Research on the Quality of Cancer Care in Diverse Populations

Reshma Jagsi, MD, D.Phil.

Reshma Jagsi, MD, D.Phil., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Michigan. In addition to her medical training at Harvard Medical School, she has served as a fellow in the Center for Ethics at Harvard University and completed her doctorate in Social Policy at Oxford University. Dr. Jagsi's research focuses on improving the quality of care received by breast cancer patients, both by advancing the ways in which breast cancer is treated with radiation and by advancing our understanding of patient decision-making, cost, and access to appropriate care. She is specifically interested in breast cancer patients' access to information and decision processes regarding post-mastectomy radiation therapy, as well as the utilization of high-technology methods such as intensity modulated radiotherapy in treatment delivery.

Selected Key Papers

  1. Jagsi R, Abrahamse P, Morrow M, Griggs JJ, Katz SJ. Postmastectomy Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer: Patterns, Correlates, Communication, and Insights into the Decision Process. Cancer, 2009;115(6):1185-93.
  2. Jagsi R, Ben-David M, Moran J, Marsh R, Griffith K, Hayman J, Pierce LJ. Unacceptable Cosmesis in a Protocol Investigating Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy with Active Breathing Control for Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, 2009;76(1):71-8
  3. Jagsi R, Motomura A, Griffith K, Ubel PA. Sex differences in attainment of independent funding by career development awardees. Ann Intern Med, 2009; 151(11): 804-11.
  4. Jagsi R, Abrahamse P, Morrow M, Hawley ST, Griggs JJ, Graff JJ, Hamilton AS, Katz SJ. Patterns and correlates of adjuvant radiotherapy receipt after lumpectomy and after mastectomy for breast cancer. 2010;28(14):2396-403. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2010; 28(14):2396-403.

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