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Louis S. Constine, M.D.

Cancer, Radiation Oncology

Clinical Interests

Bone Sarcoma, Bone Cancer; Leukemia, Myeloma, Blood & Marrow Transplant; Lymphoma, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia; Neuro-Oncology, Brain & Spine Cancer; Pediatric Oncology, Pediatric Cancer; Pediatric Radiation Oncology; Radiation Oncology

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2171

Office: (585) 275-5622

Fax: (585) 275-1531

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Biography

As a radiation oncologist, vice chair of UR Medicine's Department of Radiation Oncology, and Director of Wilmot Cancer Institute's Judy DiMarzo Cancer Survivorship Program, my professional life is guided by, in my own words: "For the survivor of cancer, the world is full and each day is a celebration; For the physician, each patient is an inspiration; For the person with cancer, each day is precious and must be faced with courage."

I am fortunate to spend my life striving to help patients with cancer, optimizing their quality of life and curing them when possible. My patients, especially young children, have taught me to appreciate my own life ... to not take it for granted. It is our responsibility and goal to devise strategies to maximize the curability or palliation of cancer, while minimizing the adverse effects of treatment.

My areas of expertise and special interest include protocol design for patients with lymphomas, sarcomas and childhood cancers, as well as cancer survivorship including the long-term effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy on normal body tissues and the generation of secondary malignancies.


Conditions I Treat

- Lymphomas
- Sarcomas
- Pediatric hematology and oncology (including central nervous system cancer)
- Long term side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Therapeutic Radiology - American Board of Radiology

Education

1969
BA | Stanford University
History

1973
MD | Johns Hopkins U Sch Medicine
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1978 - 06/30/1981
Residency in Radiation Oncology at Stanford University Medical Center

07/01/1976 - 06/30/1978
Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at University of Washington

07/01/1976 - 06/30/1978
Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at University of Washington

07/01/1978 - 06/30/1981
Residency in Radiation Oncology at Stanford University Medical Center

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Awards

2017
America's Most Honored Professionals--Top 1%
Sponsor: The American Registry

2017
Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award
Sponsor: Marquis Who's Who

2014
Anna Meadows Distinguished Lecturer in Pediatric Oncology Survivorship
Sponsor: University of Pennsylvania

2013 - Present
Philip Rubin Professor of Radiation Oncology and Pediatrics
Sponsor: Department of Radiation Oncology
Location: University of Rochester

2012 - 2013
Patient- and Family-Centered ICARE High Performance Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center
Location: Rochester, NY

2011
Educator of the Year
Sponsor: Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology

2010
Merit Award: PDQ Pediatric Treatment Editorial Board
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

2008
Fellow of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (FASTRO)
Location: American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO)

2008
Make a Difference Award
Sponsor: Melissa's Living Legacy Teen Cancer Foundation
Location: Rochester, NY

2007 - Present
America's Top Doctors for Cancer
Sponsor: America's Best Doctors

2007 - 2008
Best Doctor
Sponsor: BestDoctors.com

2005
Philip Rubin-Mayer Mitchell Teaching Award
Location: University of Rochester Department of Radiation Oncology

2004
Ring of Fire Award
Location: Camp Good Days and Special Times

2001
Jacob Gitelman Award
Location: Cancer Action

2001
Philip Rubin-Mayer Mitchell Teaching Award
Location: University of Rochester Department of Radiation Oncology

1997
Philip Rubin-Mayer Mitchell Teaching Award
Location: University of Rochester Department of Radiation Oncology

1983 - 1986
Junior Faculty Fellowship Award
Location: American Cancer Society

1983
Teddy Award
Location: Camp Good Days and Special Times

1969
Graduation with Distinction
Location: Stanford University

1969
Beta Kappa

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Publications

Journal Articles

2018
Clement SC; Kremer LCM; Verburg FA; Simmons JH; Goldfarb M; Peeters RP; Alexander EK; Bardi E; Brignardello E; Constine LS; Dinauer CA; Drozd VM; Felicetti F; Frey E; Heinzel A; van den Heuvel-Eibrink MM; Huang SA; Links TP; Lorenz K; Mulder RL; Neggers SJ; Nieveen van Dijkum EJM; Oeffinger KC; van Rijn RR; Rivkees SA; Ronckers CM; Schneider AB; Skinner R; Wasserman JD; Wynn T; Hudson MM; Nathan PC; Van Santen HM. "Balancing the Benefits and Harms of Thyroid Cancer Surveillance in Survivors of Childhood, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer: Recommendations from the International Late Effects of Childhood Cancer Guideline Harmonization Group in Collaboration with the PanCareSurFup Consortium". Cancer Treat Rev. 2018; in press.

10/2017
Daly PE, Samiee S, Cino M, Gryfe R, Pollett A, Ng A, Constine LS, Hodgson DC. "High prevalence of adenomatous colorectal polyps in young cancer survivors treated with abdominal radiation therapy: results of a prospective trial." Gut.. 2017 Oct 0; 66(10):1797-1801. Epub 2016 Jul 13.

8/2017
Bates JE, Dhakal S, Mazloom A, Casulo C, Constine LS. "Benefit from the inclusion of radiation therapy in the treatment of patients with stage III classical Hodgkin lymphoma: A propensity matched analysis of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database." Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.. 2017 Aug 0; 124(2):325-330. Epub 2017 Aug 01.

Books & Chapters

2016
Book Title: Pediatric Radiation Oncology
Author List: Constine LS; Halperin EC; Tarbell NJ (eds)
Published By: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins2016 in Philadelphia

2016
Chapter Title: Late effects of cancer treatment
Book Title: Pediatric Radiation Oncology
Author List: Dhakal S; Bates JE; Friedman DL; Constine LS
Edited By: Constine LS; Halperin EC; Tarbell NJ
Published By: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins2016 in Philadelphia

2016
Chapter Title: Hodgkin lymphoma
Book Title: Pediatric Radiation Oncology
Author List: Terezakis S; Hudson MM; Constine LS
Edited By: Constine LS; Halperin EC; Tarbell NJ
Published By: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins2016 in Philadelphia

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Videos

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SECOND OPINION | Late Effects of Cancer Treatment | APT | Full Episode

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SECOND OPINION | Late Effects of Cancer Treatments | APT | Webisode