Dr. Filemon Dela Cruz Jr, MD

Dr. Filemon Dela Cruz Jr, MD

Pediatric Hematology & Oncology  |  
Male  |  
Age 41
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Dr. Filemon Dela Cruz Jr, MD is a pediatric hematology-oncology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from University Of California At Davis / School Of Medicine in 2004 and specializes in pediatric hematology & oncology and pediatrics.Read his story

161 Fort Washington Ave Fl 7

New York, NY 10032

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  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • EmblemHealth
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Dr. Dela Cruz Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Dela Cruz Jr "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."

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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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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

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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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