Lainie P Martin, MD
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. Specific areas of research interest include the clinical management of melanoma, and of gynecological cancers such as ovarian cancer. In contrast to breast cancer, which often responds well to treatment and yields a complete cure, ovarian cancer typically recurs in a form resistant to initial treatment. My work is directed both at finding treatments that are effective in increasing survival, and also at providing better palliative care.