Meet Dr. Joseph R. Kelley
Dr. Kelley worked for several years in the Veterans Administration hospital system caring for patients with lung cancer and prostate cancer. He also has a special interest in breast cancer; working with the early studies of partial breast irradiation trials and more recently studying the impacts of diet and antioxidants as a means to reduce the side effects of radiation therapy.
Earning a doctoral degree in molecular biology, Dr. Kelley focused on new genetic changes for early detection of colon cancer and studied gene therapy for pancreatic cancer. He remains interested in GI cancers using new methods to treat liver tumors with laser therapy to decrease the toxicity of cancer treatment. Dr. Kelley will draw on his research background to bring national cancer research trials to the
He also brings expertise in the use of stereotactic radiosurgery, which is a major advance in cancer treatment that allows for shorter treatment time, fewer side effects, and better chances for cure. This modern form of radiation therapy was not available locally prior to Dr. Kelley’s arrival. He also brings extensive experience with CyberKnife™, and BrainLab™ based stereotactic radiotherapy. Patients at the Tri-Cities Cancer Center will benefit from this new treatment option for some liver, lung, spine, and brain tumors.
Dr. Kelley is very excited to be a new addition of the Tri-Cities community. He enjoys cooking, fishing, and spending time with his wife and three daughters.