Keith Andrew Casper
Associate Professor
MPLAN Director
Medical Director
Section Head of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
4B Head and Neck Surgery

Available to mentor

Keith Andrew Casper
Clinical Associate Professor
  • Research Overview
  • Recent Publications
  • Research Overview

    My research interests relate to outcomes and quality improvement in head and neck cancer. I spent an additional year of training after residency specializing in head and neck oncology and microvascular reconstruction. The University of Michigan has a cohesive, collaborative group of surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and basic science researchers interested in advancing the field of head and neck cancer.

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    • Journal Article
      In Vivo Microstructure Imaging in Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Using the Random Walk With Barriers Model.
      Cao Y, Davarani SN, You D, Feiweier T, Casper K, Balis U, Udager A, Balter J, Mierzwa M. J Magn Reson Imaging, 2024 Mar; 59 (3): 929 - 938. DOI:10.1002/jmri.28831
      PMID: 37366349
    • Presentation
      When Patients Say No - Innovative Treatment Offerings for Advanced Mucosal Cancers
      Casper K. 2024 Jan 30;
    • Journal Article
      Monitoring Adverse Effects of Radiation Therapy in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer: The FACT-HN-RAD Patient-Reported Outcome Measure.
      Gharzai LA, Mierzwa ML, Peipert JD, Kirtane K, Casper K, Yadav P, Rothrock N, Cella D, Shaunfield S. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2023 Oct 1; 149 (10): 884 - 890. DOI:10.1001/jamaoto.2023.2177
      PMID: 37589994
    • Journal Article
      Patterns of recurrence in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma to inform personalized surveillance protocols.
      Haring CT, Kana LA, Dermody SM, Brummel C, McHugh JB, Casper KA, Chinn SB, Malloy KM, Mierzwa M, Prince MEP, Rosko AJ, Shah J, Stucken CL, Shuman AG, Brenner JC, Spector ME, Worden FP, Swiecicki PL. Cancer, 2023 Sep 15; 129 (18): 2817 - 2827. DOI:10.1002/cncr.34823
      PMID: 37162461
    • Journal Article
      Initial Feasibility and Acute Toxicity Outcomes From a Phase 2 Trial of 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography Response-Based De-escalated Definitive Chemoradiotherapy for p16+ Oropharynx Cancer: A Planned Interim Analysis.
      Allen SG, Rosen BS, Aryal M, Cao Y, Schipper MJ, Wong KK, Casper KA, Chinn SB, Malloy KM, Prince ME, Rosko AJ, Shuman AG, Spector ME, Stucken CL, Swiecicki PL, Worden FP, Brenner JC, Schonewolf CA, Elliott DA, Mierzwa ML, Shah JL. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 2023 Sep 1; 117 (1): 171 - 180. DOI:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2023.03.043
      PMID: 36931572
    • Journal Article
      Development of a high-performance multi-probe droplet digital PCR assay for high-sensitivity detection of human papillomavirus circulating tumor DNA from plasma.
      Bhambhani C, Sandford E, Haring CT, Brummel C, Tuck KL, Olesnavich M, Bhangale AD, Walline HM, Dermody SM, Spector ME, Chinn SB, Casper K, Mierzwa M, Swiecicki PL, Chad Brenner J, Tewari M. Oral Oncol, 2023 Aug; 143: 106436 DOI:10.1016/j.oraloncology.2023.106436
      PMID: 37269557
    • Presentation
      Tumor Board Topics: Management of the (Un)resectable
      2023 Jul 10;
    • Journal Article
      Use of neuromuscular blockade for neck dissection and association with iatrogenic nerve injury.
      Smith JD, Mentz G, Leis AM, Yuan Y, Stucken CL, Chinn SB, Casper KA, Malloy KM, Shuman AG, McLean SA, Rosko AJ, Prince MEP, Tremper KK, Spector ME, Schechtman S. BMC Anesthesiology, 2023 Jul; 23 (1): 254 - 254. DOI:10.1186/s12871-023-02217-7