Andrei R. Shustov, MD

Physician
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Associate Professor, Division of Medical Oncology
University of Washington School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Clinical Research Division
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Clinical expertise
Lymphoma
“I believe every patient is different. I try to find a unique individual approach to you and your disease within the boundaries of current standards of care and recent discoveries of clinical science.”
— Dr. Shustov
Why did you become involved in cancer care?

I received my medical degree from the Crimea Medical Institute in Ukraine in 1993 and then moved to Maryland at the urging of a friend and fellow physician to conduct research on graft-versus-host disease. After six years, however, I realized I missed patient care. I took the medical boards and went to York Hospital in York, Pennsylvania, in 2003 for an internal medicine residency. That’s where I became interested in oncology. I liked working with the uniqueness of people who have cancer and their families.

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What is the focus of your research?

I focus on developing novel therapeutic strategies and using targeted biologic agents to treat peripheral and cutaneous T-cell lymphomas. I also dedicate a lot of effort to developing national and international collaborations to study these rare lymphoid tumors. As a graduate of the hematology-oncology fellowship program at the University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, I’m honored to work alongside my mentors, looking for new therapies for high-grade lymphomas.

Provider background

Specialties and clinical expertise: Hematologic malignancies

Lymphoma and leukemia

As a physician, my goal is to provide you with state-of-the-art care based on current advancements in clinical research and participation in well-designed clinical trials. I specialize in hematologic malignancies, such as non-Hodgkin and Hodgkin lymphomas (cancers that start in white blood cells called lymphocytes) and acute and chronic leukemias (cancers of the blood-forming cells). I’m especially interested in systemic and cutaneous T-cell lymphomas. In addition to caring for people at SCCA, I teach at UW School of Medicine and am a researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, investigating promising therapies for blood cancers.

Diseases treated

Education, experience and certifications
Medical Degree
Crimea Medical University, Ukraine
Residency
York Hospital, Internal Medicine
Fellowship
University of Washington, Hematology-Oncology; University of Maryland Medical System
Board Certification
Hematology, American Board of Internal Medicine
Other
President and Founder, T-Cell Leukemia Lymphoma Foundation
Languages
English
Russian

Research

Clinical trials

We make promising new treatments available to you through studies called clinical trials led by SCCA doctors. Many of these trials at SCCA have led to FDA-approved treatments and have improved standards of care globally. Together, you and your doctor can decide if a study is right for you.

Study ID:
NCT02503423
Phase 1-2 Study of ASTX660 in Subjects With Advanced Solid Tumors and Lymphomas
Complete title
Phase 1-2 Study of the Safety, Pharmacokinetics, and Preliminary Activity of ASTX660 in Subjects with Advanced Solid Tumors and Lymphomas
Study ID:
NCT04101331
Phase II Study to Assess AFM13 in Patients With R/R CD30-positive T-cell Lymphoma or Transformed Mycosis Fungoides (REDIRECT)
Complete title
A Phase II Open-label Multicenter Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of AFM13 in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory CD30-positive Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma or Transformed Mycosis Fungoides

Publications

Many of our SCCA physicians conduct ongoing research to improve standards of patient care. Their work is evaluated by other physicians and selected for publication to the United States National Library of Medicine, the largest medical library in the world. See scientific papers this SCCA provider has written.

Your care team

At SCCA, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes doctors, a team coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like nutritionists, social workers, acupuncturists, psychiatrists and more who specialize in supporting people with cancer or blood disorders.
Registered nurse (RN)
Your nurse manages your care alongside your physician and assists with care procedures and treatments.
Team coordinator (TC)
Your team coordinator works closely with you and your physician and serves as your scheduler.

Insurance

SCCA accepts most national private health insurance plans as well as Medicare. We also accept Medicaid for people from Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. We are working to ensure that everyone, no matter what their financial situation, has access to the care they need.

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