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

American Radium Society Young Oncologist Essay Award (2018)

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)

UT Southwestern Medical Student Research Fellow (2011)

Rice University Loewenstern Fellow (2009)


Selected Publications, Posters and Abstracts

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. 2018. 17(2): 259-264.

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. (accepted 5/2018, Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer)

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, American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. September 2017; manuscript submitted)

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)

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; manuscript submitted)

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 Diego, CA. October 2017; manuscript submitted).

S. Y. Wu, T.L. McCavit, K. Cederberg, R. L. Galindo, P. J. Leavey. Chemotherapy for Generalized Infantile Myofibromatosis with Visceral Involvement. Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. 2015. 37(5): 402-405

S. Y. Wu, R. Cooksey, A. Gode, L. Klesse, J. Oden, G. L. Vega, L. Gargan, D. C. Bowers. Effect of Hypothalamic Radiation on Cardiometabolic Risk in Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors. 13th International Conference on Long-Term Complications of Treatment of Children and Adolescents for Cancer. Memphis, TN. June 2013. (Poster)

S. Y. Wu, S. Stewart, J. Levieux, D. Leonard, T. Stuenzi, J. Germann, P. J. Leavey. Correlation of Pain with Anxiety, Depression and QOL in children with newly diagnosed cancer. APOS 9th Annual Conference. Miami, FL. February 2012. (Poster)

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