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Randi Cohen, MD, MS

Dr. Randi Cohen

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center East Norriton-Hospital Outpatient Center
2701 Dekalb Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401

Secondary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

About

Director of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center East Norriton – Hospital Outpatient Center

Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology

Treatment Focus

  • Board certified radiation oncologist
  • Genitourinary Malignancies
  • Breast Malignancies
  • Gastrointestinal Malignancies
  • Lymphoma and Leukemia
  • Gynecological Malignancies
  • Head and Neck Malignancies
  • Thoracic Malignancies

Technical Expertise

  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
  • High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy
  • Low Dose Rate (LDR) Prostate Brachytherapy

Treatment Philosophy

I am honored to be a part of Fox Chase Cancer Center and am deeply committed to providing quality cancer care to individuals in our community. Despite an ever-changing healthcare landscape, patients can always rely on consistent, compassionate care here.

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • American Brachytherapy Society LDR Prostate Brachytherapy Scholarship, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, Canada, 2012
  • Radiation Oncology Residency, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2007-11
  • Internal Medicine Internship, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC. 2006-07
  • MD, State University of New York (SUNY) Stony Brook School of Medicine, Stony Brook,
    NY, 2006
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute – National Institutes of Health Research Scholars
    Program, Bethesda, MD. (non-degree program), 2003-04
  • State University of New York – Stony Brook School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY, 2003
  • MS, Nuclear Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 2001

Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology
  • University of Maryland Proton Certification

Memberships

  • American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
  • American Radium Society (ARS)
  • Radiosurgery Society (RSS)

Honors & Awards

  • Main Line Today Top Doctors, 2018-2019
  • American Brachytherapy Society LDR Prostate Brachytherapy Scholarship Recipient, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, Canada, 2012
  • RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award, 2011
  • Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Achievement Award, 11th Annual Meeting, Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium, Chicago, IL, 2009
  • Chief Resident, Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2009-10
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Continuing Support Fellowship, 2004-2006
  • MIT Outstanding Student Service Award in Nuclear Engineering, 2001
  • National Academy of Nuclear Training Fellowship, 2000-01
  • MIT Outstanding Student Service Award in Nuclear Engineering, 2000
Patient Stories

Deborah Matzura-Wolfe

Breast Cancer

Deborah Matzura-Wolfe

Breast Cancer

I lost my hair, but I never even got sick, which I was fully expecting to happen. I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop, but it never did.

Publications

Selected Publications

Kwok Y, Kaiser A, Rice S, Cohen R, Mishra MV. (2018) Recent Advances in Radiation Oncology: Multi-modal Targeting of High-Risk and Recurrent Prostate Cancer. Current Opinion in Oncology. Accepted 2/6/2018.

Molitoris J., Diwanji T., Snider J.W., Bellavance E.C., Kesmodel S.B., Rosenblatt P., Tkaczuk K.,
Bentzen S.M., Cohen R.J., Nichols E.M., Cheston S.B., Feigenberg S.J. (2017) Increasing Utilization of
Regional Nodal Irradiation in Elderly Node Positive Women and Declining Emphasis on Demographic
Factors. Breast Cancer Res Treat. Epub ahead of print. PMID 28646345.

Nichols E., Kesmodel S.B., Bellavance E., Drogula C., Tkaczuk K., Cohen R.J., Citron W., Morgan M.,
Staats P., Feigenberg S., Regine W.F. (2017) Preoperative Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation for
Early-Stage Breast Cancer: Preliminary Results of a Prospective Phase II Trial, International Journal of
Radiation Oncology Biology Physics . 97(4):747-753.

Lin J.Y., Buebond-Langner R., Choi E., Cheston S., Nichols E.M., Cohen R.J., Bentzen S.M., Drogula C., Kesmodel S., Bellavance E., Rosenblatt P., Tkaczuk K., Slezak S., Feigenberg S.J. (2017) Effect of
reduction mammoplasty on acute radiation side effects and use of lumpectomy cavity boosts,
Practical Radiation Oncology. 7(5):e299-e308.

Diwanji T., Molitoris JK, Chhabra AM, Snider JW, Bentzen SM, Tkaczuk KH, Rosenblatt PY, Kesmodel
SB, Bellavance EC, Cohen RJ, Cheston SB, Nichols EM, Feigenberg SJ. (2017) Utilization of
hypofractionated whole-breast radiation therapy in patients receiving chemotherapy: a National
Cancer Database analysis. Breast Cancer Res Treat.165(2):445-453.

Cohen R., Mehta M. (2017) Role of Radiosensitizers in Radiation Treatment of Gliomas. Glioma,
Progress in Neurological Surgery. In press, accepted date 3/1/2017.DOI: 10.1159/000467142

Arthur D.W., Winter K.A., Kuerer H.M., Haffty B.G., Cuttino L.W., Todor D.A., Simone N.L., Hayes S.B., Woodward W.A., McCormick B., Cohen R.J., Sahijdak W.M., Canaday D.J., Brown D.R., Currey A.D., Fisher C.M., Jagsi R., White J. (2017) NRG Oncology RTOG 1014: 1 Year Toxicity Report From a Phase II Study of Repeat Breast Preserving Surgery and 3D-Conformal Partial Breast Re-Irradiation (3D-CRT PBrI) for In-Breast Recurrence. International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology and Physics. Accepted date, 3/4/2017.

Zaorsky N.G., Li T., Cohen R.J., Horwitz E.M., Uzzo R.G., Viterbo R., Buyyounouski M.K. (2015) Aspirin use decreases the risk of prostate cancer recurrence after post-prostatectomy radiotherapy. Journal of Radiation Oncology. 4(2):193-201.

Sharma P., Oakkar A, Hanna D, Boo D, Citron W, Cohen R., DeLuca R., Kasamon K, Markan Y,
Nimmagadda G, Oh M, Singh H, Boutros B. (2015) Contemporary Management of Non-Appendicular
Mucinous and Signet Cell Colorectal Cancer in Community Setting. Surgery: Current Research.
5(2):228.

Nichols E.M., Cohen R.J., Cheston S.B., Feigenberg S.J. (2014) Radiation Therapy in the Elderly with
Early Stage Breast Cancer: Review and Role of New Technology. J Nuclear Medicine and Radiation
Therapy. 5:204.

Boggs D.H., Feigenberg S., Cohen R. (2013) Profound Radiation Pneumonitis Preceding Pathologic
Complete Response in a Patient with Locally Advanced Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer. Applied Radiation
Oncology. 2(3): 4-7.

Li L., Li T., Cohen R., Anderson P., Goldstein L., Bleicher R., Freedman G. (2012) Identifying Patients
Who May Be Candidates for a Clinical Trial of Salvage Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation After
Previous Whole Breast Irradiation. International Journal of Breast Cancer. 2012:1-6.

Lubbe W., Cohen R., Sharma N., Ruth K., Peters R., Li J., Buyyounouski M., Kutikov A., Chen D., Uzzo R., Horwitz E. (2012) Biochemical and clinical experience with real-time intraoperatively planned
permanent prostate brachytherapy. Brachytherapy. 11 (3):209-13.

Awan M., Cohen R., Campassi C., Kesmodel S., Bellavance E., Tkaczuk K., Feigenberg S. (2012) Breast
MRI and Its Impact in Partial Breast Irradiation. Applied Radiation Oncology. October 2012:6-10.

Keller L., Cohen R., Sopka D., Li T., Li L., Anderson P., Fowble B., Freedman G. (2012) Effect of Bra
Use during Radiotherapy for Large-Breasted Women: Acute Toxicity and Treated Heart and Lung
Volumes. Practical Radiation Oncology. 3(1):9-15.
 

Book Chapters

Tkaczuk K.H.R., Rosenblatt P., DeRidder A., Mahmood S.S., Mahtani R.L., Pukazhendi G., Kesmodel
S.B., Molitoris J., Cohen R. Metastatic Breast Cancer. In Handook of Breast Cancer and Related
Breast Disease. Tkaczuk KHR, Kesmodel SB, Feigenberg SJ, eds; demosMedical, 2016.

Feigenberg S.J., Cohen R.J., Sharma N.K., Husain Z., Chen S. and Dawson L.A. Stereotactic Body
Radiation Therapy. In Principles and Practice of Stereotactic Radiosurgery, 2nd edition, Edited by
Chin L. and Regine W.F., New York, Springer, 2013.

Inskip P., Ries L., Cohen R., Curtis R. Childhood Cancer.” New Malignancies Among Cancer Survivors:
SEER Cancer Registries, 1973-2000. NIH Publ. No. 05-5302. Bethesda, MD. 2006
 

Ratings

89 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

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OVERALL RATING

4.9 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

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22 PATIENT COMMENTS

  • 5.0
    May 25, 2022
    [...] Dr. Cohen is my most trusted physician
  • 5.0
    February 25, 2022
    Very good.
  • 5.0
    February 09, 2022
    Dr. Cohen is excellent. She displays all of the best attributes one wants in a doctor. Staff is wonderful too!
  • No Star Ratings Available January 05, 2022
    I want to thank you for everything they did for me. They took good care of me. I will see you in a few months follow up cat scan
  • 5.0
    November 26, 2021
    Dr. Randi Cohen is excellent. She goes above and beyond!
  • 5.0
    November 18, 2021
    Wonderful experience and visit with Dr. Cohen and staff. Felt very comfortable and reassured.
  • 5.0
    November 15, 2021
    The dr. & staff were excellent.
  • 5.0
    October 29, 2021
    Fox Chase is a special place and Randi Cohen is a terrific provider. I can and do trust her/them with my life.
  • 5.0
    September 25, 2021
    All of my experiences with this doctor and all the doctors and staff in the Fox Chase Cancer East Norriton was excellent !!!! They are the best I have ever came into contact with !!!! They all took very good care of me and I know I was in the right place !!! They care deeply about their patients and I could feel their love !!!!!!!!
  • 5.0
    August 18, 2021
    My experience with Fox Chase & Dr. Cohen was very positive during my weeks of treatment. There was always a professional atmosphere yet friendly and calming!
  • 4.0
    August 18, 2021
    Sometimes communication could be better.
  • 5.0
    July 29, 2021
    Dr. Cohen and staff provided exceptional care.
  • 5.0
    July 04, 2021
    Dr. Cohen is very passionate and show empathy toward her patients' needs. She is always willing to hear my concerns. Every time I leave her office feeling better than when I arrived, because of her willingness to explain things and to provide advice and recommendations that could help my situation.
  • 5.0
    April 21, 2021
    The experience was very good.
  • No Star Ratings Available March 19, 2021
    I have felt safe and in good hands during my radiation treatments and following care
  • 5.0
    March 15, 2021
    Dr. Cohen gave very detailed explanations and use visual drawings.
  • 5.0
    March 05, 2021
    Dr. Cohen was prepared for my visit for a 2nd opinion for [...] care. She was thorough, thoughtful and professional.
  • 5.0
    February 26, 2021
    Everyone at Fox Chase East Norriton was friendly, professional and caring. [...], [...] and [...] - & [...] - & especially Dr. Cohen - were great.
  • No Star Ratings Available February 18, 2021
    I understood fully all the options given to me
  • 5.0
    February 09, 2021
    My visit to the Norristown Facility was always a wonderful experience. They all made me feel like family. Receptionists, clerks, nurses and the wonderful doctors were awesome. Dr. Cohen was awesome. Very understanding & concern over my health. Very informative and made me feel special to her.
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