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Calvin Lu, MD

Calvin Lu, MD Physician

Clinical Associate of Medicine

Dr. Lu is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Calvin Lu

Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 1981
  • Medical Oncology, 1983

Clinical Expertise:

  • Adamantinoma
  • Adenocarcinoma of the Head and Neck
  • Adjuvant Chemotherapy
  • Adrenal Neoplasm
  • Adult T-Cell Leukemia
  • Adult T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Adverse Effects to Anticoagulants
  • AIDS Related Malignancies
  • Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma
  • Amyloidosis
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anaplastic Cancer of Thyroid
  • Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Bone Marrow Disorders
  • Anemia of Chronic Disease
  • Anemia of Pregnancy
  • Anticoagulation
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Antithrombin Deficiency
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • B12 Deficiency Anemia
  • Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • Biological Targeted Therapy
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Cancer
  • Blood Clot
  • Blood Clotting Disorders (Blood Coagulation)
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Platelet Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Bone Marrow Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes
  • Bone Sarcoma
  • Bone Tumors
  • Brain Tumors
  • Breast Cancer
  • Burkitt Lymphoma
  • Cancer Chemotherapy
  • Cancer During Pregnancy
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer-Related Fatigue
  • Carcinoid Tumors
  • Carcinoma In Situ of Breast
  • Carcinoma of Unknown Primary
  • Cardio-Oncology
  • Castleman Disease
  • Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Teratoma
  • Chemoradiation
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myelocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia
  • Clinical Trials
  • CNS Lymphoma
  • Coagulation Disorders
  • Cold Agglutinin Disease
  • Colon Tumors
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cooley's Anemia
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Cutaneous Lymphoma
  • Deep Thrombophlebitis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Diamond Blackfan Anemia
  • Dyskeratosis Congenita
  • Endocrine Complications of Cancer Therapy
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Eosinophilic Granuloma
  • Erdheim-Chester Disease
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Essential Thrombocytosis
  • Ewings Sarcoma
  • Factor Eight Disorder
  • Factor Nine Deficiency
  • Factor V Leiden
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Familial Aplastic Anemia
  • Fanconi Anemia
  • Fibrosarcoma of the Head & Neck
  • Folic Acid Deficiency
  • Follicular Cancer of Thyroid
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
  • Giant Cell Tumor of the Bone
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioma
  • Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency
  • Graft Versus Host Disease
  • Hairy Cell Leukemia
  • Hand-Foot Syndrome
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Tumor
  • HELLP Syndrome
  • Hematologic Malignancies
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemoglobinopathies
  • Hemolytic Anemia
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Hemophilia
  • Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia
  • Hereditary Cancer Risk
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Histiocytosis
  • Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • Immunotherapy
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)
  • Intraocular Lymphoma
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Kaposi Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Large Granular Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Leukemia
  • Leukocytosis
  • Leukopenia
  • Light Chain Disorders
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Metastases
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lupus Anticoagulant
  • Lymphedema Therapy
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphopenia
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Malignant Neoplasm of the Ureter
  • Managing Cancer Treatment Side Effects
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Maternal Anticoagulation
  • Maternal Hematologic Disorders
  • Maternal Thrombophilia
  • Mediastinal Lymphoma
  • Medullary Cancer of Thyroid
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma of the Lip
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Mesothelioma
  • Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance
  • Mouth Cancer (Oral Cancer)
  • Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue Lymphoma
  • Mucosal Melanoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)
  • Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN)
  • Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neuronal Glial Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Oral Complications of Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Papillary Cancer of Thyroid
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Partial Thromboplastin Time Blood Test
  • Penile Cancer
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Petechiae
  • Pituitary Cancer
  • Plasma Cell Dyscrasia
  • Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytomas
  • POEMS Syndrome
  • Polycythemia
  • Porphyria
  • Postthrombotic Syndrome
  • Primary Myelofibrosis
  • Primary Systemic Amyloidosis
  • Prolymphocytic Leukemia
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Protein C Deficiency
  • Protein S Deficiency
  • Prothrombin Gene Mutation
  • Pulmonary Metastases
  • Pure Red Cell Aplasia
  • Purpura
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Recurrent Thrombosis
  • Red Blood Cell Disorders
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts
  • Retroperitoneal Mass
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Sacrococcygeal Teratoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Secondary Polycythemia
  • Sezary Syndrome
  • Sickle Cell Diseases
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Tumor
  • Splenic Sequestration
  • Splenomegaly
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck
  • Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer)
  • Submucosal Tumors
  • Sweat Gland Carcinoma
  • Tectal Glioma
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemias
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombophilia
  • Thrombotic Disorders
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tracheal Cancer
  • Transformed Lymphoma
  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
  • Urethral Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal Melanoma
  • Venous-Occlusive Crisis
  • Von Willebrand Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia (WM)
  • White Blood Cell Disorders
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency: University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Lu is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Griffin CA, Lu C, Fishman EK, Khouri N, Markman M, Siegelman SS, Abeloff MD.: The Role of Computed Tomography of the Chest in the Management of Small-Cell Lung Cancer. J. Clin. Oncol. 2 : 1359-1365,1984.

Lu C, Braine HG, Kaizer H, Saral R, Tutschka PJ, Santos GW.: Preliminary Results of high Dose Busulfan and Cyclophosphamide with Syngeneic or Autologous Bone Marrow Rescue. Can. Treat. rep. 68 : 711-717,1984.

Lu C, Bishop C, Braine H, Townsend T, Saral R.: Staphylococcus Epidermidis: Sepsis in Cancer Patients. Proc. Am. Soc. Clin. Onc. 2 : 96,1983.

Lu C, Bishop C, Braine H, Townsend T, Saral R.: Staphylococcus epidermidis: Sepsis in Cancer Patients. Proc. Am. Soc. Clin. Onc. 2 : 96,1983.

Lu C, Braine HG, Kaizer H, Tutschka PJ, Santos, GW.: Phase I Results of High Dose Busulfan and Cyclophosphamide with Syngeneic or Autologous Bone Marrow Rescue. Proc. Am. Soc. Clin. Onc. 1 : 187,1982.

Hendricks A, Lu C, Elfenbein G, Hussain R.: Erythema Annulare Centrifugum Associated with Ascariasis. Arch. Dermatol. 117 : 582-585,1981.

Johnson BF, Lu C.: Morphometric Analysis of Yeast Cells IV. Increase of the Cylindrical Diameter of Schizosaccharomyces Pombe During the Cell Cycle. Exptl. Cell Res. 95 : 154,1975.

Johnson BF, Lu C.: Morphometric Analysis of Yeast Cells III. Size Distribution of 2-Deoxyglucose-Induced Lysing Schizosaccharomyces Pombe Cells and Their Sites of Lysis. Can. J. Genet. Cytol. 16 : 593,1974.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Hematology/Oncology
Suite 201
440 East Marshall Street

West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: (610) 738-2500
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)