Surgical Oncology Research Fellowship

The Department of Surgery’s surgical oncology service encompasses disease sites including pancreas, colorectal, gastric, melanoma and sarcoma

Current research focuses on clinical, outcomes, and translational projects

This includes the use of national cancer databases such as the National Cancer Database (NCDB), Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER), and the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP). In addition to these, we have utilized in-house prospectively collected databases in various disease sites to perform clinical and outcomes research.

Research support includes on-site statisticians, and the unique assistance of medical students who participate in a summer research program that has been established by Sanjay S. Reddy, MD FACS and Jeffrey M. Farma, MD FACS. This collaborative approach to research helps build a mentoring relationship with the faculty, the fellow, and also the students involved.

  • In addition to the research experience, you will be included in a series of tumor board conference in disciplines including gastrointestinal, melanoma and sarcoma. There are bi-monthly research meetings with faculty, surgical oncology fellows, and the students. Lastly, there are a series of surgical oncology didactics which help complete a robust experience.

    Length of Program and Funding

    Fox Chase Cancer Center, through the department of surgery, is offering a unique one-year funded research fellowship (with the possibility of staying two years) through a national institute of health (NIH) T-32 training grant. Surgical residents interested in pursuing careers in the field of surgical oncology will have the opportunity to conduct research in either clinical, outcomes, or translational areas of interest.

    How to Apply

    The application process is on a rolling admission basis.
    For positions beginning July 1, 2021.

    Contact Information

    For further information regarding the application process, please contact:

    Jeffrey Farma, [email protected]
    Sanjay Reddy, [email protected]

    Fox Chase Cancer Center
    333 Cottman Avenue, P0133
    Philadelphia, PA 19111-2497