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Kenneth R. Blank, MD

Kenneth R. Blank, MD Physician

Adjunct Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology

Dr. Blank is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Radiation Oncology

Board Certification:

  • Radiation Oncology, 2000

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.

Research

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