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Kathryn Evers, MD, FACR

Kathy Evers, MD, FACR

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

About

Director, Mammography

Specialties

Treatment Focus

Screening and Diagnostic Mammography, Breast Ultrasound, Breast MRI, Image guided  breast biopsy.

Key Awards

  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, 2007-2011, 2016
  • Top Doctors®, 2009-2016
  • Newsweek Top Doctors, 2013-2015

Treatment Philosophy

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.

Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • MD, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, 1975
  • BA, Economics, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA 

Certifications

  • Diagnostic Radiology, 1980

Memberships

  • American College of Radiology
  • Society of Breast Imaging

Honors & Awards

  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, 2007-2011, 2016
  • Top Doctors®, 2009-2016
  • Newsweek Top Doctors, 2013-2015
    Patient Stories

    Patti Rose

    Breast Cancer

    Patti Rose

    Breast Cancer

    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.” 

    Jamie Rosati

    Breast Cancer

    Jamie Rosati

    Breast Cancer

    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.

    Research Profile

    Research Interests

    Breast Cancer; Role of different imaging modalities; Image guided breast biopsy. 

     

     

    Publications

    Selected Publications

    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

     

                 Evers K.  Are you Dense? Acad. Radiol. 2015; 22:677-78. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.acra.2015.03.011 PubMed