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    Alison Grann, MD, Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, takes a special interest in the treatment and research of breast cancer and prostate cancer. Board -certified in radiation oncology, she has extensive expertise in various treatment options; including stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT), intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT).

    Committed to service in the community, Dr. Grann serves on the Board of Trustees for Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center and is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Radiation Oncology at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, part of Rutgers Robert Wood-Johnson University Medical School. She also is the Director of Network Integration and Quality in Radiation Oncology for the Northern Region of RWJBH. Prior to Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, Dr. Grann practiced at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan where she worked in the Department of Radiation Oncology.

    Dr. Grann graduated cum laude from George Washington University in Washington, DC, followed by her medical degree at the George Washington University School of Medicine. She completed residencies in internal medicine at Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Mass., and in radiation oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, N.Y. where she served as Chief Resident. A thought-leader in the field of radiation oncology, Dr. Grann is committed to research and has served as principal investigator on several different clinical trials. In addition, she is a member of numerous medical organizations including: American Society for Therapeutic Radiology Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Medical Association, Metropolitan Breast Group and Society of Breast Diseases. Dr. Grann has received numerous awards and honors and is consistently listed in “Top Doctors” in NJ Monthly Magazine, and New York Magazine, “Best Doctors in America” by Castle Connolly.

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    Clinical Interests

    Breast Cancer, Brain Tumors, Prostate Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer

  • Medical School

    George Washington University, Washington, DC, 1991


    Beth Israel Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1992


    Beth Israel Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1995


    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, 1998


    George Washington University, Washington DC, 1992

    • Title:Vertebral body irradiation during chemoradiation therapy for esophageal contributes to acute bone marrow toxicity
      Authors:Zhang, A, Deek, MP, Kim, S, Sayan, M, Grann, A, Wagman, RT, Malhotra, U, Hathout, L, Biswal, N
      Publisher:Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
    • Title:Molecular genetic changes associated with colorectal carcinogenesis are not prognostic for tumor regression following preoperative chemoradiation of rectal carcinoma
      Authors:Zauber PN, Marotta SP, Bermon E, Grann A, Rao M, Komati N, Ribiero K, Bishop TD;
      Publisher:International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, and Physics
    Title:Radiation therapy, cardiac risk factors and cardiac toxicity in early-stage breast cancer patients
    Authors:JJ.Doyle, AI.Neugut, JS.Jacobson, J.Wang, R.McBride, A.Grann, VR.Grann, D.Hershman
    Publisher:Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys.
    Issue:68(1): 82-93

    Title:The case for randomized trials; new is not always better
    Authors:A.Grann, VR.Grann

    Title:The Value of Postexcision Pre-radiation Mammography in Patients with Early Stage Breast Cancer
    Authors:A.Grann, VR.Grann
    Publisher:American Journal of Clinical Oncology
    Issue:27: 285-288

    Title:Is there a predictive value for molecular markers in predicting response to radiation and chemotherapy in rectal cancer?
    Authors:A.Grann, P.Zauber
    Publisher:Int J Radiat Oncol biol Phys.
    Issue:54: 1286-7

    Title:Adjuvant Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer:Current Treatment Approaches and Future Challenges
    Authors:R.Wagman, A.Grann
    Publisher:Surg Clin North Am
    Issue:81: 667-81

    Title:The relationship between Radiation Fields and Regional Lymph Nodes In Carcinoma Of The Breast
    Authors:R.Goodman, A.Grann, P.Saracco, M.Needham
    Publisher:Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys.
    Issue:50: 99-105

    Title:Preoperative Combined Modality Therapy For Clinically Resectable UT3 Rectal Adenocharcinoma
    Authors:A.Grann, C.Feng, D.Wong, L.Saltz, P.Paty, J.Guillem, A.Cohen, B.Minsky
    Publisher:Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys
    Issue:49: 987-995

    Title:Prone Breast Radiotherapy in Early Stage Breast Cancer: Preliminary Treatment Results
    Authors:A.Grann, B.McCormick, ES.Chabner, SV.Gollamudi, KD.Schupak, BR.Mychalczak, TE.Merchant, AS.Heerdt, MA.Hunt
    Publisher:Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys
    Issue:47: 319-325

    Title:Sphincter preservation of leiomyosarcoma of the rectum and anus with local excision and brachytherapy
    Authors:A.Grann, PB.Paty, JG.Guillem, AM.Cohen, BD.Minsky
    Publisher:Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
    Issue:42: 1296-1299

    Title:Comparison of the 5-year outcome and morbidity of 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy versus transperineal permanent Iodine-125 implantation for early-stage prostatic cancer
    Authors:MJ.Zelefsky, A.Raben, T.Hollister, A.Grann, SA.Leibel, T.Wolfe, P.Gaudin, K.Wallner
    Publisher:Journal of Clinical Oncologyq
    Issue:17: 517-522

    Title:Preliminary results of pre-operative 5-FU, low dose leucovorin, and concurrent radiation therapy for resectable rectal cancer
    Authors:A.Grann, BD.Minisky, AM.Cohen, L.Saltz, JG.Guillem, PB.Paty, DP.Kelson, N.Kemeny, D.LLson, J.Bass
    Publisher:Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
    Issue:40: 515-522

    Title:Prostate brachytherapy in patients with inflammatory bowel disease
    Authors:A.Grann, K.Wallner
    Publisher:Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys
    Issue:40: 135-138

    Title:Pathologic features from prostate needle biopsy and predicting prognosis after I-125 brachytherapy
    Authors:A.Grann, K.Wallner, PB.Gaudin
    Publisher:Radiation Oncology Investigations
    Issue:6: 170-174

    Title:Oncologic Emergencies
    Publisher:Saunders Manual of Medical Practice
    Description:Book Chapter

    Title:Oncologic Emergencies
    Publisher:Saunders Manual of Medical Practice
    Description:Book Chapter

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