Surbhi Grover, M.D. M.P.H

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Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Radiation Oncology
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
Hospital of University of Pennsylvania
Department of Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-207-6977
Fax: 215-349-8975
B.A. (Economics (Magna Cum Laude))
Columbia University, 2004.
M.D. (Medicine)
Harvard Medical School, 2009.
M.P.H. (Public Health)
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2013.
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Description of Other Expertise

Dr. Grover is interested in addressing the growing global cancer burden by focusing on public health endeavors and cost-effective clinical initiatives to improve access to care and outcomes of care in developing countries. Her research interests include racial and ethnic disparities in cancer care and outcomes, HIV-related malignancies, implementation and up-scaling of prevention and treatment programs in low resource settings. Since 2011 she has been working with the Botswana-UPENN partnership in developing an oncology program in Botswana. Her research will be focused on epidemiology of HPV related cancers (cervical, head and neck and anal) and treatment outcomes in patients with HIV and malignancies in Botswana.

Selected Publications

Davies- Oliveria JC, Smith MA, Grover S, Canfell K, Crosbie EJ: Eliminating Cervical Cancer: Progress and Challenges for High-income Countries. Clinical Oncology 33(9): 550-559, September 2021 Notes: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clon.2021.06.013.

N C Elmore S , Polo A, Bourque JM, Pynda Y, Van Der Merwe D, Grover S, Hopkins K, Zubizarreta E, Abdel-Wahab M: Radiotherapy resources in Africa: an International Atomic Energy Agency update and analysis of projected needs. The Lancet Oncology 22(9): e391-e399, September 2021 Notes: https://doi.org/10.1016/S1470-2045(21)00351-X.

Grover S, Ning MS, Bale M, Lichter KE, Shah S, Bvochora-Nsingo M, Chiyapo S, Balang D, McGinnis GJ, Ralefala T, Moloi T, Luckett R, Ramogola-Masire D, Robertson ES, Zetola NM: Chemoradiation versus radiation alone in stage IIIB cervical cancer patients with or without human immunodeficiency virus. Int J Gynecol Cancer 9(31): 1220-1227, Sep 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1136/ijgc-2021-002601. Epub

MacDuffie E, Sakamuri S, Luckett R, Wang Q, Bvochara-Nsingo M, Monare B, Bazzett-Matabele L, Moloi T, Ralefala T, Ramogola-Masire D, Shin SS, Zetola NM, Grover S.: Vulvar cancer in Botswana in women with and without HIV infection: patterns of treatment and survival outcomes. Int J Gynecol Cancer 7, Sep 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1136/ijgc-2021-002728. Epub ahead of print.

Mahantshetty U, Lavanyay G, Grover S, Akinfenwa CA , Carvalho H, Amornwichet N: Incidence, Treatment and Outcomes of Cervical Cancer in Low- and Middle-income Countries. Clinical Oncology 33(9): e363-e371, September 2021 Notes: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clon.2021.07.001.

MacDuffie E, Bvochora-Nsingo M, Chiyapo S, Balang D, Chambers A, George JM, Tuli S, Lin LL, Zetola NM, Ramogola-Masire D, Grover S: Five-year overall survival following chemoradiation therapy for locally advanced cervical carcinoma in women living with and without HIV infection in Botswana. Infectious Agents and Cancer 3(16): 55, August 2021 Notes: DOI : 10.1186/s13027-021-00389-w.

Ralefala TB, Mokokwe L, Jammalamadugu S, Legobere D, Motlhwa WS, Oyekunle A A, Grover S, Barg FK PhD, Shulman LN MD, Martei YM: Provider Barriers and Facilitators of Breast Cancer Guideline-Concordant Therapy Delivery in Botswana: A Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research Analysis. The Oncologist August 2021 Notes: https://doi.org/10.1002/onco.13935.

Mahantshetty U,Lavanya G,Grover S,Akinfenwa CA,Carvalho H,Amornwichet N: Incidence, Treatment and Outcomes of Cervical Cancer in Low- and Middle-income Countries. Clinical Oncology 33(9), July 2021 Notes: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clon.2021.07.001.

Friebel-Klingner TM, Luckett R, Bazzett-Matabele L, Ralefala TB, Monare B, Nassali MN, Ramogola-Masire D, Bvochora M, Mitra N, Wiebe D, Rebbeck TR, McCarthy AM, Grover S: Clinical and sociodemographic factors associated with late-stage cervical cancer diagnosis in Botswana. BMC Womens Health 21(1): 267, Jul 2021 Notes: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12905-021-01402-5.

Krakauer EL, Kane K, Kwete X, Afshan G, Bazzett-Matabele L, Ruthnie Bien-Aimé DD, Borges LF, Byrne-Martelli S, Connor S, Correa R, Devi CRB, Diop M, Elmore SN, Gafer N, Goodman A, Grover S, Hasenburg A, Irwin K, Kamdar M, Kumar S, Truong QXN, Randall T, Rassouli M, Sessa C, Spence D, Trimble T, Varghese C, Fidarova E. : Essential Package of Palliative Care for Women With Cervical Cancer: Responding to the Suffering of a Highly Vulnerable Population. JCO Glob Oncol. 7: 873-885, June 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1200/GO.21.00026.

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