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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

Sonia Smith

Breast Cancer

Sonia Smith

Breast Cancer

I was very busy as the Economic and Business Development Program Administrator for Bucks County, PA, when a routine mammogram in January 2011 confirmed that I had stage 2 breast cancer in my left breast. Further testing at my local hospital found that the cancer had spread to all 4 quadrants of my breast.

Bill Gruccio

Prostate Cancer

Bill Gruccio

Prostate Cancer

When a needle biopsy confirmed that I had stage 1 prostate cancer, my urologist recommended a radical prostectomy, which would remove the prostate gland and the surrounding tissue. I decided to research other treatments that use minimally invasive or robotic-assisted surgery to see if there was another viable option for me. 

Michael Green

Prostate Cancer

Michael Green

Prostate Cancer

When Michael Green learned he had prostate cancer, he sought treatment at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Because Michael's PSA level was increasing very slowly, he was advised that he could either choose active surveillance with regular monitoring of PSA levels, or intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to precisely target and deliver doses of radiation. Michael chose the radiation, so he could take care of the cancer before it got worse. Michael received radiation at Fox Chase Buckingham, which was on his way home from work. Today, he feels 100%. "I knew the caliber of care that is standard at Fox Chase," he said. "I am very lucky and attribute my success to Dr. Hayes and Fox Chase. She is brilliant and professional, and displays so much empathy. I can’t say enough about Dr. Hayes and her staff."

John Fitzpatrick

Prostate Cancer

John Fitzpatrick

Prostate Cancer

John Fitzpatrick is the kind of guy who likes to weigh all his options. He's also a big believer in preventive medicine, which is one reason he got a PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test along with his regular physical 5 years ago. A PSA test indicates a man's likliehood of developing prostate cancer. "I wanted to have a baseline," said John, a resident of Langhorne, PA, who celebrated his 62nd birthday in 2010.

Margaret McCaughey

Sarcoma;  Skin Cancer

Margaret McCaughey

Sarcoma;  Skin Cancer

At 54, Peggy McCaughey is counting her blessings. In addition to her husband, Hugh, and their two daughters, Hannah Rose and Grace Kelly, she feels blessed to be alive. "I am overjoyed to share my experience about Fox Chase Cancer Center,” she says. 

Peggy's journey began with heavy menstrual periods, losing hair and back pain. She shared her concerns with her gynecologist who suggested hormone therapy. “I could not tolerate it,” Peggy recalls.

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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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