Before moving to California, Dr. Barbara Fowble was Clinical Director of the Radiation Oncology Department, Associate director of the Breast Evaluation Center and a Senior Member of the division of medical science at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is internationally recognized for her expertise in radiation and breast cancer. Dedicated to the treatment of breast cancer patients, Dr. Fowble has treated more than 2000 women with radiation. Her research studies have defined the roles of breast conservation therapy as an alternative to mastectomy and radiation after mastectomy. She was the founder and inspiration for the Fox Chase Cancer Center Complementary Medicine Program, “Complete Care”. Dr. Fowble has been selected as one of the top physicians in the United States by such publications as American Health Magazine, Best Doctors in America, Good Housekeeping, Town and Country and Philadelphia Magazine. She was featured in Time-Life’s medical video on breast cancer. Women with breast cancer have traveled across the United States and from other countries to consult with her. She is the author of numerous scientific publications and was the primary editor of a major textbook on breast cancer treatment. She has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical Oncology and the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics and was a guest editor for Breast Disease: A Yearbook Quarterly and associate editor for The Breast Journal.
Awards & Honors
Recent Significant Publications
Keller L, Cohen R, Sopka DM, Li T, Li L, Anderson PR, Fowble BL, Freedman GM. Effect of Bra Use during Radiotherapy for Large-Breasted Women: Acute Toxicity and Treated Heart and Lung Volumes. International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology and Physics, Pract Radiat Oncol. 2013;3(1):9-15.
Hwang ES, Lichtensztajn DY, Gomez SL, Fowble B, Clarke CA. Survival after lumpectomy and mastectomy for early stage invasive breast cancer: The effect of age and hormone receptor statusCancer. 2013 Apr 1;119(7):1402-11.
Peled AW, Foster RD, Esserman LJ, Park CC, Hwang ES, Fowble B.Increasing the time to expander-implant exchange after postmastectomy radiation therapy reduces expander-implant failurePlast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Sep;130(3):503-9.
Fowble BL, Einck JP, Kim DN, McCloskey S, Mayadev J, Yashar C, Chen SL, Hwang ES; Athena Breast Health Network.Role of postmastectomy radiation after neoadjuvant chemotherapy in stage II-III breast cancerInt J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Jun 1;83(2):494-503.
Chan LW, Rabban J, Hwang ES, Bevan A, Alvarado M, Ewing C, Esserman L, Fowble B.Is radiation indicated in patients with ductal carcinoma in situ and close or positive mastectomy margins?Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 May 1;80(1):25-30.
Zakhireh J, Fowble B, Esserman LJ.Application of screening principles to the reconstructed breastJ Clin Oncol. 2010 Jan 1;28(1):173-80.
Descovich M, Fowble B, Bevan A, Schechter N, Park C, Xia P.Comparison between hybrid direct aperture optimized intensity-modulated radiotherapy and forward planning intensity-modulated radiotherapy for whole breast irradiationInt J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010 Jan 1;76(1):91-9.
Anderson, P.R., Hanlon, A.L., Fowble, B., McNeely, S.W., Freedman, G.M. Low complication rates are achievable after postmastectomy breast reconstruction and radiation therapy. International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology and Physics, 59:1080-1087, 2004.