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Dr. Vamsidhar Velcheti

Internal Medicine - Oncology
CLEVELAND, OH
8 years experience male

Locations

Cleveland clinic

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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About

Bio

Vamsidhar Velcheti, MD is a medical oncologist with expertise in thoracic oncology. He sees patients at the Cleveland Clinic/ Case Comprehensive Cancer Center in Cleveland, OH. He is interested in clinical trials for improving outcomes in lung cancer and incorporation of biomarker studies into early drug trials. In addition, he has a special interest in improving health care delivery by leveraging technology to improve quality of care, patient safety and improving communication between providers.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine - Oncology

Medical Oncology

Licenses

United States: New York

Doctor Q&A

87 Answers
50 Agrees
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vamsidhar Velcheti
Medical Oncology 8 years experience
See below: Surgical removal of the tumor may only ensure removal of gross visible disease but in most cases of lung cancer the cells from the tumor likely have already migrated to distant sites and may be potential sites that cancer may develop. Most patients with lung cancer may benefit from chemotherapy after surgery to decrease likelihood of the cancer coming back.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vamsidhar Velcheti
Medical Oncology 8 years experience
See below: Treatment of small cell lung cancer depends on the stage. If it is limited stage the treatments involve chemotherapy along with radiation and if it is extensive stage then chemotherapy is the main stay of treatment (though in some situations palliative radiation can be considered).
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vamsidhar Velcheti
Medical Oncology 8 years experience
See below: Not sure what you mean. But I am assuming u are talking about eml4-alk fusion gene. These are genetic changes in lung cancers that can be treated with oral drugs (only one fda approved so far, crizotinib) that work remarkably in such patients.

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Jan 12, 2014
Very helpful and caring answers.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Velcheti is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Velcheti is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Began taking Vit D3 when dx'd with colon cancer. Stage IVa Oligo-recurrent for the last 3 years but dx'd 6 yrs ago & NED! I keep my D level @ 100-101
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Thanks for your quick reply! Sir i also want to know about further treatment at 4 th stage
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Thanks for your quick reply! Only in right upper lung at the moment .thank you

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College, India
MD

Residency

OCHSNER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL

Awards

ASCO Merit Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology
ASCO Young Investigator Award 2012

Affiliations

Cleveland clinic cancer center
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