About Dr. Aileen Chen
Dr. Aileen Chen received her MD from Harvard Medical School and has a degree in Health Care Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She completed her residency at the Harvard Radiation Oncology Program and was on faculty at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School until 2018.Dr. Chen is currently a member of the Thoracic Radiation Oncology Service and Department of Health Services Research at MD Anderson Cancer Center. She specializes in the treatment of all types of thoracic cancer, including lung cancer, esophagus cancer, thymoma, and mesothelioma, and is working to improve the effectiveness of radiation therapy, with fewer side effects. In addition, she has an interest in refining the use of radiation therapy for patients with metastatic disease.
Dr Chen's research focuses on improving quality, value, and care experience for patients. She has published numerous peer-reviewed studies and received funding from the American Cancer Society, the American Society for Radiation Oncology, and NIH/NCI.
Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
|2002||Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA, MD, Medicine|
|2002||Harvard JFK School of Government, Cambridge, MA, USA, MPP, Health Care Policy|
|1997||Harvard College, Cambridge, MA, USA, AB, Applied Mathematics/Economics|
|2008||American Board of Radiology|
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2011 - 2018
Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2007 - 2011
Senior Physician, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, 2015 - 2018
Associate Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2007 - 2018
Physician, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, 2007 - 2015
- Atkins KM, Rawal B, Chaunzwa TL, Lamba N, Bitterman DS, Williams CL, Kozono DE, Baldini EH Chen AB, Nguyen PL, D'Amico AV, Nohria A Hoffmann U, Aerts HJWL, Mak RJ. Cardiac radiation dose, cardiac disease, and mortality in patients with lung cancer. J AM Coll Cardiol 73(23):2976-2987, 2019. PMID: 31196455.
- Raldow AC, Chen AB, Russell M, Lee PP, Hong TS, Ryan DP, Cusack JC, Wo JY. Cost-effectiveness of short-course radiation therapy vs long-course chemoradiation for locally advanced rectal cancer. JAMA Netw Open 2(4):e192249, 2019. e-Pub 2019. PMID: 30977859.
- Chen AB, Li L, Cronin AM, Brooks GA, Kavanagh BD, Schrag D. Estimating costs of care attributable to cancer: does the choice of comparison group matter?. Health Serv Res 53 Suppl 1:3227-3244, 2018. e-Pub 2017. PMID: 28858372.
- Lam MB, Li L, Cronin A, Schrag D, Chen AB. Palliative radiation and fractionation in medicare patients with incurable non-small cell lung cancer. Adv Radiat Oncol 3(3):382-390, 2018. e-Pub 2018. PMID: 30202806.
- Mak KS, van Bommel AC, Stowell C, Abrahm JL, Baker M, Baldotto CS, Baldwin DR, Borthwick D, Carbone DP, Chen AB, Fox J, Haswell T, Koczywas M, Kozower BD, Mehran RJ, Schramel FM, Senan S, Stirling RG, van Meerbeeck JP, Wouters MW, Peake MD, Lung Cancer Working Group of ICHOM. Defining a standard set of patient-centered outcomes for lung cancer. Eur Respir J 48(3):852-60, 2016. e-Pub 2016. PMID: 27390281.
- Chen RC, Hoffman KE, Sher DJ, Showalter TN, Morrell R, Chen AB, Benda R, Nguyen PL, Movsas B, Hardenbergh P. Development of a standard survivorship care plan template for radiation oncologists. Pract Radiat Oncol 6(1):57-65, 2016. e-Pub 2015. PMID: 26778795.
- Chen AB, Li L, Cronin A, Schrag D. Comparative effectiveness of intensity-modulated versus 3D conformal radiation therapy among medicare patients with stage III lung cancer. J Thorac Oncol 9(12):1788-95, 2014. PMID: 25226428.
- Parikh RB, Cronin AM, Kozono DE, Oxnard GR, Mak RH, Jackman DM, Lo PC, Baldini EH, Johnson BE, Chen AB. Definitive primary therapy in patients presenting with oligometastatic non-small cell lung cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 89(4):880-7, 2014. e-Pub 2014. PMID: 24867533.
- Chen AB, Cronin A, Weeks JC, Chrischilles EA, Malin J, Hayman JA, Schrag D. Expectations about the effectiveness of radiation therapy among patients with incurable lung cancer. J Clin Oncol 31(21):2730-5, 2013. e-Pub 2013. PMID: 23775958.
- Chen AB, Cronin A, Weeks JC, Chrischilles EA, Malin J, Hayman JA, Schrag D. Palliative radiation therapy practice in patients with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer: a Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance Consortium (CanCORS) Study. J Clin Oncol 31(5):558-64, 2013. e-Pub 2013. PMID: 23295799.
- Chen AB, Feng Y, Neuberg D, Recklitis C, Diller LR, Mauch PN, Ng AK. Employment and insurance in survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma and their siblings: a questionnaire study. Leuk Lymphoma 53(8):1474-80, 2012. e-Pub 2012. PMID: 22280535.
- Zhu J, Sharma DB, Gray SW, Chen AB, Weeks JC, Schrag D. Carboplatin and paclitaxel with vs without bevacizumab in older patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. JAMA 307(15):1593-601, 2012. PMID: 22511687.
- Aristophanous M, Yong Y, Yap JT, Killoran JH, Allen AM, Berbeco RI, Chen AB. Evaluating FDG uptake changes between pre and post therapy respiratory gated PET scans. Radiother Oncol 102(3):377-82, 2012. e-Pub 2012. PMID: 22265731.
- Chen AB, Neville BA, Sher DJ, Chen K, Schrag D. Survival outcomes after radiation therapy for stage III non-small-cell lung cancer after adoption of computed tomography-based simulation. J Clin Oncol 29(17):2305-11, 2011. e-Pub 2011. PMID: 21537034.
- Chen AB, Punglia RS, Kuntz KM, Mauch PM, Ng AK. Cost effectiveness and screening interval of lipid screening in Hodgkin's lymphoma survivors. J Clin Oncol 27(32):5383-9, 2009. e-Pub 2009. PMID: 19752333.
- Chen AB, D'Amico AV, Neville BA, Earle CC. Patient and treatment factors associated with complications after prostate brachytherapy. J Clin Oncol 24(33):5298-304, 2006. PMID: 17114664.
|Title:||Comparative effectiveness of advanced radiation therapy technologies for lung cancer|
|Funding Source:||Gloria Spivak Faculty Advancement Fund|
|Title:||Exploratory analysis of the SEER-Medicare dataset to estimate cost of cancer treatment|
|Funding Source:||American Society for Radiation Oncology|
|Title:||A high efficiency imager for real-time lung cancer monitoring during radiotherapy|
|Title:||Improving physician-patient communication regarding goals of radiation therapy|
|Funding Source:||Gloria Spivak Faculty Advancement Fund|
|Title:||Use of palliative radiation in patients with stage IV lung cancer|
|Funding Source:||American Cancer Society Mentored Research Scholar Grant|