Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - Internal Medicine
Rush University Medical Center - Hematology/Oncology
Head and neck tumors
Targeting the epidermal growth factor receptor in head and neck cancer
Anti-angiogenic therapy and radiation for locally advanced lung cancer
Protein and gene expression, locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer
Epidermal growth factor receptor pathway, non-small cell lung cancer
Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.
Patterns-of-failure after helical tomotherapy-based chemoradiotherapy for head and neck cancer: implications for CTV margin, elective nodal dose and bilateral parotid sparing. Dandekar V, Morgan T, Turian J, Fidler MJ, Showel J, Nielsen T, Coleman J, Diaz A, Sher DJ Oral Oncol. 2014 May 50(5):520-6. Prevalence and Predictors of Neoadjuvant Therapy for Stage IIIA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in the National Cancer Database: Importance of Socioeconomic Status and Treating Institution. Sher DJ, Liptay MJ, Fidler MJ Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 2014 Jun 1 89(2):303-12. Influence of conformal radiotherapy technique on survival after chemoradiotherapy for patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer in the National Cancer Data Base. Sher DJ, Koshy M, Liptay MJ, Fidler MJ Cancer 2014 Apr 1 Utility of insulin-like growth factor receptor-1 expression in gefitinib-treated patients with non-small cell lung cancer. Fidler MJ, Basu S, Buckingham L, Walters K, McCormack S, Batus M, Coon J 4th, Bonomi P. Anticancer Res. 2012 2012 May 32(5):1705-10. Targeting the insulin-like growth factor receptor pathway in lung cancer: problems and pitfalls. Fidler MJ, Shersher DD, Borgia JA, Bonomi P. Ther Adv Med Oncol. 2012 2012 Mar 4(2):51-60. doi: 10.1177/1758834011427576. Prognostic Significance of Weight Gain During Definitive Chemoradiotherapy for Locally Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. Sher DJ, Gielda BT, Liptay MJ, Warren WH, Batus M, Fidler MJ, Garg S, Bonomi P. Clin Lung Cancer. 2012 2012 Dec 20. doi:pii: S1525-7304(12)00263-X. 10.1016/j.cllc.2012.10.009. [Epub ahead of print] Weight gain in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer patients during treatment with split-course concurrent chemoradiotherapy is associated with superior survival. Gielda BT, Mehta P, Khan A, Marsh JC, Zusag TW, Warren WH, Fidler MJ, Abrams RA, Bonomi P, Liptay M, Faber LP. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 2011 Nov 15 81(4):985-91. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2010.06.059. Epub 2010 Oct 6. Split-course chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer: a single-institution experience of 144 patients. Gielda BT, Marsh JC, Zusag TW, Faber LP, Liptay M, Basu S, Warren WH, Fidler MJ, Batus M, Abrams RA, Bonomi P. J Thorac Oncol. 2011 2011 Jun 6(6):1079-86. doi: 10.1097/JTO.0b013e3182199a7c. Prognostic value of xanthine oxidoreductase expression in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. Kim AW, Batus M, Myint R, Fidler MJ, Basu S, Bonomi P, Faber LP, Wightman SC, Warren WH, McIntire M, Arvanitis LD, Gattuso P, Xu X, Liptay MJ. Lung Cancer. 2011 2011 Feb 71(2):186-90. doi: 10.1016/j.lungcan.2010.05.006. Epub 2010 Jun 8. Primary and secondary therapeutic strategies for EGF receptor pathway inhibition in non-small-cell lung cancer. Batus M, Fidler MJ, Bonomi PD. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2010 2010 Oct 10(10):1589-99. doi: 10.1586/era.10.104. Review. Immunotherapy to overcome lung tumor cell-induced escape from immunosurveillance. Plate JM, Fidler MJ. Immunotherapy. 2010 2010 Nov 2(6):757-60. doi: 10.2217/imt.10.62. No abstract available. PTEN, RASSF1 and DAPK site-specific hypermethylation and outcome in surgically treated stage I and II nonsmall cell lung cancer patients. Buckingham L, Penfield Faber L, Kim A, Liptay M, Barger C, Basu S, Fidler M, Walters K, Bonomi P, Coon J. Int J Cancer. 2010 2010 Apr 1 126(7):1630-9. doi: 10.1002/ijc.24896. Treatment of locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Fidler MJ, Kim AW, Zusag T, Bonomi P. Clin Adv Hematol Oncol. 2009 2009 Jul 7(7):455-64, 479-80. Review. The potential predictive value of cyclooxygenase-2 expression and increased risk of gastrointestinal hemorrhage in advanced non-small cell lung cancer patients treated with erlotinib and celecoxib. Fidler MJ, Argiris A, Patel JD, Johnson DH, Sandler A, Villaflor VM, Coon J 4th, Buckingham L, Kaiser K, Basu S, Bonomi P. Clin Cancer Res. 2008 2008 Apr 1 14(7):2088-94. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-07-4013.
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People have asked me, “Well, do you ever get bored seeing the same thing day after day?” — especially some community doctors who do a little bit of everything. They’ll ask me, “Do you ever get bored?” And the answer is, “No,” because every patient’s different, every patient’s circumstance is a little bit different.
It’s motivating to watch people feel better. That’s certainly the best motivation you can have. Being in oncology itself, I think it’s a fascinating field and pretty rapidly changing. I think it was pretty similar, stagnant for a number of years. But in the last five or six years, so many new targets, so many new pathways, so many new options are out there. It’s really a fascinating field to be a part of.