Philosophy of Care
4501 X St., Suite 0140
Sacramento, CA 95817
New Haven, Connecticut
Ithaca, New York
Santa Clara, CA
San Francisco, CA
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
American College of Radiology
American Head and Neck Society
American Medical Association
American Radium Society
American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Association for Directors of Radiation Oncology Programs
Radiological Society of North America
Honors and Awards:
Tomotherapy User's Symposium, Honorarium, 2011
Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO), Educator of the Year, 2010, 2010
Best Doctor’s in America, 2009-2012
RTOG/Simon Kramer Young Investigator Award, 2009
University of California, Davis School of Medicine Mentoring Award, 2009
NCI/ASTRO - Young Investigator Workshop, Travel Grant, 2005
American Radium Society, Young Oncologist Award, 2003
San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Astra-Zeneca Scholar (best abstract), 2003
Arnold Gold Foundation, Humanism in Medicine, Recognition, 2001
Select Recent Publications:
Chen AM, Lara PN Jr. Medical oncology: Chemoradiotherapy for NSCLC-does a 'standard' exist? Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2011 Jan;8(1):5-6. Epub 2010 Nov 23.
Chen AM, Marsano J, Perks J, Farwell G, Luu Q, Donald PJ, Purdy JA. Comparison of IMRT techniques in the radiotherapeutic management of head and neck cancer: is tomotherapy "better" than step-and-shoot IMRT? Technol Cancer Res Treat. 2011 Apr;10(2):171-7.
Chen AM, Farwell DG, Luu Q, Chen LM, Vijayakumar S, Purdy JA. Marginal misses after postoperative intensity-modulated radiotherapy for head and neck cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Aug 1;80(5):1423-9. Epub 2010 Jul 23.
Chen AM, Chen LM, Vaughan A, Sreeraman R, Farwell DG, Luu Q, Lau DH, Stuart K, Purdy JA, Vijayakumar S. Tobacco smoking during radiation therapy for head-and-neck cancer is associated with unfavorable outcome. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Feb 1;79(2):414-9. Epub 2010 Apr 14.
Chen AM, Li BQ, Farwell DG, Marsano J, Vijayakumar S, Purdy JA. Improved dosimetric and clinical outcomes with intensity-modulated radiotherapy for head-and-neck cancer of unknown primary origin. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Mar 1;79(3):756-62. Epub 2010 Apr 24.
Chen AM, Farwell DG, Luu Q, Cheng S, Donald PJ, Purdy JA. Prospective trial of high-dose reirradiation using daily image guidance with intensity-modulated radiotherapy for recurrent and second primary head-and-neck cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Jul 1;80(3):669-76. Epub 2010 Jun 12.
Chen AM, Chen LM, Vaughan A, Farwell DG, Luu Q, Purdy JA, Vijayakumar S. Head and neck cancer among lifelong never-smokers and ever-smokers: matched-pair analysis of outcomes after radiation therapy. Am J Clin Oncol. 2011 Jun;34(3):270-5.
Chen AM, Hall WH, Li BQ, Guiou M, Wright C, Mathai M, Dublin A, Purdy JA. Intensity-modulated radiotherapy increases dose to the brachial plexus compared with conventional radiotherapy for head and neck cancer. Br J Radiol. 2011 Jan;84(997):58-63. Epub 2010 Sep 21.
Chen AM, Farwell DG, Lau DH, Li BQ, Luu Q, Donald PJ. Radiation therapy in the management of head-and-neck cancer of unknown primary origin: how does the addition of concurrent chemotherapy affect the therapeutic ratio? Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Oct 1;81(2):346-52. Epub 2010 Oct 8.
Chen AM, Phillips TL, Lee NY. Practical considerations in the re-irradiation of recurrent and second primary head-and-neck cancer: who, why, how, and how much? Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Dec 1;81(5):1211-9.