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Lowell B. Anthony, MD, FACP

Chief, Division of Medical Oncology
| 4.85 out of 5
65 ratings | 17 comments
  • About

    Lowell Anthony joined the UK Markey Cancer Center with more than two decades of experience in oncology and a special focus in gastrointestinal and neuroendocrine oncology. His clinical interests include drug development ranging from Phase I to III clinical trials. Agents targeting specific cellular signaling pathways and injectable radiolabeled compounds make up his past and current clinical investigative interests. He brings a clinical correlative component to complement the ongoing translational activities at Markey Cancer Center.

    Dr. Anthony attended Vanderbilt University Medical School, where he also completed a medical residency and fellowship training in medical oncology and clinical pharmacology. He has previously been on the medical faculties at Vanderbilt University and the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.

    Personal Statement


    Lowell Anthony listens to Geri's heart during a followup visit. Read her story »
    Lowell Anthony listens to Geri's heart during a followup visit.

    It takes a village to treat cancer, so when the patient is initially evaluated at Markey Cancer Center, a care plan is developed across specialties. So it's more encompassing than just a single visit to one specialist who treats cancer. Right now in oncology, the most exciting development is immunotherapy. Our challenge is to find out how we integrate this into other forms of how we treat cancer; both from other medicine, other drugs and potentially other modalities such as radiation.

    Faculty Rank

    Professor of Medicine


    Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine, Nashville, Tenn.


    Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine, Nashville, Tenn.


    Medical Oncology and Clinical Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine, Nashville, Tenn.

    Certifications and Special Training

    American Board of Internal Medicine

    American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

    Fellow of the American College of Physicians

  • Publications


    1. Defining the optimal timing of adjuvant therapy for resected pancreatic adenocarcinoma: A statewide cancer registry analysis. J Surg Oncol. 2016 May 30. Saeed H, Hnoosh D, Huang B, Durbin EB, McGrath PC, Desimone P, Maynard E, Anthony LB, Dineen SP, Hosein PJ, Tzeng CD.
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    2. Unexpected Cardiac Masses. JAMA Oncol. 2015 Dec;1(9):1343-4. Hilal T, Anthony LB, Sorrell VL.
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    3. Impact of Previous Somatostatin Analogue Use on the Activity of Everolimus in Patients with Advanced Neuroendocrine Tumors: Analysis from the Phase III RADIANT-2 Trial. Neuroendocrinology. 2015;102(1-2):18-25.Anthony LB, Pavel ME, Hainsworth JD, Kvols LK, Segal S, Hörsch D, Van Cutsem E, Öberg K, Yao JC.
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    4. Practical guide to supportive care of patients with functional neuroendocrine tumors. Semin Oncol. 2013 Feb; 40(1):45-55. PMID: 23391112. Anthony LB.
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    5. Everolimus Plus Octreotide Long-Acting Repeatable in Patients With Colorectal Neuroendocrine Tumors: A Subgroup Analysis of the Phase III RADIANT-2 Study. Oncologist. 2013; 18(1):46-53. PMID: 23263288. Castellano D, Bajetta E, Panneerselvam A, Saletan S, Kocha W, O'Dorisio T, Anthony LB, Hobday T.
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  • Ratings & Reviews

    - Overall Provider Rating: 4.85 out of 5 · 65 ratings · 17 comments

    The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

    April, 2019

    March, 2019
    Dr. Anthony took the time to make sure I understood all that I was confused about. He was very patient, and seemed like a great doctor. Probably the only doctor I have liked this much. He was so kind, and I like his way of thinking and how he puts things. He made me want a better lifestyle for myself and now I'm in the process of living a healthier and better life thanks to him. I would highly recommend him to anyone of my friends or family.

    March, 2019
    Thank goodness for *Dr. Anthony & his staff. A wonderful doctor.

    March, 2019
    Very satisfying and WELL worth the time spent there.

    March, 2019
    Fantastic staff. *Dr. Anthony is awesome & very knowledgeable.