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Internal Medicine / Oncology

Benjamin R. Tan, MD

Current Position
Associate Professor, Medicine
Division of Oncology
Section of Medical Oncology


Specialty Areas
Pancreatic Cancer
Oncology
Gastrointestinal Oncology
Medical Oncology

Patients Seen At
Center for Advanced Medicine
Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center
4921 Parkview Place, Suite B, 7th Floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
314-747-1171
Fax:   314-362-7086
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Siteman Cancer Center - South County
5225 MidAmerica Plaza, Main Floor
St. Louis, MO  63129
314-747-1171
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8056
St. Louis, MO  63110

Academic Office
1st Floor, Wohl Hospital Building
4960 Children's Place, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, South
St. Louis, MO  63110
(314) 362-9115

Areas of Clinical Interest
General oncology, gastrointestinal cancer, GI, GU cancers, HIV related cancer, lymphomas

Board Certification
Medical Oncology -- Certified
Internal Medicine -- Certified

Medical Education
B.S. : Biology, University of Phillipines, College of Arts and Science, 1985
Medical Degree: University of Phillipines, College of Medicine, Manilla Phillipines, 1989
Residency: Internal Medicine, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, 1994
Fellowship: Hematology/Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1997
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2007-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Cho M, Peddi PF, Ding K, Chen L, Thomas D, Wang J, Lockhart AC, Tan B, Wang-Gillam A. Vitamin D deficiency and prognostics among patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma. J Transl Med. 2013 Sep 8;11:206.

Mullady DK, Tan BR. A multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumor. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2013 Aug;47(7):578-85.

Wang-Gillam A, Plambeck-Suess S, Goedegebuure P, Simon PO, Mitchem JB, Hornick JR, Sorscher S, Picus J, Suresh R, Lockhart AC, Tan B, Hawkins WG. A phase I study of IMP321 and gemcitabine as the front-line therapy in patients with advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Invest New Drugs. 2013 Jun;31(3):707-13.

Fajardo AD, Tan B, Reddy R, Fleshman J. Delayed repeated intraperitoneal chemotherapy after cytoreductive surgery for colorectal and appendiceal carcinomatosis. Dis Colon Rectum. 2012 Oct.

Peddi PF, Lubner S, McWilliams R, Tan BR, Picus J, Sorscher SM, Suresh R, Lockhart AC, Wang J, Menias C, Gao F, Linehan D, Wang-Gillam A. Multi-institutional experience with FOLFIRINOX in pancreatic adenocarcinoma. JOP. 2012 Sep 10;13(5):497-501.

Fracasso PM, Williams KJ, Chen RC, Picus J, Ma CX, Ellis MJ, Tan BR, Pluard TJ, Adkins DR, Naughton MJ, Rader JS, Arquette MA, Fleshman JW, Creekmore AN, Goodner SA, Wright LP, Guo Z, Ryan CE, Tao Y, Soares EM, Cai SR, Lin L, Dancey J, Rudek MA, McLeod HL, Piwnica-Worms H. A Phase 1 study of UCN-01 in combination with irinotecan in patients with resistant solid tumor malignancies. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2011 Jun;67(6):1225-37.

Tan BR, Thomas F, Myerson RJ, Zehnbauer B, Trinkaus K, Malyapa RS, Mutch MG, Abbey EE, Alyasiry A, Fleshman JW, McLeod HL. Thymidylate synthase genotype-directed neoadjuvant chemoradiation for patients with rectal adenocarcinoma.
J Clin Oncol. 2011 Mar 1;29(7):875-83.

Wildes TM, Kallogjeri D, Powers B, Vlahiotis A, Mutch M, Spitznagel EL Jr, Tan B, Piccirillo JF. The Benefit of Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Elderly Patients with Stage III Colorectal Cancer is Independent of Age and Comorbidity. J Geriatr Oncol. 2010 Oct 1;1(2):48-56.

Williams KJ, Picus J, Trinkhaus K, Fournier CC, Suresh R, James JS, Tan BR. Gemcitabine with carboplatin for advanced biliary tract cancers: a phase II single institution study. HPB (Oxford). 2010 Aug;12(6):418-26.

Morgensztern D, Baggstrom MQ, Pillot G, Tan B, Fracasso P, Suresh R, Wildi J, Govindan R. A phase I study of pegylated liposomal doxorubicin and irinotecan in patients with solid tumors. Chemotherapy. 2009;55(6):441-5.

Myerson RJ, Outlaw ED, Chang A, Birnbaum EH, Fleshman JW, Grigsby PW, Kodner IJ, Malayapa RS, Mutch MG, Parikh P, Picus J, Tan BR. Radiotherapy for epidermoid carcinoma of the anus: thirty years' experience. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2009 Oct 1;75(2):428-35.

Fracasso PM, Picus J, Wildi JD, Goodner SA, Creekmore AN, Gao F, Govindan R, Ellis MJ, Tan BR, Linette GP, Fu CJ, Pentikis HS, Zumbrun SC, Egorin MJ, Bellet RE. Phase 1 and pharmacokinetic study of weekly docosahexaenoic acid-paclitaxel, Taxoprexin, in resistant solid tumor malignancies. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2009 Feb;63(3):451-8.

Stuart JE, Tan B, Myerson RJ, Garcia-Ramirez J, Goddu SM, Pilgram TK, Brown DB. Salvage radioembolization of liver-dominant metastases with a resin-based microsphere: initial outcomes. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2008 Oct;19(10):1427-33.

Tan BR, Brenner WS, Picus J, Marsh S, Gao F, Fournier C, Fracasso PM, James J, Yen-Revollo JL, McLeod HL. Phase I study of biweekly oxaliplatin, gemcitabine and capecitabine in patients with advanced upper gastrointestinal malignancies. Ann Oncol. 2008 Oct;19(10):1742-8.

Linehan DC, Tan MC, Strasberg SM, Drebin JA, Hawkins WG, Picus J, Myerson RJ, Malyapa RS, Hull M, Trinkaus K, Tan BR Jr. Adjuvant interferon-based chemoradiation followed by gemcitabine for resected pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a single-institution phase II study. Ann Surg. 2008 Aug;248(2):145-51.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Benjamin Tan.

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