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Allison M. Magnuson, D.O.

Cancer

Clinical Interests

Breast Cancer; Geriatric Oncology; Medical Oncology

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 487-1700

Administrative: (585) 275-0394

Fax: (585) 321-1724

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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

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

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

Education

0-2007
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine | University of New England

0-2002
Bachelor of Science | University of Rochester
Neuroscience

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

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

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

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Awards

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
Geriatric Oncology U-13 Conference, Young Investigator Travel Award

2015
R25 Cancer Control Research Training Program Scholar

2015
NCI/ASCO Teams in Cancer Care – selected participant

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

2014
Hartford Foundation Change Agent 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
Chief Medical Resident
Sponsor: University of Connecticut

2010
Garibaldi Humanitarianism in Medicine Award
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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Publications

Journal Articles

9/15/2017
Magnuson A, Lemelman T, Pandya C, Goodman M, Noel M, Tejani M, Doughtery D, Dale W, Hurria A, Janelsins M, Lin FV, Heckler C, Mohile S. "Geriatric assessment with management intervention in older adults with cancer: a randomized pilot study." Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer.. 2017 Sep 15; Epub 2017 Sep 15.

4/28/2017
Loh KP, Pandya C, Zittel J, Kadambi S, Flannery M, Reizine N, Magnuson A, Braganza G, Mustian K, Dale W, Duberstein P, Mohile SG. "Associations of sleep disturbance with physical function and cognition in older adults with cancer." Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer.. 2017 Apr 28; Epub 2017 Apr 28.

11/2016
Magnuson A, Canin B, van Londen GJ, Edwards B, Bakalarski P, Parker I. "Incorporating Geriatric Medicine Providers into the Care of the Older Adult with Cancer." Current oncology reports.. 2016 Nov 0; 18(11):65.

Books & Chapters

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 Society2016 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 Publishing2013

2013
Chapter Title: Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in Oncology
Book Title: Cancer and Aging: from bench to clinics
Author List: Mohile S, Magnuson A
Edited By: Exterman
Published By: Karger Publishing2013

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