Susan Wu, MD

Susan Wu

Educational Background

Radiation Oncology Residency, University of California San Francisco (2016-2020)

Preliminary Medicine Internship, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas, TX (2015-2016)

M.D., with Distinction in Research, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2015)

B.A., Economics and Biological Sciences, Rice University, Houston, TX (2010), magna cum laude
 

Awards & Honors

Conquer Cancer Foundation Merit Award 2017

UCSF Patient Care Fund Grant recipient: Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer Treatment Timeline 2017

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society 2014

President's Volunteer Service Award 2014

Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellow 2012-2013

Medical Student Research Fellow 2011 

Loewenstern Fellow 2009

Selected Publications, Posters and Abstracts

M. Xu, S. Y. Wu, A. Daud, S. Yu, S. S. Yom. In-field and abscopal response after short-course radiation therapy in patients with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma progressing on PD-1 checkpoint blockade. (submitted)

S. Y. Wu, L. Boreta, A. Wu, J. P. Cheung, J. A. M Cunha, K. Shinohara, A. J. Chang. Improved rectal dosimetry with the use of SpaceOAR during high dose rate brachytherapy. Brachytherapy (accepted for publication)

S. Y. Wu, L. Singer, M. A. Garcia, S. E. Fogh, S. E. Braunstein. Factors associated with palliative radiotherapy in the last 30 days of life. (poster, Palliative and supportive care in oncology symposium, San Deigo, CA. October 2017).

L. Boreta, M. Xu, S. Y. Wu, A. Wu, H. Nguyen, A. J. Chang, M. Roach III, D. E. Spratt, F. Y. Feng, P. Carroll, T. Hope. Location of Recurrence by Gallium-68 PSMA PET Scan in Prostate Cancer Patients Eligible for Salvage Radiation Therapy. IJROBP 2017. 99(2):S98. (oral presentation, American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. September 2017)

S. Y. Wu, L. Singer, C. Xu, O. Gjyshi, S. E. Fogh, and S. E. Braunstein. Radiation within 30 Days of Death: TEACHH score and ability to complete treatment. IJROBP. 2017. 99(2):S219 (eDiscussion, American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. September 2017)

S. Y. Wu, L. Boreta, M. Roach III, F. Y. Feng, A. Wu, H. Nguyen, I. C. J. Hsu, P. Carroll, T. Hope, and A. J. Chang. Effect of Ga-68 PSMA PET Imaging on Radiation Treatment Plans for Prostate Cancer. IJROBP 2017. 99(2)E275 (poster presented at ASTRO 2017, San Diego, CA)

S. Y. Wu, L. Boreta, A. Wu, J.A.M. Cunha, K. Shinohara, A.J. Chang. Improved rectal dosimetry with the use of SpaceOAR during high dose rate brachytherapy. Brachytherapy 16 (2017) S109. (Poster, American Brachytherapy Society Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. April 2017)

M. Roach III, S. Y. Wu. Very Early Salvage Radiotherapy Improves Distant Metastasis-Free Survival. PracticeUpdate website. Available at: http://www.practiceupdate.com/content/very-early-salvage-radiotherapy-af.... Accessed March 16, 2017

Susan Y. Wu, Timothy L. McCavit, Kevin Cederberg, Rene L. Galindo, and Patrick J. Leavey. Chemotherapy for Generalized Infantile Myofibromatosis with Visceral Involvement. Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. 37(5): 402-405

Susan Wu, Raven Cooksey, Amit Gode, Laura Klesse, Jon Oden, Gloria L. Vega, Lynn Gargan, and Daniel C. Bowers. Effect of Hypothalamic Radiation on Cardiometabolic Risk in Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors. Poster presented at the 13th International Conference on Long-Term Complications of Treatment of Children and Adolescents for Cancer. Memphis, TN. June 13-15, 2013.

Susan Wu, Raven Cooksey, Amit Gode, Laura Klesse, Jon Oden, Gloria L. Vega, Lynn Gargan, Daniel C. Bowers. Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Bone Density Among Survivors of Pediatric Brain Tumors Exposed to Radiation. Poster presented at the Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellow Meeting. Herndon, VA. May 2013.

Susan Wu, Sunita Stewart, Jane Levieux, David Leonard, Thomas Stuenzi, Julie Germann, Patrick Leavey. Correlation of Pain with Anxiety, Depression and QOL in children with newly diagnosed cancer. Presented by J. Germann at the APOS 9th Annual Conference. Miami, FL. February 23-25, 2012.

Invited Talks:

S. Y. Wu. "Radiation Oncology: Treatment options and radiology needs". UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Prostate Cancer Imaging Course. San Francisco, CA. March 2017