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Suzanne B. Evans

MD, MPH, FASTRO
Professor of Therapeutic Radiology

Contact Information

Suzanne B. Evans, MD, MPH, FASTRO

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Therapeutic Radiology

    P. O. BOX 208040

    New Haven, CT 06520-8040

    United States

Research Summary

Dr. Evans has a profound interest in maximizing cure and minimizing the toxicities of radiation therapy through careful planning and analysis. She also seeks to understand techniques for improved communication with patients. Her practice focus is breast cancer, and her research focuses on breast cancer as well as quality and patient safety.

Coauthors

Research Interests

Neoplasms; Quality of Health Care; Safety

Selected Publications

  • Self-Reported COVID-19 Infections and Social Mixing Behavior at Oncology MeetingsTalcott W, Chen K, Peters G, Reddy K, Weintraub S, Mougalian S, Adelson K, Evans S. Self-Reported COVID-19 Infections and Social Mixing Behavior at Oncology Meetings International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2022, 114: e340. PMCID: PMC9595452, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2022.07.1432.
  • Analyzing Resident Perceptions of Current Radiation Oncology Evaluation MethodsManjunath R, Rajeev-Kumar G, Tendulkar R, Corbin K, Johung K, Evans S, Shinohara E, Buckstein M, Pinnix C, Harkenrider M, Golden D, Hasan Y. Analyzing Resident Perceptions of Current Radiation Oncology Evaluation Methods International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2022, 114: e6. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2022.06.007.
  • Lessons Learned from Multi-Institutional Medical Physics Animated Video ProductionPeters G, Ford E, Burmeister J, Juang T, Lincoln H, Brown D, Atwood T, Forbusch D, Slade M, Evans S. Lessons Learned from Multi-Institutional Medical Physics Animated Video Production International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2022, 114: e10-e11. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2022.06.018.
  • Preliminary Report Assessing Resident and Faculty Evaluations Across Radiation Oncology ProgramsRajeev-Kumar G, Manjunath R, Harkenrider M, Das P, Tendulkar R, Corbin K, Jagsi R, Marwaha G, Johung K, Evans S, Jawad M, Shinohara E, Komarnicky L, Yeung A, Buckstein M, Golden D, Hasan Y. Preliminary Report Assessing Resident and Faculty Evaluations Across Radiation Oncology Programs International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2021, 111: e191. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2021.07.697.
  • Incident Learning During the Early COVID-19 PandemicChera B, Kujundzic K, Raldow A, Olsen J, DeMoss H, Weintraub S, Salter B, Evans S. Incident Learning During the Early COVID-19 Pandemic International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2021, 111: s93-s94. PMCID: PMC8536229, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2021.07.220.
  • Unusual complications after MammoSite brachytherapy: out‐of‐field rib fracture and Mondor's diseaseRahimy E, Evans S. Unusual complications after MammoSite brachytherapy: out‐of‐field rib fracture and Mondor's disease Precision Radiation Oncology 2021, 5: 205-207. DOI: 10.1002/pro6.1128.
  • Analysis of Resident and Faculty Assessment Methods Used by United States Radiation Oncology Residency ProgramsRajeev-Kumar G, Manjunath R, Tendulkar R, Corbin K, Jagsi R, Marwaha G, Johung K, Evans S, Jawad M, Komarnicky-Kocher L, Shinohara E, Yeung A, Buckstein M, Das P, Harkenrider M, Golden D, Hasan Y. Analysis of Resident and Faculty Assessment Methods Used by United States Radiation Oncology Residency Programs International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2021, 111: e6-e7. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2021.05.146.
  • Building a Digital Health Risk Calculator for Older Women with Early-Stage Breast CancerAbujarad F, Wang S, Ulrich D, Mougalian S, Killelea B, Fraenkel L, Gross C, Evans S. Building a Digital Health Risk Calculator for Older Women with Early-Stage Breast Cancer 2021, 12780: 389-402. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-78224-5_27.
  • CLO21-025: Benefit of Deep Inspiratory Breath Hold for Right Breast Cancer When Regional Lymph Nodes Are IrradiatedPeters G, Gao S, Knowlton C, Zhang A, Evans S, Higgins S, Wilson L, Saltmarsh N, Picone M, Moran M. CLO21-025: Benefit of Deep Inspiratory Breath Hold for Right Breast Cancer When Regional Lymph Nodes Are Irradiated Journal Of The National Comprehensive Cancer Network 2021, 19: clo21-025. DOI: 10.6004/jnccn.2020.7707.
  • I Need A Sign: Modeling a Signaling Mechanism in the Radiation Oncology Residency Interview Application ProcessTalcott W, Yang D, Peters G, Gao S, Blakaj A, Yu J, Evans S. I Need A Sign: Modeling a Signaling Mechanism in the Radiation Oncology Residency Interview Application Process International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2020, 108: e439. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2020.07.2529.
  • High Yield Physics Video Series (Hi-Phy) Pilot for Radiation Oncology TraineesPeters G, Lincoln H, Tang X, Atwood T, Brown D, Burmeister J, Ford E, Juang T, Evans S. High Yield Physics Video Series (Hi-Phy) Pilot for Radiation Oncology Trainees International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2020, 108: e444. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2020.07.2540.
  • A Blinded, Prospective Study of Problematic Plan Detection During Physician Chart RoundsTalcott W, Lincoln H, Kelly J, Tressel L, Wilson L, Decker R, Evans S. A Blinded, Prospective Study of Problematic Plan Detection During Physician Chart Rounds International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2019, 105: s23-s24. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2019.06.425.
  • Visiting Professorship in Academic Radiation OncologyBeeler W, Griffith K, Evans S, Golden D, Jagsi R. Visiting Professorship in Academic Radiation Oncology International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2019, 105: e144-e145. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2019.06.2194.
  • Mentorship in Radiation Oncology: Role of Gender Diversity in ASTRO Abstract Presenting and Senior Author Dyads on Subsequent High-Impact PublicationsLee A, Albert A, Griffith K, Evans S, Rahimy E, Moran J, Cervino L, Park H, Jagsi R. Mentorship in Radiation Oncology: Role of Gender Diversity in ASTRO Abstract Presenting and Senior Author Dyads on Subsequent High-Impact Publications International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2019, 105: e150. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2019.06.2207.
  • Quality at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting: Gender Balance among Invited Speakers and Associations with Panel SuccessRahimy E, Jagsi R, Park H, Moran J, Cervino L, Albert A, Lee A, Evans S. Quality at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting: Gender Balance among Invited Speakers and Associations with Panel Success International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2019, 105: e154. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2019.06.2116.
  • Abandonment trajectories of conventionally fractionated adjuvant radiotherapy in breast cancer care.Xu X, Soulos P, Herrin J, Wang S, Pollack C, Evans S, Gross C, Yu J. Abandonment trajectories of conventionally fractionated adjuvant radiotherapy in breast cancer care. Journal Of Clinical Oncology 2019, 37: 531-531. DOI: 10.1200/jco.2019.37.15_suppl.531.
  • Appreciation of 2018 peer reviewers for Practical Radiation OncologyLee W, Amdur R, Daly M, Das P, Evans S, Michalski J, Pawlicki T, Tegbaru D. Appreciation of 2018 peer reviewers for Practical Radiation Oncology Practical Radiation Oncology 2019, 9: e249-e256. DOI: 10.1016/j.prro.2019.02.018.
  • Hazardous Attitudes: Physician Decision Making in Radiation OncologyBlakaj A, Kelly J, Decker R, Ford E, Brown D, Dosoretz A, Evans S. Hazardous Attitudes: Physician Decision Making in Radiation Oncology International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2018, 102: s120. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2018.06.300.
  • An Evaluation of Health Numeracy Among Radiation Therapists and DosimetristsEvans S, Kelly J, White M, Marks L, Ford E. An Evaluation of Health Numeracy Among Radiation Therapists and Dosimetrists International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2018, 102: e452. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2018.07.1305.
  • Comparative effectiveness of sentinel lymph node biopsy for patients with ductal carcinoma in situ.Wang S, Hung P, Killelea B, Mougalian S, Evans S, Sedghi T, Gross C. Comparative effectiveness of sentinel lymph node biopsy for patients with ductal carcinoma in situ. Journal Of Clinical Oncology 2018, 36: e12602-e12602. DOI: 10.1200/jco.2018.36.15_suppl.e12602.
  • EP-1321: Incidental radiation dose to the internal mammary chain in a large clinical breast seriesLoganadane G, Kann B, Young M, Knowlton C, Evans S, Higgins S, Belkacemi Y, Wilson L, Moran M. EP-1321: Incidental radiation dose to the internal mammary chain in a large clinical breast series Radiotherapy And Oncology 2018, 127: s724. DOI: 10.1016/s0167-8140(18)31631-1.
  • Radiation Therapy for Triple-Negative Breast CancerEvans S, Haffty B. Radiation Therapy for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer 2017, 71-82. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-69980-6_6.
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Oligometastatic Disease: A Multi-Institutional Retrospective Survival AnalysisBui D, Magnuson W, Lester-Coll N, Qian J, Ross R, Soulos P, Shafman T, Dosoretz A, Evans S, Yu J, Gross C, Decker R. Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Oligometastatic Disease: A Multi-Institutional Retrospective Survival Analysis International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2017, 99: e443. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2017.06.1664.
  • Predictors of Wrong Dose, Volume, or Targeting Events Within FDA Recalls of Linear AcceleratorsJairam V, Lincoln H, Brown D, Park H, Evans S. Predictors of Wrong Dose, Volume, or Targeting Events Within FDA Recalls of Linear Accelerators International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2017, 99: s71-s72. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2017.06.175.
  • Patterns of Care and Outcomes of Patients With Breast Cancer Who Refuse Recommended TherapyJohnson S, An Y, Kelly J, Aneja S, Mougalian S, Young M, Moran M, Evans S. Patterns of Care and Outcomes of Patients With Breast Cancer Who Refuse Recommended Therapy International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2017, 99: e20-e21. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2017.06.639.
  • The Impact of Standardized Treatment Planning Guidelines on Treatment Plan QualityKelly J, Park H, Carlson D, Moran M, Wilson L, Young M, Higgins S, Guay D, Arthur G, Simmons W, Winter S, Evans S. The Impact of Standardized Treatment Planning Guidelines on Treatment Plan Quality International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2017, 99: e556. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2017.06.1936.
  • A Needs Assessment of Social Support Among Medical Physicists: Stress, Medical Error, and BurnoutJohnson J, Ford E, Yu J, Fogh S, Evans S. A Needs Assessment of Social Support Among Medical Physicists: Stress, Medical Error, and Burnout International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2017, 99: s72-s73. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2017.06.177.
  • A Biologically Effective Dose of ≥105 Gy Is Associated With Improved Overall Survival in Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients Treated With Stereotactic Body Radiation TherapyStahl J, Ross R, Harder E, Mancini B, Soulos P, Dosoretz A, Finkelstein S, Shafman T, Husain Z, Evans S, Yu J, Gross C, Decker R. A Biologically Effective Dose of ≥105 Gy Is Associated With Improved Overall Survival in Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients Treated With Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2016, 96: s174-s175. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2016.06.438.
  • Modern Radiation Therapy for Left-Sided Breast Cancer: An Analysis of Mean Heart Dose Within Diverse Practice SettingsHong J, Gross C, Shafman T, Hu X, Yu J, Ross R, Dosoretz A, Park H, Finkelstein S, Soulos P, Evans S. Modern Radiation Therapy for Left-Sided Breast Cancer: An Analysis of Mean Heart Dose Within Diverse Practice Settings International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2016, 96: s209. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2016.06.520.
  • Adoption of Hypofractionated Whole-Breast Irradiation for Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Patients After Breast Conservation SurgeryAn Y, Rutter C, Park H, Corso C, Mancini B, Lester-Coll N, Yeboa D, Evans S. Adoption of Hypofractionated Whole-Breast Irradiation for Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Patients After Breast Conservation Surgery International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2015, 93: e54-e55. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2015.07.680.
  • Increasing Use of Post Lumpectomy Radiation Therapy for Ductal Carcinoma In Situ of the Breast in the United StatesAn Y, Rutter C, Park H, Stahl J, Corso C, Mancini B, Lester-Coll N, Yeboa D, Evans S. Increasing Use of Post Lumpectomy Radiation Therapy for Ductal Carcinoma In Situ of the Breast in the United States International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2015, 93: e50. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2015.07.669.
  • Postmastectomy Radiation Therapy for Women With 1-3 Positive Axillary Lymph Nodes: Patterns of Care AnalysisPark H, Rutter C, An Y, Killelea B, Evans S. Postmastectomy Radiation Therapy for Women With 1-3 Positive Axillary Lymph Nodes: Patterns of Care Analysis International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2015, 93: e5. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2015.07.557.
  • Changes in prostate cancer presentation for radiation oncology care after USPSTF recommendations, 2007-2013.Su K, Yu J, Shafman T, Evans S, Decker R, Dosoretz A, Dosoretz D, Ross R, Salenius S, Finkelstein S, Hall J, Soulos P, Gross C. Changes in prostate cancer presentation for radiation oncology care after USPSTF recommendations, 2007-2013. Journal Of Clinical Oncology 2015, 33: e16070-e16070. DOI: 10.1200/jco.2015.33.15_suppl.e16070.
  • Abstract P1-15-04: The adoption of hypofractionated whole breast irradiation for early-stage breast cancer: A national cancer data base analysisWang E, Mougalian S, Soulos P, Rutter C, Evans S, Haffty B, Gross C, Yu J. Abstract P1-15-04: The adoption of hypofractionated whole breast irradiation for early-stage breast cancer: A national cancer data base analysis 2015, p1-15-04-p1-15-04. DOI: 10.1158/1538-7445.sabcs14-p1-15-04.
  • Radiation Oncologists’ Opinions About Palliative Radiation Therapy for Patients on Hospice CareLloyd S, Dosoretz A, Yu J, Evans S, Decker R. Radiation Oncologists’ Opinions About Palliative Radiation Therapy for Patients on Hospice Care International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2014, 90: s690. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2014.05.2027.
  • Evaluating National Practice in Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy for Elderly Women: Response to a Randomized Trial and Cost Effectiveness on a National ScaleRutter C, Lester-Coll N, Mancini B, Corso C, Evans S. Evaluating National Practice in Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy for Elderly Women: Response to a Randomized Trial and Cost Effectiveness on a National Scale International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2014, 90: s62. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2014.05.213.
  • Abstract P2-11-22: The use and influence of a 21 gene rearrangement assay in breast cancer: Clinical and pathologic predictors of recurrence score and chemotherapy receiptRutter C, Mancini B, Gross C, Aminawung J, Chagpar A, Saglam O, Hofstatter E, Abu-Khalaf M, Evans S. Abstract P2-11-22: The use and influence of a 21 gene rearrangement assay in breast cancer: Clinical and pathologic predictors of recurrence score and chemotherapy receipt Cancer Research 2013, 73: p2-11-22-p2-11-22. DOI: 10.1158/0008-5472.sabcs13-p2-11-22.
  • Dosimetric and clinical predictors of the development of moist desquamation in breast cancer irradiationRutter C, Qin L, Higgins S, Moran M, Evans S. Dosimetric and clinical predictors of the development of moist desquamation in breast cancer irradiation Journal Of Radiation Oncology 2013, 3: 147-152. DOI: 10.1007/s13566-013-0129-0.
  • Radiation Oncologists’ Attitudes and Intentions Regarding Palliative Radiation Therapy Near the End of LifeLloyd S, Dosoretz A, Yu J, Evans S, Decker R. Radiation Oncologists’ Attitudes and Intentions Regarding Palliative Radiation Therapy Near the End of Life International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2013, 87: s563. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2013.06.1493.
  • Dosimetric and Clinical Predictors of the Development of Moist Desquamation in Breast Cancer IrradiationRutter C, Qin L, Higgins S, Moran M, Evans S. Dosimetric and Clinical Predictors of the Development of Moist Desquamation in Breast Cancer Irradiation International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2013, 87: s210. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2013.06.545.
  • The Impact of Proximity to Radiation Oncologists and General Surgeons on Receipt of Postmastectomy Radiation TherapyAneja S, Dosoretz A, Lloyd S, Evans S, Yu J. The Impact of Proximity to Radiation Oncologists and General Surgeons on Receipt of Postmastectomy Radiation Therapy International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2013, 87: s199-s200. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2013.06.515.
  • Evidence-Based Cardiovascular Management of Patients Receiving Radiotherapy to the HeartTaylor B, Evans S, Roberts K. Evidence-Based Cardiovascular Management of Patients Receiving Radiotherapy to the Heart 2013, 409-420. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4471-4441-0_28.
  • Adjuvant Carboplatin/Paclitaxel and Vaginal Brachytherapy for Locally Advanced Endometrial CancerYoung M, Higgins S, Ratner E, Mani S, Evans S, Silasi D, Azodi M, Rutherford T, Schwartz P, Damast S. Adjuvant Carboplatin/Paclitaxel and Vaginal Brachytherapy for Locally Advanced Endometrial Cancer International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2012, 84: s447-s448. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2012.07.1186.
  • Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Database Analysis of Verrucous Carcinoma of the VulvaEvans S, Dosoretz A, Damast S, Yu J. Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Database Analysis of Verrucous Carcinoma of the Vulva International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2012, 84: s459-s460. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2012.07.1217.
  • Understanding Costs and Value of Newer Radiation Modalities Among Older Women With Breast CancerSen S, Soulos P, Frick K, Long J, Roberts K, Yu J, Evans S, Chagpar A, Gross C. Understanding Costs and Value of Newer Radiation Modalities Among Older Women With Breast Cancer International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2012, 84: s35. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2012.07.096.
  • Temporal Trends in Radiation Modalities Among Older Women With Favorable Risk Breast CancerRoberts K, Soulos P, Yu J, Evans S, Long J, Gross C. Temporal Trends in Radiation Modalities Among Older Women With Favorable Risk Breast Cancer International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2012, 84: s34. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2012.07.093.
  • Survival for Patients With Inflammatory Breast Cancer Receiving Mastectomy Is Associated With Radiation Sequence and RaceTaylor B, Evans S, Roberts K, Yu J. Survival for Patients With Inflammatory Breast Cancer Receiving Mastectomy Is Associated With Radiation Sequence and Race International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2012, 84: s222-s223. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2012.07.578.
  • Breast Conservation Therapy for Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS): Is there a difference in Clinical-Pathologic Features and Long Term Outcomes in Occult, Mammographically-Detected Disease Compared with DCIS Presenting with Physical Findings?Bai H, Lannin D, Higgins S, Motwani S, Hafty B, Goyal S, Wilson L, Evans S, Moran M. Breast Conservation Therapy for Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS): Is there a difference in Clinical-Pathologic Features and Long Term Outcomes in Occult, Mammographically-Detected Disease Compared with DCIS Presenting with Physical Findings? International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2011, 81: s245. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2011.06.1716.
  • Toxicity of 3D-CRT for Accelerated Partial Breast IrradiationHepel J, Tokita M, MacAusland S, Evans S, Hiatt J, Price L, DiPetrillo T, Wazer D. Toxicity of 3D-CRT for Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2008, 72: s5. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2008.06.778.
  • 2008 Unfavorable Cardiac Anatomy for Left-Sided Tangential Breast Irradiation: Incidence and Predictive FactorsEvans S, Sioshansi S, Hiatt J, Price L, Wazer D. 2008 Unfavorable Cardiac Anatomy for Left-Sided Tangential Breast Irradiation: Incidence and Predictive Factors International Journal Of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2006, 66: s214. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2006.07.410.
  • Persistent seroma after intraoperative placement of MammoSite for APBI: Incidence, pathological anatomy, and contributing factorsEvans S, Kaufman S, Price L, Cardarelli G, Dipetrillo T, Wazer D. Persistent seroma after intraoperative placement of MammoSite for APBI: Incidence, pathological anatomy, and contributing factors Brachytherapy 2006, 5: 87. DOI: 10.1016/j.brachy.2006.03.036.

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