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Thomas J. Galloway, MD

Thomas Galloway, MD

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111


Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology

Chief, Division of Head and Neck Radiation Oncology

Medical Director, Clinical Research


Treatment Focus

  • Intensity modulated radiation therapy
  • Stereotactic body radiation therapy
  • Modulated electron beam therapy
  • Interstitial brachytherapy
  • Rotational arc therapy

Research Program

Key Awards

  • ARRO Educator of the year, Fox Chase Cancer Center 2013
  • Practical Radiation Oncology, Certificate in Excellence of Reviewing, 2013

    Treatment Philosophy

    I joined Fox Chase after completing my residency at the University of Florida in 2010. I specialize in treating cancers of the head and neck and skin cancer.

    Cancer is a complicated, confusing diagnosis. Cancers of the head and neck are particularly challenging because they occur in areas that can affect our ability to perform some of our most basic functions: breathing, speaking, and eating.

    I came to Fox Chase because I believe that the best way to cure these difficult cancers while maintaining quality of life is through a multi-disciplinary approach. Some cancers are cured with radiation alone, some need the assistance of both surgery and chemotherapy, and some are cured without radiation. The team approach at Fox Chase ensures that many different disciplines are working together to decide the best treatment for your unique case with one unifying goal: curing your cancer while avoiding unnecessary toxicity

    Education and Training

    Educational Background

    • MD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2005
    • BS, Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2001


    • American Board of Radiology
    • Radiation Oncology


    • American Society of Therapeutic Radiology (ASTRO)
    • Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG)
    • Institutional Principal Investigator for Fox Chase Cancer Center (Institution 2212) July 2013 - Present
    • American Radium Society (ARS)
    • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
    • American College of Radiology (ACR)
    • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG)

      Honors & Awards

      • ARRO Educator of the year, Fox Chase Cancer Center 2013
      • Practical Radiation Oncology, Certificate in Excellence of Reviewing, 2013
      Patient Stories

      Linda Rathbun

      Head & Neck Cancer

      Linda Rathbun

      Head & Neck Cancer

      I tell people if you are going on this journey, you should not compare yourself to anyone else. Every cancer is different, and every person’s situation is different.

      Tierra Ryan


      Tierra Ryan


      At 31, Tierra Ryan was a young professional woman, working as a pharmacist and a medical writer for a large pharmaceutical company, when she was shocked to learn she was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. Fox Chase Cancer Center was one of two hospitals her doctor recommended. Tierra underwent chemotherapy and radiation therapy at Fox Chase, and in November 2014 was placed on surveillance because her cancer was in remission. Today, she still works in the pharmaceutical industry, but as a medical science liaison focusing on oncology. "I’m truly thankful to the doctors and staff at Fox Chase because they saved my life," Tierra said. "Because of them, I have a long life ahead of me."


































      Stephen Meier

      Head & Neck Cancer

      Stephen Meier

      Head & Neck Cancer

      "I’m the kind of person who isn’t prone to panic. Panic just causes confusion. So, when what began as soreness on the right side of my throat turned out to be cancer, I remained calm and figured somebody can fix it."

      Paul Reitano

      Head & Neck Cancer

      Paul Reitano

      Head & Neck Cancer

      Paul Reitano was an active 45-year-old male with two careers, who was looking to start a family with his wife. After getting an initial diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma from an ENT at a local hospital, Paul and his wife decided to seek a second opinion from Fox Chase Cancer Center. After Paul learned he actually had HPV tonsil cancer, not squamous cell carcinoma, he sought radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and surgery at Fox Chase with the help of Dr. Thomas Galloway. Today he is cancer free. "Not a day goes by since then that I am not grateful that I chose Fox Chase for my care," Paul said. "There was a real comfort in Fox Chase, I trusted them completely.  The decision to be treated by Fox Chase saved my life and allowed me to give life to a little girl."

      Richard Millham

      Skin Cancer

      Richard Millham

      Skin Cancer

      I was diagnosed with Merkel cell carcinoma, a highly aggressive and rare skin cancer, with only about 1,800 cases reported in the United States each year. The dermatologist recommended I seek treatment and a plastic surgeon right away. Fox Chase had a Merkel cell team, one of only about 15 in the country. 


      Research Profile

      Research Program

      Research Interests

      • Head and neck cancer
      • Head and neck cancer survivorship
      • Skin Cancer (both melanoma and non-melanoma)
      • Merkel Cell Carcinoma Radiation target delineation
      • Pre-treatment imaging evaluation beyond the diagnosis
      • Impact of time to treatment in the curative management of head and neck cancer

      Selected Publications

      Murphy CT, Galloway TJ, Handorf EA, Wang L, Mehra R, Flieder D, Ridge JA. The Survival Impact of Increasing Time to Treatment Initiation for Patients with Head and Neck Cancer in the United States. Accepted for publication in Journal of Clinical Oncology PubMed

      Murphy CT, Devarajan K, Wang LS, Mehra R, Ridge JA, Fundakowski C, Galloway TJ. Pre-Treatment Tumor-Specific Growth Rate as a Temporal Biomarker that Predicts Treatment Failure and Improves Risk Stratification for Oropharyngeal Cancer. Accepted for publication in Oral Oncology PubMed

      Lango MN, Galloway TJ, Mehra R, Ebersole B, Liu JC, Burtness B, Moran K, Ridge JA.  Impact of baseline dysphagia on acute feeding tube placement in head and neck cancer patients undergoing definitive radiation.  Epub ahead of print in Head and Neck PubMed

      Galloway TJ, Ridge JA.  Management of squamous cancer metastatic to cervical nodes with unknown primary.  Epub ahead of print in Journal of Clinical Oncology PubMed

      Galloway TJ, Wirth L, Colevas D, Gilbert J, Bauman J, Saba N, Raben D, Mehra R, Burtness B, Jimeno A. A Phase 1 Study of CUDC-101, a multitarget inhibitor of HDACs, EGFR and HER2, in combination with chemoradiation in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (Clinical Cancer Research 2015; 21(7) 1566-1573). PubMed

      Murphy CT, Galloway TJ, Handorf EA, Wang L, Mehra R, Flieder D, Ridge JA. Increasing time to treatment initiation for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck: An analysis of the National Cancer Database. (Cancer 2015; 121(8) 1204-1213). PubMed

      Nguyen-Tan PF, Zhang QE, Ang KK, Wheeler RH, Weber RS, Rosenthal DI, Bahary JP, Kim H, Silverman C, Raben A, Galloway T, Vigneault E, Gore E, Westra WH, Chung CH, Jordan RC, Gillison ML, List M, Le QT. A Randomized Phase III Trial to Test Accelerated versus Standard Fractionation in Combination with Concurrent Cisplatin for Head and Neck Carcinomas (RTOG 0129): Long Term Report of Efficacy and Toxicity. (Journal of Clinical Oncology 2014; 32(34) 3858-3867 

      Lango MN, Egleston B, Fang CY, Burtness B, Galloway T, Liu JC, Mehra R, Ebersole B, Moran KM, Ridge JA. Baseline Health Perceptions, weight-loss and survival in head and neck cancer. (Cancer 2014; 120(6):840-7

      Keller L, Galloway TJ, Holdbrook T, Ruth K, Yang D, Dubyk C, Flieder D, Lango M, Burtness B, Mehra M, Ridge JA. p16 Status, Pathologic and Clinical Characteristics, Biomolecular Signature, and Long Term Outcomes in Unknown Primary Carcinomas of the Head and Neck.  (Head and Neck 2014 36(12) 1677-1684

      Sopka DM, Li T, Lango MN, Mehra R, Liu JC, Burtness B, Flieder D, Ridge JA, Galloway TJ. Dysplasia at the Margin? Investigating the case for Subsequent Therapy in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oral Tongue. (Oral Oncology 2013 49(11): 1083-1087)

      Burtness B, Bauman J, Galloway T. Novel Targets in HPV-Negative Head and Neck Cancer – Overcoming Resistance to EGFR Inhibition. (Lancet Oncology 2013; 14(8): e302-9).

      Lango M, Flieder D, Arrangoiz R, Yu M, Li T, Burtness B, Mehra R, Galloway T, Veloski C, Ridge JA. Effect of extranodal extension on biochemical endpoints, nodal persistence and systemic disease progression in metastatic papillary thyroid carcinoma. (Thyroid. 2013; 23(9): 1099-1105)

      Galloway TJ, Lango MN, Burtness B, Mehra R, Ruth K, Ridge JA. Unilateral Neck Therapy in the Human Papillomavirus Era: Accepted Regional Spread Patterns. (Head and Neck. 2013; 35(2): 160-164)

      Galloway TJ, Amdur RJ, Liu C, Yeung A, Mendenhall WM. Revisiting Unnecessary Larynx Irradiation with Whole Neck IMRT. (Practical Radiation Oncology. 2011 1, 27-32)

      Galloway TJ, Morris CG, Mancuso AA, Amdur RJ, Mendenhall WM. Impact of Radiographic Findings on Prognosis for Skin Cancer with Clinical Perineural Invasion. Cancer. 2005 Mar 15; 103(6):1254-7 PubMed

      Additional Publications

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      • 5.0
        May 21, 2021
        Dr. Galloway and his staff were always pleasant and up beat, full of energy.
      • 5.0
        May 21, 2021
        Dr. Galloway and his team are wonderful - caring, pleasant, and thorough.
      • 5.0
        March 30, 2021
        Dr Galloway and his team they are the best, They saved my life. Thank You
      • 5.0
        March 16, 2021
        Dr. Galloway and all of the staff always gave the best care.
      • 5.0
        February 19, 2021
        Servic was good, on tome and understandable
      • 5.0
        January 24, 2021
        very good as always. No complaints.
      • 5.0
        January 17, 2021
        Every appt with Dr. Galloway and staff is welcoming, courteous, informative and thorough. A joy
      • No Star Ratings Available January 03, 2021
      • No Star Ratings Available December 31, 2020
        very thorough. Answers all questions.
      • 5.0
        December 02, 2020
        Dr. Galloway, nurse [...], scheduler [...] - have all provided me with outstanding care and concern for me.
      • 5.0
        November 28, 2020
        we appreciate the very caring an helpful attitude of all those involved with this service
      • 5.0
        October 03, 2020
        Tom Galloway is an excellent doctor and a great human being. I have recommended him to friends of mine who also have cancer. I am extremely happy with the way he treated me, both medically and as a person. Fox Chase is lucky to have him on staff. [...]
      • 5.0
        September 28, 2020
        DR Galloway is a KEY physician to Fox Chase... I would recommend him all of the time. He is excellent!!!
      • 5.0
        August 31, 2020
        Dr. Galloway was awesome, liked that the had info of my situation up to my seeing him. [...]
      • 5.0
        August 14, 2020
        Dr. Galloway is the best! He is always responsive to my needs when I need-him for anything.
      • 5.0
        July 30, 2020
        All good.
      • 5.0
        May 27, 2020
        l had throat cancer. An DR. Gallaway was my doctor. As far as i can tell hes been an outstanding doctor. i feel pretty good and with his instructions i should be on my way for a complete recovrry.....
      • 5.0
        May 20, 2020
        Very pleasant, polite.
      • 5.0
        May 14, 2020
        Dr. Galloway is top shelf!!
      • 5.0
        April 28, 2020
        excellent care

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