Andrea BezjakMsc, MDCM, FRCPC
Professor

Contact Info

T. (416) 946-2132
F. (416) 946-6561

Location

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
610 University Avenue
Toronto
ON, M5G 2M9

Clinical Interests

Lung cancer, High precision radiotherapy, Thymomas Palliative radiotherapy, Quality of life Symptom management and assessment, Clinical trials methodology

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Degree/Qualifications

BMed Sc, Kuwait University
MSc, Clinical Epidemiology, McMaster University
MDCM, McGill University
FRCPC, Radiation Oncology, Internal Medicine

Research/Teaching

Research Synopsis:

  • Assessing respiratory movement of lung cancer using 4D CT
  • Phase I/II study of stereotactic RT for small lung lesions
  • Concurrent medications as modifiers of RT pneumonitis
  • Comparison of different methods of assessing palliative response after RT for painful bone metastases

Publications and Awards

Recent Publications

Bitar R, Bezjak A, Mah K, Loblaw DA, Gotowiec AP, Devins GM: Does Tumor Status Influence Cancer Patients’ Satisfaction with the Doctor-Patient Interaction? Supportive Care in Cancer 12(1):34-40, 2004.

Ringash J, Bezjak A, O’Sullivan B, Redelmeier DA: Interpreting Differences in Quality of Life: The Fact- H&N in Laryngeal Cancer Patients. Qual Life Res 13:725-733, 2004.

Bezjak A, Tu D, Bacon M,Osoba D, Zee B, Stuart G, Piccart M, Eisenhauer E: Quality of life in ovarian cancer patients: Comparison of placlitaxel plus cisplatin, with cyclophosphamide plus cisplatin in a randomized study. J Clin Oncol 22(22):4595 – 4603, 2004.

Osoba D, Bezjak A, Brundage M, Zee B, Tu D, Pater J: Analysis and interpretation of health-related quality-of-life data from clinical trials: basic approach of The National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group. Eur J Can 41:280-287, 2005.

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