Department / Division
Radiation Oncology / Radiation Onc-Clinical Sup
3643 North Roxboro Road
Durham, NC 27704
Prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction, clinical trials, combination therapy, breast cancer, cancer survivorship
Clinical: Board-certified in radiation treatment for all cancer locations/types.
Research: The long-term goal of Dr. Koontz’s research is to minimize treatment-related side effects of radiotherapy. To that end she has a laboratory studying the mechanisms of radiation induced erectile dysfunction and testing interventions to treat and prevent this devastating side effect of radiotherapy. Her clinical research investigates optimizing prostate cancer treatment and utilizes collaborations with colleagues in surgery and psychiatry to pursue further understanding of how sexual dysfunction develops after radiotherapy and how to improve patient-provider interactions regarding the sexuality and intimacy consequences of cancer therapy.
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.
Moghanaki, D; Koontz, BF; Karlin, JD; Wan, W; Mukhopadhay, N; Hagan, MP; Anscher, MS. Elective irradiation of pelvic lymph nodes during postprostatectomy salvage radiotherapy. Cancer. 2013;119:52-60. (2013) Abstract
Kimura, M; Caso, JR; Bañez, LL; Koontz, BF; Gerber, L; Senocak, C; Donatucci, CF; Vujaskovic, Z; Moul, JW; Polascik, TJ. Predicting participation in and successful outcome of a penile rehabilitation programme using a phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor with a vacuum erection device after radical prostatectomy. BJU International. 2012;110:E931-E938. (2012) Abstract
Kimura, M; Rabbani, ZN; Zodda, AR; Yan, H; Jackson, IL; Polascik, TJ; Donatucci, CF; Moul, JW; Vujaskovic, Z; Koontz, BF. Role of oxidative stress in a rat model of radiation-induced erectile dysfunction. Journal of Sexual Medicine. 2012;9:1535-1549. (2012) Abstract
Koontz, BF; Tsivian, M; Mouraviev, V; Sun, L; Vujaskovic, Z; Moul, J; Lee, WR. Impact of primary Gleason grade on risk stratification for Gleason score 7 prostate cancers. International Journal of Radiation: Oncology - Biology - Physics. 2012;82:200-203. (2012) Abstract
Stewart, SB; Bañez, LL; Robertson, CN; Freedland, SJ; Polascik, TJ; Xie, D; Koontz, BF; Vujaskovic, Z; Lee, WR; Armstrong, AJ; Febbo, PG; George, DJ; Moul, JW. Utilization trends at a multidisciplinary prostate cancer clinic: initial 5-year experience from the Duke Prostate Center. Journal of Urology. 2012;187:103-108. (2012) Abstract
Cotter, SE; Chen, MH; Moul, JW; Lee, WR; Koontz, BF; Anscher, MS; Robertson, CN; Walther, PJ; Polascik, TJ; D'Amico, AV. Salvage radiation in men after prostate-specific antigen failure and the risk of death. Cancer. 2011;117:3925-3932. (2011) Abstract
Kimura, M; Yan, H; Rabbani, Z; Satoh, T; Baba, S; Yin, FF; Polascik, TJ; Donatucci, CF; Vujaskovic, Z; Koontz, BF. Radiation-induced erectile dysfunction using prostate-confined modern radiotherapy in a rat model. Journal of Sexual Medicine. 2011;8:2215-2226. (2011) Abstract
Koontz, BF; Lee, WR. External beam radiation therapy for clinically localized prostate cancer: when and how we optimize with concurrent hormonal deprivation. Archivos Espanoles de Urologia. 2011;64:858-864. (2011) Abstract
Koontz, BF; Yan, H; Kimura, M; Vujaskovic, Z; Donatucci, C; Yin, FF. Feasibility study of an intensity-modulated radiation model for the study of erectile dysfunction. Journal of Sexual Medicine. 2011;8:411-418. (2011) Abstract
Koontz, BF; Lee, WR. Carcinoma of the urethra: radiation oncology. Urologic Clinics of North America. 2010;37:459-466. (2010) Abstract
Chino, J; Schroeck, FR; Sun, L; Lee, WR; Albala, DM; Moul, JW; Koontz, BF. Robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy is not associated with early postoperative radiation therapy. BJU International. 2009;104:1496-1500. (2009) Abstract
Koontz, BF; Chino, J; Lee, WR; Hahn, CA; Buckley, N; Huang, S; Kim, J; Reagan, R; Joyner, R; Anscher, MS. Morbidity and prostate-specific antigen control of external beam radiation therapy plus low-dose-rate brachytherapy boost for low, intermediate, and high-risk prostate cancer. Brachytherapy. 2009;8:191-196. (2009) Abstract
Koontz, BF; Das, S; Temple, K; Bynum, S; Catalano, S; Koontz, JI; Montana, GS; Oleson, JR. Dosimetric and radiobiologic comparison of 3D conformal versus intensity modulated planning techniques for prostate bed radiotherapy. Medical Dosimetry. 2009;34:256-260. (2009) Abstract
Koontz, BF; Vujaskovic, Z. Review: alcohol and other factors related to late prostate radiation injury. Clinical Advances in Hematology and Oncology. 2009;7:262. (2009) Abstract
Koontz, BF; Moul, J. Re: Neoadjuvant therapy followed by prostatectomy for clinically localized prostate cancer. Cancer. 2008;112:2518-2519. (2008) Abstract