Shelly Hayes, MD
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Fox Chase Cancer Center Buckingham
2365 Heritage Center Drive
Furlong, PA 18925
CyberKnife training; Lung Cancer; Breast Cancer; gynecological cancers; CNS malignancies; IMRT; stereotactic body radiation and stereotactic radiosurger
I am excited to be part of the Fox Chase family once again. I chose to return to Fox Chase because of the outstanding care we provide. Not only do we offer treatments with the latest, most cutting edge technology, but we do so in an evidence-based manner. We enroll patients on clinical trials, both Fox Chase trials and cooperative group trials, in order to scientifically analyze the most effective treatments. We maintain databases for various disease sites so as to critically analyze our results and make changes in treatment regimens to continually improve our outcomes.
I treat all types of cancer, but have a particular interest in breast, gynecologic, prostate and lung malignancies. I also have an interest in brain and spinal cord tumors. I have experience in using intensity modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiotherapy to treat many different cancers.
My personal philosophy with regards to treating cancer is a patient focused approach. I believe that each patient has a unique set of needs and concerns. I will create an individualized treatment plan to meet those needs. I will work in conjunction with your other physicians to coordinate and streamline your care. Collapse
- Chief Resident, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2005-2006
- Resident, Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2003–2007
- Resident, Preliminary Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2003
- MD, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2002
- BSE, Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1995
- American Board of Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
- CyberKnife Trained
- American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
- American Society of Clinical Oncology
Honors & Awards
- Philadelphia magazine Top Doctors, 2013-2016
- Best Doctors in America®, 2013, 2014
- Chief Resident Fox Chase Cancer Center 2005, 2006
- 2006 RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award
Scott Parker knew something was wrong when he started losing his voice. As a locomotive engineer, he frequently needed to communicate with his colleagues through radios and without his voice, he couldn’t work effectively. Scott’s primary care doctor diagnosed him with allergies but the problem persisted and finally Scott visited an ear, nose and throat doctor who spotted the cancer right away.
Scott, who was 45 when he was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer in 2009, headed straight for Fox Chase Cancer Center because he knew of the center’s name and reputation.
In 2009, John Reeves took a bad fall. "That's when it all started," he recalled. At the age of 78, John didn't recover as quickly as he expected. A former high school football star and self-titled #1 concrete man in Philadelphia, John is a strong guy. He sought medical attention, and during a routine x-ray, doctors saw something suspicious.
A former smoker for 35 years, John kicked the habit in 1995. "I really didn't think about getting lung cancer anymore," he admitted.
Raising hogs, cattle, turkey and chickens on 187 acres in rural Telford doesn't give Kermit Moyer much free time. But in 2009, when a bout of pneumonia at age 58 forced the lifelong farmer to take a break and visit his family doctor, even he was surprised to hear it had been 18 years since his last check up. "He wasn't happy with me,” said Kermit. Although he had no symptoms, and thought nothing of working 12-hour days, his PSA (prostate specific antigen) numbers were off the chart. PSA levels indicate a man's likelihood of developing prostate cancer.
In August 2012, at the age of 61, just two months after he retired, Chuck Leonard was diagnosed with stage four kidney cancer that had metastasized to his lungs. His world came crashing down around him. “My wife and I were devastated,” admits Chuck. “The cancer totally occupied our daily thoughts. Neither of us could sleep. We could barely function.”
In January 2010, Barbara Lanza had just turned 52. Like many women her age, she was trying to lose weight and even tried green tea pills. She began experiencing stomach problems and attributed it to the pills, along with a stressful and physical job working in a dog kennel. Still, she took a family trip to Florida and visited the emergency room four times during her 10 day trip. “I was told it was pancreatitis because my cancer marker levels were too low for concern,” shared Barbara.
I am interested in the effects of respiration on tumor motion in the lung, breast, and abdomen and in utilizing image-guidance to improve the accuracy and efficacy of radiation to these areas. I have also studied parameters for treatment decisions for salvage radiation after prostatectomy for recurrent prostate cancer and the risk of lymphedema in breast cancer patients treated with radiation after lumpectomy.
Lu Wang, Shelly Hayes, Kamen Paskalev, Lihui Jin, Mark K. Buyyounouski, Charlie C.-M. Ma, Steven Feigenberg. "Dosimetric comparison of stereotactic body radiotherapy using 4D CT and multiphase CT images for treatment planning of lung cancer: evaluation of the impact on daily dose coverage." Radiotherapy and Oncology 2009. Article in Press.
Shelly B. Hayes, MD, Gary M. Freedman, MD, Tianyu Li, Penny R. Anderson, MD, Eric Ross. “Does Axillary Boost Increase Lymphedema Compared with Supraclavicular Radiation Alone After Breast Conservation?” International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics, Vol. 72(5), 2008, p1449-55.
Shelly B. Hayes, MD, Yan Chen PhD, Tianyu Li, Gary M. Freedman MD, “An Analysis of Breast Motion due to Respiration using 4D CT simulation.” ASTRO 2007 Poster Presentation.
Pollack A, Hayes S, Roach M III, Merrick G, Anscher MS, Beyer DC, Lawton CA, Lee WR, Michalski JM, Rosenthal SA, Vijayakumar S, Carroll PR, Higano CS, Expert Panel on Radiation Oncology-Prostate. Postradical prostatectomy irradiation in prostate cancer. online publication. Reston (VA): American College of Radiology (ACR); 2006. 18 p. [116 references].
Shelly B. Hayes, MD; Alan Pollack, MD, PhD. “Parameters for Treatment Decisions for Salvage Radiation Therapy.” JCO Nov 10 2005; Vol 23(32);8204-11.
Shelly B. Hayes, MD, Gary M. Freedman, MD, Tianyu Li, Eric Ross, Penny R. Anderson, MD, Andre Konski, MD, MBA. “An Analysis of Outcome Based on Marital Status in Early Stage Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Breast Conservation Therapy.” ASTRO 2005 abstract.
Shelly B. Hayes, MD; Alexandra L. Hanlon, PhD; Eric M. Horwitz, MD; Alan Pollack, MD, PhD; Robert G. Uzzo, MD; and, Steven J. Feigenberg, MD. “Are there any prostate cancer patients without high risk features who need long term androgen deprivation with external beam radiation therapy? A recursive partitioning analysis.” ASTRO 2004 abstract.