Location

Phoenix, Arizona Clinical Profile

Summary

The research focus of Richard J. Gray, M.D., is on less burdensome and better coordinated treatments that will reduce the risk of local and regional recurrence of cancer.

Focus areas

  • Breast cancer
  • Locoregional therapy for elderly breast cancer patients
  • Micrometastases to the sentinel lymph nodes and bone marrow
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Alternatives to wire localization of non-palpable breast lesions
  • Melanoma
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Sarcoma
  • Gastric cancer

Significance to patient care

Dr. Gray's research is designed to reduce the risk of cancer recurrence; reduce the pain and body changes patients go through to have their cancer treated; and improve the coordination of cancer surgery, radiation and medical therapies.

Professional highlights

  • Arizona State Chair, Commission on Cancer, 2005-2011
  • Surgical Research Committee, North Central Cancer Treatment Group, 2002-2012

Recent Publications

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Professional Details

Primary Appointment

  1. Surgery

Academic Rank

  1. Associate Professor of Surgery

Education

  1. Fellow - Surgical Oncology H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida
  2. Chief Resident Associate - General Surgery Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. Resident - General Surgery Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. Internship - General Surgery Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. MD College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University
  6. BA - cum laude Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
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