Steven J. Cohen MD
Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111
Dr. Steve Cohen is a member of PCRT
The Pancreatic Cancer Research Team (PCRT) is a collaboration of international researchers with the mission to organize and accelerate the clinical development of new agents for the treatment of patients with pancreatic cancer. PCRT offers a central resource for patients seeking the most up-to-date clinical trials.
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(Feb 11, 2013)
Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology;
Medical Director, Medical Oncology,
Fox Chase Cancer Center Partners
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American Board of Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology
I joined the staff at Fox Chase in 2002 after completing my fellowship here. In 2004, I was named Associate Medical Director of the Fox Chase Network (now Fox Chase Cancer Center Partners), a group of regional cancer centers affiliated with Fox Chase.
Early in my fellowship, I realized that I wanted to dedicate my career to helping discover new therapies for patients with gastrointestinal cancers. While progress continues to be made, we still have work to do. I have a particular research interest in discovering new treatments for patients with pancreatic, biliary and colorectal cancer.
Fox Chase is a well-known center, but small enough that collaboration between clinical and basic science researchers is frequent. In fact, we have a Pancreatic Cancer Working Group that meets regularly to review progress in laboratory and clinical research for pancreatic cancer. This results in the newest laboratory discoveries being moved quickly to where it matters--to the patient care setting. In particular, we have been conducting novel studies to target proteins in the surrounding cells around tumors. We have also been studying how to isolate tumor cells in the blood and use them to understand the best therapies for patients.
We take a comprehensive approach in treating patients who have gastrointestinal cancers with a team of experts from many disciplines. This team includes gastroenterologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and surgical oncologists who are dedicated to treating patients with gastrointestinal cancers. It is for this reason that I think Fox Chase is a special place, one in which each patient receives excellent care. I should know because my own family has been treated here.
MD, State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY, 1996
Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fox Chase Cancer Center/Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA