Barbara Fowble, MD, FACR

Radiation oncologist

Dr. Barbara Fowble is a radiation oncologist who specializes in the treatment of breast cancer. She is internationally recognized for her expertise in radiation and breast cancer. Dedicated to the treatment of breast cancer patients, Fowble has treated thousands of women with radiation. Her research studies have defined the roles of breast conservation therapy as an alternative to mastectomy and radiation after mastectomy.

Fowble received her medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Her internship was completed at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City and was followed by a residency in radiation oncology at New York University and Drexel University and a fellowship in radiation oncology at Thomas Jefferson Hospital. She is board certified in radiation oncology and has been awarded fellowships in the American College of Radiology and the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.

Clinics

Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center
1600 Divisadero St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7070
Nurse Advice Line : (415) 353-9752
Surgery Fax: (415) 353-7050
Oncology Fax: (415) 353-7692

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Radiation Oncology at Mount Zion
1600 Divisadero St., Basement Level
San Francisco, CA 94143-1708
Main Phone: (415) 353-7175
New Patient Appointments: (415) 353-9807
Fax: (415) 353-9884

Hours: Monday to Friday
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Radiation Oncology at Parnassus
505 Parnassus Ave, Room L-75
San Francisco, CA 94143-0226
Main Phone: (415) 353-7175
New Patient Appointments: (415) 353-8335
Fax: (415) 353-7281

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

More about Barbara Fowble

Education

Jefferson Medical College 1972

Residencies

New York University Medical Center 1975
Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, Radiation Oncology 1976

Fellowships

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Radiation Oncology 1977

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Fowble B, Jairam AK, Wang F, Peled A, Alvarado M, Ewing C, Esserman L, Park C, Lazar A. Indications for Postmastectomy Radiation After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in ypN0 and ypN1-3 Axillary Node-Positive Women. Clin Breast Cancer. 2017 Aug 01.
  2. Peled AW, Sears M, Wang F, Foster RD, Alvarado M, Wong J, Ewing CA, Sbitany H, Esserman LJ, Fowble B. Complications After Total Skin-Sparing Mastectomy and Expander-Implant Reconstruction: Effects of Radiation Therapy on the Stages of Reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2017 Jun 01.
  3. Piper ML, Evangelista M, Amara D, Daar D, Foster RD, Fowble B, Sbitany H. An Innovative Risk-Reducing Approach to Postmastectomy Radiation Delivery after Autologous Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2017 Apr; 5(4):e1265.
  4. Chang JS, Chen J, Weinberg VK, Fowble B, Sethi RA. Evaluation of Heart Dose for Left-Sided Breast Cancer Patients Over an 11-Year Period Spanning the Transition From 2-Dimensional to 3-Dimensional Planning. Clin Breast Cancer. 2016 Oct; 16(5):396-401.
  5. Wang F, Peled AW, Chin R, Fowble B, Alvarado M, Ewing C, Esserman L, Foster R, Sbitany H. The Impact of Radiation Therapy, Lymph Node Dissection, and Hormonal Therapy on Outcomes of Tissue Expander-Implant Exchange in Prosthetic Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jan; 137(1):1-9.
  6. Johnson J, Esserman L, Ewing C, Alvarado M, Park C, Fowble B. Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping in Post-Mastectomy Chest Wall Recurrences: Influence on Radiation Treatment Fields and Outcome. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Mar; 23(3):715-21.
  7. Fowble B, Park C, Wang F, Peled A, Alvarado M, Ewing C, Esserman L, Foster R, Sbitany H, Hanlon A. Rates of Reconstruction Failure in Patients Undergoing Immediate Reconstruction With Tissue Expanders and/or Implants and Postmastectomy Radiation Therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Jul 01; 92(3):634-41.
  8. Drukker CA, Elias SG, Nijenhuis MV, Wesseling J, Bartelink H, Elkhuizen P, Fowble B, Whitworth PW, Patel RR, de Snoo FA, van 't Veer LJ, Beitsch PD, Rutgers EJ. Gene expression profiling to predict the risk of locoregional recurrence in breast cancer: a pooled analysis. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Dec; 148(3):599-613.
  9. Sethi R, Park C, Fowble B. Postmastectomy radiotherapy in patients with breast cancer. Lancet. 2014 Nov 22; 384(9957):1845.
  10. Sbitany H, Wang F, Peled AW, Lentz R, Alvarado M, Ewing CA, Esserman LJ, Fowble B, Foster RD. Immediate implant-based breast reconstruction following total skin-sparing mastectomy: defining the risk of preoperative and postoperative radiation therapy for surgical outcomes. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Sep; 134(3):396-404.
  11. Mayadev J, Einck J, Elson S, Rugo H, Hwang S, Bold R, Daroui P, McCloskey S, Yashar C, Kim D, Fowble B. Practice patterns in the delivery of radiation therapy after mastectomy among the University of California Athena Breast Health Network. Clin Breast Cancer. 2015 Feb; 15(1):43-7.
  12. Peled AW, Foster RD, Ligh C, Esserman LJ, Fowble B, Sbitany H. Impact of total skin-sparing mastectomy incision type on reconstructive complications following radiation therapy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Aug; 134(2):169-75.
  13. Freedman GM, Fowble BL, Li T, Hwang ES, Schechter N, Devarajan K, Anderson PR, Sigurdson ER, Goldstein LJ, Bleicher RJ. Risk of positive nonsentinel nodes in women with 1-2 positive sentinel nodes related to age and molecular subtype approximated by receptor status. Breast J. 2014 Jul-Aug; 20(4):358-63.
  14. 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 status. Cancer. 2013 Apr 01; 119(7):1402-11.
  15. 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. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2013; 3(1):9-15.
  16. Keller LM, Cohen R, Sopka DM, Li T, Li L, Anderson PR, Fowble BL, Freedman GM. Effect of bra use during radiation therapy for large-breasted women: Acute toxicity and treated heart and lung volumes. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2013 Jan-Mar; 3(1):9-15.
  17. 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 failure. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Sep; 130(3):503-9.
  18. Fowble BL, Einck JP, Kim DN, McCloskey S, Mayadev J, Yashar C, Chen SL, Hwang ES. Role of postmastectomy radiation after neoadjuvant chemotherapy in stage II-III breast cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Jun 01; 83(2):494-503.
  19. 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 01; 80(1):25-30.
  20. 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 irradiation. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010 Jan 01; 76(1):91-9.

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