Dr. Melody A. Cobleigh, MD

Dr. Melody A. Cobleigh, MD

Medical Oncology | Female | 67 years old

We were part of the original group of investigators looking at a new treatment for breast cancer called Herceptin. And we were dealing with some patients who were extremely ill who got better right before our eyes. And that was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life in medicine. That medication was approved about 10 years ago, and now it's part of the standard of care for breast cancer. And Rush was right in on the ground floor. It's pretty neat to be taking a chance on a new treatment strategy not involving chemotherapy, surgery or radiation. We like the idea of using the patient's own immune system to help fight her cancer, and we watch tumors basically melt away over a period of a week or two.Read more

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1725 W Harrison St Ste 1010
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We were part of the original group of investigators looking at a new treatment for breast cancer called Herceptin. And we were dealing with some patients who were extremely ill who got better right before our eyes. And that was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life in medicine. That medication was approved about 10 years ago, and now it's part of the standard of care for breast cancer. And Rush was right in on the ground floor. It's pretty neat to be taking a chance on a new treatment strategy not involving chemotherapy, surgery or radiation. We like the idea of using the patient's own immune system to help fight her cancer, and we watch tumors basically melt away over a period of a week or two.Read more

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I would recommend Dr. Cobleigh and her coworkers to anyone! I am a 15 year survivor and can honestly say that Dr. Cobleigh saved my life. I had interviewed two other oncology centers and was pretty much given a death sentence. I have completed all my chemo and radiation at Rush and would do so again (hopefully I do not have to.)
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Dr. Cobleigh's Care Philosophy

We were part of the original group of investigators looking at a new treatment for breast cancer called Herceptin. And we were dealing with some patients who were extremely ill who got better right before our eyes. And that was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life in medicine. That medication was approved about 10 years ago, and now it's part of the standard of care for breast cancer. And Rush was right in on the ground floor. It's pretty neat to be taking a chance on a new treatment strategy not involving chemotherapy, surgery or radiation. We like the idea of using the patient's own immune system to help fight her cancer, and we watch tumors basically melt away over a period of a week or two.

Dr. Cobleigh's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Medical Oncology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Conditions Treated

  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases

Education

  • Medical School
    Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ

    Graduated in 1975

  • Internship Hospital
    Rush University Medical Center

    Completed in 1977

  • Residency Hospital
    Rush University Medical Center

    Completed in 1979

  • Fellowship Hospital
    IU Health University

    Completed in 1981

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Medical Oncology

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