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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

  • 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
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
 

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