Andrea Bezjak

Andrea Bezjak, MD, FRCPC, MSc

Dr. Andrea Bezjak is a Professor in the Departments of Radiation Oncology and Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, and staff radiation oncologist at Princess Margaret Hospital.

Her clinical expertise is in the management of lung cancers and palliative radiotherapy. In Aug 2003, she assumed leadership of the Radiation Medicine Program (RMP) Lung Group, and has created a multi-professional team that has embarked on a program of high precision radiotherapy in lung cancer, utilizing the cutting-edge technology now available within RMP including 4 D-CT for treatment planning, PET-CT simulator for target definition and cone beam CT for image verification.

She is the local PI of the RTOG phase I/II study of stereotactic RT for T1-T3NO non-small cell lung cancers in medically inoperable patients. She is also collaborating with Dr. Richard Hill and others in assessing the effect of radiotherapy on normal tissues, particularly lung.
  • Management of lung cancer (localized and metastatic)
  • Application of technology in radiation planning for thoracic tumors
  • Evidence based palliative radiotherapy
  • Outcomes assessment
  • Quality of Life assessment in clinical trials
Clin Lung Cancer. 2017 Jul 10;:
Glick D, Lyen S, Kandel S, Shapera S, Le LW, Lindsay P, Wong O, Bezjak A, Brade A, Cho BCJ, Hope A, Sun A, Giuliani M
Clin Lung Cancer. 2017 Aug 31;:
Wong OY, Yau V, Kang J, Glick D, Lindsay P, Le LW, Sun A, Bezjak A, Cho BCJ, Hope A, Giuliani M
Lancet Oncol. 2017 Jun 19;:
Faivre-Finn C, Snee M, Ashcroft L, Appel W, Barlesi F, Bhatnagar A, Bezjak A, Cardenal F, Fournel P, Harden S, Le Pechoux C, McMenemin R, Mohammed N, O'Brien M, Pantarotto J, Surmont V, Van Meerbeeck JP, Woll PJ, Lorigan P, Blackhall F, CONVERT Study Team
Transl Lung Cancer Res. 2016 Dec;5(6):658-659
Giuliani M, Bezjak A
J Clin Oncol. 2004 Jul 15;22(14_suppl):4620
Wilke D, Krahn M, Warde P, Bezjak A, Tomlinson G, Rutledge R, Detsky A
J Thorac Oncol. 2016 Nov;11(11):1817-1818
Bezjak A, de Perrot M
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Oct 1;96(2S):S8
Bezjak A, Paulus R, Gaspar LE, Timmerman RD, Straube WL, Ryan WF, Garces Y, Pu AT, Singh AK, Videtic GM, McGarry RC, Iyengar P, Pantarotto JR, Urbanic JJ, Sun A, Daly ME, Grills IS, Normolle DP, Bradley JD, Choy H
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Oct 1;96(2S):E459-E460
Lin A, Bezjak A, Lim GW, Le LW, Higgins J, Bissonnette JP, Sun A



Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto
Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto