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Sally B. Cheston, MD

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:

Radiation Oncology

Administrative Title:

Medical Director Central Maryland Radiation Oncology


110710 Charter Dr., Suite G 030, Columbia, MD 21044

Phone (Primary):



(410) 740-9301

Education and Training

Dr. Cheston received her undergraduate degree from Smith College and medical degree from the University of Maryland. She completed her residency and fellowship at the University of Maryland, where she also served as Chief Resident.


Following residency, Dr. Cheston joined the faculty at the University of Maryland, Department of Radiation Oncology, and has practiced at the department’s community-based center in Howard County since 1996. She has been the Medical Director at Central Maryland Radiation Oncology since 2000.

Dr. Cheston’s clinical focus is radiation therapy for breast cancer, but she also practices as a general radiation oncologist.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Breast Cancer

Highlighted Publications

Mahmood U, Hanlon AL, Koshy M, Buras R, Chumsri S, Tkaczuk KH, Cheston SB, Regine WF, Feigenberg SJ. Increasing national mastectomy rates for the treatment of early stage breast cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 May;20(5):1436-43

Nichols EM, Feigenberg SJ, Marter K, Cheston SB, Lasio G, Tkaczuk K, Kesmodel S, Buras R, Regine WF. Preoperative radiation therapy significantly increases patient eligibility for accelerated partial breast irradiation using 3D-conformal radiotherapy. Am J Clin Oncol. 2013 Jun;36(3):232-8

RJ Cohen, L Li, W Citron, M Oh, C Drogula, S Cheston, C Bui, SJ Feigenberg Improved Survival With Adjuvant Radiation In Elderly Women With Early Stage Breast Cancer, Oral Presentation, ASTRO 2012 Annual Meeting, Oct 2012, Boston, MA

E. M. Nichols, S. J. Feigenberg, K. Marter, G. Lasio, S. B. Cheston, K. Tkaczuk, R. Buras, N. Hanna, W. F. Regine. Pre-operative Radiation Therapy Significantly Increases Patient Eligibility for Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation using 3-D Conformal Radiotherapy, Am J Clin Oncol 2012 Apr 30

Patel S, DiBiase S, Meisenberg B, Flannery T, Patel A, Dhople A, Cheston SB, Amin P Phase I Clinical Trial Assessing Temozolomide and Tamoxifen With Concommitant Radiotherapy for Treatment of High-Grade Glioma Int J RadiatOncolBiol Phys 2012 Feb 1

Nichols EM, Feigenberg SJ, Marter K, Lasio G, Cheston SB, Tkaczuk K, Buras R, Hanna NN, Regine WF. Pre-operative Therapy Increases Patient Eligibility for Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI) and Decreases Normal Tissue Exposure. Proceedings of ASTRO, Int. J. Radiat Onocl Biol Phys 78 (8) S253 (#2104) 2010.

Flannery TW, Nichols EM, Cheston SB, Marter KJ, Naqvi SA, Markham KM, Ali I, Mohiuddin MM. Repeat Computed Tomography Simulation to Assess Lumpectomy Cavity Volume During Whole Breast Irradiation. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2009 Nov 1;75(3):751-6