Tara Morrison, MD, FRCP (C)
Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111
Viedo: Tara Morrison, MD, FRCP (C)
Brain Cancer, NovoTTF-100A Therapy
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario;
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Fellow;
American Association of Psychiatry and Neurology;
United Council for Neurologic Sub-Specialties – certification in Neuro-Oncology, July 2011.
I joined Fox Chase Cancer Center's medical oncology staff as a neuro-oncologist in 2008.
The biggest thing for me is to provide comprehensive care to my patients and their families. The diagnosis of a brain tumor is a devastating moment in their lives, and I want them to know that I will be there for them. I am always open to questions. I will take as long as they need to answer their concerns.
My philosophy is to give top quality patient care both to improve the length of a patient’s life and also the quality of life. That is critical in my eyes. I am committed to providing the most up-to-date and aggressive therapy possible for all patients. We have recently been certified to prescribe and monitor the newest FDA-approved therapy for Glioblastoma — the NovoTTF-110A device, also known as NovoCure. We are the only Philadelphia area center for this device, and look forward to providing this care for patients.
Neuro-oncology, to me, includes not only those patients with devastating brain tumors but also those other patients with cancer who have neurologic problems. This could be either as a result of the cancer itself or as a result of the necessary treatments they are getting. Diagnosing and helping their oncologists find the origins of these problems and reducing their impact on the cancer patients' quality of life is another aspect of my job I enjoy.
University of Ottawa, School of Medicine, Ontario, Canada, 1995
Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
Neuropathology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C.;
Neuro-Oncology and General Neurology, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, Ontario, Canada