Andrew M. Farach, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology, Academic Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Biography

Dr. Andrew Farach is an associate professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Houston Methodist Hospital. His interest and special procedures are in breast cancer, brain cancer, gynecologic cancer, lung cancer, hepatobiliary cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, lymphoma, brachytherapy, stereotactic radiation/surgery.

Dr. Farach earned his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He completed his internship at the University of Texas Health Science Center and his radiation oncology residency training at Baylor College of Medicine. He became Director of Brachytherapy in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Houston Methodist in 2018.  Dr. Farach is active in ASTRO (American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology), ACR (American College of Radiology), and the Texas Radiological Society (TRS). Dr. Farach has published peer-reviewed articles on topics such as SBRT outcomes in lung cancer, radiation and immunotherapy for breast cancer, and liver regeneration after SBRT. He plays an important role in cancer patient care, clinical research and the education of residents and students.

Publications

A Phase 2 Trial of Enhancing Immune Checkpoint Blockade by Stereotactic Radiation and In Situ Virus Gene Therapy in Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
Sun, K, Xu, Y, Zhang, L, Niravath, P, Darcourt, J, Patel, T, Teh, BS, Farach, AM, Guerrero, C, Mathur, S, Sultenfuss, MA, Gupta, N, Schwartz, MR, Haley, SL, Nair, S, Li, X, Nguyen, TTA, Butner, JD, Ensor, J, Mejia, JA, Mei, Z, Butler, EB, Chen, SH, Bernicker, EH & Chang, JC 2022, , Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, vol. 28, no. 20, pp. 4392-4401. https://doi.org/10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-22-0622

Prognostic Impact of Radiation Therapy in Pure Mucinous Breast Carcinoma
Chevli, N, Wang, K, Haque, W, Schwartz, MR, Nangia, J, Sasaki, J, Farach, AM, Hatch, SS, Butler, EB & Teh, BS 2022, , Clinical Breast Cancer, vol. 22, no. 7, pp. e807-e817. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clbc.2022.06.005

21-Gene recurrence score predictive for prognostic benefit of radiotherapy in patients age = 70 with T1N0 ER/PR + HER2- breast cancer treated with breast conserving surgery and endocrine therapy
Chevli, N, Haque, W, Tran, KT, Farach, AM, Schwartz, MR, Hatch, SS, Butler, EB & Teh, BS 2022, , Radiotherapy and Oncology, vol. 174, pp. 37-43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radonc.2022.06.013

A phase II clinical trial of neoadjuvant sasanlimab and stereotactic body radiation therapy as an in situ vaccine for cisplatin-ineligible MIBC: The RAD VACCINE MIBC trial
Satkunasivam, R, Lim, K, Teh, BS, Guzman, J, Zhang, J, Farach, A, Chen, SH, Wallis, CJD, Efstathiou, E, Esnaola, NF & Sonpavde, GP 2022, , Future Oncology, vol. 18, no. 25, pp. 2771-2781. https://doi.org/10.2217/fon-2022-0380

Localized prostate cancer: An analysis of the CDC Breast and Prostate Cancer Data Quality and Patterns of Care study (CDC PoC-BP)
Celtik, K, Wallis, CJD, Lo, M, Lim, K, Lipscomb, J, Fleming, S, Wu, XC, Anderson, RT, Thompson, TD, Farach, A, Hamilton, AS, Miles, BJ & Satkunasivam, R 2022, , Journal of the Canadian Urological Association, vol. 16, no. 7. https://doi.org/10.5489/cuaj.7580

Contemporary trends in management of uveal melanoma
Chevli, N, Zuhour, RJ, Messer, JA, Haque, W, Schefler, AC, Bernicker, EH, Chevez-Barrios, P, Farach, AM, Butler, EB & Teh, BS 2022, , Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 123-129. https://doi.org/10.5114/jcb.2022.115210

Role of 21-Gene Recurrence Score in Predicting Prognostic Benefit of Radiation Therapy After Breast-Conserving Surgery for T1N0 Breast Cancer
Chevli, N, Haque, W, Tran, KT, Farach, AM, Schwartz, MR, Hatch, SS, Butler, EB & Teh, BS 2022, , Practical Radiation Oncology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prro.2022.08.004

Time Interval to Initiation of Whole-Brain Radiation Therapy in Patients With Small Cell Lung Cancer With Brain Metastasis
Chevli, N, Hunt, A, Haque, W, Farach, AM, Messer, JA, Sukpraprut-Braaten, S, Bernicker, EH, Zhang, J, Butler, EB & Teh, BS 2021, , Advances in Radiation Oncology, vol. 6, no. 6, 100783. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adro.2021.100783

Prognostic Impact of Biologically Equivalent Dose in Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Renal Cancer
Tran, KT, Chevli, NC, Messer, JA, Haque, W, Farach, AM, Satkunasivam, R, Zhang, J, Darcourt, J, Lo, SS, Siva, S, Butler, EB & Teh, BS 2021, , International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, vol. 111, no. 3, pp. e262. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2021.07.862

Postmastectomy Radiation Therapy Following Pathologic Complete Nodal Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
Haque, W, Verma, V, Teh, BS, Butler, EB, Hatch, SS, Desai, M, Arentz, SC, Jain, D, Schwartz, MR, Chevli, N & Farach, AM 2021, , International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, vol. 111, no. 3, pp. e196. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2021.07.707

21-Gene Recurrence Score Predictive for Patients Most Likely to Benefit From Postoperative Radiation Following Breast Conserving Surgery for T1N0 Breast Cancer
Chevli, NC, Haque, W, Tran, KT, Farach, AM, Schwartz, MR, Geyer, CE, Hatch, SS, Butler, EB & Teh, BS 2021, , International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, vol. 111, no. 3, pp. e205. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2021.07.728

DMSA-SPECT: A Novel Approach to Nephron Sparing SBRT for Renal Cell Carcinoma
Chevli, N, Chiang, S, Farach, AM, Haque, W, Satkunasivam, R, Bernicker, EH, Pino, R, Butler, EB & Teh, BS 2021, , Advances in Radiation Oncology, vol. 6, no. 6, 100719. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adro.2021.100719, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adro.2021.100719

DMSA-SPECT: A Novel Approach to Nephron Sparing SBRT for Renal Cell Carcinoma
Chevli, N, Chiang, S, Farach, AM, Haque, W, Satkunasivam, R, Bernicker, EH, Pino, R, Butler, EB & Teh, BS 2021, , Advances in Radiation Oncology, vol. 6, no. 6, 100719. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adro.2021.100719

Postmastectomy radiation therapy following pathologic complete nodal response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy: A prelude to NSABP B-51?
Haque, W, Singh, A, Verma, V, Schwartz, MR, Chevli, N, Hatch, S, Desai, M, Butler, EB, Arentz, C, Farach, A & Teh, BS 2021, , Radiotherapy and Oncology, vol. 162, pp. 52-59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radonc.2021.06.032

Prognostic impact of radiation therapy in tubular carcinoma of the breast
Stauber, J, Chevli, N, Haque, W, Messer, JA, Farach, AM, Schwartz, MR, Geyer, CE, Bonefas, E, Zuhour, R, Wong, A, Hatch, S, Butler, EB & Teh, BS 2021, , Radiotherapy and Oncology, vol. 159, pp. 202-208. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radonc.2021.03.009

Adaptive radiation therapy for intact thymoma: An illustrative report
Chevli, N, Bland, RE, Farach, AM, Pino, R, Mathews, T, Okoye, EI, Blackmon, S, Butler, EB & Teh, BS 2021, , Anticancer Research, vol. 41, no. 5, pp. 2467-2571. https://doi.org/10.21873/ANTICANRES.15022

Staged stereotactic radiosurgery decreases symptomatic radionecrosis in large brain metastasis
Chevli, N, Wang, HC, Dubey, P, Haque, W, Farach, AM, Pino, R, Rostomily, RC, Butler, EB & Teh, BS 2021, , Anticancer Research, vol. 41, no. 3, pp. 1445-1449. https://doi.org/10.21873/ANTICANRES.14902

Staged stereotactic radiosurgery decreases symptomatic radionecrosis in large brain metastasis
Chevli, N, Wang, HC, Dubey, P, Haque, W, Farach, AM, Pino, R, Rostomily, RC, Butler, EB & Teh, BS 2021, , Anticancer Research, vol. 41, no. 3, pp. 1445-1449. https://doi.org/10.21873/anticanres.14902

The impact of HER2-directed targeted therapy on HER2-positive DCIS of the breast
Lewis, GD, Haque, W, Farach, A, Hatch, SS, Brian Butler, E, Niravath, PA, Schwartz, MR, Bonefas, E & Teh, BS 2021, , Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 179-187. https://doi.org/10.5603/RPOR.a2021.0026

Approach to radiation therapy in the Jehovah's Witness patient: An overview
Jurica, JM, Messer, JA, Teh, BS, Butler, EB & Farach, AM 2020, , Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 856-859. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rpor.2020.08.014