Lee Riley, MD, PhD
Darius Desai, MD
Susan Chang, MD
801 Ostrum Street
Hospital & Health Network
Cancer Care Associates
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 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.
Clinical Investigator Training Program (CITP,
K12: CA 01728-02), 1994.
American Cancer Society Clinical Oncology
Fellowship Award (93-190-1), 1993.
George W. Waldren Surgical Award, 1992.
Awarded annually to the outstanding chief surgical resident as chosen by the
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.
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
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.
National Science Foundation M.D./Ph.D.
Training Stipend, 1983, 1984, 1985. This stipend is awarded annually to
selected M.D./Ph.D. candidates.
Society of Surgical Oncology
American College of Surgeons
American Society of Clinical Oncology
The American Association of Immunologists
Association of Cancer Executives
American Medical Association
The Official ABMS Directory of Board
Certified Medical Specialists
Pennsylvania Medical Society
Pennsylvania Society Oncology and Hematology
The National Registry of Who's Who
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.
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
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
J Cell Physiol. 1998 Nov;177(2):364-76.
Montgomery RC, Hoffman JP, Riley LB, Rogatko A, Ridge JA, Eisenberg
Prediction of recurrence and survival by
post-resection CA 19-9 values in patients with adenocarcinoma of the
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
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.
American College of
American College of
Surgeons, PA Chapter
Society of Surgical
Society of Clinical Oncology
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
J Surg Res. 2001 May 1;97(1):9-13.
Desai DC, O'Dorisio TM, Schirmer WJ, Jung SS, Khabiri H, Villanueva V,
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
J Med Genet. 2000 Sep;37(9):646-52.
Desai DC, Smink RD Jr.
Mirizzi syndrome type II: is laparoscopic
JSLS. 1997 Jul-Sep;1(3):237-9.
Simons RM, Laughlin KV, Kampherstein JA, Desai DC, Shurina RD, Mullin
Pentobarbital affects transepithelial
electrophysiological parameters regulated by protein kinase C in rat
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
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.
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
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.
|21st Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference
||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
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
J Vasc Surg. 2003 May;37(5):1082-90.
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