas of clinical specialization include head and neck malignancies, soft-tissue sarcoma, genitourinary malignancy, and breast cancer. He also has a special interest in a variety of skin cancer types. He holds certifications in Stereotactic Radiosurgery (brain and body) and Cyberknife Radiosurgery. He served for numerous years as an Oral Board Examiner for the American College of Radiology for Head and Neck and GU Cancers as well as on the American Board of Radiology Resident Review Committee. He also served as Assistant Editor of ASTRO’s official journal, the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology and Physics for approximately 15 years. Dr. Parsons has been first or co-author on 200+ peer-reviewed articles on the topics of head and neck cancer, skin cancer, soft tissue sarcomas, bladder cancer, prostate cancer, radiation dose schemes, thyroid cancer, and complications of radiation therapy. He has written approximately 50 book chapters, is a co-editor of “Management of Head and Neck Cancer, a Multidisciplinary Approach,”  and has lectured extensively throughout the US and abroad. He has been a frequent presenter at national meetings including ASTRO and RSNA, where he presented numerous refresher courses on head and neck cancer to his peers. Dr. Parsons is currently in private practice at GenesisCare in Palm Beach County, Florida, and has been named to a list of Best Doctors in America (1992 to present).

Education

Universities

  • Duke University, Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Durham, NC
  • Duke University Medical School, Doctor of Medicine, Durham, NC

Internships

  • University of Florida, Family Practice, Gainesville, FL
  • University of Florida, Radiation Therapy, Gainesville, FL

Accomplishments

Awards

  • Leading Physicians of the World, 2010Best Doctors in America, 1992-presentAmerican Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology: European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Travel Award, May 1987"Talken Award" - Best Resident's Paper - Ninth

Publications

  • An evaluation of split-course irradiation for pelvic malignancies
  • Carcinoma of the base of the tongue: results of radical irradiation with surgery reserved for irradiation failure
  • lntracranial spread of squamous carcinoma along the trigeminal nerve
  • The effects of irradiation on the eye and optic nerve
  • Elective Ilioinguinal Lymph Node Irradiation