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Albert S DeNittis , MD

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Medical Group:

Main Line Radiation Oncology
Specialty Accepting New Patients
Radiation Oncology
  Board Certified in 2000

Age: 51      Gender: M

Areas of Clinical Interest: The role of the ornithine decarboxylase gene and prostate cancer
The role of IMRT dose escalation in rectal cancer
The role of chloroquine as a radiation sensitizer

Medical School:
Robert Wood Johnson

University of Pennsylvania Medical School

Primary Affiliation:  Lankenau Medical Center

* Members of the Main Line Health medical staff are affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital.

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Office Information

Lankenau Cancer Center
100 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA  19096
TEL: 484.476.2433 FAX: 484.476.3595
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Hours: Weekdays

Albert S DeNittis

Main Line Radiation Oncology
100 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA  19096
TEL: 484.476.2433 FAX: 484.476.3595
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Academic Titles:
Clinical Associate Professor - Lankenau Institute for Medical Research

Clinical/Dept Titles:

Chief of Radiation Oncology, Lankenau Medical Center
Attending Physician

Recent Clinical Studies Published

Dr. DeNittis has an extensive bibliography of publications and presentations and 5 book chapters, including a chapter in Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology 5th edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008). Listed below are a few of his recent publications (from 2008-2013). Please contact the office for additional publication information. 


Machtay M, Duan F, Siegel B, Snyder B, et al. Prediction of Survival by FDG-PET in patients with locally advanced non small cell lung cancer undergoing definitive chemoradiation therapy: Results of the ACRIN 6668/RTOF 0235 Trial. Accepted to the Journal of Clinical Oncology 2013.

DeNittis A, Troiki F, Zeger E, Frenkel J, Marks G, Marks J, Treatment of distal rectal cancer with preoperative intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) combined with chemotherapy: Updated 6 year results of 36 patients. Submitted to Journal of Radiation Oncology 2013.

Eldridge H, DeNittis A, DuHadaway J, Chernick M, metz R, Prendergrast G, Chloroquine combined with whole brain radiotherapy to treat brain metastases: effect of IDO2 host genotype on survival response. Submitted to Journal of Radiation Oncology 2013

Ward K, Li J, Zhang D, Dayanandam E, DeNittis AS, Prendergrast G, Ayene I, Bioactive probe for the mechanisms and implications of loss of cellular control of thiol redox homeostasis during glucose deprivation. Toxicology in Vitro Accepted. June 2012.

Shen X, DeNittis AS,Werner-Wasik M, , Axelrod, Gilman P, Meyer T, Treat J, Curran W, Machtay M, Pilot Study of Dose-Dense Pemetrexed plus Carboplatin/Radiotherapy for locally advanced non-small cell lung carcinoma. Radiation Oncology 6:17 2011.

Troicki f, Pappas A, Noone R, DeNittis A, Radiation Therapy of recurrent anal squamous cell carcinoma in situ: a case report. J of Medical Case Reports. 4:67 2010.

Marks J, Valsdotter EB, DeNittis A, Yarandi SS, Newman DA, Marks GI, Mohiuddin M, Surgical Decision Making Should be Based on the Downstaged Rectal Cancer Following Neoadjuvant Therapy. Annuls of Surgical Oncology Vol 23 (5) May 2009.

Marks J, Valsdottir E, DeNittis A, Yarandi S, Newman D, Nweze I, Marks G, Mohiuddin M, Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM) for treatment of rectal cancer: Comparison of wound complication rate with and without neoadjuvant radiation therapy. Surgical Endoscopy 23:1080-1087, 2009.


Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology 6th edition, Chapter 53 on “Esophageal cancer”, Co author with Christopher Willet Editor: Brady and Halperin 2012.

Encyclopedia of Radiation Oncology, Chapter on Esophageal Cancer, Editor: Brady and Yaeger 2012.

Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology 5th edition, Chapter 50 on “Esophageal cancer”, Co author with Christopher Willet Editor: Brady and Halperin 2008

Barrett’s Esophagus, DeNittis, A.S., Coia, L.R., Chapter on “Radiotherapy in the treatment of adenocarcinoma of the esophagus” pg 367-376, Editor: Tilanus and Atwood, Kluwer Publishers, 2001.

Recent Honors, Awards, Citations

1996 Howard H. Wong Fellowship in Radiation Oncology
2004 Membership Who’s who in Medicine and Healthcare
2004 Fellowship to The Philadelphia College of Physicians 
2006 Main Line Health Top Doctor
2007 Main Line Health Top Doctor
2011 Main Line Health Top Doctor
2012 - present Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctor
2012 - present US News and World Report Top Doctor Radiation Oncology

Current Memberships and Activities

Professional Societies:

1991 American Medical Association
1996 American Roentgen Ray Society
1996 American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
1997 American College of Radiology
1997 Radiological Society of North America
1997 American College of Radiation Oncology
1998 American Society of Clinical Oncology
1999 American Brachytherapy Society

Community Service Related to Work:

2001 Cancer Survivor Day – Virtua Health System
2002 - present  Cancer Survivor Day – Main Line Health
2003 - present  Man to Man through the ACS
2011 - present  Cancer Survivor Day Cape Regional Medical Center

Membership on the medical staff of any of our hospitals does not constitute an employment or agency relationship.

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