Kathryn Evers, MD, FACR
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Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111
Screening and Diagnostic Mammography, Breast Ultrasound, Breast MRI, Image guided breast biopsy.
I joined the staff at Fox Chase in 2000 as the director of mammography and breast imaging services. The interpretation of mammograms is challenging. Every woman's breast tissue is different and varies for the same woman over time or even at different times of the month.
The sophisticated, state-of-the-art technology available at Fox Chase allows us to detect breast cancer. However, it is my role as the radiologist to analyze the image and differentiate between benign and malignant breast lesions. Additional studies such as ultrasound and MRI need to be correlated with the mammogram to make sure that accurate diagnoses are made. Many biopsies are now performed by the radiologist based on the imaging findings.
I entered the field of diagnostic imaging because I enjoy determining the diagnosis based on the imaging findings. Imaging has evolved over the course of my career so that I now have the opportunity to speak with many of my patients, which is the best part of my job.
- MD, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, 1975
- BA, Economics, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
- Diagnostic Radiology 1980
- American College of Radiology
- Society of Breast Imaging
Honors & Awards
- Newsweek, Top Doctors, 2013-2015
- Castle Connolly, Top Doctors in America, 2009-2015
- Castle Connolly, Tops Doctors for Cancer, 2009-2015
- Philadelphia Magazine, Top Doctors 2007-2011
In October 2012, Patti and Michael Rose were enjoying parenthood, busy raising seven active children, ranging in ages from 2-18. Most women begin annual mammography at the age of 40. Patti, who was 36, never had a mammogram. After she detected a marble-sized lump in her breast, she scheduled her first mammogram and ultrasound, which was followed with a biopsy. Within five days, Patti learned she had breast cancer.
“Fox Chase Cancer Center is the best – and we’re so fortunate it is right around the corner.”
As a mother to two daughters, Jamie made numerous doctor appointments during the previous year, but none for herself. She realized it was almost time for her annual gyn check up and was dreading telling her doctor that she didn’t get her mammogram so Jamie decided to schedule the test right then and there.
Breast Cancer; Role of different imaging modalities; Image guided breast biopsy.
Freedman G, Anderson P, Goldstein L, Hanlon A, Cianfrocca M, Millenson M, vonMehren M, Torosian M, Boraas M, Nicolaou N, Patchefsky A, Evers, K: Routine mammography is associated with earlier stage disease and greater eligibility for breast conservation in breast carcinoma patients age 40 years and older. Cancer 98:918, 2003. PubMed
Balogh GA1, Russo J, Mailo DA, et al. 1Breast Cancer Research Laboratory, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA. Evers K, Morrow M. The breasts of parous women without cancer has a different genomic profile compared to those with cancer. International Journal of Oncology 31:1165-1175, 2007.
Tseng M, Byrne C, Evers KA, Daly MB. Dietary intake and breast density in high-risk women: a cross-sectional study. Breast Cancer Res. 2007; 9(5): R72. PubMed
Russo J, Balogh GA1, Russo IH. 1Breast Cancer Research Laboratory, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA. Evers K, Morrow M, Full term pregnancy induces a specific genomic signature in the human breast. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Accepted for publication January, 2009.
Bleicher RJ, Ciocca RM, Egleston BL, Sesa L, Evers K, et al. Association of routine pretreatment magnetic resonance imaging with time to surgery, mastectomy rate and margin status. J Am Coll Surg 2009; 209:180-7. PubMed
Evers K. To excise or not to excise? Acad. Radiol. 2010; 17(5):545-6. doi: 10.1016/jacra2010.02.006 PubMed
Evers K. Significance of finding Micropapillary DCIS on core needle biopsy. Acad Radiol. 2011; 18(7):795-796. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2011.05.001 PubMed
Tseng M, Olufade TO, Evers KA , Byrne. Adolescent Lifestyle Factors and Adult Breast Density in U.S. Chinese Immigrant Women, Nutrition and Cancer, 63:3, 342-349, 2011 PubMed
Bleicher RJ, Ruth K, Sigurdson ER, Evers K, et al. (In-)efficiencies in the preoperative imaging evaluation of the medicare breast cancer patient. Cancer Res 2011;71:549s
Crivello M, Ruth K, Sigurdson E, Egleston B, Evers K, et al. Advanced Imaging Modalities in Early Stage Breast Cancer: Preoperative Use in the United States Medicare Population. Annals of Surg. Onc. (2013) 20:102–110. DOI 10.1245/s10434-012-2571-4 PubMed