Namrata (Neena) Vijayvergia, MD

Namrata (Neena) Vijayvergia, MD

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111


Assistant Chief, Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology

Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology/Oncology

TRDG Member, Colorectal and SI CancerEsophagus, Pancreas, and Liver Cancer

Medical Director, Medical Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center Partners

Research Program

Treatment Philosophy

Coming from a family of 12 doctors, I wanted to be one for as long as I can remember. After graduating from medical school in India, I pursued Internal Medicine training at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, where I also served as a chief medical resident. During that time I became interested in oncology and clinical research. I recently completed my fellowship in hematology/oncology at Temple/Fox Chase Cancer Center and have been fortunate enough to stay on as faculty. Early in my training, I realized that I wanted to dedicate my career to help discover new therapies for patients with gastrointestinal cancers, with a particular focus on pancreatic and neuroendocrine malignancies. We have made significant progress but a lot still needs to be done.

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Education and Training

Educational Background

  • Fellow, Hematology/Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2012-2015
  • Resident, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 2008-2011
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, University of Rajasthan, Ajmer, India, 2007


  • American Board of Internal Medicine


  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology
  • North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Indian Medical Association
Research Profile

Research Program

Research Interests

Neuroendocrine Tumors
Pancreatic Cancer
Outcomes Research

Selected Publications

Vijayvergia, N., Denlinger, C., Survivorship in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer:Challenges Faced and Steps Forward. Manuscript submitted to JNCCN. 2015  PubMed

Vijayvergia, N., Dotan, E., Cohen, S.J., Predictors of long-term survival with metastatic pancreatic cancer (mPC) in the gemcitabine era: The Fox Chase Cancer Center experience. Manuscript submitted to Cancer. 2015  PubMed

Matthews, E., Zhou, L., Vijayvergia, N., El-Deiry, W., A Multiplexed Marker-based Algorithm for Diagnosis of Carcinoma of Unknown Primary Using Circulating Tumor Cells, Poster accepted for presentation at AACR 2015. 2014 

Vijayvergia, N., Cohen, S.J., Predictors of long-term survival with metastatic pancreatic cancer (mPC) in the gemcitabine era: The Fox Chase Cancer Center experience. J Clin Oncol 33, 2015 (suppl 3; abstr 253). 2014

Vijayvergia, N., Engstrom, P.F., Molecular profiling of advanced stage Neuro Endocrine Tumors (NETs): The Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC) experience. Poster presented at NANETS annual symposium 2014 and GI ASCO Symposium 2015 (JClin Oncol 33, 2015 (suppl 3; abstr 245)

Vijayvergia N, Mehra R. Clinical challenges in targeting anaplastic lymphoma kinase in advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2014 Sep;74(3):437-46



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  • 5.0
    September 25, 2018
    Could not be better
  • 5.0
    August 01, 2018
    Dr. Vjay is a wonderful doctor. She listens and cares about my issues. Very good that she is my doctor.
  • 5.0
    July 30, 2018
    Informed, well communicate.
  • 5.0
    July 03, 2018
    My experience is how they - take care and they explain very well.
  • 5.0
    June 12, 2018
    Dr. V. J. explained, listen & answer all questions my family everyone was satisfied with the visit & walked away with more understanding of my condition. We liked her very much!
  • 5.0
    June 12, 2018
    I love Dr. Vijay & her nurse practitioner [...] they are very compassionate & [...] well informed of my condition, treatment & plan of care.
  • 5.0
    April 09, 2018
    I always recommend Fox Chase Cancer Center to people I know or meet.
  • 5.0
    April 05, 2018
    Very impressed with Dr. Vijay. She was patient, understanding, kind and very informative.
  • 4.5
    April 03, 2018
    very good
  • 5.0
    April 03, 2018
    Always listens to my concern-
  • 5.0
    April 03, 2018
    You're given so much info it's overwhelming, & can't remember everything.
  • 5.0
    March 30, 2018
    I have recommended Family and Friends in the past.
  • 5.0
    February 16, 2018
    Dr. Vijay was awesome - gave me all the information I needed & a number I could reach her.
  • 5.0
    February 15, 2018
    Very good experience with all care providers.
  • 5.0
    February 06, 2018
    Excellent place & people.

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