Hossein Borghaei, D.O., takes a patient-centric approach to cancer care, which means he plans a course of treatment not only according to his patients' unique cancer type, but also to their personal, social and family needs.
Pleural and Lung Cancer
Excellence in Research
10+ Years of Experience
At Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Borghaei is chief of thoracic medical oncology and director of the Fox Chase Lung Cancer Center. As a medical oncologist, he uses anti-cancer drugs to treat lung cancer, mesothelioma, lymphoma and other cancers of the chest.
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In the laboratory, Borghaei strives to discover and perfect the latest immunotherapy cancer drugs, specifically monoclonal antibodies. Immune-based therapies like monoclonal antibodies help patients fight off cancer using their own immune systems. Clinical investigations into these treatments are highly enticing to Borghaei and other cancer researchers, as they can potentially be used to treat multiple types of cancer.
Borghaei has served the role of principal and supporting investigator in numerous clinical trials, which are medical studies that aim to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of new drugs and approaches to treatment. He is currently involved in an active phase II trial that evaluates how pleural mesothelioma patients without progressive disease after first-line chemotherapy benefit from maintenance therapy with Alimta.His research team is also developing naptumomab estafenatox, a monoclonal antibody for lung and other cancers that activates the body’s immune cells to fight the cancer. In addition, Borghaei conducts clinical trials to improve patients’ immune response to cetuximab and other monoclonal antibodies, which increases their effectiveness. Borghaei has authored and coauthored numerous scientific journal articles in his career, most focusing on the topic of immunotherapy for lung cancer and lymphoma. He also served as contributing author and panel member for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma, a 2012 mesothelioma treatment guide published in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). Borghaei is a member of several professional medical organizations, including the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research.
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