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Ramaswamy Govindan, MD

Professor, Medicine
Division of Medical Oncology

Specialty Areas

Medical Oncology
Esophageal Cancer
Pulmonary Oncology
Lung Cancer

Board Certifications

Hematology
Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Esophageal, thoracic and lung cancer

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Siteman Cancer Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: B
Floor: 7
Office Phone: 314-747-1171
Fax: 314-362-3895

Education

Education

Fellowship: Hematology - Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Residency: Internal Medicine at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Residency: Internal Medicine at JIPMER, India
Medical Degree: University of Madras, Madras, India 1987
B.S.: SIR. MCTM Higher Secondary School, Madras, India 1980

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Definitive and Adjuvant Radiotherapy in Locally Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline Endorsement of the American Society for Radiation Oncology Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline.
Bezjak A, Temin S, Franklin G, Giaccone G, Govindan R, Johnson ML, Rimner A, Schneider BJ, Strawn J, Azzoli CG
J Clin Oncol. 2015 Jun 20; 33(18)2100-5. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2014.59.2360.

PMID:
    25944914
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Overcoming resistance to targeted therapy for lung cancer.
Govindan R
N Engl J Med. 2015 Apr 30; 372(18)1760-1. doi: 10.1056/NEJMe1500181.

PMID:
    25923556
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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ALCHEMIST: Bringing genomic discovery and targeted therapies to early-stage lung cancer.
Gerber DE, Oxnard GR, Govindan R
Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2015 May; 97(5)447-50. doi: 10.1002/cpt.91.

PMID:
    25677079
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Postoperative radiotherapy for pathologic N2 non-small-cell lung cancer treated with adjuvant chemotherapy: a review of the National Cancer Data Base.
Robinson CG, Patel AP, Bradley JD, DeWees T, Waqar SN, Morgensztern D, Baggstrom MQ, Govindan R, Bell JM, Guthrie TJ, Colditz GA, Crabtree TD, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Patterson GA, Meyers BF, Puri V
J Clin Oncol. 2015 Mar 10; 33(8)870-6. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2014.58.5380.

PMID:
    25667283
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Subthalamic stimulation modulates cortical motor network activity and synchronization in Parkinson's disease.
Weiss D, Klotz R, Govindan RB, Scholten M, Naros G, Ramos-Murguialday A, Bunjes F, Meisner C, Plewnia C, Krüger R, Gharabaghi A
Brain. 2015 Mar; 138(Pt 3)679-93. doi: 10.1093/brain/awu380.

PMID:
    25558877
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Molecularly targeted therapies in non-small-cell lung cancer annual update 2014.
Morgensztern D, Campo MJ, Dahlberg SE, Doebele RC, Garon E, Gerber DE, Goldberg SB, Hammerman PS, Heist RS, Hensing T, Horn L, Ramalingam SS, Rudin CM, Salgia R, Sequist LV, Shaw AT, Simon GR, Somaiah N, Spigel DR, Wrangle J, Johnson D, Herbst RS, Bunn P, Govindan R
J Thorac Oncol. 2015 Jan; 10(1 Suppl 1)S1-63. doi: 10.1097/JTO.0000000000000405.

PMID:
    25535693
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Non-small cell lung cancer, version 1.2015.
Ettinger DS, Wood DE, Akerley W, Bazhenova LA, Borghaei H, Camidge DR, Cheney RT, Chirieac LR, D'Amico TA, Demmy TL, Dilling TJ, Govindan R, Grannis FW Jr, Horn L, Jahan TM, Komaki R, Kris MG, Krug LM, Lackner RP, Lanuti M, Lilenbaum R, Lin J, Loo BW Jr, Martins R, Otterson GA, Patel JD, Pisters KM, Reckamp K, Riely GJ, Rohren E, Schild S, Shapiro TA, Swanson SJ, Tauer K, Yang SC, Gregory K, Hughes M
J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 Dec; 12(12)1738-61.

PMID:
    25505215
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effects of regional brain injury on the newborn autonomic nervous system.
Schneebaum Sender N, Govindan RB, Sulemanji M, Al-Shargabi T, Lenin RB, Eksioglu YZ, du Plessis AJ
Early Hum Dev. 2014 Dec; 90(12)893-6. doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2014.10.003.

PMID:
    25463838
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Clinical next-generation sequencing in patients with non-small cell lung cancer.
Hagemann IS, Devarakonda S, Lockwood CM, Spencer DH, Guebert K, Bredemeyer AJ, Al-Kateb H, Nguyen TT, Duncavage EJ, Cottrell CE, Kulkarni S, Nagarajan R, Seibert K, Baggstrom M, Waqar SN, Pfeifer JD, Morgensztern D, Govindan R
Cancer. 2015 Feb 15; 121(4)631-9. doi: 10.1002/cncr.29089.

PMID:
    25345567
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Cancer. Attack of the clones.
Govindan R
Science. 2014 Oct 10; 346(6206)169-70. doi: 10.1126/science.1259926.

PMID:
    25301605
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Transcriptome sequencing reveals altered long intergenic non-coding RNAs in lung cancer.
White NM, Cabanski CR, Silva-Fisher JM, Dang HX, Govindan R, Maher CA
Genome Biol. 2014 Aug 13; 15(8)429. doi: 10.1186/s13059-014-0429-8.

PMID:
    25116943
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Comprehensive molecular profiling of lung adenocarcinoma.
Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network
Nature. 2014 Jul 31; 511(7511)543-50. doi: 10.1038/nature13385.

PMID:
    25079552
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The oligometastatic state - separating truth from wishful thinking.
Palma DA, Salama JK, Lo SS, Senan S, Treasure T, Govindan R, Weichselbaum R
Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2014 Sep; 11(9)549-57. doi: 10.1038/nrclinonc.2014.96.

PMID:
    24958182
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Heart rate variability in encephalopathic newborns during and after therapeutic hypothermia.
Massaro AN, Govindan RB, Al-Shargabi T, Andescavage NN, Metzler M, Chang T, Glass P, du Plessis AJ
J Perinatol. 2014 Nov; 34(11)836-41. doi: 10.1038/jp.2014.108.

PMID:
    24921413
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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TP53 mutations and lung cancer: not all mutations are created equal.
Govindan R, Weber J
Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Sep 1; 20(17)4419-21. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-14-0899.

PMID:
    24916693
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cDNA hybrid capture improves transcriptome analysis on low-input and archived samples.
Cabanski CR, Magrini V, Griffith M, Griffith OL, McGrath S, Zhang J, Walker J, Ly A, Demeter R, Fulton RS, Pong WW, Gutmann DH, Govindan R, Mardis ER, Maher CA
J Mol Diagn. 2014 Jul; 16(4)440-51. doi: 10.1016/j.jmoldx.2014.03.004.

PMID:
    24814956
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Stabilization of disease after targeted therapy in a thymic carcinoma with KIT mutation detected by clinical next-generation sequencing.
Hagemann IS, Govindan R, Javidan-Nejad C, Pfeifer JD, Cottrell CE
J Thorac Oncol. 2014 Feb; 9(2)e12-6. doi: 10.1097/JTO.0b013e3182a7d22e.

PMID:
    24419427
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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In response.
Barraclough H, Simms L, Govindan R
J Thorac Oncol. 2013 Dec; 8(12)e116-7. doi: 10.1097/JTO.0000000000000010.

PMID:
    24389452
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Summary report from the 13(th) Annual Targeted Therapies of the Treatment of Lung Cancer Meeting.
Morgensztern D, Govindan R
Clin Lung Cancer. 2014 Jan; 15(1)16-20. doi: 10.1016/j.cllc.2013.11.010.

PMID:
    24377742
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A phase I study of temsirolimus and thoracic radiation in non--small-cell lung cancer.
Waqar SN, Robinson C, Bradley J, Goodgame B, Rooney M, Williams K, Gao F, Govindan R
Clin Lung Cancer. 2014 Mar; 15(2)119-23. doi: 10.1016/j.cllc.2013.11.007.

PMID:
    24373609
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