Lois B. Travis, M.D., Sc.D.

Lois B. Travis, M.D., Sc.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 647
Rochester, NY 14642

Research Bio

Lois B. Travis, M.D., Sc.D. is a Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology and Director of the newly established Rubin Center for Cancer Survivorship at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Dr. Travis was trained at the Mayo Clinic and Harvard School of Public Health, and for two decades conducted research as a Principal Investigator at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Travis is known for her transdisciplinary, international research in cancer survivor populations that have provided new information with regard to the late effects of cancer treatment. Her team's investigations to date have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI), Cancer Research, and Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Dr. Travis' primary research interests center in the long-term physiologic and psychosocial effects of cancer and its treatment, with a goal of providing a foundation for risk-adapted evidence-based follow-up. Her current work focuses on selected, young adult cancers as a model for the construction of comprehensive survivorship studies (Travis LB, et al. JNCI 2010), with the eventual expansion of this approach to other populations. Dr. Travis' research interests also include the development of translational molecular approaches to identify patients at the highest risk of late effects (e.g., cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal) in order to develop preventive and interventional strategies.

Awards & Honors (Local)

George Casarett Research Award | Department of Radiation Oncology | University of Rochester 2012
Outstanding Service as Chair of Scientific Committee 1-17 | National Council on Radiation Protection & Measurements (NCRP) 2012
Rubin-Mitchell Award | Department of Radiation Oncology | University of Rochester 2010
Special Appreciation Award | Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, NCI 2007
Letter of Appreciation and Measurements for Outstanding Service | National Council on Radiation Protection (NCRP) 2007
Public Health Service Meritorious Service Award | USPHS (NCI) 2006
Frank Brown Berry Prize in Federal Healthcare: Finalist | Changing the Face of Cancer Care, U.S. Medicine 2006; 42:8-20 2006
DCEG Certificate of Appreciation | Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, NCI 2003
Public Health Service Achievement Award | Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, NCI 2002
Outstanding Mentor Award Nomination | NCI 2001 - 2002
Certificate of Appreciation | School of Public Health | University of Texas-Houston Heath Science Center 2001
Public Health Service Outstanding Service Medal | USPHS (NCI) 2001
Fellow | American College of Epidemiology 2001
Certificate of Appreciation | Office of Cancer Survivorship | Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, NCI 1999
Public Health Service Bicentennial Unit Commendation | USPHS (NCI) 1998
Captain in the Research Officer Group | USPHS (NCI) 1998
Award Certificate and Medal: 10 Years of Service | United States Government 1997
Conferral of Scientific Tenure | NIH Central Tenure Committee/Director for Intramural Research 1994
Public Health Service Commendation Medal | Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program, NCI 1993
Commander in the Research Officer Group | USPHS (NCI) 1992
Public Health Service Unit Commendation | Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences 1992
Outstanding Unit Citation, Late Effects Study Group | Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program, NCI 1992
Outstanding Performance Rating | USPHS (NCI) 1991 - 2006
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation | National Naval Medical Center | Bethesda, MD 1991
Commissioner's Medal of Appreciation | United States Food and Drug Administration 1989
Division Director's Letter of Commendation for Outstanding Performance | United States Food and Drug Administration 1988
Outstanding Performance Award | United States Food and Drug Administration 1988
National Pathology Residency Award Competition: Top 5 Finalists | Clinical Pathology Division 1985

Recent Journal Articles

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2015 Jan 6
Hauptmann M, Fossa SD, Stovall M, van Leeuwen FE, Johannesen TB, Rajaraman P, Gilbert ES, Smith SA, Weathers RE, Aleman BM, Andersson M, Curtis RE, Dores GM, Fraumeni JF, Hall P, Holowaty EJ, Joensuu H, Kaijser M, Kleinerman RA, Langmark F, Lynch CF, Pukkala E, Storm HH, Vaalavirta L, van den Belt-Dusebout AW, Travis LB, Morton LM. "Increased stomach cancer risk following radiotherapy for testicular cancer." British journal of cancer. 2015 Jan 6; 112(1):44-51. Epub 2014 Nov 04.
2014 Oct
Dores GM, Curtis RE, van Leeuwen FE, Stovall M, Hall P, Lynch CF, Smith SA, Weathers RE, Storm HH, Hodgson DC, Kleinerman RA, Joensuu H, Johannesen TB, Andersson M, Holowaty EJ, Kaijser M, Pukkala E, Vaalavirta L, Fossa SD, Langmark F, Travis LB, Fraumeni JF, Aleman BM, Morton LM, Gilbert ES. "Pancreatic cancer risk after treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma." Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology. 2014 Oct; 25(10):2073-9. Epub 2014 Jul 25.
2014 Aug 1
Youn P, Milano MT, Constine LS, Travis LB. "Long-term cause-specific mortality in survivors of adolescent and young adult bone and soft tissue sarcoma: a population-based study of 28,844 patients." Cancer. 2014 Aug 1; 120(15):2334-42. Epub 2014 Apr 18.
2014 Aug
Milano MT, Strawderman RL, Venigalla S, Ng K, Travis LB. "Non-small-cell lung cancer after breast cancer: a population-based study of clinicopathologic characteristics and survival outcomes in 3529 women." Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. 2014 Aug; 9(8):1081-90.
2014 May
Travis LB, Fossa SD, Sesso HD, Frisina RD, Herrmann DN, Beard CJ, Feldman DR, Pagliaro LC, Miller RC, Vaughn DJ, Einhorn LH, Cox NJ, Dolan ME, . "Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neurotoxicity and ototoxicity: new paradigms for translational genomics." Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2014 May; 106(5)Epub 2014 Mar 12.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Radiation Oncology (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Cancer Center


DSc | Epidemiology | Harvard School of Public Health1994
MSc | Epidemiology | Harvard School of Public Health1982
MD | Medicine | Univ Florida Coll Medicine1980
BS | Biology | Florida State University1977

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN: Clinical Pathology Residency 1986
Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, MA: Preventive Medicine Residency 1983
University of Florida - Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, FL: Internal Medicine Internship 1981