Dr. Filemon Dela Cruz Jr, MD

Pediatric Hematology & Oncology  |  
Male  |  
Age 41
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Dr. Filemon Dela Cruz Jr, MD
Pediatric oncology is a rapidly evolving field. Dr. Dela Cruz finds it both humbling and gratifying when he helps patients and families navigate through those first several weeks after a cancer diagnosis and at the beginning of therapy. He also enjoys the long-term follow-up that he has with patients and their families as they complete treatment and resume their lives. In addition to caring for patients, Dr. Dela Cruz conducts research in the area of pediatric solid tumors. Specifically, his research efforts are focused on understanding the biology of sarcomas. Dr. Dela Cruz has been developing cell models to understand the development of this heterogeneous group of tumors, with the hope of identifying novel targets to treat these tumors, which are exceedingly difficult to treat once they have metastasized. Dr. Dela Cruz is working to validate a relatively novel approach to treating sarcomas by re-instituting a maturation program in sarcoma cells (since these and many other solid cancers are characterized by an arrest in normal maturation) through a process called "cellular reprogramming." If successful, this approach would represent a novel way of targeting and potentially treating cancer. He also hopes to help develop novel sarcoma therapies through use of a patient- or tumor-centered approach – a form of personalized or "precision" medicine. The technology exists to sequence and establish a genetic signature for each patient's tumor. With this information, the Division may be able to specifically tailor treatment that would most effectively eradicate a patient's cancer while minimizing potential side effects. This is an ongoing project, and Dr. Dela Cruz believes it will be the paradigm for future cancer treatments.

161 Fort Washington Ave Fl 7

New York, NY 10032

Contact Information

(212) 305-9770

Dr. Filemon Dela Cruz Jr, MD

Dr. Filemon Dela Cruz Jr, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
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Specialties

  • Pediatric Hematology & Oncology
  • Pediatrics
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Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thymomas
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Intrathecal Chemotherapy
  • Lumbar Puncture

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Reed College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • University Of California At Davis / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • University Of California At San Francisco
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University Of California At San Francisco
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Dela Cruz Jr accepts 26 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareOregon
    Medicaid
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • EmblemHealth
    GHI PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Fidelis Care
    Fidelis Care HMO
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Medica
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Medicaid
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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