CCA

 

Cancer Care
Associates

  Lee Riley, MD, PhD
  Darius Desai, MD
  Susan Chang, MD

801 Ostrum Street
Bethlehem, PA
18015

Voice:
(610) 954-2140

FAX:
(610) 954-6055

St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network

 

Cancer Care Associates
of
St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network

Cancer Care Associates (CCA) was established in 1998 to provide the Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey region with compassionate, state-of-the-art Cancer Care as close to home as possible.  Our mission is to provide our patients with the best care available or to ensure that they get to a facility that can provide the care if we are unable to do so.

 
 

              

Members of our organization:

Lee B. Riley, MD, PhD, FACS  Surgical Oncologist

Darius C. Desai, MD, FACS Surgical Oncologist
Susan C. Chang, MD Breast Specialist
Stacey Anton Elesia Fowler
Kristine Blewis Kate Kershner
Rose Cabral Angeline Williams
   

Lee B. Riley, MD, PhD, FACS

Lee Riley graduated from Austin College with a bachelors of arts in 1978.  He subsequently started both graduate school and medical school at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas.  During the next 8 years he initiated the University of Texas MD/PhD program at Houston.  In 1986 he received his PhD in Tumor Immunology and his MD in Medicine.  Dr. Riley then entered a surgical residency program at the University of Texas Medical School.  During this time he spent and additional year of training under the direction of Charles Balch, MD at the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.  Following the completion of his residency program, he moved to Philadelphia and began a two-year fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center.  In 1994 he completed his fellowship and was asked to join the department of Surgery at Fox Chase Cancer center where he stayed for three years.  In 1997, Dr. Riley joined the St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network as the Medical Director of the Cancer Center and the Chief of Surgical Oncology.  Here, he established Cancer Care Associates and in 2002 recruited Darius C. Desai, the second Surgical Oncologist of the organization.

 

Awards

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Clinical Investigator Training Program (CITP, K12:  CA 01728-02), 1994.

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American Cancer Society Clinical Oncology Fellowship Award (93-190-1), 1993.

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George W. Waldren Surgical Award, 1992.  Awarded annually to the outstanding chief surgical resident as chosen by the faculty.

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Walter G. Sterling Award for Excellence, 1986.  "The Walter G. Sterling Award for Excellence is given annually to the outstanding graduating senior of the Medical School as chosen by the faculty.  The award recipient “exhibited scholastic superiority, outstanding interpersonal relations, energy and one who has earned the respect and affection of his or her patients". Class size 200.

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Del and Dennis McCarthy Fellowship for Surgical Research,  1988.  This one year award is given annually to a surgical resident or fellow to facilitate their research in surgical oncology.

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NCI Surgical Oncology Fellowship (IT32CA09599) P.I.  Charles Balch, 1988.  This one year fellowship is given annually to selected surgical oncology fellows to offset the costs of their salary, tuition and laboratory expenses.

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National Science Foundation M.D./Ph.D. Training Stipend, 1983, 1984, 1985.  This stipend is awarded annually to selected M.D./Ph.D. candidates.

 

 

Organizations

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Society of Surgical Oncology

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American College of Surgeons

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American Society of Clinical Oncology

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The American Association of Immunologists

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Association of Cancer Executives

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American Medical Association

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The Official ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists

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Pennsylvania Medical Society

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Pennsylvania Society Oncology and Hematology

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The National Registry of Who's Who

 

 

Publications

Books

Riley, L.B. and Eisenberg, B.  1993.  Cancer of the Small Intestine.  In:  J C Harvey and E Beattie (eds): "Cancer Surgery." New York: W.B. Saunders Co., 1993.

Articles

Esser S, Reilly WT, Riley LB, Eyvazzadeh C, Arcona S.
The role of sentinel lymph node mapping in staging of colon and rectal cancer.
Dis Colon Rectum. 2001 Jun;44(6):850-4; discussion 854-6.

Riley LB, Delatore J.
Treating liver metastases: let us count the ways.
Curr Surg. 2001 Mar;58(2):119-125.

Riley LB, Lange MK, Browne RJ, Cochrane PJ, Choi IJ, Davis B, Arcona S, Alhadeff JA.
Analysis of cathepsin D in human breast cancer: usefulness of the processed 31 kDa active form of the enzyme as a prognostic indicator in node-negative and node-positive patients.
Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2000 Mar;60(2):173-9.

Montgomery RC, Hoffma JP, Ross EA, Riley LB, Ridge JA, Eisenberg BL.
Biliary CA 19-9 values correlate with the risk of hepatic metastases in patients with adenocarcinoma of the pancreas.
J Gastrointest Surg. 1998 Jan-Feb;2(1):28-35.

Liu Y, Riley LB, Bohn SA, Boice JA, Stadler PB, Sherley JL.
Comparison of bax, waf1, and IMP dehydrogenase regulation in response to wild-type p53 expression under normal growth conditions.
J Cell Physiol. 1998 Nov;177(2):364-76.

Montgomery RC, Hoffman JP, Riley LB, Rogatko A, Ridge JA, Eisenberg BL.
Prediction of recurrence and survival by post-resection CA 19-9 values in patients with adenocarcinoma of the pancreas.
Ann Surg Oncol. 1997 Oct-Nov;4(7):551-6.

Riley LB, Pellis NR, Schantz SP, Freedman RS, Balch CM, Itoh K.
Humoral modulation of lymphokine-activated killer (LAK)-cell induction in humans: IgG-related and non-IgG inhibitors in sera from cancer patients.
Int J Cancer. 1990 Nov 15;46(5):785-91.

Balch CM, Riley LB, Bae YJ, Salmeron MA, Platsoucas CD, von Eschenbach A, Itoh K.
Patterns of human tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes in 120 human cancers.
Arch Surg. 1990 Feb;125(2):200-5.

LeGrue SJ, Pellis NR, Riley LB, Kahan BD.
Biochemical characterization of 1-butanol-extracted murine tumor-specific transplantation antigens.
Cancer Res. 1985 Jul;45(7):3164-72.

 

Darius C. Desai, MD, FACS

Darius Desai graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.  He attended Medical School at Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University from 1988 to 1992 and undertook a surgical intership at The Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.  Dr. Desai completed his general surgery at the Lankenau Hospital and Medical Research Center in Wynnewood, PA.  His Surgical Oncology fellowship was obtained at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital & Richard J. Solove Research Institute, a NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Columbus Ohio (1998-1999)  He completed a Research fellowship at the same facility in the department of Human Cancer Genetics where he investigated the genetic alterations in hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer (HNPCC).

 

Awards

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Phi Sigma National Biology Honor Society

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NIH Summer Research Grant

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Hobart Amory Hare Honor Medical Society

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Gilson Colby Engel Award for Outstanding Junior Surgical Resident

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The British Journal of Surgery Award for Outstanding Resident

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Anna Elizabeth Fleer Surgical Fellowship Award for Most Outstanding Research

bulletAmerican Cancer Society, Clinical Oncology Fellowship
bulletThe Ohio State University Department of Surgery Surgical Fellow Teaching Award for Outstanding Teaching
bulletFirst Prize Abstract: The 11th Annual International Institute for Clinical PET Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia

 

Organizations

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American College of Surgeons

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American College of Surgeons, PA Chapter

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Society of Surgical Oncology

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American Society of Clinical Oncology

 

Publications

Desai DC, Zervos EE, Arnold MW, Burak WE Jr, Mantil J, Martin EW Jr.
Positron emission tomography affects surgical management in recurrent colorectal cancer patients.
Ann Surg Oncol. 2003 Jan-Feb;10(1):59-64.

Desai DC, Arnold M, Saha S, Hinkle G, Soble D, Fry J, DePalatis LR, Mantil J, Satter M, Martin EW.
Correlative Whole-Body FDG-PET and Intraoperative Gamma Detection of FDG Distribution in Colorectal Cancer.
Clin Positron Imaging. 2000 Sep;3(5):189-196.

Zervos EE, Desai DC, DePalatis LR, Soble D, Martin EW.
18F-labeled fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-guided surgery for recurrent colorectal cancer: a feasibility study.
J Surg Res. 2001 May 1;97(1):9-13.

Desai DC, O'Dorisio TM, Schirmer WJ, Jung SS, Khabiri H, Villanueva V, Martin EW.
Serum pancreastatin levels predict response to hepatic artery chemoembolization and somatostatin analogue therapy in metastatic neuroendocrine tumors.
Regul Pept. 2001 Jan 12;96(3):113-7.

Desai DC, Lockman JC, Chadwick RB, Gao X, Percesepe A, Evans DG, Miyaki M, Yuen ST, Radice P, Maher ER, Wright FA, de La Chapelle A.
Recurrent germline mutation in MSH2 arises frequently de novo.
J Med Genet. 2000 Sep;37(9):646-52.

Desai DC, Smink RD Jr.
Mirizzi syndrome type II: is laparoscopic cholecystectomy justified?
JSLS. 1997 Jul-Sep;1(3):237-9.

Simons RM, Laughlin KV, Kampherstein JA, Desai DC, Shurina RD, Mullin JM.
Pentobarbital affects transepithelial electrophysiological parameters regulated by protein kinase C in rat distal colon.
Dig Dis Sci. 1998 Mar;43(3):632-40.

Desai DC, Brennan EJ Jr, Reilly JF, Smink RD Jr.
The utility of the Hartmann procedure.
Am J Surg. 1998 Feb;175(2):152-4.

Desai DC, Uribe A, Lachman T.
Brachial plexus injury due to compression: an alternate mechanism of injury: case report and review of the literature.
Am Surg. 1997 Jun;63(6):487-9. Review.

Desai DC, Hebra A, Davidoff AM, Schnaufer L.
Wandering spleen: a challenging diagnosis.
South Med J. 1997 Apr;90(4):439-43. Review.

Desai DC, Brennan EJ Jr, Carp NZ.
Paget's disease of the male breast.
Am Surg. 1996 Dec;62(12):1068-72. Review.

Mohandas KM, Swaroop VS, Desai DC.
Dilation of difficult gastrointestinal strictures using a modified wire-guided technique.
Endoscopy. 1995 Aug;27(6):446-8.

Susan S. Chang, MD

Dr. Chang graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993 and then studied Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. She did her internship in Surgery at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in General Surgery. She then completed her General Surgery Residency at the Robert Wood Johnson
Program in 2003. With a strong interest in Breast Surgery, she undertook the Breast Oncology Fellowship at the John Wayne Cancer Center. She joined Cancer Care Associates in 2004.

 

Awards Organizations
21st Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference Fellowship Scholarship Society of Surgical Oncology
New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Resident Essay Contest, Best Clinical Paper 2000 American Society of Breast Surgeons
WW Smith Charitable Trust Scholarship, 1990-1993 American College of Surgeons
R and H Treen Scholarship 1990-1991 American Society of Clinical Oncology
Publications

Early Invasive Breast Cancer. Chang SS, Giuliano GE. In: Khatri VP, ed. Slinical Scenarios in Surgical Oncology, 3rd Ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2004

Breast Disease. Chang SS, Haigh PI, Giuliano AE. In Berek JS, Hacker NF, eds. Practical Gynecologic Oncology, 4th ed. Philadelphia: JB Lippincott, 2004

Chang S, Popowich Y, Greco RS, Haimovich B. Neutrophil survival on biomaterials is determined by surface topography.
J Vasc Surg. 2003 May;37(5):1082-90.

 

 

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