Penny R Anderson, MD Radiation Oncology

Dr. Penny R Anderson, MD

Radiation Oncology
Philadelphia, PA 19111 (1 other location)
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About Dr. Penny R Anderson MD

Dr. Penny R Anderson, MD is a doctor primarily located in Philadelphia, PA, with another office in Glenside, PA. They have 27 years of experience. Their specialties include Radiation Oncology.


Dr. Penny R Anderson has 2 locations

Fox Chase Cancer Center 333 Cottman Ave Philadelphia, PA 19111
Dr. Penny R Anderson 618 Willow Grove Ave Glenside, PA 19038


Dr. Penny R Anderson has the following 1 SPECIALTIES

A radiation oncologist is a physician who specializes in the use of nuclear medicine in diagnosing and treating cancer in a patient.These doctors work in concert with other cancer specialists in order to determine the best form of treatment for a specific patient. Radiation oncologists are in charge of determining the correct dose of radiation to be used in treatments like radiotherapy and chemotherapy, as well as the appropriate amount of time that radiation should be administered in order to maximize the therapeutic benefits.

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Penny R Anderson has the following 4 expertise

  • Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Brachytherapy
  • Cancer


27 Years Experience

Temple University School Of Medicine

Graduated in 1994

Dr. Penny R Anderson Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
    • Capital BC PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
    • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Horizon BCBS
    • Horizon BCBS OMNIA - TIER2
    • Horizon Direct Access
    • Horizon HMO
    • Horizon OMNIA
    • Horizon POS
    • Horizon PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • IBC
    • IBC Keystone HMO POS
    • IBC Personal Choice PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • QualCare
    • QualCare HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Penny R Anderson

After completing my training at Fox Chase, I joined the radiation oncology department attending staff in 1999. I chose to stay at Fox Chase because I wanted to remain in a research setting at a hospital with the highest excellence in cancer care. In my practice, I specialize in treating patients with gynecological cancers, breast cancer and sarcoma.As a female oncologist, I address the many unique treatment issues specific to women. My patients discuss their personal issues surrounding their cancer as well the side effects of treatment. It is gratifying to offer comfort, not only through radiation treatment, but afterwards in their follow-up care.I believe it is important to spend time educating my patients. These women have many personal issues related to quality-of-life. We provide education and support from diagnosis throughout treatment and follow-up care.A particular accomplishment of mine was changing the practice of gynecological high-dose-rate brachytherapy in 2001 from an inpatient to an outpatient procedure for patients. This procedure is now much easier for patients to tolerate, while maximizing our highest quality of care.At Fox Chase, we use the most sophisticated technology for both external beam (IMRT) radiation therapy and brachytherapy. We have a CT and an MRI simulator for gynecological cancer treatment planning. We use CT/MR-based brachytherapy treatment planning for patients with gynecological cancers.As a breast cancer specialist, I am part of the Breast Evaluation Center's multispecialty team at Fox Chase. My role is integral in developing the best course of treatment for our newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. At Fox Chase, we use IMRT to treat women with breast cancer.In treating patients with sarcoma, I collaborate with the surgeons and medical oncologists to determine the best course of treatment. Before surgery, radiation therapy helps to reduce the tumor's size, making it easier to remove. Following surgery, radiation therapy can improve local control and chance for cure. In treating sarcomas, we use an MR simulator in the planning process, which helps improve accuracy of treatment.Research is another interest of mine. I am the principal investigator for two intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) protocols at Fox Chase. These trials are evaluating the use of IMRT in women with cervical and endometrial cancer. Each year, I am invited to present at many professional meetings, including the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) and ASTRO (American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology).Dr. Anderson's Patient TestimonialsBarbara Cremean - Leiomysarcoma Rosella Nelson - Breast Cancer

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