Dean Shumway is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology with the University of Michigan Health System and the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center. He received his M.D. from the University of Chicago and completed his residency training at the University of Michigan, where he served as Chief Resident. His research focuses on advancing the quality of care received by breast cancer patients, with emphasis on improving individualized care by developing interventions to enhance decision making. He is particularly interested in exploring decisions that are unique to elderly patients, who must balance the competing priorities associated with physiologic age, treatment-related morbidity, and the magnitude of expected benefit from treatment. His work has been funded by the Conquer Cancer Foundation and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Selected Publications

Shumway DA, Hamstra DA. Ageism in the Undertreatment of High Risk Prostate Cancer: How Long Will Clinical Practice Patterns Resist the Weight of Evidence? Journal of Clinical Oncology 2015; 33(7): 676-8

Shumway D, Griffith KA, Pierce LJ, Jagsi R, Feng M, Moran JM, Stenmark MH, Hayman JA. Wide Variation in the Diffusion of a New Technology: Practice-Based Trends in Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) Utilization in the State of Michigan With Implications for IMRT Use Nationally. Journal of Oncology Practice 2015; 11(3):e373-9

Shumway D, Griffith KA, Jagsi R, Williams, G, Resnicow K. Psychometric Properties of a Brief Measure of Autonomy Support in Breast Cancer Patients. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015; 15:51