Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
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Jay Fitzgerald Dorsey

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Jay Fitzgerald Dorsey, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
Department: Radiation Oncology

Contact information
Department of Radiation Oncology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Bldg 421 SCTR 8-135
3400 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 662-2428
Fax: (215) 349-5445
Education:
BSChE (Chemical Engineering)
University of Florida, 1995.
MSChE (Chemical Engineering)
University of South Florida, 1997.
Ph.D.
University of South Florida (H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Research Institute), 2003.
M.D.
University of South Florida College of Medicine, 2003.
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Description of Research Expertise

RESEARCH INTERESTS:
As a Physician-Scientist, I conduct brain tumor research and specialize in treatment of patients with intracranial malignancies. I have scientific expertise in the areas of signal transduction, molecular therapeutics, brain tumor biology, and radiation biology. As a translational researcher, I am actively involved in basic mechanistic studies, the application of in vivo imaging methods to preclinical studies in relevant biological models of cancer, and early phase clinical trials in intracranial malignancies. In a broad sense, my research focuses on understanding the underlying mechanisms whereby cancers demonstrate resistance to radiation and chemotherapy. This information will give us a framework to develop ways to target oncogenic pathways that lead to therapeutic resistance and identify potential molecular interventions that may reduce the normal tissue complications of radiation therapy. One research focus concerns the elucidation of mechanism(s) whereby the Integrated Stress Response (ISR) modulates death receptor expression, and leveraging this understanding therapeutically. A second area of focus is the identification and characterization of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the peripheral blood of cancer patients including those with primary brain tumors to gain prognostic and predictive information. Finally, my laboratory has an ongoing project focused on the application and preclinical testing of novel theranostic gold nanoparticle agents in the imaging and radiosensitization of tumors and overcoming challenges of therapeutic access through the blood brain barrier. This includes evaluation of the efficacy of novel radiotheranostic nanoparticle combinations in preclinical animal models and determination of timing, dosage, and in vivo mechanisms of anti-tumor action.

Description of Clinical Expertise

I am a board-certified radiation oncologist who specializes in the treatment of cancers of the central nervous system with conventional radiation, IMRT, proton, and stereotactic radiation. I am certified to perform gamma knife radiosurgery.

Selected Publications

Sun Lova, Joh Daniel Y, Al-Zaki Ajlan, Stangl Melissa, Murty Surya, Davis James J, Baumann Brian C, Alonso-Basanta Michelle, Kaol Gary D, Tsourkas Andrew, Dorsey Jay F: Theranostic Application of Mixed Gold and Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticle Micelles in Glioblastoma Multiforme. J Biomed Nanotechnol 12(2): 347-56, Feb 2016.

Xu Melody J, Dorsey Jay F, Amaravadi Ravi, Karakousis Giorgos, Simone Charles B, Xu Xiaowei, Xu Wei, Carpenter Erica L, Schuchter Lynn, Kao Gary D: Circulating Tumor Cells, DNA, and mRNA: Potential for Clinical Utility in Patients With Melanoma. Theoncologist 21(1): 84-94, Jan 2016.

Ajlan W. Al Zaki, David P. Cormode, Andrew Tsourkas, Jay F. Dorsey: Nanoparticle-enhanced Radiotherapy. Increasing the Therapeutic Ratio of Radiotherapy. Philip Tofilon and Kevin Camphausen (eds.). Springer, 2016.

Chowdhury Imran H, Ojerholm Eric, McMillan Matthew T, Miller Denise, Kolker James D, Kurtz Goldie, Dorsey Jay F, Nagda Suneel N, Geiger Geoffrey A, Brem Steven, O'Rourke Donald M, Zager Eric L, Gangadhar Tara, Schuchter Lynn, Lee John Y K, Alonso-Basanta Michelle: Novel risk scores for survival and intracranial failure in patients treated with radiosurgery alone to melanoma brain metastases. Radiation oncology (London, England) 10: 248, Dec 2015.

Lee John Y K, Sandhu Sukhmeet, Miller Denise, Solberg Timothy, Dorsey Jay F, Alonso-Basanta Michelle: Higher dose rate Gamma Knife radiosurgery may provide earlier and longer-lasting pain relief for patients with trigeminal neuralgia. J Neurosurg 123(4): 961-8, Oct 2015.

Vogel J, Ojerholm E, Hollander A, Briola C, Mooij R, Bieda M, Kolker J, Nagda S, Geiger G, Dorsey J, Lustig R, O'Rourke DM, Brem S, Lee J, Alonso-Basanta M: Intracranial control after Cyberknife radiosurgery to the resection bed for large brain metastases. Radiat Oncol 10(1): 221, October 2015.

Simone Charles B, Dorsey Jay F: Additional data in the debate on stage I non-small cell lung cancer: surgery versus stereotactic ablative radiotherapy. Annals Transl Med 3(13): 172, Aug 2015.

McQuade Casey, Al Zaki Ajlan, Desai Yaanik, Vido Michael, Sakhuja Timothy, Cheng Zhiliang, Hickey Robert J, Joh Daniel, Park So-Jung, Kao Gary, Dorsey Jay F, Tsourkas Andrew: A multifunctional nanoplatform for imaging, radiotherapy, and the prediction of therapeutic response. Small (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany) 11(7): 834-43, Feb 2015.

Dorsey Jay F, Kao Gary D, MacArthur Kelly M, Ju Melody, Steinmetz David, Wileyto E Paul, Simone Charles B, Hahn Stephen M: Tracking viable circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the peripheral blood of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients undergoing definitive radiation therapy: pilot study results. Cancer 121(1): 139-49, Jan 2015.

Xu Melody J, Cooke Mariana, Steinmetz David, Karakousis Giorgos, Saxena Deeksha, Bartlett Edmund, Xu Xiaowei, Hahn Stephen M, Dorsey Jay F, Kao Gary D: A novel approach for the detection and genetic analysis of live melanoma circulating tumor cells. PloS one 10(3): e0123376, 2015.

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