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Dr. Sue Yom is an expert in the radiation treatment and management of head, neck and lung cancers.

In her research, Yom studies chemoradiation (a combination of chemotherapy and radiation) for these cancers. She also investigates image-guided radiation therapy and ways to reduce toxic effects using focused radiation techniques, emerging biological agents and radiation protectants.

Yom earned her medical and doctoral degrees at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed a residency in radiation oncology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Yom has received numerous awards recognizing her commitment to patient care and patient-oriented research.

  • Education

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2002

  • Residencies

    University of Texas Anderson Cancer Center, Radiation Oncology, 2007

  • Board Certifications

    Radiation Oncology, American Board of Radiology

  • Academic Title


I am a passionate advocate for my patients in helping them achieve their best outcomes, both in health and quality of life.

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    Decorative Caduceus

    Individualized Treatment in Treating Patients With Stage II-IVB Nasopharyngeal Cancer Based on ...

    Estimated using the Kaplan-Meier method for each arm. Their distributions will be compared between treatment arms with a 1-sided log rank test. The confidence interval approach will be used for the final analysis of OS.


    Decorative Caduceus

    Addressing Taste Dysfunction With Miraculin in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Receiving Radiatio...

    The Taste Assessment is a two-item questionnaire used to determine the overall experiences of the participant taste sensation in the past 7 days; with one item asking about taste alteration and another asking about the interferenc...


    Decorative Caduceus

    De-intensified Radiation Therapy With Chemotherapy (Cisplatin) or Immunotherapy (Nivolumab) in ...

    Will be estimated for all treatment arms using the Kaplan-Meier method (1958). The primary phase IIR endpoint will be tested using a confidence interval (CI) approach.


    Decorative Caduceus

    Nivolumab + Chemoradiation in Stage II-IVB Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma (NPC)

    The rate of completion of all adjuvant therapy by patients treated at the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) schedule will be determined and compared to a historical control rate of 52%.