CONTACT INFORMATIONBIOGRAPHYCREDENTIALSAWARDSCLINICAL TRIALSPUBLICATIONSMichael Andrew Cummings, M.D.,M.S.Contact InformationPhone NumbersAppointment: (585) 275-2171Administrative: (585) 275-2171Fax: (585) 335-8697A member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty GroupgroupAn Accountable Health PartnerassignmentAccepting New PatientsLocationsNoyes Memorial Hospital Radiation Oncology111 Clara Barton St, Floor BDansville, NY 14437-9503Radiation Oncology: (585) 335-8675Wilmot Cancer Institute Radiation Oncology601 Elmwood AveRochester, NY 14642-0001Radiation Oncology: (585) 275-2171Wilmot Cancer Institute Oncology601 Elmwood AveRochester, NY 14642-0001Oncology: (585) 275-5823Faculty AppointmentsAssistant Professor - Department of Radiation Oncology (SMD) Patient Care SettingRadiation OncologyBiographyDr. Cummings is an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and completed graduate studies in Cancer Genetics at Roswell Park in Buffalo, NY and his residency training at the University of Rochester. My practice specializes in head and neck cancers, prostate cancer including brachytherapy, and bladder cancer. There is often no one best approach for any situation, and the goal of any visit is finding how the uniqueness of each person and their case fits into the published evidence and their own expectations, and setting out a treatment plan that meets those goals. Outside work I am married with two sons who are young enough to still want to spend time with me, and that keeps me quite busy. I enjoy running outdoors, am a part time Cub Scout Den Leader, skiing in the winter, and watching the Sabres and Bills.CredentialsEducation2013MD | SUNY Upstate College of Health ProfessionsPost-doctoral Training & Residency07/01/2014 - 06/28/2018Residency in Radiation Oncology at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/2013 - 06/30/2014Internship in Internal Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical UniversityAwardsAlpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor SocietyClinical TrialsProspective Study of Non-invasive Acupuncture-like Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (Altens) to Help Alleviate Xerostomia After Radiation Therapy for Cancers of the Head and NeckLead Researcher: Michael Andrew Cummings The purpose of this study would like to learn if acupuncture-like electrical therapy can be used in patients with head and neck cancer who have had radiation treatment to treat dry mouth. View Study Details Phase III Randomized Trial of Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy with or Without Atezolizumab in Localized Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer (S1806)Lead Researcher: Michael Andrew Cummings This phase III trial studies how well chemotherapy and radiation therapy work with or without atezolizumab in treating patients with localized muscle invasive bladder cancer. Radiation therapy uses high energy rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Chemotherapy drugs, such as gemcitabine, cisplatin, fluorouracil and mitomycin-C, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Giving chemotherapy with radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as atezolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving atezolizumab with radiation therapy and chemotherapy may work better in treating patients with localized muscle invasive bladder cancer compared to radiation therapy and chemotherapy without atezolizumab. View Study Details PublicationsJournal Articles6/2022Bergsma DP, Moravan MJ, Suri JS, Cummings MA, Usuki KY, Singh DP, Milano MT. "Patterns of recurrence after intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery for brain-only metastases from non-small cell lung cancer and the impact of upfront thoracic therapy with synchronous presentation." Journal of thoracic disease.. 2022 Jun; 14(6):1869-1879. 2/2021Cummings MA, Ma SJ, Van Der Sloot P, Milano MT, Singh DP, Singh AK. "Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck with unknown primary: trends and outcomes from a hospital-based registry." Annals of translational medicine.. 2021 Feb; 9(4):284. 2021Luitje ME; Israel AK; Cummings MA; Giampoli EJ; Allen PD; Newlands SD; Ovitt CE. "Long-term maintenance of acinar cells in human submandibular glands after radiation therapy." International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics. 2021; 109(4): 1028-1039.VIEW ALL PUBLICATIONSClose WindowSchedule an appointment with Michael Andrew Cummings, M.D.,M.S.Please answer the following questions to help us find the right appointment for you.Important: If you believe that you have a medical or psychiatric emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. This website is not intended for emergency care.Have you seen this provider in the last 2 years?YesNoExisting Patient Schedule or request a follow up appointment online through MyChart. If you do not have a MyChart account, please close this window and call the appointment phone number. 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