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Gary Freedman, M.D.

Gary Freedman, M.D.

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Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Radiation Oncology

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University of Pennsylvania
Radiation Oncology
PCAM / TRC 4 West
3400 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-614-0756
Education:
B.A. (Classics)
University of Virginia, 1988.
M.D. (Medicine)
Temple University School of Medicine, 1993.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

My academic and clinical practice is limited to breast cancer and I serve clinical chief of the breast service. I was recognized by Penn Medicine for clinical excellence by induction into the Academy of Master Clinicians in 2013. I have been recognized by my peers with the honor of inclusion in the 2009 -2014 editions of America’s Top Doctors, and the 2008 – 2014 America’s Top Doctors for Cancer by Castle Connolly Medical LTD.

Description of Research Expertise

I have an academic focus limited to breast cancer. My research interests have been focused on shortening radiation courses by hypofractionation, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) with concurrent boost, proton beam radiation, and cardiac effects of radiation therapy/techniques to reduce cardiac dose in breast cancer. I have published over 75 peer-reviewed manuscripts, review articles and book chapters about breast cancer, radiation for early and advanced stage disease, radiation for intact breast and post-mastectomy indications, and radiation therapy techniques and side effects. I am a member of the NRG/RTOG breast cancer steering committee, co-author and co-Radiation Oncology principle investigator for protocol RTOG 1005 A Phase III Trial of Accelerated Whole Breast Irradiation With Hypofractionation Plus Concurrent Boost Versus Standard Whole Breast Irradiation Plus Sequential Boost For Early-Stage Breast Cancer.

Selected Publications

Freedman, GM: The End of the Beginning of our Understanding About Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation. The Breast Journal 20(2): 113-115, 2014.

Moran MS, Schnitt SJ, Giuliano AE, Harris JR, Khan SA, Horton J, Klimberg S, Chavez-Macgregor M, Freedman G, Houssami N, Johnson PL, Morrow M: Society of Surgical Oncology-American Society for Radiation Oncology Consensus Guideline on Margins for Breast-Conserving Surgery With Whole-Breast Irradiation in Stages I and II Invasive Breast Cancer. J Clin Oncol 32: 1507-15, 2014.

Edwards C, Gao F, Freedman GM, Margenthaler JA, Fisher C: Margin index: a useful tool for the breast surgeon? Journal of Surgical Research 2014 Notes: Accepted for publication 3/14/2014.

Halyard MY, Harris EER, Bailey L, Bellon JR, Freedman GM, Goyal S, Horst KC, Moran MS, Park CC, Suh WW, Toppmeyer D, Haffty BG: ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Local-Regional Recurrence (LRR) and Salvage Surgery—Breast Cancer. Oncology Page: 157-165, 2014.

Badiyan SN, Shah C, Arthur D, Khan AJ, Freedman G, Poppe MM, Vicini FA: Hypofractionated Regional Nodal Irradiation for Breast Cancer: Examining the Data and Potential for Future Studies. Radiother Oncol 2014.

Freedman GM: Topical Agents for Radiation Dermatitis in Breast Cancer: 50 Shades of Red or Same Old, Same Old? Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 90: 736-8, 2014 Notes: DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2014.07.001.

Plastaras JP, Berman AT, Freedman, G: Special Cases for Proton Beam Radiotherapy: Reirradiation, Lymphoma, and Breast Cancer. Seminars in Oncology 41: 807-819, 2014 Notes: Published online 10/7/2014 10.1053/j.seminoncol.2014.10.001.

Moran MS, Schnitt SJ, Giuliano AE, Harris JR, Khan SA, Horton J, Klimberg S, Chavez-Macgregor M, Freedman G, Houssami N, Johnson PL, Morrow M: Society of Surgical Oncology-American Society for Radiation Oncology Consensus Guideline on Margins for Breast-Conserving Surgery With Whole-Breast Irradiation in Stages I and II Invasive Breast Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol 21(3): 704-16, 2014.

Moran MS, Schnitt SJ, Giuliano AE, Harris JR, Khan SA, Horton J, Klimberg S, Chavez-Macgregor M, Freedman G, Houssami N, Johnson PL, Morrow M.: Society of Surgical Oncology-American Society for Radiation Oncology Consensus Guideline on Margins for Breast-Conserving Surgery With Whole-Breast Irradiation in Stages I and II Invasive Breast Cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 88(3): 553-64, 2014.

Freedman GM, Fowble BL, Li T, Hwang ES, Schechter N, Devarajan K, Anderson PR, Sigurdson ER, Goldstein LJ, Bleicher RJ.: Risk of Positive Nonsentinel Nodes in Women with 1–2 Positive Sentinel Nodes Related to Age and Molecular Subtype Approximated by Receptor Status. The Breast Journal 20: 358–363, 2014 Notes: DOI: 10.1111/tbj.12276.

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