Joshua E. Meyer, MD
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Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111
Residency/Fellowship Training Director, Department of Radiation Oncology
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT), Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), Radioembolization, MR-guided Focused Ultrasound, Re-irradiation, Pulsed Low Dose Rate (PLDR) radiation, Brachytherapy
As technologies and treatments continue to advance, there are more and more options in the details of how each cancer patient is treated. I work with my colleagues in other disciplines to define the most appropriate treatment for each individual patient. For each individual I am treating with radiation, I make a concerted effort to survey the landscape of potential treatment choices that I am able to bring to a particular patient’s care to ensure that the most effective, precise and targeted approach is being used in every situation. This allows patients to get the maximum amount of benefit from treatment with as small a risk of complications as possible.
- Resident, Stich Radiation Center, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
- MD, Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, 2005
- BA, Haverford College, Haverford, PA, 1998
- Board Certified, American College of Radiology, Radiation Oncology, 2010
- Member, American College of Radiology (ACR)
- Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
- Member, American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
- American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Honors & Awards
- 2015 ARRO Educator of the Year
- 2009 Clinical Fellow, ASCO/AACR Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research
- 2009 Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award
- 2009 Lang Research Award, New York Hospital of Queens Residents and Fellows Day
- 2009 American Radium Society Travel Grant
- 2009 2009 ASCO Cancer Foundation Merit Award
- 2008 International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology Conference Educational Grant
As a school nurse, Carol Hobson knew the importance of taking care of her own health.
After 23 years in the field, Carol retired in January 2011 at the age of 67. In June, while experiencing severe left shoulder pain, Carol’s husband, Wayne, took her to the emergency room at their local hospital. Doctors performed several tests which were inconclusive. Carol was sent home to follow up with her family doctor.
Like many young women Brooke Fuller is a busy working mother and wife. Brooke, who enjoys working as a floral designer, and her husband, Scott, are parents to one son, Pierce, who turned four in 2015. In January, 2014, at age 30, Brooke experienced unexplained weight loss and rectal bleeding. The last thing she attributed this to was cancer.
Gary Burk is no stranger to health challenges. The 63-year-old Langhorne resident has managed diabetes for much of his adult life, and a few years ago he had rotator cuff surgery that sent him to early retirement on disability. However, a diagnosis of cancer was the last thing he expected to hear.
Maintaining an active lifestyle was always a priority for Todd Jackman, a professor of biology at Villanova University. He enjoyed running and was training for a half-marathon with his son. In the spring of 2014, he started experiencing bleeding which he attributed to hemorrhoids. Six months had passed with this ongoing symptom, and his wife urged him to go to the doctor.“I went to see my family doctor, who performed a physical,” recalls Todd.
My interests are in clinical research for gastrointestinal cancers. This includes the new application of radiation technology to increase surgical resectability and cure rates. It also includes outcomes work to determine which management strategies are the most effective for these patients.
LS Wang, T Shaikh, EA Handorf, JP Hoffman, SJ Cohen, JE Meyer. Dose Escalation With a Vessel Boost in Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Treated With Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation. Practical Radiation Oncology 90(1); 2015. PubMed
Shaikh T, Ruth K, Scoot WJ, Burtness BA, Cohen SJ, Konski AA, Cooper HS, Astsaturov I, Meyer JE. “Increased time from neoadjuvant chemoradiation to surgery is associated with higher pathologic complete response rates in esophageal cancer.” Ann Thorac Surg, 99(1):270-6, 2015 PubMed
Meyer JE, Panico VJ, Marconato HM, Sherr DL, Christos P, Pirog EC. “HIV positivity but not HPV/p16 status is associated with higher recurrence rate in anal cancer.” J Gastrointest Cancer, 44(4):450-5; 2013. PubMed
Meyer JE, Cohen SJ. “Beyond First-Line Therapy: Combining Chemotherapy and Radioembolization for Hepatic Colorectal Metastases.” J Nucl Med Radiat Ther 2:1-6; 2011
Meyer JE, Sherr DL. “Reply to receptive anal intercourse as a potential risk factor for rectal cancer.” Cancer. 117:3284-5; 2011.
Meyer JE, Narang T, Schnoll-Sussman FH, Pochapin MB, Christos PJ, Sherr DL. “Increasing incidence of rectal cancer in patients aged younger than 40 years.” Cancer. 116:4354-9; 2010. PubMed
Meyer JE, Sherr DL. “When Less Is More, When Less Is Less: Local Excision in Early Rectal Cancer.” Gastrointest Cancer Res. 3(3): 123-4; 2009. PubMed
Fitzgerald TJ, Simon E, Meyer JE. “Prostate carcinoma: opportunities for translational research” J Cell Biochem 91(3):433-42, 2004. PubMed