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National Comprehensive Cancer Center Foundation Young Investigator Award, 2012-2014
Each patient is unique, with different goals and wishes for their lives and individual cases of cancer. As a medical oncologist, I strive to ensure the best possible treatment for my patients. As a gastrointestinal cancer specialist, I work in a multidisciplinary fashion with my colleagues in surgery, radiation oncology, and gastroenterology to provide a holistic approach to the patient and his or her cancer. This may include standard treatment options or experimental therapies on a clinical trial, reflective of my interest in developing new and more effective therapies for gastrointestinal cancers. I work with patients to identify their goals and tailor treatment to meet all of their needs. In addition, I work to ensure a high level of quality of life during treatment. This is reflective of my interest in cancer survivorship, which addresses the effects of cancer and its treatment on the individual and their lives and families.
Facing a diagnosis of cancer is a daunting and difficult challenge. I believe it is my responsibility to make that diagnosis easier to understand and provide guidance as to how to meet that challenge head-on. Once the journey has begun, my role is to ensure that each patient has the best tools to face their disease, in keeping with their goals for treatment. At the end of the road, my role is to help each patient transition to the end of their life in keeping with their wishes. In each of these stages, I strive to work with patients and families to provide the best and most comprehensive care to meet their needs.
Fellow, Hematology/Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center/Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Resident, Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
MD, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
Diplomate, Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2007
Diplomate, Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2004, 2014
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, Gastrointestinal Cancer Committee
National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Chair, National Comprehensive Cancer Network Cancer Survivorship Panel; Gastric Cancer Panel, Chemotherapy Subcommittee Member, Genetics Subcommittee Member; Esophageal Cancer Panel, Chemotherapy Subcommittee Member, Genetics Subcommittee Member
Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, Associate Member
Honors & Awards
Special Contributor Award, Fox Chase Cancer Center, 2014
CHASE Award, Fox Chase Cancer Center Annual Cancer Survivors Celebration, 2011
Participant, ASCO/AACR Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop, Vail, CO, 2008
Gastrointestinal cancers; Cancer Survivorship; Drug Development
He AR, Cohen RB, Denlinger CS, Sama A, Birnbaum A, Hwang J, Sato T, Lewis N, Mynderse M, Niland M, Giles J, Wallin J, Moser B, Zhang W, Walgren R, Plimack ER. First-in-Human Phase I Study of Merestinib, an Oral Multikinase Inhibitor, in Patients with Advanced Cancer. The oncologist, 2019.
Upshaw JN, O'Neill A, Carver JR, Dimond EP, Denlinger CS, Kircher SM, Wagner LI, Ky B, Brell JM. Fluoropyrimidine Cardiotoxicity: Time for a Contemporaneous Appraisal. Clinical Colorectal Cancer, 18(1):44-51, 2019. PubMed
Denlinger CS, Blanchard R, Xu L, Bernaards C, Litwin S, Spittle C, Berg DJ, McLaughlin S, Redlinger M, Dorr A, Hambleton J, Holden S, Kearns A, Kenkare-Mitra S, Lum B, Meropol NJ, O’Dwyer PJ. Pharmacokinetic and pharmacogenetic analysis of irinotecan plus bevacizumab in patients with advanced solid tumors. Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmocology, Dec;65(1):97-105, 2009. Epub 2009 May 5. PMID: 2746259, NIHMS 110194. PubMed
Denlinger CS, Barsevick AM. The challenges of colorectal cancer survivorship. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 7(8): 883-894, 2009. PMID: 19755048. PubMed
Denlinger CS, Engstrom PF. Colorectal cancer survivorship: movement matters. Cancer Prevention Research, 4(4):502-11, Apr, 2011. Epub April 3, 2011. PMID: 21464030. PubMed
Dotan E, Browner I, Hurria A, Denlinger C. Challenges in the Management of Older Patients With Colon Cancer. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 10(2): p. 213-224, 2012. PMID: 22308516. PubMed
Ligibel JA and Denlinger CS. New NCCN Guidelines(R) for survivorship care. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 11(5 Suppl): 640-644, 2013. PubMed
Denlinger CS, Meropol NJ, Li T, Lewis NL, Engstrom PF, Weiner LM, Cheng JD, Alpaugh RK, Cooper H, Wright JJ, Cohen SJ. A phase II trial of bortezomib in patients with advanced biliary tract cancers. Clinical Colorectal Cancer 13(2): 81-86, 2014 .Epub ahead of print Jan 4 2014. PMID 24512954. PubMed
Denlinger CS and Ligibel J. A Work In Progress: Developing the new NCCN Survivorship Guidelines. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 12(1): 1-4, 2014. PMID: 24453287. PubMed
Dotan E, Devarajan K, D’Silva AJ, Beck A, Kloth DD, Cohen SJ, Denlinger C. Patterns of use and tolerance of anti-epidermal growth factor receptor antibodies in older adults with metastatic colorectal cancer. Clinical Colorectal Cancer 2014 Sept; 13(3): 192-198. Epub ahead of print Jun 26 2014. PMID: 25074246. PubMed
Morgan MA, Denlinger CS. Survivorship: tools for transitioning patients with cancer. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. 2014 Dec;12(12):1681-1687. PMID:25505209. PubMed
Shah M and Denlinger CS. Optimal post-treatment surveillance in cancer survivors: is more really better? Oncology 2015 29(4): 230-240. PMID: 25952485. PubMed
Vijayvergia N and Denlinger CS. Lifestyle factors in Cancer Survivorship: Where we are and where we are headed. Journal of Personalized Medicine. 2015 5(3): 243-263. PubMed
Vijayvergia N, Shah PC, Denlinger CS. Survivorship in non-small cell lung cancer: challenges faced and steps forward. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. 2015 Sep;13(9):1151-61. PMID: 26358799. PubMed
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