Ryan Nipp, MD

Ryan Nipp, MD, MPH

Research Interests: Optimizing the care delivered to patients with cancer and their family



Ryan Nipp MD, MPH is a gastrointestinal oncologist and health services researcher at the Mass General Cancer Center. Dr. Nipp's research focuses on optimizing the care delivered to patients with cancer and their family.

Twitter Account: @RyanNipp

Research Interests

Dr. Nipp's research platform consists of studies interfacing between palliative care, geriatric oncology, and health services research. His research goal is to improve the quality of life and care for patients with cancer and their family.

Dr. Nipp is interested in developing models of health care delivery to improve patients’ quality of life, address their symptom burden, and to promote patient-centered decision-making.

Dr. Nipp's future goals are to continue to develop innovative interventions to enhance the quality of life, prognostic understanding, patient-centered decision-making, and overall care of patients with cancer throughout their illness trajectory.


Selected Publications

  1. Age and Gender Moderate the Impact of Early Palliative Care in Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Nipp RD, Greer JA, El-Jawahri A, Traeger L, Gallagher ER, Park ER, Jackson VA, Pirl WF, Temel JS. Oncologist. 2015 Nov 30. pii: theoncologist.2015-0232.
  2. Identifying cancer patients who alter care or lifestyle due to treatment-related financial distress. Nipp RD, Zullig LL, Samsa G, Peppercorn JM, Schrag D, Taylor DH Jr, Abernethy AP, Zafar SY. Psychooncology. 2015 Jul 7. doi: 10.1002/pon.3911.
  3. Best supportive care in clinical trials: review of the inconsistency in control arm design. Nipp RD, Currow DC, Cherny NI, Strasser F, Abernethy AP, Zafar SY. Br J Cancer. 2015 Jun 30;113(1):6-11. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2015.192.
  4. Correlation between the international consensus definition of the Cancer Anorexia-Cachexia Syndrome (CACS) and patient-centered outcomes in advanced non-small cell lung cancer. LeBlanc TW, Nipp RD, Rushing CN, Samsa GP, Locke SC, Kamal AH, Cella DF, Abernethy AP. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Apr;49(4):680-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2014.09.008.
  5. Evolution of the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative supportive care quality measures portfolio and conformance at a Veterans Affairs medical center. Nipp RD, Kelley MJ, Williams CD, Kamal AH. J Oncol Pract. 2013 May;9(3):e86-9. doi: 10.1200/JOP.2013.000923.
  6. Role of pain medications, consultants, and other services in improved pain control of elderly adults with cancer in geriatric evaluation and management units. Nipp R, Sloane R, Rao AV, Schmader KE, Cohen HJ. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Oct;60(10):1912-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2012.04143.

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