Andrei R. Shustov, MD
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
University of Washington School of Medicine
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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.”
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.
Specialties and clinical expertise
The branch of medicine a provider practices and their areas of focus
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.
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.
Crimea Medical University, Ukraine
York Hospital, Internal Medicine
University of Washington, Hematology-Oncology; University of Maryland Medical System
Hematology, American Board of Internal Medicine
President and Founder, T-Cell Leukemia Lymphoma Foundation