Igor Astsaturov MD, PhD
Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111
Video: Igor Astsaturov MD, PhD
Colorectal Cancer Treatment at Fox Chase Cancer Center
(Jan 14, 2013)
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gastrointestinal cancer treatment team.
American Board of Internal Medicine;
I chose to stay at Fox Chase as an attending physician for the love of the institutional environment and the great patients I am so privileged to treat. I love my work for the great team spirit cultivated among my colleagues, physicians and nurses. I am extremely grateful to the fact that patients are at the center of everybody’s attention. It is easy for me to do my job in such an atmosphere of concern and indefatigable compassion.
Fox Chase also offers me an opportunity to work both in the clinic and in the lab, where I am studying cancer biology with the goal to design better treatment options for the patients. In my field of gastrointestinal malignancies, I am convinced that the treatment choices for each individual cancer patient will soon be defined by the molecular makeup of their cancer cells. This knowledge can help us match the treatment strategies with the biology of individual patient’s tumors. I am interested to translate the knowledge about cancer available in the lab to the clinic by conducting hypothesis-driven clinical trials.
I am deeply convinced that the best way to help our patients is to push the boundaries by doing clinical and basic research.
I.M. Sechenov Medical Academy, Moscow, Russia, 1992
Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine, Good Samaritan Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 2002-2005;
PhD in Hematology/Oncology, Russian Hematological Research Center, Moscow, Russia, 1994-1996;
Residency in Internal Medicine/Hematology, Russian Hematological Research Center, Moscow, Russia, 1992-1994
Medical Oncology Fellow,
Fox Chase Cancer Center,
Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Dept. of Immunology, Univ. of Toronto,
Ontario, Canada, 1998-2002
Honors and Awards
Research Training Award,
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, 2000-2001;
G. Soros International Science Educational Program Award, Moscow, Russia, 1996-1997;
Training Award (ICRETT),
International Union Against Cancer, Geneva, Switzerland, 1995;
Physician's Diploma with Honors; Personal Lenin Scholarship for Academic Excellence;
Faculty of Medicine, Sechenov Medical Academy, Moscow, Russia, 1985-1992