Diane Ling

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology
Address1450 Biggy Street
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
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    Dr. Diane C. Ling is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology at the Keck School of Medicine. She joined the faculty in August, 2020. Her clinical practice is split between USC+ Los Angeles County Medical Center and USC Norris Cancer Hospital.

    She grew up in the Bay Area and Sacramento, and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Cell Biology. She earned her medical doctorate degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She completed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Hillman Cancer Center in Pittsburgh, PA, where she was chief resident.

    Dr. Ling specializes in treating gastrointestinal and breast cancers. She has extensive experience with modern treatment techniques including intensity-modulated radiation therapy, volumetric-modulated arc therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiotherapy, and motion management techniques. Her work has resulted in numerous publications, presentations at national meetings, and conference awards, including the Young Oncologist Essay Award as well as the James D. Cox Award of Scientific Merit from the American Radium Society.

    Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin

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    1. Dose-escalated intensity modulated radiation therapy in patients with locally-advanced vulvar cancer - does it increase response rate? Gynecol Oncol. 2020 12; 159(3):657-662. Richman AH, Vargo JA, Ling DC, Sukumvanich P, Berger JL, Boisen MM, Edwards R, Taylor SE, Courtney-Brooks MB, Olawaiye A, Orr BC, Beriwal S. PMID: 32981696.
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    2. External validation of life expectancy prognostic models in patients evaluated for palliative radiotherapy at the end-of-life. Cancer Med. 2020 08; 9(16):5781-5787. Mojica-Márquez AE, Rodríguez-López JL, Patel AK, Ling DC, Rajagopalan MS, Beriwal S. PMID: 32592315.
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    3. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Upfront SBRT for Oligometastatic Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Based on Mutational Status. Am J Clin Oncol. 2019 11; 42(11):837-844. Kim H, Vargo JA, Ling DC, Beriwal S, Smith KJ. PMID: 31644441.
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    4. Hypofractionated Whole-Breast Irradiation in Large-Breasted Women-Is There a Dosimetric Predictor for Acute Skin Toxicities? Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2019 01 01; 103(1):71-77. Patel AK, Ling DC, Richman AH, Champ CE, Huq MS, Heron DE, Beriwal S. PMID: 30145393.
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    5. Risk of Severe Toxicity According to Site of Recurrence in Patients Treated With Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Recurrent Head and Neck Cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 07 01; 95(3):973-980. Ling DC, Vargo JA, Ferris RL, Ohr J, Clump DA, Yau WW, Duvvuri U, Kim S, Johnson JT, Bauman JE, Branstetter BF, Heron DE. PMID: 27302512.
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    6. Comparison of Toxicity Between Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy and 3-Dimensional Conformal Radiotherapy for Locally Advanced Non-small-cell Lung Cancer. Clin Lung Cancer. 2016 Jan; 17(1):18-23. Ling DC, Hess CB, Chen AM, Daly ME. PMID: 26303127.
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    7. Incidence of hospitalization in patients with head and neck cancer treated with intensity-modulated radiation therapy. Head Neck. 2015 Dec; 37(12):1750-5. Ling DC, Kabolizadeh P, Heron DE, Ohr JP, Wang H, Johnson J, Kubicek GJ. PMID: 24986324.
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    8. Transoral robotic surgery alone for oropharyngeal cancer: quality-of-life outcomes. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Jun; 141(6):499-504. Choby GW, Kim J, Ling DC, Abberbock S, Mandal R, Kim S, Ferris RL, Duvvuri U. PMID: 25834991.
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