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Charu Aggarwal, MD, MPH

Charu Aggarwal, MD, MPH Physician

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Aggarwal is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Medical Oncology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Hematology, 2011
  • Internal Medicine, 2008
  • Medical Oncology, 2011

Clinical Expertise:

  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Lung Cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Abramson Cancer Center

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine West Pavilion, 2nd Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School:
Residency: SUNY at Buffalo Medical Center
Fellowship: Fox Chase Cancer Center

Memberships

American Association of Cancer Research, National American Society of Clinical Oncology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Aggarwal is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Charu Aggarwal, Roger B Cohen, Eddy Yu, Wei Ting Hwang, Joshua M Bauml, Evan Alley, Tracey Evans: Etirinotecan Pegol (NKTR-102) in the third line treatment of patients with metastatic or recurrent non-small cell lung cancer: results of a phase II study Clinical Lung Cancer : 2017.

Charu Aggarwal, Roger B Cohen, Eddy Yu, Wei Ting Hwang, Joshua M Bauml, Evan Alley, Tracey Evans: Etirinotecan Pegol (NKTR-102) in the third line treatment of patients with metastatic or recurrent non-small cell lung cancer: results of a phase II study Clinical Lung Cancer : 2017.

Kesarwala AH, Lu DJ, Xanthopoulos E, Apisarnthanarax S, Cengel KA, Evans T, Aggarwal C, Cohen RB, Langer CJ, Rengan R: The Role of Advanced Imaging in Assessing Response to Definitive Chemoradiation Prior to Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation in Limited-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer Clinical Lung Cancer : 2017.

Kesarwala AH, Lu DJ, Xanthopoulos E, Apisarnthanarax S, Cengel KA, Evans T, Aggarwal C, Cohen RB, Langer CJ, Rengan R: The Role of Advanced Imaging in Assessing Response to Definitive Chemoradiation Prior to Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation in Limited-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer Clinical Lung Cancer : 2017.

Charu Aggarwal,Xingmei Wang, Anjana Ranganathan, Drew Torigian, Andrea Troxel, Tracey Evans, Roger B.Cohen, Bhavesh Vaidya, Chandra Rao, Mark Connelly, Anil Vachani, Corey Langer: Circulating tumor cells as a predictive biomarker in patients with small cell lung cancer undergoing chemotherapy Lung Cancer 112 : 118-125,2017.

Charu Aggarwal,Xingmei Wang, Anjana Ranganathan, Drew Torigian, Andrea Troxel, Tracey Evans, Roger B.Cohen, Bhavesh Vaidya, Chandra Rao, Mark Connelly, Anil Vachani, Corey Langer: Circulating tumor cells as a predictive biomarker in patients with small cell lung cancer undergoing chemotherapy Lung Cancer 112 : 118-125,2017.

Bauml Joshua, Kim Jiyoung, Zhang Xiaochen, Aggarwal Charu, Cohen Roger B: Unsupervised exercise in survivors of human papillomavirus related head and neck cancer: how many can go it alone? Journal of Cancer Survivorship 11 (4): 462-468,2017.

Bauml Joshua, Kim Jiyoung, Zhang Xiaochen, Aggarwal Charu, Cohen Roger B: Unsupervised exercise in survivors of human papillomavirus related head and neck cancer: how many can go it alone? Journal of Cancer Survivorship 11 (4): 462-468,2017.

Rwigema Jean-Claude M, Verma Vivek, Lin Liyong, Berman Abigail T, Levin William P, Evans Tracey L, Aggarwal Charu, Rengan Ramesh, Langer Corey, Cohen Roger B: Prospective study of proton-beam radiation therapy for limited-stage small cell lung cancer. Cancer : 2017.

Rwigema Jean-Claude M, Verma Vivek, Lin Liyong, Berman Abigail T, Levin William P, Evans Tracey L, Aggarwal Charu, Rengan Ramesh, Langer Corey, Cohen Roger B: Prospective study of proton-beam radiation therapy for limited-stage small cell lung cancer. Cancer : 2017.

Aggarwal Charu: Treatment Paradigms for Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer at Academic Medical Centers: Involvement in Clinical Trial Endpoint Design. The Oncologist 22 (6): 700-708,2017.

Aggarwal Charu: Treatment Paradigms for Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer at Academic Medical Centers: Involvement in Clinical Trial Endpoint Design. The Oncologist 22 (6): 700-708,2017.

Thompson Jeffrey C, Yee Stephanie S, Troxel Andrea B, Savitch Samantha L, Fan Ryan, Balli David, Lieberman David B, Morrissette Jennifer D, Evans Tracey L, Bauml Joshua, Aggarwal Charu, Kosteva John A, Alley Evan, Ciunci Christine, Cohen Roger B, Bagley Stephen, Stonehouse-Lee Susan, Sherry Victoria E, Gilbert Elizabeth, Langer Corey, Vachani Anil: Detection of Therapeutically Targetable Driver and Resistance Mutations in Lung Cancer Patients by Next-Generation Sequencing of Cell-Free Circulating Tumor DNA. Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research 22 (23): 5772-5782,2016.

Thompson Jeffrey C, Yee Stephanie S, Troxel Andrea B, Savitch Samantha L, Fan Ryan, Balli David, Lieberman David B, Morrissette Jennifer D, Evans Tracey L, Bauml Joshua, Aggarwal Charu, Kosteva John A, Alley Evan, Ciunci Christine, Cohen Roger B, Bagley Stephen, Stonehouse-Lee Susan, Sherry Victoria E, Gilbert Elizabeth, Langer Corey, Vachani Anil: Detection of Therapeutically Targetable Driver and Resistance Mutations in Lung Cancer Patients by Next-Generation Sequencing of Cell-Free Circulating Tumor DNA. Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research 22 (23): 5772-5782,2016.

Schapira Marilyn M, Aggarwal Charu, Akers Scott, Aysola Jaya, Imbert Diana, Langer Corey, Simone Charlie B, Strittmatter Emily, Vachani Anil: How Patients View Lung Cancer Screening. The Role of Uncertainty in Medical Decision Making. Annals of the American Thoracic Society 13 (11): 1969-1976,2016.

Schapira Marilyn M, Aggarwal Charu, Akers Scott, Aysola Jaya, Imbert Diana, Langer Corey, Simone Charlie B, Strittmatter Emily, Vachani Anil: How Patients View Lung Cancer Screening. The Role of Uncertainty in Medical Decision Making. Annals of the American Thoracic Society 13 (11): 1969-1976,2016.

Charu Aggarwal, Roger B. Cohen, Matthew P. Morrow, Kimberly Kraynyak, Joshua Bauml, Gregory Weinstein, Jean Boyer, Jian Yan, Drishty Mangrolia, Sandra Oyola,Susan Duff, David B. Weiner, Ildiko Csiki: Immunotherapy with INO-3112 (HPV16 / HPV18 plasmids + IL-12 DNA) in Human Papillomavirus associated Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Annual Meeting Abstracts, EUROGIN 2017 : 2017.

Charu Aggarwal, Mary Weber Redman, Primo Lara, Hossein Borghaei, Philip C. Hoffman, Jeffrey D. Bradley, Katie Griffin, Jieling Miao, Philip C. Mack, Vassiliki Papadimitrakopoulou, Roy S. Herbst, Karen Kelly, David R. Gandara; Abramson Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA; University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA; Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA; University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago: Phase II study of the FGFR inhibitor AZD4547 in previously treated patients with FGF pathway-activated stage IV squamous cell lung cancer(SqNSCLC): LUNG-MAP sub-study SWOG S1400D. Journal of Clinical Oncology 35 (15_suppl): 9055-9055,2017.

Bagley Stephen J, Vitale Steven, Zhang Suhong, Aggarwal Charu, Evans Tracey L, Alley Evan W, Cohen Roger B, Langer Corey J, Blair Ian A, Vachani Anil: Pretreatment Red Blood Cell Total Folate Concentration Is Associated With Response to Pemetrexed in Stage IV Nonsquamous Non-Small-cell Lung Cancer. Clinical lung cancer : 2016.

Bagley Stephen J, Vitale Steven, Zhang Suhong, Aggarwal Charu, Evans Tracey L, Alley Evan W, Cohen Roger B, Langer Corey J, Blair Ian A, Vachani Anil: Pretreatment Red Blood Cell Total Folate Concentration Is Associated With Response to Pemetrexed in Stage IV Nonsquamous Non-Small-cell Lung Cancer. Clinical lung cancer : 2016.

Edward B. Garon, M.D., Naiyer A. Rizvi, M.D., Rina Hui, M.B., B.S., Natasha Leighl, M.D., Ani S. Balmanoukian, M.D., Joseph Paul Eder, M.D., Amita Patnaik, M.D., Charu Aggarwal, M.D., Matthew Gubens, M.D., Leora Horn, M.D., Enric Carcereny, M.D., Myung-Ju Ahn, M.D., Enriqueta Felip, M.D., Jong-Seok Lee, M.D., Matthew D. Hellmann, M.D., Omid Hamid, M.D., Jonathan W. Goldman, M.D., Jean-Charles Soria, M.D., Marisa Dolled-Filhart, Ph.D., Ruth Z. Rutledge, M.B.A., Jin Zhang, Ph.D., Jared K. Lunceford, Ph.D.: Pembrolizumab for the Treatment of Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer New England Journal of Medicine : 2015.

Academic Contact Info

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
10th Floor, South Pavilion
Office #10-207
3400 Civic Center Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-6318
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)