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Sue Yom, M.D., Ph.D.

Radiation cancer specialist

Dr. Sue Yom is an expert in the radiation treatment and management of head, neck and lung cancers. In her research, she studies chemoradiation for these cancers as well as image-guided radiation therapy and ways to reduce toxicities using focused radiation techniques, emerging biological agents and radiation protectants.

Yom earned a medical degree and Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania and completed a residency in radiation oncology at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. She has received numerous awards recognizing her commitment to patient care and patient-oriented research.

Clinics

Melanoma Center
1600 Divisadero St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-9900
Fax: (415) 885-3802

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Radiation Oncology at Mount Zion
1600 Divisadero St., Basement Level
San Francisco, CA 94143-1708
Main Phone: (415) 353-7175
New Patient Appointments: (415) 353-9807
Fax: (415) 353-9884

Hours: Monday to Friday
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Radiation Oncology at Parnassus
505 Parnassus Ave, Room L-75
San Francisco, CA 94143-0226
Main Phone: (415) 353-7175
New Patient Appointments: (415) 353-8335
Fax: (415) 353-7281

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

More about Sue Yom

Education

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 2002

Residencies

University of Texas Anderson Cancer Center, Radiation Oncology 2007

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Pfister DG, Spencer S, Brizel DM, Burtness B, Busse PM, Caudell JJ, Cmelak AJ, Colevas AD, Dunphy F, Eisele DW, Foote RL, Gilbert J, Gillison ML, Haddad RI, Haughey BH, Hicks WL, Hitchcock YJ, Jimeno A, Kies MS, Lydiatt WM, Maghami E, McCaffrey T, Mell LK, Mittal BB, Pinto HA, Ridge JA, Rodriguez CP, Samant S, Shah JP, Weber RS, Wolf GT, Worden F, Yom SS, McMillian N, Hughes M. Head and Neck Cancers, Version 1.2015. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2015 Jul; 13(7):847-56.
  2. Heaton CM, Al-Shwaiheen F, Liu CS, Yom SS, Ryan WR. Prognostic significance of hyoid bone invasion in advanced base of tongue carcinoma treated by chemoradiation. Clin Otolaryngol. 2015 Jun; 40(3):260-5.
  3. Pinnaduwage D, Paulsson A, Sudhyadhom A, Chen J, Chang A, Anwar M, Gottschalk A, Yom SS, Descovich M. SU-E-J-165: Dosimetric Impact of Liver Rotations in Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy. Med Phys. 2015 Jun; 42(6):3303.
  4. Wong RK, Deshmukh S, Wyatt G, Sagar S, Singh AK, Sultanem K, Nguyen-Tân PF, Yom SS, Cardinale J, Yao M, Hodson I, Matthiesen CL, Suh J, Thakrar H, Pugh SL, Berk L. Acupuncture-Like Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Versus Pilocarpine in Treating Radiation-Induced Xerostomia: Results of RTOG 0537 Phase 3 Study. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Jun 1; 92(2):220-7.
  5. Descovich M, McGuinness C, Kannarunimit D, Chen J, Pinnaduwage D, Pouliot J, Kased N, Gottschalk AR, Yom SS. Comparison between target margins derived from 4DCT scans and real-time tumor motion tracking: Insights from lung tumor patients treated with robotic radiosurgery. Med Phys. 2015 Mar; 42(3):1280.
  6. Axelrod RS, Sherman E, Garden A, Nguyen-Tan PF, Trotti A, Yom SS, Zhang Q. Reply to d. Adkins et Al. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Apr 1; 33(10):1224-5.
  7. Al-Shwaiheen FA, Wang SJ, Uzelac A, Yom SS, Ryan WR. The advantages and drawbacks of routine magnetic resonance imaging for long-term post-treatment locoregional surveillance of oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma. Am J Otolaryngol. 2015 May-Jun; 36(3):415-23.
  8. Yom SS, Diehn M, Raben D. Molecular determinants of radiation response in non-small cell lung cancer. Semin Radiat Oncol. 2015 Apr; 25(2):67-77.
  9. Yom SS. Accelerated repopulation as a cause of radiation treatment failure in non-small cell lung cancer: review of current data and future clinical strategies. Semin Radiat Oncol. 2015 Apr; 25(2):93-9.
  10. Chyan A, Chen J, Shugard E, Lambert L, Quivey JM, Yom SS. Dosimetric predictors of hypothyroidism in oropharyngeal cancer patients treated with intensity-modulated radiation therapy. Radiat Oncol. 2014; 9:269.
  11. Goepfert RP, Yom SS, Ryan WR, Cheung SW. Development of a chemoradiation therapy toxicity staging system for oropharyngeal carcinoma. Laryngoscope. 2015 Apr; 125(4):869-76.
  12. Kannarunimit D, Descovich M, Garcia A, Chen J, Weinberg V, Mcguinness C, Pinnaduwage D, Murnane J, Gottschalk AR, Yom SS. Analysis of dose distribution and risk of pneumonitis in stereotactic body radiation therapy for centrally located lung tumors: a comparison of robotic radiosurgery, helical tomotherapy and volumetric modulated arc therapy. Technol Cancer Res Treat. 2015 Feb; 14(1):49-60.
  13. Fogh S, Yom SS. Symptom management during the radiation oncology treatment course: a practical guide for the oncology clinician. Semin Oncol. 2014 Dec; 41(6):764-75.
  14. Pfister DG, Spencer S, Brizel DM, Burtness B, Busse PM, Caudell JJ, Cmelak AJ, Colevas AD, Dunphy F, Eisele DW, Gilbert J, Gillison ML, Haddad RI, Haughey BH, Hicks WL, Hitchcock YJ, Jimeno A, Kies MS, Lydiatt WM, Maghami E, Martins R, McCaffrey T, Mell LK, Mittal BB, Pinto HA, Ridge JA, Rodriguez CP, Samant S, Schuller DE, Shah JP, Weber RS, Wolf GT, Worden F, Yom SS, McMillian NR, Hughes M. Head and neck cancers, Version 2.2014. Clinical practice guidelines in oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 Oct; 12(10):1454-87.
  15. Thariat J, Yom SS, Sanguineti G, Corry J. Oncology scan--nodal regions, nodal regression, and molecular biomarkers: new thinking in head and neck radiation therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Nov 1; 90(3):477-9.
  16. Ang KK, Zhang Q, Rosenthal DI, Nguyen-Tan PF, Sherman EJ, Weber RS, Galvin JM, Bonner JA, Harris J, El-Naggar AK, Gillison ML, Jordan RC, Konski AA, Thorstad WL, Trotti A, Beitler JJ, Garden AS, Spanos WJ, Yom SS, Axelrod RS. Randomized phase III trial of concurrent accelerated radiation plus cisplatin with or without cetuximab for stage III to IV head and neck carcinoma: RTOG 0522. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Sep 20; 32(27):2940-50.
  17. Okoye CC, Jablons DM, Jahan TM, Kukreja J, Cardozo S, Yom SS. Divergent management strategies for typical versus atypical carcinoid tumors of the thoracic cavity. Am J Clin Oncol. 2014 Aug; 37(4):350-5.
  18. Yom SS, Cohen E. The ACR appropriateness criteria® for thyroid carcinoma: searching for consensus in a rapidly evolving area. Oral Oncol. 2014 Jun; 50(6):575-6.
  19. Salama JK, Golden DW, Yom SS, Garg MK, Lawson J, McDonald MW, Quon H, Ridge JA, Saba N, Smith RV, Worden F, Yeung AR, Beitler JJ. ACR Appropriateness Criteria® thyroid carcinoma. Oral Oncol. 2014 Jun; 50(6):577-86.
  20. Cooper JS, Yom SS. Q&A with Dr Jay S. Cooper about Radiation Therapy Oncology Group 9003. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 May 1; 89(1):10-2.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.