Patient Care Settings
Cancer, Hospital Medicine
As a dually trained geriatrician and medical oncologist my focus is not only on treating cancer, but the patient as a whole. Every patient no matter their age has individual needs, preferences and goals which I strive to understand so that I am able to provide the highest quality care possible.
MD | Pennsylvania State College of Medicine
Post-doctoral Training & Residency
07/01/2017 - 06/30/2019
Fellowship in Hematology & Oncology at University of Rochester Medical Center
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017
Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center
07/01/2013 - 06/24/2015
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center
06/13/2012 - 06/30/2013
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center
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BJ Kennedy Award for Best Poster
Sponsor: International Society of Geriatric Oncology
Location: Annual Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Elaine and Irwin Karron Memorial Prize for Excellence in Geriatrics
A Randomized Phase II Study of Gemcitabine and Nab-Paclitaxel Compared With 5-Fluorouracil, Leucovorin, and Liposomal Irinotecan in Older Patients With Treatment Naïve Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer (GIANT)
Lead Researcher: Jason Zittel
This phase II trial compares two treatment combinations: gemcitabine hydrochloride and nab-paclitaxel, or fluorouracil, leucovorin calcium, and liposomal irinotecan in older patients with pancreatic cancer that has spread to other places in the body (metastatic). Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as gemcitabine hydrochloride, nab-paclitaxel, fluorouracil, leucovorin calcium, and liposomal irinotecan, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. This study may help doctors find out which treatment combination is better at prolonging life in older patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer.
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Kadambi S, Loh KP, Dunne R, Magnuson A, Maggiore R, Zittel J, Flannery M, Inglis J, Gilmore N, Mohamed M, Ramsdale E, Mohile S. "Older adults with cancer and their caregivers - current landscape and future directions for clinical care." Nature reviews. Clinical oncology.. 2020 Sep 2; Epub 2020 Sep 02.
DiGiovanni G, Mousaw K, Lloyd T, Dukelow N, Fitzgerald B, D'Aurizio H, Loh KP, Mohile S, Ramsdale E, Maggiore R, Zittel J, Kadambi S, Magnuson A. "Development of a telehealth geriatric assessment model in response to the COVID-19 pandemic." Journal of geriatric oncology.. 2020 Apr 17; Epub 2020 Apr 17.
Loh KP, Kaushik R, Mohile SG, Ogie S, Kadambi S, Zittel J, Yousefi-Nooraie R, Moorthi K, Patil A, Sanapala C, Yang S, Ramsdale E. "Speeding the dissemination and implementation of geriatric assessment: What we can learn from the business world." Journal of geriatric oncology.. 2020 Mar 24; Epub 2020 Mar 24.
Books & Chapters
Chapter Title: Comorbidity in Aging and Cancer
Book Title: Geriatric Oncology
Author List: Ramsdale E.E., Zittel J., Sarfati D
Published By: Springer 2018
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