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Quynh-Nhu Nguyen, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Assistant Professor, Division of Radiation Oncology, Keck School of Medicine of University, Los Angeles, CA
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2001 The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, MD, Medicine
1997 University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA, BS, Biological Sciences

Postgraduate Training

7/2007-2008 Proton Radiotherapy and Stereotactic Radiosurgery Fellowship-PGY6, Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
6/2004-7/2004 Proton Radiation Therapy Rotation, Department of Radiation Oncology, The Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA
6/2003-6/2007 Clinical Residency, Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
6/2003-7/2003 Pediatric Rotation, Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
7/2002-7/2003 Research Fellowship, Department of Pathology, The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
7/2001-6/2002 Clinical Internship, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA

Board Certifications

6/2008 The American Board of Radiology

Experience/Service

Institutional Committee Activities

Director, Director of Medical Student Clerkship at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, 3/2012-11/2012

Honors and Awards

2001 Kane-King-Dodek Obstetrical Honor Society, The George Washington University School of Medicine
1994 Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, The University of California at Irvine
1992 Irvine Women's Club Scholarship, The University of California at Irvine
1990 Golden Key Honor Society, The University of California at Irvine

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. McGuire SE, Lee AK, Cerne JZ, Munsell MF, Levy LB, Kudchadker RJ, Choi SL, Nguyen QN, Hoffman KE, Pugh TJ, Frank SJ, Corn PG, Logothetis CJ, Kuban DA. PSA Response to Neoadjuvant Androgen Deprivation Therapy Is a Strong Independent Predictor of Survival in High-Risk Prostate Cancer in the Dose-Escalated Radiation Therapy Era. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 85(1):e39-46, 1/1/2013. e-Pub 10/23/2012. PMID: 23102837.
2. Bian SX, Kuban DA, Levy LB, Oh J, Castle KO, Pugh TJ, Choi S, McGuire SE, Nguyen QN, Frank SJ, Nguyen PL, Lee AK, Hoffman KE. Addition of short-term androgen deprivation therapy to dose-escalated radiation therapy improves failure-free survival for select men with intermediate-risk prostate cancer. Ann Oncol 23(9):2346-52, 9/2012. e-Pub 2/21/2012. PMID: 22357249.
3. Vassiliev ON, Kudchadker RJ, Kuban DA, Frank SJ, Choi S, Nguyen Q, Lee AK. Dosimetric impact of fiducial markers in patients undergoing photon beam radiation therapy. Phys Med 28(3):240-4, 7/2012. e-Pub 8/27/2011. PMID: 21875820.
4. Kim MM, Hoffman KE, Levy LB, Frank SJ, Pugh TJ, Choi S, Nguyen QN, McGuire SE, Lee AK, Kuban DA. Prostate cancer-specific mortality after definitive radiation therapy: who dies of disease? Eur J Cancer 48(11):1664-71, 7/2012. e-Pub 2/13/2012. PMID: 22336663.
5. Sharp HJ, Swanson D, Pugh TJ, Kudchadker R, Kuban DA, Lee AK, Choi S, Nguyen Q, Hoffman K, McGuire S, Frank SJ. Screening colonoscopy before prostate cancer treatment can detect colorectal cancers in asymptomatic patients and reduce the rate of complications after brachytherapy. Practical Radiation Oncology 2(3). e-Pub 7/2012.
6. Kim MM, Hoffman KE, Levy LB, Frank SJ, Pugh TJ, Choi S, Nguyen QN, McGuire SE, Lee AK, Kuban DA. Improvement in prostate cancer survival over time: a 20-year analysis. Cancer J 18(1):1-8, Jan-Feb, 1/2012. PMID: 22290249.
7. Zhu XR, Poenisch F, Song X, Johnson JL, Ciangaru G, Taylor MB, Lii M, Martin C, Arjomandy B, Lee AK, Choi S, Nguyen QN, Gillin MT, Sahoo N. Patient-Specific Quality Assurance for Prostate Cancer Patients Receiving Spot Scanning Proton Therapy Using Single-Field Uniform Dose. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 81(2):552-9, 10/1/2011. e-Pub 2/6/2011. PMID: 21300457.
8. Nguyen QN, Shiu AS, Rhines LD, Wang H, Allen PK, Wang XS, Chang EL. Management of Spinal Metastases from Renal Cell Carcinoma Using Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 76(4):1185-92, 3/15/2010. e-Pub 7/23/2009. PMID: 19632064.
9. Meyer J, Bluett J, Amos R, Levy L, Choi S, Nguyen QN, Zhu XR, Gillin M, Lee A. Spot Scanning Proton Beam Therapy for Prostate Cancer: Treatment Planning Technique and Analysis of Consequences of Rotational and Translational Alignment Errors. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. e-Pub 1/25/2010. PMID: 20100641.
10. Nguyen QN, Chang EL. Emerging role of proton beam radiation therapy for chordoma and chondrosarcoma of the skull base. Curr Oncol Rep 10(4):338-43, 7/2008. PMID: 18778560.
11. Nguyen Q, Chang ELC. Advances in Treating Renal Cell Carcinoma. Duke CME Journal 1(3), 4/2008.
12. Darus CJ, Callahan MB, Nguyen QN, Pastore LM, Schneider BF, Rice LW, Jazaeri AA. Chemoradiation with and without adjuvant extrafascial hysterectomy for IB2 cervical carcinoma. Int J Gynecol Cancer 18(4). e-Pub 10/2007. PMID: 17949426.
13. Nguyen QN, Chang EL, Allen PK, Maor MH, Ater JL, Mahajan A, Wolff JE, Weinberg JS, Woo SY. Focal and craniospinal irradiation for patients with intracranial germinoma and patterns of failure. Cancer 107(9):2228-36, 11/2006. PMID: 17019739.
14. 2. Crane CH, Abbruzzese JL, Evans DB, Wolff RA, Ballo MT, Delclos M, Milas L, Mason K, Charnsangavej C, Pisters PW, Lee JE, Lenzi R, Vauthey JN, Wong AB, Phan T, Nguyen Q, and Janjan NA. Is the therapeutic index better with gemcitabine-based chemoradiation than with 5-FU-based chemoradiation in locally advanced pancreatic cancer? Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 52(5):1293-1302, 2002.
15. Crane CH, Janjan NA, Evans DB, Wolff RA, Ballo MT, Milas L, Mason K, Charnsangavej C, Pisters PWT, Lee JE, Lenzi R, Vauthey NJ, Wong A, Phan T, Nguyen Q, Abbruzzese JL. Toxicity and efficacy of concurrent gemcitabine and radiotherapy for locally advanced pancreatic cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 29(1):9-18, 9/2001.

Book Chapters

1. Nguyen Q, Choi S, Lee AK. Proton Therapy for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer. In: Prostate Cancer, 2011.

Last updated: 7/23/2014