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Lowell B. Anthony, MD, FACP

Chief, Division of Medical Oncology
| 4.84 out of 5
74 ratings | 17 comments
Lowell B. Anthony, MD, FACP
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Specialties

  • Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Cancer Team
  • Medical Oncology
  • Thyroid Cancer Team
  • 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

    Degree

    Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine, Nashville, Tenn.

    Residency

    Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine, Nashville, Tenn.

    Fellowship

    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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  • Research

    Cancer Center Member

    Research Focus

    Neuroendocrine cancer, gastrointestinal malignancies.

    Programs

    • Drug Discovery, Delivery and Translational Therapeutics

    College & Department

    • College of Medicine
    • Department of Internal Medicine

    For Referring Physicians

    800 Rose Street
    CC454 Roach Building, University of Kentucky
    Lexington, KY 40536
    United States

    Phone
    859-323-6522
  • Ratings & Reviews

    | 4.84 out of 5
    74 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.

    January, 2020
    Dr. Lowell Anthony is a world renowned specialist in neuroendocrine cancer, a relatively rare and very difficult to diagnose and treat illness. Dr. Anthony treats each of his patients, many of whom travel from across the country and even from abroad, as if each were a member of his own family. He arrives for each appointment with a prior mastery of the patient's medical record, medications and prior treatment. He unfailingly provides life saving and life prolonging care and is always available before and after appointments. Dr, Anthony heads up a terrific care team at the Marks Center at UK and it is a true privilege and blessing to be numbered as one of his patients!

    January, 2020
    Dr. Anthony and staff are excellent.

    November, 2019
    So far I have only had good experiences and hope that continues.

    October, 2019
    Good.

    September, 2019
    about the most caring and compassionate doctor I've ever spent time with. in fact the longest most beneficial office visit I have ever had.

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