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Shelly Hayes, MD

Dr. Hayes

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center Buckingham
2365 Heritage Center Drive
Furlong, PA 18925

About

Director, Fox Chase Cancer Center Buckingham

Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology

Treatment Focus

CyberKnife training; Lung Cancer; Breast Cancer; gynecological cancers; CNS malignancies; IMRT; stereotactic body radiation and stereotactic radiosurgery

Key Awards

Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs 2021
Radiation Oncology

Treatment Philosophy

I would like to give you a little background about myself, my training and my approach to treating cancer patients.

I did my undergraduate work at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in bioengineering. I attended medical school at Temple University and did my residency in radiation oncology at the Fox Chase Cancer Center where I served as chief resident in 2005-06. During my training, I participated in many clinical research projects which have been published in various peer reviewed journals and presented at our national meeting of radiation oncologists. My research endeavors earned me the RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award in 2006.

Upon finishing my residency, I entered private practice, joining a radiation oncology group in Richmond, VA where I spent two years. During that time, I attended training in Pittsburgh, PA, becoming certified on the gamma knife, a radiosurgery treatment unit to treat benign and malignant tumors and other conditions in the brain. While practicing in Richmond, I worked in conjunction with a large neurosurgery group and treated many types of central nervous system tumors. I became board-certified in radiation oncology in 2008. I am now returning to Fox Chase as the Director of the Fox Chase Cancer Center- Buckingham radiation facility in Bucks County... Expand

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • 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

Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • CyberKnife Trained

Memberships

  • American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology

Honors & Awards

  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, 2013-16, 2018-20
  • Best Doctors in America® , 2013-14, 2019-2020, Radiation Oncology
  • America's Top Doctors®2016-17
  • Chief Resident Fox Chase Cancer Center 2005-06
  • 2006 RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award
Patient Stories

Chuck Leonard

Kidney Cancer

Chuck Leonard

Kidney Cancer

In August 2012, at the age of 61, Chuck Leonard was diagnosed with stage four kidney cancer that had metastasized to his lungs. After seeing one doctor, Chuck decided to seek a second opinion from a specialist at Fox Chase Cancer Center, where he planned to take part in a clinical trial. However, additional testing revealed he was a candidate for surgery. Chuck also underwent radiation using Cyberknife technology at Fox Chase Buckingham after an MRI revealed the kidney cancer had spread to his brain. “In 2016, I can mark three years since I have had detectable cancer,” he said. “I’m so thankful for all the outstanding care, both medical and other, provided by Fox Chase and the caring doctors and nurses. Hopefully, my tests will continue to have good outcomes, and, if not, I know I’m getting the best care possible from Fox Chase Cancer Center.”

Barbara Lanza

Pancreatic Cancer

Barbara Lanza

Pancreatic Cancer

In January 2010, Barbara Lanza, who had just turned 52, was admitted to the emergency room four times during a trip to Florida. When she returned home, Barabara met with her doctor, where more tests were ordered; the tests revealed a mass on the head of her pancreas. Barbara's doctor referred her to Fox Chase Cancer Center, where she was diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer. She underwent chemotherapy and radiation before she was ready for a complex surgery, followed by one last procedure: a stent put into her collapsed superior mesenteric vein. Barbara has recovered well and is so pleased she received treatment at Fox Chase. “I had the best team–Dr. Denlinger, Dr. Karachristos, and Dr. Hayes did everything they could to save me. And Dr. Hoffman? What can I say? He’s not head of pancreatic surgery for nothing! He’s the best there is,” she said.

Deb Kolanko

Breast Cancer

Deb Kolanko

Breast Cancer

Deb Kolanko truly believes that everything in life happens for a purpose and reason. On that note, she believes her cancer diagnosis was just part of her bigger plan. In June 2012, Deb was enjoying retirement and preparing for the birth of her first grandchild. “I was extremely busy with  life and the fun things it had to offer … family, friends, my puppies, and of course, planning for the little one who was due in June,” said Deb, who added “life could not get any better.” Her beautiful granddaughter Madeleine was born on June 13.

Bill Dennis

Prostate Cancer

Bill Dennis

Prostate Cancer

As a doctor himself, Bill Dennis was all too familiar with the early warning signs of cancer. Dennis, a physician specializing in pediatrics at a practice in Warminster, PA, was experiencing difficulty urinating in 2014. He consulted with a urologist at his local hospital who performed a transurethral resection. The test revealed that Dennis, who was 71, had prostate cancer.

“It was somewhat upsetting,” Dennis admits. “I’m a physician, and I knew what the next steps would be, but I didn’t like the idea of having cancer one bit.”

Robert Showalter

Prostate Cancer

Robert Showalter

Prostate Cancer

Bob Showalter describes himself as a fanatic when it comes to history. During a project researching his family genealogy, he discovered that history does indeed repeat itself. While tracing his family tree, Bob learned that his family had a history of cancer, inspiring him to stay vigilant with annual physicals and screenings. "I figured odds were, I'd get cancer, too." Those unhappy odds played out in September 2009, when Bob, who was 61, received his own diagnosis.

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Research Profile

Research Interests

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.

Publications

Selected Publications

Fareed MM, Eldib AA, Weiss SE, Hayes SB, Li J, Ma CC. A treatment planning comparison between a novel rotating gamma system and robotic linear accelerator based intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery/radiotherapy. Physics in medicine and biology, 63(3):035029, 2018. PubMed

Esposito AC, Crawford J, Sigurdson ER, Handorf EA, Hayes SB, Boraas M, Bleicher RJ. Omission of radiotherapy after breast conservation surgery in the postneoadjuvant setting. Journal of Surgical Research, 221:49-57, 2018. PMC5729922

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.

Ratings

181 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

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OVERALL RATING

5.0 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

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41 PATIENT COMMENTS

  • 5.0
    March 29, 2022
    Outstanding doctor and staff. Very caring. Listen to all your concerns. Provide excellent follow up recommendations. Dr. Hayes is wonderful.
  • 5.0
    March 26, 2022
    Dr. Hayes is the most compassionate Doctor. She listened to all my concerns and showed genuine concern for my issues. She is the best! I am very grateful that she is part of my care team at [...]!
  • 5.0
    March 23, 2022
    Dr. Hayes is the best.
  • 5.0
    March 18, 2022
    Dr. Hayes and everyone else in that office are among my favorites ever. They always take all the time in the world and are always genuinely interested and concerned.
  • 5.0
    March 18, 2022
    Dr. Hayes and her staff are top notch. I can only say "thank you: to them for excellent care.
  • 5.0
    March 13, 2022
    Dr Hayes is one of the few providers that completes a comprehensive exam, and genuinely asks questions
  • 5.0
    February 21, 2022
    Dr. Hayes and the staff are the bomb!
  • 5.0
    January 28, 2022
    I wish all health care providers were as kind, knowledgeable and thorough as my team was over the past 2 years well done.
  • 5.0
    January 26, 2022
    Dr. Hayes was very proactive about a medical issue unrelated to cancer - She shared contacts and facilitated new treatment options.
  • 5.0
    January 13, 2022
    Shining example of a bright, sharp, shining healthcare provider.
  • 5.0
    January 11, 2022
    Quite confident provider will plan the proper treatment to prevail.
  • 5.0
    January 06, 2022
    Everyone at the _____ office was courteous, caring and accommodating.
  • 5.0
    December 29, 2021
    Dr. Hayes and team are among the most caring and professional I have ever encountered.
  • 5.0
    December 03, 2021
    Doctor Hayes is very caring and professional.
  • 5.0
    November 26, 2021
    Fantastic clinic run by top notch staff and lead by rock star oncologist, Dr. Hayes. [...]
  • 5.0
    October 19, 2021
    Dr. Hayes and team are exemplary professionals.
  • 5.0
    October 18, 2021
    Dr. Hayes is always very professional & thorough. It is a pleasure to go there.
  • 5.0
    September 27, 2021
    Dr. Hayes saw me on very short notice and spent a good deal of time addressing all my concerns.
  • 5.0
    September 24, 2021
    Very kind and caring staff especially the Radiation Technologist. Dr, Hayes is the best, very knowledgeable, easy to talk to and very down to earth. She listens extremely well and answered all my questions with very understandable answers. She takes my perspective into consideration when we are dealing with my health care. I could not ask for a better team to guide me thorough my fight to cure my cancer.
  • 5.0
    August 20, 2021
    I have only positive things to say about this practice and I have already recommended this practice to my friends. I'm currently VERY HAPPY with Dr. Hayes and her staff.
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