Carlyn Rose Tan, MD

Carlyn Tan, MD

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase–Temple University Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Program
Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus
Patient Care Center, Fifth Floor
7600 Central Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111


Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology/Oncology

Fox Chase-Temple University Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Program


Treatment Focus

Multiple myeloma; HIV-related lymphoma; Aggressive and indolent lymphoma; Bone marrow transplantation

Treatment Philosophy

Cancer can be a life-altering condition for patients, family, and friends. I believe that every patient deserves to be heard and understood by his or her physician. As an oncologist, we have the unique privilege to provide treatment, guidance, and support for patients and their families during this potentially trying time. I believe that it is part of my responsibility as a physician to guide patients through any of problem that arises during their time with cancer.

I decided to stay at Fox Chase Cancer Center after the end of my training to be a part of the innovative, collaborative research community and to join a group of people who have dedicated their lives to helping and improving care for cancer patients. The unique infrastructure and outstanding expertise at Fox Chase allow me to offer patients the best possible care for the management of blood cancers.

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Hematology/Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2014–2017
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2011–2014
  • MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 2011


  • American Board of Internal Medicine


  • American Society of Clinical Oncology, member
  • American Society of Hematology, member
  • American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, member
  • Society for Immunotherapy for Cancer, member

Honors & Awards

  • AIDS Malignancy Consortium Fellowship Program
  • Internal Medicine Research Travel Grant, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2012
Research Profile

Research Interests

Drug development, cancer survivorship, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma


Selected Publications

Tan CR, Denlinger C. Cardiovascular issues in cancer survivors. In preparation.

Tan CR, Barta SK, Lee J, Rudek MA, Sparano JA, Noy A. Combination antiretroviral therapy accelerates immune recovery in patients with AIDS-related lymphoma treated with EPOCH: a comparison within one prospective trial AMC034. In preparation.

Tan CR, Zhou L, El-Deiry WS. Circulating tumor cells versus circulating tumor DNA in colorectal cancer: pros and cons. Curr Colorectal Cancer Rep 2016;12:151-161.

Marks EI, Tan C, Zhang J, Zhou L, Yang Z, Scicchitano A, El-Deiry WS. Regorafenib with a fluoropyrimidine for metastatic colorectal cancer after progression on multiple 5-FU-containing combination therapies and regorafenib monotherapy. Cancer Biol Ther 2015;16:1710-9.

Hendifar AE, Tan C, Annamalai A, Tuli R. Biomarker-driven EGFR therapy improves outcomes in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 2014;14:1051-61.

Tan CR, Yaffee PM, Jamil LH, Lo SK, Nissen N, Pandol SJ, Tuli R, Hendifar AE. Pancreatic cancer cachexia: a review of mechanisms and therapeutics. Front Physiol 2014;5:1-14.

Ocampo LH, Kunkel DC, Yen A, Tan CR, Leung JW, Leung FW. Underwater hot and cold snare polypectomy can be safely executed during water exchange colonoscopy. J Interv Gastroenterol 2013; 3:104-106.

Tan C, Kunkel D, Ocampo LH, Sanmiguel CP, Karsan S, Cohen H, Leung FW. A novel application of the water exchange method in the treatment of sigmoid volvulus: a report of two cases. J Interv Gastroenterol 2013; 3:28-30.

Additional Publications


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