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Smith “Jim” Apisarnthanarax, M.D.

Associate Professor

Locations of Practice

SCCA Proton Therapy

1570 N 115th Street
Seattle, WA 98133

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Dr. Apisarnthanarax is a radiation oncologist with expertise in gastrointestinal cancers and genitourinary tumors, including prostate cancer. He also specializes in proton therapy, stereotactic body radiation therapy, and liver cancer.

Patient Care Philosophy

“Being diagnosed with and treated for cancer is one of the most arduous journeys that any person will experience. Every patient and every cancer is different. As a radiation oncologist, my goal is to guide patients through this difficult time by providing the most compassionate, personalized care possible and making sure they have access to the latest, innovative clinical trials and state-of-art technology.”

Education and Training

College: Brown University, Providence, RI, 1998

Medical Education: Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School, Providence, RI, 2002

Internship: Northwestern University – Evanston Hospital, Evanston, IL, 2003

Fellowship: Experimental Radiation Oncology, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2005

Residency: Radiation Oncology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2009

Published Works

Apisarnthanarax S, Swisher-McClure S, Chiu WK, Kimple RJ, Harris SL, Morris DE, Tepper JE. Applicability of randomized trials in radiation oncology to standard clinical practice. Cancer accepted 04/2013.

Xanthopoulos E, Corradetti MN, Mitra N, Fernandes AT, Kim M, Grover S, Christodouleas JP, Evans TL, Stevenson J, Langer CJ, Lee TT, Lin L, Simon CB, Apisarnthanarax S, Rengan R. Impact of PET-staging in limited-stage small cell lung cancer. Journal of Thoracic Oncology accepted 03/2013.

Wojcieszynski AP, Berman MA, Wan F, Plastaras JP, Metz JM, Mitra N, Apisarnthanarax S: The impact of radiation therapy sequencing on survival and cardiopulmonary mortality in the combined modality treatment of esophageal cancer. Cancer Epub ahead of print, 2013. PMCID 23400669.

Corradetti MN, Mitra N, Bonner Millar LP, Byun J, Wan F, Apisarnthanarax S, Christodouleas J, Anderson N, Simone CB, Teo BK, Rengan R: A moving target: image guidance for stereotactic body radiation therapy for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer. Practical Radiation Oncology accepted.

Eblan MJ, Corradetti MN, Lukens JN, Xanthopoulos E, Mitra N, Christodouleas JP, Grover S, Fernandes AT, Langer CJ, Evans TL, Stevenson J, Rengan R, Apisarnthanarax S: Brachial plexopathy in apical non-small cell lung cancer treated with definitive radiation: dosimetric analysis and clinical implications. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 85(1): 175-81, Jan 2013. PMCID: 22658442

Board Certification

American Board of Radiology, Radiation Oncology, 2012