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Kenneth R. Blank, MD

Kenneth R. Blank, MD Physician

Medical Director, Radiation Oncology, Lancaster General Health Regional Network Medical Director, Radiation Oncology, Lancaster General Health Adjunct Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology

Dr. Blank is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Radiation Oncology

Board Certification:

  • Radiation Oncology, 2000

Clinical Expertise:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Balloon Breast Brachytherapy
  • Brachytherapy
  • Brain and Spine Tumors
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cervical and Endometrial Cancers
  • Chemoradiation
  • Colon Tumors
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Conformal Radiation Therapy (CRT)
  • CyberKnife
  • Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma
  • External Beam Radiation Therapy
  • Eye Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancer
  • High Dose Rate Brachytherapy
  • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Liver Cancer
  • Low Dose-Rate Brachytherapy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • MammoSite
  • Melanoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myxopapillary Ependymoma
  • Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
  • Orbital Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Proton Therapy
  • Radiation Necrosis
  • Radiation Toxicity
  • Radiation Treatment for Head and Neck Cancer
  • Radioembolization
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Spaceoar Hydrogel
  • Stereotactic Cranial Radiation
  • Stereotactic Radiation Therapy (SRT)
  • Stereotactic Spine Radiosurgery
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Three Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy
  • Tomotherapy
  • Total Body Irradiation
  • Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
  • Unsealed Source Radiotherapy
  • Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Highmark Blue Shield Medicare
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Humana / Medicare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/PA Preferred Health Networks
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Significa Benefit Services (fka EHP)
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program
  • Vibra Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: University of Connecticut
Residency: University of Connecticut Medical Center
Residency: University of South Florida
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Blank is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Lancaster General Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

BlankKR, Whittington R, Arjomandy B, Wein AJ, Broderick G, Staley J, Malkowicz: SB Neoadjuvant Androgen Deprivation Prior to Transperineal Prostate Brachytherapy: Smaller Volumes, Less Morbidity Cancer J Sci Am : 1999.

D'Amico A V, Whittington R, Malkowicz S B, Schultz D, Blank K, Broderick G A, Tomaszewski J E, Renshaw A A, Kaplan I, Beard C J, Wein A: Biochemical outcome after radical prostatectomy, external beam radiation therapy, or interstitial radiation therapy for clinically localized prostate cancer. JAMA 280 (11): 969-74,1998.

Blank K R, Rudoltz M S, Kao G D, Muschel R J, McKenna W G: The molecular regulation of apoptosis and implications for radiation oncology. International journal of radiation biology 71 (5): 455-66,1997.

Kao G D, McKenna W G, Maity A, Blank K, Muschel R J: Cyclin B1 availability is a rate-limiting component of the radiation-induced G2 delay in HeLa cells. Cancer research 57 (4): 753-8,1997.

Blank KR, Cascardi MA and Kao GD: The utility and cost-effectiveness of serial complete blood count monitoring in patients receiving radiation therapy for localized prostate cancer. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics : 1997.

Blank KR, Gamero A. Ussary D. Cuthbertson D. Skipper P. Endicott JN. Djeu JY: Cytolytic function by interleukin-15 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of patients with head and neck squamous cell cancer: Enhancement of perforin expression. 18th Annual Research Seminar, American Cancer Society, Florida Division : 1997.

Blank KR, Cascardi MA and Kao GD: The utility and cost-effectiveness of serial complete blood count monitoring in patients receiving radiation therapy for localized prostate cancer 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, Orlando, Florida : 1997.

Blank K R, Kao G D: A 47-year-old woman with ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast. JAMA 275 (19): 1477-8; author reply 1478-9,1996.

Rudoltz MS, Kao G, Blank KR, Muschel RJ, McKenna WG: The molecular basis of cell cycle regulation; implications for therapy Seminars in Radiation Oncology : 1996.

Rudoltz MS, Blank KR, Kao G, Muschel RJ, McKenna WG: Ionizing Radiation and the Cell Cycle Radiation Oncology Investigations : 1996.

Academic Contact Info

Lancaster General Hospital
Suburban Pavilion
2100 Harrisburg Pike

Lancaster, PA 17604