Robert Allen Burger, MD, FACOG, FACS
Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111
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Ovarian cancer patients encouraged to start with specialist
March 12, 2013
By Jennifer Lynn, NewsWorks
A study from the University of California, Irvine, suggests that where ovarian cancer patients are treated can make a significant difference. A large percentage of women who elect to receive treatment from their local gynecologist would do better at an experienced cancer center.
According to Dr. Robert Burger, "There are sort of hallmark symptoms and signs of a diagnosis of ovarian cancer that a primary care physician should be aware of. And when there is such a suspicion, then a consultation with a gynecologic oncologist is paramount."
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Associate Director for Research,
Section of Gynecologic Oncology
Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology
Director, Women's Cancer Center
Attending Surgeon, Gynecologic Oncology
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Gynecological Malignancies and Related Problems, Ovarian Cancer, Surgical Management of Pelvic Masses, Endrometrial Cancer and Hyperplasia, Cervical Cancer and Dysplasia, Uterine Sarcoma, Vulvar Cancer and Dysplasia, Vaginal Cancer and Dysplasia, Gestational Trophoblastic Disease and Molar Pregnancy
Originally from the northeastern part of the U.S. (New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania), I am one of the newest physicians on staff at Fox Chase. After ten years at the University of California, in September 2008 I moved back to Philadelphia with my wonderful wife and children to join the Fox Chase family.
As a Gynecologic Oncologist, I am committed to helping women affected by or at risk for developing female pelvic cancers such as ovarian, uterine and cervical cancer, through excellence in both patient care and clinical research. This dedication began early in my medical education not only because of the unique problems and challenges women with gynecologic tumors face, but also because of uplifting personal experiences in taking care of this special group of patients.
I came to Fox Chase because of the collegial working environment; the comprehensive, leading-edge approach to patient care; and the integration of research, which has already led to advances in our understanding of how cancers develop, how they may be prevented and how they can be treated more effectively.
In my clinical practice I have always emphasized the importance of communication, patient education and autonomy in the medical decision making process.
New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, 1988
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, PA, 1988-1992
Gynecologic Oncology, University of California, Irvine,
Irvine, California, 1992-1996
Chair, Information Technology,
Society of Gynecologic Oncologists ;
Chair, Developmental Therapeutics for Ovarian/Primary Peritoneal Cancer,
Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG);
Member, Phase I and Ovarian Cancer Committees, GOG;
Member, American College of Surgeons;
Member, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology;
Member, American Association for Cancer Research;
Member, Alpha Omega Alpha
Research InterestsTargeted Therapy of Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment and Prevention
Developmental Therapeutics for Gynecologic Cancers
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