Tommy Sheu, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
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    Title(s)Co-Medical Director of Radiation Oncology Clinic at St. Jude Medical Center

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    Pomona College, Claremont, CABA05/2007Chemistry
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TXMD05/2014Medicine
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TXMPH05/2014Public Health
    University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, HI06/2015Internal Medicine-Prelim
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX06/2019Radiation Oncology

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    Tommy Sheu, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology in the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. He primarily treats patients at USC's satellite clinic located at the Fred A. Jordan Radiation Oncology Center at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, CA. He joined USC's Department of Radiation Oncology in August 2019.

    Dr. Sheu graduated from Pomona College in Claremont, CA with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. He received his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine and his Master of Public Health at The University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston, TX. After completing his internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine in Honolulu, Dr. Sheu completed his residency in radiation oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.

    Dr. Sheu is interested in patient-centered outcomes research and is interested in designing clinical tools to help guide clinical decisions. He has published research on cancers of the head and neck, lung, central nervous system and lymphoma. His foremost passion is providing the best, individualized care for his patients.

    Clinical Expertise: Head and Neck, CNS, Lymphoma

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    1. Prognostic value of disease distribution in secondary central nervous system diffuse large B cell lymphoma treated with radiation therapy. Leuk Lymphoma. 2021 10; 62(10):2400-2407. Al Feghali KA, Fang P, Gule-Monroe M, Milgrom S, Khoury JD, Gunther JR, Sheu T, Nair R, Ahmed S, Steiner R, Strati P, Shpall EJ, Nieto YL, Hosing C, Nastoupil LJ, Westin JR, Neelapu SS, Fowler N, Flowers C, Pinnix CC, Dabaja BS. PMID: 33942701.
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    2. Complication Rates and Downstream Medical Costs Associated With Invasive Diagnostic Procedures for Lung Abnormalities in the Community Setting. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 03 01; 179(3):324-332. Huo J, Xu Y, Sheu T, Volk RJ, Shih YT. PMID: 30640382; PMCID: PMC6440230.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 42     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Comparative Effectiveness of Computed Tomography- Versus Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation Among Medicare Patients 65 Years of Age or Older With Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Value Health. 2019 Mar; 22(3):284-292. Huo J, Aloia TA, Xu Y, Chung TH, Sheu T, Tina Shih YC. PMID: 30832966; PMCID: PMC6402784.
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    4. Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy Versus Volumetric Arc Radiation Therapy in the Treatment of Glioblastoma-Does Clinical Benefit Follow Dosimetric Advantage? Adv Radiat Oncol. 2019 Jan-Mar; 4(1):50-56. Sheu T, Briere TM, Olanrewaju AM, McAleer MF. PMID: 30706010; PMCID: PMC6349632.
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    5. Dosimetric advantages of stereotactic radiosurgery as a boost to adjuvant conventional radiotherapy in the setting of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the parotid with skull base invasion. Clin Case Rep. 2018 Nov; 6(11):2126-2130. Phan JL, Pollard C, Wang H, Ng SP, Sheu T, Ginsberg LE, Hessel AC, Gidley PW, Rosenthal DI, Phan J. PMID: 30455905; PMCID: PMC6230671.
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    6. Response-adapted radiation therapy for newly diagnosed primary diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the CNS treated with methotrexate-based systemic therapy. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2018 Oct-Dec; 3(4):639-646. Sheu T, Milgrom SA, Andraos TY, Gunther JR, Chi L, Nastoupil L, Fowler N, Oki Y, Fanale MA, Fayad LE, Hagemeister F, Neelapu SS, Medeiros LJ, Hosing C, Nieto Y, Ahmed S, Alousi AM, Dabaja B, Pinnix CC. PMID: 30370365; PMCID: PMC6200878.
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    7. Incompletely treated malignancies of the major salivary gland: Toward evidence-based care. Head Neck. 2018 08; 40(8):1630-1638. Tam S, Sandulache VC, Metwalli KA, Rock CD, Eraj SA, Sheu T, El-Naggar AK, Fuller CD, Weber RS, Lai SY. PMID: 29734482.
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    8. Radiation Therapy as an Effective Salvage Strategy for Secondary CNS Lymphoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2018 04 01; 100(5):1146-1154. Milgrom SA, Pinnix CC, Chi TL, Vu TH, Gunther JR, Sheu T, Fowler N, Westin JR, Nastoupil LJ, Oki Y, Fayad LE, Neelapu S, Rodriguez MA, Hagemeister FB, Fanale MA, Lee HJ, Hosing C, Ahmed S, Nieto Y, Shpall EJ, Dabaja BS. PMID: 29452771.
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    9. Prognostic Factors as a Function of Disease-free Interval After Definitive (Chemo)radiation for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Using Conditional Survival Analysis. Am J Clin Oncol. 2018 Jan; 41(1):46-52. Hong J, Liao Z, Zhuang Y, Levy LB, Sheu T, Heymach JV, Nguyen QN, Xu T, Komaki R, Gomez DR. PMID: 26535988; PMCID: PMC4854821.
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    10. Radiation therapy dose is associated with improved survival for unresected anaplastic thyroid carcinoma: Outcomes from the National Cancer Data Base. Cancer. 2017 05 01; 123(9):1653-1661. Pezzi TA, Mohamed ASR, Sheu T, Blanchard P, Sandulache VC, Lai SY, Cabanillas ME, Williams MD, Pezzi CM, Lu C, Garden AS, Morrison WH, Rosenthal DI, Fuller CD, Gunn GB. PMID: 28026871; PMCID: PMC5906051.
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    11. Prognostic value of pretherapy platelet elevation in oropharyngeal cancer patients treated with chemoradiation. Int J Cancer. 2016 Mar 01; 138(5):1290-7. Shoultz-Henley S, Garden AS, Mohamed AS, Sheu T, Kroll MH, Rosenthal DI, Gunn GB, Hayes AJ, French C, Eichelberger H, Kalpathy-Cramer J, Smith BD, Phan J, Ayoub Z, Lai SY, Pham B, Kies M, Gold KA, Sturgis E, Fuller CD. PMID: 26414107; PMCID: PMC4779600.
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    12. Propensity score-matched analysis of comprehensive local therapy for oligometastatic non-small cell lung cancer that did not progress after front-line chemotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Nov 15; 90(4):850-7. Sheu T, Heymach JV, Swisher SG, Rao G, Weinberg JS, Mehran R, McAleer MF, Liao Z, Aloia TA, Gomez DR. PMID: 25216859.
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    13. Nomogram for predicting symptom severity during radiation therapy for head and neck cancer. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Oct; 151(4):619-26. Sheu T, Fuller CD, Mendoza TR, Garden AS, Morrison WH, Beadle BM, Phan J, Frank SJ, Hanna EY, Lu C, Cleeland CS, Rosenthal DI, Gunn GB. PMID: 25104816; PMCID: PMC4184965.
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    14. Malfunctions of implantable cardiac devices in patients receiving proton beam therapy: incidence and predictors. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013 Nov 01; 87(3):570-5. Gomez DR, Poenisch F, Pinnix CC, Sheu T, Chang JY, Memon N, Mohan R, Rozner MA, Dougherty AH. PMID: 24074931; PMCID: PMC3931127.
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    15. Use of the LQ model with large fraction sizes results in underestimation of isoeffect doses. Radiother Oncol. 2013 Oct; 109(1):21-5. Sheu T, Molkentine J, Transtrum MK, Buchholz TA, Withers HR, Thames HD, Mason KA. PMID: 24060173.
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    16. Preclinical evaluation of sunitinib, a multi-tyrosine kinase inhibitor, as a radiosensitizer for human prostate cancer. Radiat Oncol. 2012 Sep 11; 7:154. Brooks C, Sheu T, Bridges K, Mason K, Kuban D, Mathew P, Meyn R. PMID: 22967802; PMCID: PMC3494537.
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