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Christopher R. Kelsey, MD
I was drawn to the field of oncology because cancer is a terrifying diagnosis for most people. It is one of those health issues that make people very nervous. I find great satisfaction working with cancer patients to help allay their fears and provide the best care possible. For me, it is rewarding to work with individuals who express so much courage in overcoming a difficult diagnosis. It is very rare that a patient comes alone to an appointment. Usually they have a spouse, son or daughter, a brother or sister, or a mother or father accompanying them. I spend a lot of time answering family member’s questions, who often provide a significant amount of care and support for their loved one. My job is to help educate both the patient and the family and to formulate a plan by which we can provide comprehensive care for all of the patient’s needs.
Clinical Focus and Research
I am involved in clinical trials optimizing the use of radiation therapy for both lung cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Patients are offered participation in such trials if they meet eligibility criteria. Multiple other studies are ongoing evaluating different aspects of treatment and outcomes in each of the disease sites I treat- lung cancer, Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and mesothelioma.
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- First Health
- Gateway Health Alliance
- Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization
- MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
- OneNet PPO
Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.