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Alice Tsang Shaw, MD, PhD


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Alice Tsang Shaw, MD, PhD, is a thoracic oncologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center.




Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

Clinical Interests
  • Lung cancer treatment
Medical Education
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • PhD, Harvard University
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Board Certifications
  • Medical Oncology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
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Alice T. Shaw, MD, PhD, is an attending physician in the Center for Thoracic Cancers at Massachusetts General Hospital and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.  In addition to caring for patients with lung cancer, Dr. Shaw also performs clinical and translational research.

Dr. Shaw's major research interests include studying anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) and ROS1 rearrangements in non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC).  She is also studying how lung cancers develop resistance to targeted therapies, and this work has led to a number of novel treatment strategies to overcome resistance in the clinic.  Dr Shaw has been awarded a number of research grants, including grants from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, the Burroughs Welcome Fund, the V Foundation for Cancer Research, Uniting Against Lung Cancer, the National Foundation for Cancer Research, and the NIH/NCI.

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  • Alice Shaw, MD, explains why patients with lung cancer can benefit from genetic testing

    Alice Shaw, MD, thoracic oncologist at the Mass General Cancer Center, says patients with lung cancer can benefit from genetic testing, particularly if they are young non-smokers. Learn more about personalized treatment for lung cancer and new "smart drugs" that target a tumor's specific genetic mutation to slow the cancer's growth, and in some cases, reduce it significantly.


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