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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

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

76 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

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OVERALL RATING

4.9 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

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15 PATIENT COMMENTS

  • 5.0
    November 25, 2019
    Outstanding care!!!
  • 5.0
    November 24, 2019
    I always leave there feeling reassured that I am in good hands!
  • 5.0
    November 20, 2019
    Had a good experience [...]
  • 5.0
    October 30, 2019
    Dr. Cohen was sent from heaven and I am very fond of her.
  • 5.0
    October 01, 2019
    Dr. Cohen & her staff are first class & knowledgeable. Would highly recommend her & the facility.
  • 5.0
    August 21, 2019
    Overall good experience & very good results. [...]
  • 5.0
    July 09, 2019
    Dr. Cohen and her teams have been wonderful, responding effectively during and after business hours.
  • 5.0
    May 20, 2019
    Everyone that I had contact with was very caring and I never felt I was not important.
  • 5.0
    May 05, 2019
    It was a good experience for a tough problem.
  • 5.0
    April 04, 2019
    Dr. Randi Cohen has provided excellent care & emotional support through my cancer treatment. I would HIGHLY recommend her!
  • 5.0
    March 19, 2019
    Good experience.
  • 5.0
    March 03, 2019
    Dr. Cohen is my radiation oncologist and of all the drs. I have seen at Fox Chase she is the most interested & compassionate to all of my patient needs. She cares enough to interact with me as a person [...] and not just another CASE! Fox Chase is blessed to have her on staff. (I was treated (radiation) at Fox Chase, East Noritaon)
  • 5.0
    February 24, 2019
    Dr. Cohen and her staff at Fox Chase East Norriton have been absolutely fantastic throughout my radiation journey. They made a difficult treatment a bit easier to tolerate.
  • 5.0
    February 09, 2019
    Dr. Cohen & her team went above & beyond my expectations. She is a wonderful, thoughtful, caring person, along with the whole team. Radiation techs were the best.
  • 3.8
    February 06, 2019
    Good experience.
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