Lainie P. Martin, MD
Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111
Deputy Director, Protocol Management Facility
American Board of Internal Medicine;
After completing my fellowship at Fox Chase Cancer Center, I joined the medical staff in 2006. Fox Chase is a wonderful environment in which to work because of its caring team of physicians, nurses and staff. My patients frequently tell me that the community at Fox Chase Cancer Center is a source of much-needed comfort as they navigate a difficult time in their lives.
The team approach is another reason Fox Chase is so special. The close collaboration among medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiologists and pathologists results in the most comprehensive plan for each patient.
Patient education is a priority because an informed patient can make the best treatment decisions. Patients who understand their disease and know what to expect throughout their treatment can reduce some of the fears associated with a diagnosis of cancer. Rather than dictating treatment, I treat each patient as an individual. For example, some patients prefer a more aggressive plan, while others decide to take a more conservative course of treatment. It is very important for patients to participate in making the treatment decisions that are best for them.
The clinical trials available at Fox Chase give patients access to more treatment options and the hope of improving cancer treatment for future patients. I have a special interest in targeted-therapies, which have become important to the future of cancer treatment. These therapies have the potential to reduce toxic side effects and improve control of disease.
There are many questions yet to be answered about the causes of cancer and more effective treatments are needed. Here at Fox Chase Cancer Center, we have been working in the laboratory and in the clinic to find more effective treatments and to advance cancer care. It is a privilege to participate in this effort and to work for and with my patients to provide them with the best care available.
Temple University School of Medicine, Phila., Pa., 1999
Internal Medicine, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Mass.
Hematology-Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple University, Phila., Pa.
Lainie P Martin, MD - Assistant Professor