Lainie P. Martin, MD

Lainie Martin, MD

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111


Chief, Gynecologic Medical Oncology

Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology/Oncology

Melanoma and Skin Cancer TRDG Member

Ovarian and Gynecologic Cancer TRDG Member

Research Program

Key Awards

  • America's Top Doctors®, 2016, 2017
  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, 2017

Treatment Philosophy

After completing my fellowship at Fox Chase Cancer Center, I joined the medical staff in 2006. Fox Chase is a wonderful environment in which to work because of its caring team of physicians, nurses and staff. My patients frequently tell me that the community at Fox Chase Cancer Center is a source of much-needed comfort as they navigate a difficult time in their lives.

The team approach is another reason Fox Chase is so special. The close collaboration among medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiologists and pathologists results in the most comprehensive plan for each patient... Expand

Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Fellow, Hematology/Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Resident, Internal Medicine, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • MD, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1999


  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology


  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
    • Ovarian Cancer Panel
  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Medical Association
  • American Medical Women's Association
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Genomic Advisory Board/Cancer Genome Institute (CGI) Advisory Committee, Fox Chase Cancer Center

Honors & Awards

  • America's Top Doctors®, 2016, 2017
  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, 2017
Patient Stories

Jeff Lambert


Jeff Lambert


In May 2005, Jeff Lambert, 34, went to his family doctor to have a suspicious mole removed from his right shoulder. Within a few days, Jeff got the call no one wants – he had melanoma, the most aggressive type of skin cancer. “When we hung up, I called Fox Chase Cancer Center right away,” says Jeff, who lives in Allentown, PA, about 60 miles north of Fox Chase. “I was terrified, but from my first call I was met with care, courtesy, and professionalism.”

Tanya Dwyer

Tanya Dwyer

Tanya Dwyer was treated in 2004 for a rare type of cancer affecting younger women, called choriocarcinoma, in Philadelphia. Choriocarcinomas usually occur in the reproductive organs and develop from cells that would typically turn into eggs in a woman's uterus. These cells usually grow quickly and spread widely.

Tanya was a single working mom at the time. "Then, several years later, I found out the cancer had recurred in my lung," she recalled. "I was devastated."

Cathy Van Horn

Ovarian & Primary Peritoneal Cancer

Cathy Van Horn

Ovarian & Primary Peritoneal Cancer

When Cathy Van Horn met with her Fox Chase Cancer Center team in 2012, she knew where things stood. “I understood that my cancer wasn’t going to be cured. The best we could do was to manage my cancer and keep it at bay. The longer we could stay positive and keep moving forward, the longer I’d be here.”

Cynthia Danko

Ovarian & Primary Peritoneal Cancer

Cynthia Danko

Ovarian & Primary Peritoneal Cancer

Like most people, Cindy Danko had no time to be sick. A full time house painter, Cyd – as she’s known to her friends – was used to keeping a busy schedule packed with physically demanding work. In February 2009, shortly before her 50th birthday, Cyd went to her gynecologist for an annual exam. Within a few days, her doctor called to explain that her Pap test was abnormal. “I thought it was a mistake,” said Cyd.  

Research Profile

Research Program

Research Interests

  • Investigative Therapy

Selected Publications

Martin LP, Hamilton TC, Schilder RJ. Platinum resistance: the role of DNA repair pathways. Clin Cancer Res. 2008 Mar 1;14(5):1291-5. PubMed. Review.

Martin L, Schilder R. Novel approaches in advancing the treatment of epithelial ovarian cancer: the role of angiogenesis inhibition. J Clin Oncol. 2007 Jul 10;25(20):2894-901. PubMed


Additional Publications