Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
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Samuel Swisher-Mcclure

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Samuel Swisher-Mcclure, M.D.

Instructor A of Radiation Oncology
Department: Radiation Oncology

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3400 Civic Center Boulevard, TRC2 West
Department of Radiation Oncology
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-2428
Fax: 215-349-5445
Education:
BA (English Literature)
Middlebury College, 2000.
MD (Medicine)
West Virginia University School of Medicine, 2007.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Swisher-McClure’s clinical practice is in general Radiation Oncology at Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Swisher-McClure is Instructor of Radiation Oncology, and Associate Residency Program Director for the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania. He conducts oncology related health services and outcomes research, with a particular interest in treatments for genitourinary, and head and neck cancers. Current research efforts investigate the association of hospital/provider characteristics, and processes of clinical care with head and neck cancer patient outcomes.

Selected Publications

Berman AT, Teo BK, Dolney D, Swisher-McClure S, Shahnazi K, Both S, Rengan R. : An in-silico comparison of proton beam and IMRT for postoperative radiotherapy in completely resected stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer. Radiation Oncology 8(1), June 2013.

Bekelman JE, Handorf EA, Guzzo T, Pollack CE, Christodouleas J, Resnick MJ, Swisher McClure S, Vaughn D, Ten Have T, Polsky D, Mitra N.: Radical Cystectomy versus Bladder Preserving Therapy for Muscle-Invasive Urothelial Carcinoma: Examining Confounding and Misclassification Bias in Cancer Observational Comparative Effectiveness Research. Value in Health doi:10.1016/j.jval.2013.01.005, June 2013 Notes: In press.

Apisarnthanarax S, Swisher-McClure S, Chiu WK, Kimple RJ, Harris SL, Morris DE, Tepper JE.: Applicability of Randomized Trials in Radiation Oncology to Standard Clinical Practice. Cancer doi: 10.1002/cncr.28149, May 2013 Notes: In press.

Swisher-McClure S, Mitra N, Lin A, Ahn P, Wan F, O'Malley B, Weinstein G, Bekelman JE: Risk of Fatal Cerebrovascular Accidents in Patients Treated with Radiotherapy for Early Stage Glottic Larynx Cancer. Head and Neck doi: 10.1002/hed.23342, April 2013.

Swisher-McClure S, N Mitra, K Woo, M Smaldone, R Uzzo, K Armstrong, J Bekelman. : Limited Use of Dose Escalated External Beam Radiation Therapy for Men with Non-Metastatic Prostate Cancer. American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA 2013.

Lin A, Swisher-McClure S, Bonner-Millar L, Kirk M, Yeager C, Kassaee A, Teo BK, Hahn SM.: Proton therapy for head and neck cancer: current applications and future directions. Transl Cancer Res 1: 255-63, December 2012.

Swisher-McClure S, Mitra N, Lin A, Wan F, Bekelman J. : Risk of Fatal Cerebrovascular Accidents in Patients Treated with Radiotherapy for Early Stage Glottic Larynx Cancer. Oral Presentation, American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting, Boston, MA October 2012.

Swisher-McClure, S., Pollack, C. E., Christodouleas, J. P., Guzzo, T. J., Haas, N. B., Vapiwala, N., Bekelman, J. E.: Variation in use of androgen suppression with external-beam radiotherapy for nonmetastatic prostate cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 83(1): 8-15, May 2012.

Swisher-McClure S, Mitra N, Lin A, Bekelman J.: Risk of Fatal Cerebrovascular Accidents in Patients Treated with Radiotherapy for Early Stage Glottic Larynx Cancer. ASTRO Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium, Phoenix, AZ Page: 26-28, January 2012.

Bekelman J, Handorf E, Guzzo T, Resnick M, Swisher-McClure S, Pollack C, Ten Have T, Mitra N.: Radical Cystectomy vs Bladder Preservation Therapy: Influence of Stage Discrepancy on Comparative Effectiveness. American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting, Miami, FL Page: 2-6, Oct 2011.

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