Suzanne Buckley Evans, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Radiology

Research Interests


Research Organizations

Cancer Center, Yale: COPPER Center | Radiobiology & Radiotherapy

Therapeutic Radiology/Radiation Oncology

Research Summary

Dr. Evans has a profound interest in maximizing cure and minimizing the toxicities of radiation therapy through careful planning and analysis. She also seeks to understand techniques for improved communication with patients. Her research and practice focus is breast and gynecologic cancers.

Extensive Research Description

Evans SB, Sioshansi S, Moran MS, Hiatt J, Price LL, Wazer DE. Prevalence of Poor Cardiac Anatomy in Carcinoma of the Breast Treated With Whole-breast Radiotherapy: Reconciling Modern Cardiac Dosimetry With Cardiac Mortality Data. Am J Clin Oncol. 2011 Sep 16. [Epub ahead of print]

Evans SB, Decker R. Disclosing medical errors: a practical guide and discussion of radiation oncology-specific controversies. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Aug 1;80(5):1285-8.

Evans SB. "Unnecessary" postmastectomy radiation therapy. Arch Surg. 2011 Jun;146(6):764-5; author reply 765. No abstract available.

Toxicity of three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy for accelerated partial breast irradiation. Hepel JT, Tokita M, MacAusland SG, Evans SB, Hiatt JR, Price LL, DiPetrillo T, Wazer DE. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2009 Dec 1;75(5):1290-6. Epub 2009 Apr 22.

Planning the breast boost: comparison of three techniques and evolution of tumor bed during treatment. Hepel JT, Evans SB, Hiatt JR, Price LL, DiPetrillo T, Wazer DE, MacAusland SG. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2009 Jun 1;74(2):458-63. Epub 2008 Dec 10.

Management of the axilla after the finding of a positive sentinel lymph node: a proposal for an evidence-based risk-adapted algorithm. Evans SB, Gass J, Wazer DE. Am J Clin Oncol. 2008 Jun;31(3):293-9. Review.

Severe acute toxicity from whole breast radiotherapy in the setting of collagen vascular disease. Hernandez S, Evans SB, Wazer DE. Am J Clin Oncol. 2006 Dec;29(6):647-8.

Dose-modeling study to compare external beam techniques from protocol NSABP B-39/RTOG 0413 for patients with highly unfavorable cardiac anatomy. Hiatt JR, Evans SB, Price LL, Cardarelli GA, Dipetrillo TA, Wazer DE. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2006 Aug 1;65(5):1368-74.

Persistent seroma after intraoperative placement of MammoSite for accelerated partial breast irradiation: incidence, pathologic anatomy, and contributing factors. Evans SB, Kaufman SA, Price LL, Cardarelli G, Dipetrillo TA, Wazer DE. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2006 Jun 1;65(2):333-9. Epub 2006 Mar 20.

Dr. Evans is presently working on an editorial on medical error disclosure, as well as projects looking at radiation dose to coronary arteries in breast cancer treatment, and on a clinicopathologic correlation of recurrence in ductal carcinoma in situ.

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Contact Info

Suzanne Buckley Evans, MD, MPH
Patient Care Locations
Lawrence+ Memorial Cancer Center
230 Waterford Parkway South

Waterford, CT 06385
Yale Therapeutic RadiologySmilow Cancer Hospital at Yale - New Haven
35 Park Street, Ste Lower Level

New Haven, CT 06511
Laboratory for Medicine and Pediatrics (LMP)
15 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus
1450 Chapel Street

New Haven, CT 06511
Norwalk Hospital
34 Maple Street

Norwalk, CT 06856
Lawrence & Memorial Hospital
365 Montauk Avenue

New London, CT 06320
5520 Park Avenue
Trumbull, CT 06611