Dean Shumway was an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology with the University of Michigan Health System and the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center. He received his M.D. from the University of Chicago and completed his residency training at the University of Michigan, where he served as Chief Resident. His research focuses on advancing the quality of care received by breast cancer patients, with emphasis on improving individualized care by developing interventions to enhance decision making. He is particularly interested in exploring decisions that are unique to elderly patients, who must balance the competing priorities associated with physiologic age, treatment-related morbidity, and the magnitude of expected benefit from treatment.