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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 2020
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

Diane Check

Breast Cancer

Diane Check

Breast Cancer

After a triple negative breast cancer diagnosis, Diane Check sought treatment at Fox Chase Cancer Center. With the help of Dr. Marcia Boraas of Fox Chase and Dr. Shelly Hayes of Fox Chase Cancer Center Buckingham, Diane beat breast cancer through chemotherapy and a double mastectomy.

Ellen Anthonisen

Breast Cancer

Ellen Anthonisen

Breast Cancer

I had done my own research and learned that my outcome would be the same whether I had a lumpectomy and radiation or a radical mastectomy. I would gladly have driven to the main campus in Philadelphia, if needed, but I was able to leave home and arrive at Fox Chase Cancer Center Buckingham within 15 minutes or less. 

Suzanne Buck

Ovarian & Primary Peritoneal Cancer

Suzanne Buck

Ovarian & Primary Peritoneal Cancer

I have lived with cancer since 1989, when I was first diagnosed with stage 1 ovarian cancer. Although I’d had a full hysterectomy, the ovarian cancer cells migrated to my colon in 1993 and then to my liver in 1996. With each new diagnosis I underwent surgery and six months of chemotherapy at my local hospital in the Poconos, about two hours north of Philadelphia.

Stephanie Haney

Lung Metastases

Stephanie Haney

Lung Metastases

Stephanie Haney was shocked when she learned she had terminal lung cancer at the age of 39, but was determined to do everything she possibly could to find the best treatment available. After undergoing treatment at a hospital near her home, she continued her research, when she came across a clinical trial being offered at Fox Chase Cancer Center that targeted a specific genetic mutation she carried. Following the completion of the clinical trial, she also underwent radiation therapy through the use of Cyberknife radiation at Fox Chase Buckingham. Today, Stephanie's condition is now monitored and managed at a hospital near her home. "It is important to me that I receive the most progressive treatments possible to sustain my quality of life and my time with my children," she said. "I am extremely grateful for the care and individual attention I received at Fox Chase. Thanks to the incredible team there, I am an active participant in my life, and I don’t intend to let lung cancer get in the way of that."

Marsha Berman

Lung Cancer

Marsha Berman

Lung Cancer

Being diagnosed and treated for cancer has certainly has made me treasure every day and the experiences that come with each day. When you are diagnosed with cancer, it is important to keep a positive attitude, to surround yourself with caring, loving people, and to develop a good support system.

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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

132 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

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OVERALL RATING

5.0 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

  • 5.0
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23 PATIENT COMMENTS

  • 5.0
    October 30, 2019
    Dr. Shelly Hayes and staff at Fox Chase are the best!!
  • 5.0
    October 28, 2019
    Dr. Shelly Hayes & her entire staff are exceptional at what they do. [...] I always leave the office feeling nurtured. loved & uplifted.
  • 5.0
    October 23, 2019
    The team at FCCC Buckingham is top-notch! Caring, respectful, polite, and very professional. Dr. Hayes is tremendous - always taking as much time as is necessary to answer questions and explain things.
  • 5.0
    October 23, 2019
    I love her! She is so kind & understanding.
  • 5.0
    October 23, 2019
    Helpful in explaining recent G.I. (Phy) visit as related to F.C. procedure.
  • 5.0
    October 17, 2019
    I am always greeted by a friendly staff who seem really concerned: Dr. Hayes is professional and yes concerned & friendly.
  • 5.0
    October 13, 2019
    Great experience, always a calm visit.
  • 5.0
    September 23, 2019
    Great - as usual.
  • 5.0
    September 17, 2019
    I think Dr. Hayes is the best.
  • 5.0
    September 16, 2019
    Exceptional patient care!
  • 5.0
    September 15, 2019
    Excellent coverage.
  • 5.0
    August 28, 2019
    love dr Hayes and all her staff super friendly caring and professional
  • 5.0
    August 13, 2019
    Very pleased. Excellent care during entire procedure I will highly recommend (Fox & Hayes).
  • 5.0
    August 09, 2019
    the Dr and her staff are always thorough and pleasant
  • 5.0
    August 07, 2019
    Have a had a very good experience with Dr. Hayes. [...] Exceptional patient care!
  • 5.0
    August 06, 2019
    Everything was good. [...] does a good job with my treatment. Dr. Hays is the best.
  • 5.0
    July 24, 2019
    excellent
  • 5.0
    July 02, 2019
    Dr. Hayes listens to you, answers all questions. She takes time with you, never in a rush. [...] Dr. Hayes and her entire staff provide treatment and emotional support for their cancer patients! Dr. Hayes and staff are wonderful!!
  • 5.0
    June 26, 2019
    [...] Dr. Hayes is a wonderful, kind doctor and would refer anyone to her.
  • 5.0
    June 26, 2019
    Outstanding care.
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