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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
Phone: 314-747-7222

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

Small Cell Lung Cancer: Can recent advances in biology and molecular biology be translated into improved outcomes?
Bunn PA Jr, Minna J, Augustyn A, Gazdar A, Ouadah Y, Krasnow MA, Berns A, Brambilla E, Rekhtman N, Massion PP, Niederst M, Peifer M, Yokota J, Govindan R, Poirier J, Byers LA, Wynes MW, McFadden D, MacPherson D, Hann CL, Farago AF, Dive C, Teicher BA, Peacock C, Johnson JE, Cobb MH, Wendel HG, Spigel D, Sage J, Yang P, Pietanza MC, Krug LM, Heymach J, Ujhazy P, Zhou C, Goto K, Dowlati A, Christensen CL, Park K, Einhorn LH, Edelman MJ, Giaccone G, Gerber DE, Salgia R, Owonikoko T, Malik S, Karachaliou N, Gandara DR, Slotman BJ, Blackhall F, Goss G, Thomas R, Rudin CM, Hirsch FR
J Thorac Oncol. 2016 Jan 29; pii: S1556-0864(16)00335-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jtho.2016.01.012.

PMID:
    26829312
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PROCLAIM: Randomized Phase III Trial of Pemetrexed-Cisplatin or Etoposide-Cisplatin Plus Thoracic Radiation Therapy Followed by Consolidation Chemotherapy in Locally Advanced Nonsquamous Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer.
Senan S, Brade A, Wang LH, Vansteenkiste J, Dakhil S, Biesma B, Martinez Aguillo M, Aerts J, Govindan R, Rubio-Viqueira B, Lewanski C, Gandara D, Choy H, Mok T, Hossain A, Iscoe N, Treat J, Koustenis A, San Antonio B, Chouaki N, Vokes E
J Clin Oncol. 2016 Jan 25; pii: JCO648824.

PMID:
    26811519
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A Phase I Trial of Temsirolimus and Pemetrexed in Patients with Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.
Waqar SN, Baggstrom MQ, Morgensztern D, Williams K, Rigden C, Govindan R
Chemotherapy. 2016; 61(3)144-7. doi: 10.1159/000442147.

PMID:
    26780363
    [PubMed - in process]
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Do Emotions Expressed Online Correlate with Actual Changes in Decision-Making?: The Case of Stock Day Traders.
Liu B, Govindan R, Uzzi B
PLoS One. 2016; 11(1)e0144945. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144945.

PMID:
    26765539
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EEG maturation and stability of cerebral oxygen extraction in very low birth weight infants.
El-Dib M, Govindan R, Aly S, Mohamed M, du Plessis A, Aly H
J Perinatol. 2016 Jan 7; doi: 10.1038/jp.2015.200.

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    26741569
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A computer-aided approach to detect the fetal behavioral states using multi-sensor Magnetocardiographic recordings.
Vairavan S, Ulusar UD, Eswaran H, Preissl H, Wilson JD, Mckelvey SS, Lowery CL, Govindan RB
Comput Biol Med. 2015 Dec 11; 6944-51. doi: 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2015.11.017.

PMID:
    26717240
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Patterns and functional implications of rare germline variants across 12 cancer types.
Lu C, Xie M, Wendl MC, Wang J, McLellan MD, Leiserson MD, Huang KL, Wyczalkowski MA, Jayasinghe R, Banerjee T, Ning J, Tripathi P, Zhang Q, Niu B, Ye K, Schmidt HK, Fulton RS, McMichael JF, Batra P, Kandoth C, Bharadwaj M, Koboldt DC, Miller CA, Kanchi KL, Eldred JM, Larson DE, Welch JS, You M, Ozenberger BA, Govindan R, Walter MJ, Ellis MJ, Mardis ER, Graubert TA, Dipersio JF, Ley TJ, Wilson RK, Goodfellow PJ, Raphael BJ, Chen F, Johnson KJ, Parvin JD, Ding L
Nat Commun. 2015 Dec 22; 610086. doi: 10.1038/ncomms10086.

PMID:
    26689913
    [PubMed - in process]
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A novel technique for quantitative bedside monitoring of neurovascular coupling.
Govindan RB, Massaro A, Chang T, Vezina G, du Plessis A
J Neurosci Methods. 2016 Feb 1; 259135-42. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2015.11.025.

PMID:
    26684362
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ALCHEMIST Trials: A Golden Opportunity to Transform Outcomes in Early-Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.
Govindan R, Mandrekar SJ, Gerber DE, Oxnard GR, Dahlberg SE, Chaft J, Malik S, Mooney M, Abrams JS, Jänne PA, Gandara DR, Ramalingam SS, Vokes EE
Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Dec 15; 21(24)5439-44. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-15-0354.

PMID:
    26672084
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Immunogenicity of Influenza Vaccination in Patients With Cancer.
Waqar SN, Boehmer L, Morgensztern D, Wang-Gillam A, Sorscher S, Lawrence S, Gao F, Guebert K, Williams K, Govindan R
Am J Clin Oncol. 2015 Dec 14;

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    26669741
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Alectinib in Crizotinib-Refractory ALK-Rearranged Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: A Phase II Global Study.
Ou SI, Ahn JS, De Petris L, Govindan R, Yang JC, Hughes B, Lena H, Moro-Sibilot D, Bearz A, Ramirez SV, Mekhail T, Spira A, Bordogna W, Balas B, Morcos PN, Monnet A, Zeaiter A, Kim DW
J Clin Oncol. 2015 Nov 23; pii: JCO639443.

PMID:
    26598747
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Characterizing the Propagation of Uterine Electrophysiological Signals Recorded with a Multi-Sensor Abdominal Array in Term Pregnancies.
Escalona-Vargas D, Govindan RB, Furdea A, Murphy P, Lowery CL, Eswaran H
PLoS One. 2015; 10(10)e0140894. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140894.

PMID:
    26505624
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Primary tumour standardised uptake value is prognostic in nonsmall cell lung cancer: a multivariate pooled analysis of individual data.
Paesmans M, Garcia C, Wong CY, Patz EF Jr, Komaki R, Eschmann S, Govindan R, Vansteenkiste J, Meert AP, de Jong WK, Altorki NK, Higashi K, Van Baardwijk A, Borst GR, Ameye L, Lafitte JJ, Berghmans T, Flamen P, Rami-Porta R, Sculier JP
Eur Respir J. 2015 Dec; 46(6)1751-61. doi: 10.1183/13993003.00099-2015.

PMID:
    26405289
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Brain Metastases at Presentation in Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.
Waqar SN, Waqar SH, Trinkaus K, Gadea CA, Robinson CG, Bradley J, Watson MA, Puri V, Govindan R, Morgensztern D
Am J Clin Oncol. 2015 Oct 15;

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    26359696
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Multicenter phase 2 study of patupilone for recurrent or progressive brain metastases from non-small cell lung cancer.
Nayak L, DeAngelis LM, Robins HI, Govindan R, Gadgeel S, Kelly K, Rigas JR, Peereboom DM, Rosenfeld SS, Muzikansky A, Zheng M, Urban P, Abrey LE, Omuro A, Wen PY
Cancer. 2015 Dec 1; 121(23)4165-72. doi: 10.1002/cncr.29636.

PMID:
    26308485
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Clonal evolution: multiregion sequencing of esophageal adenocarcinoma before and after chemotherapy.
Devarakonda S, Govindan R
Cancer Discov. 2015 Aug; 5(8)796-8. doi: 10.1158/2159-8290.CD-15-0739.

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    26243860
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Genomic alterations in lung adenocarcinoma.
Devarakonda S, Morgensztern D, Govindan R
Lancet Oncol. 2015 Jul; 16(7)e342-51. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(15)00077-7.

PMID:
    26149886
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Bone metastases in lung cancer. Potential novel approaches to therapy.
Vicent S, Perurena N, Govindan R, Lecanda F
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Oct 1; 192(7)799-809. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201503-0440SO.

PMID:
    26131844
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Impaired cerebral autoregulation and brain injury in newborns with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy treated with hypothermia.
Massaro AN, Govindan RB, Vezina G, Chang T, Andescavage NN, Wang Y, Al-Shargabi T, Metzler M, Harris K, du Plessis AJ
J Neurophysiol. 2015 Aug; 114(2)818-24. doi: 10.1152/jn.00353.2015.

PMID:
    26063779
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Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Version 6.2015.
Ettinger DS, Wood DE, Akerley W, Bazhenova LA, Borghaei H, Camidge DR, Cheney RT, Chirieac LR, D'Amico TA, Demmy TL, Dilling TJ, Dobelbower MC, Govindan R, Grannis FW Jr, Horn L, Jahan TM, Komaki R, 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 SE, Shapiro TA, Swanson SJ, Tauer K, Yang SC, Gregory K, Hughes M, National comprehensive cancer network
J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2015 May; 13(5)515-24.

PMID:
    25964637
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