Kathryn Evers, MD, FACR
Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111-2497
Top Doctors 2010, 2009
- Jamie Rosati - Mammography Van Patient Stories, Breast Cancer Patient Stories
American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
I joined the staff at Fox Chase in 2000 as the director of mammography and breast imaging services. The interpretation of mammograms is challenging. Every woman's breast tissue is different and varies for the same woman over time or even at different times of the month.
The sophisticated, state-of-the-art technology available at Fox Chase allows us to detect breast cancer. However, it is my role as the radiologist to analyze the image and differentiate between benign and malignant breast lesions. Additional studies such as ultrasound and MRI need to be correlated with the mammogram to make sure that accurate diagnoses are made. Many biopsies are now performed by the radiologist based on the imaging findings.
I entered the field of diagnostic imaging because I enjoy determining the diagnosis based on the imaging findings. Imaging has evolved over the course of my career so that I now have the opportunity to speak with many of my patients, which is the best part of my job.
New York University Medical School, New York, N.Y., 1975
Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.
GI Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.
Honors and Awards
Philadelphia magazine, Top Doctors 2009-2011
Breast Cancer; Role of different imaging modalities; Image guided breast biopsy.
- Freedman G, Anderson P, Goldstein L, Hanlon A, Cianfrocca M, Millenson M, vonMehren M, Torosian M, Boraas M, Nicolaou N, Patchefsky A, Evers, K: Routine mammography is associated with earlier stage disease and greater eligibility for breast conservation in breast carcinoma patients age 40 years and older. Cancer 98:918, 2003.
- Balogh GA1, Russo J, Mailo DA, et al. 1Breast Cancer Research Laboratory, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA. Evers K, Morrow M. The breasts of parous women without cancer has a different genomic profile compared to those with cancer. International Journal of Oncology 31:1165-1175, 2007.
- Tseng M, Byrne C, Evers KA, Daly MB. Dietary intake and breast density in high-risk women: a cross-sectional study. Breast Cancer Res. 2007; 9(5): R72.
- Russo J, Balogh GA1, Russo IH. 1Breast Cancer Research Laboratory, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA. Evers K, Morrow M, Full term pregnancy induces a specific genomic signature in the human breast. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Accepted for publication January, 2009.
- Bleicher RJ, Ciocca RM, Egleston BL, Sesa L, Evers K, et al. Association of routine pretreatment magnetic resonance imaging with time to surgery, mastectomy rate and margin status. J Am Coll Surg 2009; 209:180-7.
- Evers K. To excise or not to excise? Acad. Radiol. 2010; 17(5):545-6. doi: 10.1016/jacra2010.02.006
- Evers K. Significance of finding Micropapillary DCIS on core needle biopsy. Acad Radiol. 2011; 18(7):795-796. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2011.05.001
- Tseng M, Olufade TO, Evers KA , Byrne. Adolescent Lifestyle Factors and Adult Breast Density in U.S. Chinese Immigrant Women, Nutrition and Cancer, 63:3, 342-349, 2011
- Bleicher RJ, Ruth K, Sigurdson ER, Evers K, et al. (In-)efficiencies in the preoperative imaging evaluation of the medicare breast cancer patient. Cancer Res 2011;71:549s
- Crivello M, Ruth K, Sigurdson E, Egleston B, Evers K, et al. Advanced Imaging Modalities in Early Stage Breast Cancer: Preoperative Use in the United States Medicare Population. Annals of Surg. Onc. (2013) 20:102–110. DOI 10.1245/s10434-012-2571-4
- Evers K. Are you Dense? Acad. Radiol. 2015; 22:677-78. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.acra.2015.03.011