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Allison Magnuson, D.O.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 487-1700

Administrative: (585) 275-0394

Fax: (585) 321-1724

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Cancer

Biography

I am a geriatric oncologist and specialize in treatment of cancer in older adults as well as breast cancer. I am actively involved in research, focusing on improving outcomes for treating older patients with cancer. I understand that every person is unique and requires a different approach to care. I try my best to take the time to understand what each patient and his or her family needs – and then I strive to meet these needs. I am very passionate about what I do!

Conditions I Treat

- Cancers in older adults
- Breast cancer

Professional Background

Allison Magnuson, D.O is a Senior Instructor at the University of Rochester with dual training in both medical oncology and geriatrics. A graduate of the University of Rochester and University of New England, she completed internship and residency at the University of Connecticut before returning to Rochester for her fellowship training.

Her research interests include health outcomes in older patients with cancer, specifically improving outcomes using geriatric assessment-driven recommendations. She is also interested in exploring factors that are influential to patients and providers when developing treatment plans for older patients with cancer.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

2003
DO | University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

08/01/2013 - 07/31/2014
Fellowship in Geriatrics at Monroe Community Hospital

07/01/2011 - 07/31/2013
Fellowship in Medical Oncology at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/28/2010 - 06/27/2011
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Connecticut/Hartford Hospital

06/28/2008 - 06/27/2010
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Connecticut

06/28/2007 - 06/27/2008
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Connecticut

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Awards

2018
NIH Loan Repayment Award Renewal
Sponsor: NIH

2018
Selected chair, Junior Faculty Advisory Board, Cancer and Aging Research Group Infrastructure Project
Sponsor: Cancer and Aging Research Group

2016
Karron Memorial Prize for Excellence in Geriatrics

2016
NIH Loan Repayment Award

2015 - 2016
Department of Medicine Research Pilot Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center

2015
NCI/ASCO Teams in Cancer Care – selected participant

2015
R25 Cancer Control Research Training Program Scholar

2015
Geriatric Oncology U-13 Conference, Young Investigator Travel Award

2014
Hartford Foundation Change Agent Award

2014
Hartford Center of Excellence Scholar
Sponsor: University of Rochester Division of Geriatrics

2014
American Medical Directors Association "Futures Program" Participant

2014
James P Wilmot Research Fellow Award

2013
HRSA Geriatric Research Fellow Award
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration

2012
Geriatric Oncology Research to Improve Clinical Care U13 Conference Travel Award

2010
Garibaldi Humanitarianism in Medicine Award
Sponsor: University of Connecticut

2010
Chief Medical Resident
Sponsor: University of Connecticut

2008
Intern of the Year
Sponsor: University of Connecticut

2005
Sigma Sigma Phi, Osteopathic Medical Honor Society

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Clinical Trials

UCCO16103: Cognitive Rehabilitation For At-Risk Older Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy: A Pilot Study Evaluating Feasibility And Impact

Lead Researcher: Allison Magnuson

In Phase I all subjects will receive cognitive rehabilitation intervention which includes, workshops and at-home computer-based cognitive training. In the phase II portion of the study, depending on the group you are assigned, you may receive cognitive rehabilitation intervention or usual care. This will help researchers develop a doable approach to cognitive rehabilitation and see if it helps reduce the risk of developing progressive cognitive impairments which is a common side effect of chemotherapy.

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Publications

Journal Articles

9/2/2020
Kadambi S, Loh KP, Dunne R, Magnuson A, Maggiore R, Zittel J, Flannery M, Inglis J, Gilmore N, Mohamed M, Ramsdale E, Mohile S. "Older adults with cancer and their caregivers - current landscape and future directions for clinical care." Nature reviews. Clinical oncology.. 2020 Sep 2; Epub 2020 Sep 02.

4/21/2020
Mohile S, Dumontier C, Mian H, Loh KP, Williams GR, Wildes TM, Boyd K, Ramsdale E, Pyne S, Magnuson A, Tew W, Klepin HD, Dale W, Shahrokni A. "Perspectives from the Cancer and Aging Research Group: Caring for the vulnerable older patient with cancer and their caregivers during the COVID-19 crisis in the United States." Journal of geriatric oncology.. 2020 Apr 21; Epub 2020 Apr 21.

4/17/2020
DiGiovanni G, Mousaw K, Lloyd T, Dukelow N, Fitzgerald B, D'Aurizio H, Loh KP, Mohile S, Ramsdale E, Maggiore R, Zittel J, Kadambi S, Magnuson A. "Development of a telehealth geriatric assessment model in response to the COVID-19 pandemic." Journal of geriatric oncology.. 2020 Apr 17; Epub 2020 Apr 17.

Books & Chapters

2019
Chapter Title: Oncology and Hematologic Malignancies
Book Title: Geriatrics Review Syllabus: A core curriculum in geriatric medicine
Author List: Magnuson A, Maggiore R.
Edited By: Harper GM, Lyons WL, Potter JF
Published By: American Geriatrics Society 2019 in NY

2016
Chapter Title: Oncology and Hematologic Malignancies
Book Title: Geriatrics Review Syllabus: A Core Curriculum in Geriatric Medicine, 9th Edition (GRS9)
Author List: Magnuson, A; Mohile, S.
Edited By: Medina-Walpole A, Pacala JT, Potter JF
Published By: American Geriatrics Society 2016 in New York, NY

2013
Chapter Title: Geriatric Assessment for the Oncologist
Book Title: Management of Gynecological Cancers in Older Women
Author List: Magnuson A, Mohile S
Edited By: Lichtman
Published By: Springer Publishing 2013

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