Andrei R. Shustov, MD
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.
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.
Specialties and clinical expertise: Hematologic malignancies
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.
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.
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.
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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.