Susan Knox

Radiation oncologist

Bio:   Dr. Susan Knox specializes in the treatment of breast cancer and melanoma, and sees a variety of general radiation oncology patients. She has practiced as a radiation oncologist for more than 25 years.

A primary area of research in Dr. Knox’s laboratory is the study of novel therapies (targeted therapies, radiosensitizers, radioprotectors, and biological response modifiers) for the treatment of solid tumors, with a particular focus on prostate cancer, breast cancer and melanoma, using small animal tumor models. Her research is interdisciplinary and spans the study of mechanisms of action at the molecular level to translational studies and early clinical trials. Her drug discovery/development work, and research on innovative therapeutic approaches has resulted in 3 new ongoing clinical trials. A major focus of both her laboratory and clinical research is the use of radiation as a component of in situ tumor vaccine strategies. She has had a long -standing interest in clinical research and has served as a PI on numerous clinical trials and as a member of the Clinical Oncology Study Section. As the Faculty Director of the PRMS for the Stanford Cancer Institute, she oversees the Scientific Review Committee and chairs the Data and Safety Monitoring Committee.
4.7 out of 5
33 Patient Ratings
3 Patient Comments

Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology at Blake Wilbur Building

Breast Cancer Program

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 1st Floor
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6004
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Hematology Program

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Clinic C
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Lymphoma Program

Skin Cancer Program

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 3rd Floor
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Professional Education

  • Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (1990) CA
  • Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (1989) CA
  • Internship: UC Davis Medical Center (1986) CA
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1985) CA
  • Post Doc Fellow, Stanford Univ. Hospital, Medical Oncology (1989)
  • Medical Intern, UC Davis, California (1986)
  • Post-Doc Fellow/Res. Assist., Stanford Univ. Hospital, Medical Oncology (1989)
  • MD, Stanford University (1985)
  • Post-Doc Res. Immunologist, UC Davis, California, Energy-Related Health Research
  • PhD, UC Davis, California (1980)
  • AB, UC Berkeley, California, (1974)

Honors & Awards

  • President, Alumni Association, Stanford University School of Medicine (2005-2007)
  • Elected Councilor Medicine, Radiation Research Society (2003)
  • Charles F. Kettering Selection Committee, General Motors Cancer Research Foundation (2000-2002)
  • Board of Governors, Stanford Medical Alumni Association (2000-2008)
  • Lazard Faculty Scholar, Lazard Faculty (1992-93)
  • Clinical Oncology Career Development Award, American Cancer Society (1991-94)
  • Leadership in Education, Stanford University School of Medicine (2008)

Administrative Appointments

  • Program Evaluation Committee Member, Department of Radiation Oncology (2014 - Present)
  • Working Group Member, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (2014 - Present)
  • Committee Member, Stanford University on Health and Safety (2013 - 2016)
  • Executive Committee Member: Cancer Clinical Trials Office, Stanford Cancer Center (2011 - Present)
  • Executive Committee Member: Clinical Research Onsight Group, Stanford Cancer Center (2011 - Present)
  • Department Representative, School of Medicine Faculty Senate (2011 - 2016)
  • Committee Member, SAMFUND Selection Committee (2010 - Present)
  • Committee Member, SPARK Committee (2009 - Present)
  • BioX Program Member, Stanford University (2008 - Present)
  • Lymphoma Disease Management Group Member, Stanford Cancer Center (2008 - Present)
  • The Molecular Therapeutics Program, Stanford Cancer Center (2008 - Present)
  • Committee Member, Committee on Professionalism, Performance and Promotion (2007 - Present)
  • Committee on the State of Science in Nuclear Medicine, Subcommittee on Targeted Radiotherapy, The National Academies (2006 - Present)
  • Advisory Board and Training Committee, NIH T32 SCIT CA09695 (2005 - Present)
  • Medical Education Leadership Group, Stanford Cancer Center (2005 - Present)
  • President, Alumni Association, Stanford School of Medicine (2005 - 2007)
  • Director, Core: Protocol Review and Monitoring System, Stanford Cancer Center (2004 - Present)
  • Chair, Data and Safety Monitoring Committee, Stanford Clinical Trials Office, Cancer Center (2003 - Present)
  • Executive Committee, Clinical Cancer Center (2003 - Present)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Clinical Oncology (2003 - 2006)
  • Assistant Dean for Medical Student Advising, Stanford University School of Medicine (2002 - Present)
  • Member, Clinical Oncology Study Section (2001 - 2004)
  • Board of Governers, Stanford Medical Alumni Association (2000 - 2007)
  • Associate Editor, Radiation Research (2000 - 2003)
  • Editorial Board Member, Cancer Biotherapy and Radiopharmaceuticals (1996 - Present)
4.8

Friendliness

4.7

Recommended to others

4.8

Explanations

4.7

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

3.9

Wait times

SHC Patient, May 2016

I am alive today because Dr. Susan Knox went above and beyond in 2000 and saw me as a walking artery to left arm was one wire width open. She listened & found the problem.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

I felt confident and comfortable about the staff.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. Knox stopped by twice while I was in Stanford Hospital after open heart surgery even though I was under another doctor's care, she took the time see me was very comforting to see her. What she told me helped me through complications and gave me strength. Gave me the will to fight off problems and gave me the will to live. Her comments helped me to recovery.

4.7 out of 5
33 Patient Ratings
3 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, May 2016

I am alive today because Dr. Susan Knox went above and beyond in 2000 and saw me as a walking artery to left arm was one wire width open. She listened & found the problem.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

I felt confident and comfortable about the staff.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. Knox stopped by twice while I was in Stanford Hospital after open heart surgery even though I was under another doctor's care, she took the time see me was very comforting to see her. What she told me helped me through complications and gave me strength. Gave me the will to fight off problems and gave me the will to live. Her comments helped me to recovery.