Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Christopher Crane

Christopher Crane, MD

Radiation Oncologist

Titles

Vice Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology

Clinical Expertise

Anal Cancer; Rectal Cancer; Liver Cancer; Liver Metastases; Gallbladder & Bile Duct Cancers; Pancreatic Cancers; Gastric Cancers; Endocrine Cancers; Small Bowel Cancers

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About Me

Education

MD, University of Virginia

Residencies

Radiation Oncology - University of Virginia

Board Certifications

Radiation Oncology

I am a radiation oncologist who specializes in caring for people with gastrointestinal cancers. These include rectal cancer, liver cancer, gallbladder and bile duct cancer, pancreatic cancer, gastric cancer, and anal cancer. I see patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering in Manhattan.

A radiation oncologist cared for someone close to me when I was in medical school. This personal experience had a profound impact on me, and I decided to pursue a career in radiation oncology. It still impacts me today in my interactions with patients and their loved ones. 

Many patients who come to my office are frightened by the concept of radiation therapy. During the appointment, we spend a lot of time discussing side effects. I explain to my patients that the advanced technologies we use allow us to pinpoint where the radiation goes in the body. This accuracy helps us avoid healthy tissue and hopefully reduce the risk and severity of radiation therapy side effects. 

I am leading several cancer clinical trials across the country. These are focused on delivering doses of radiation therapy that can eliminate tumors in liver cancer and pancreatic cancer. These doses are two to three times higher than regular doses. We have found that they can provide positive outcomes for people with liver cancer and pancreatic cancer that cannot be removed through surgery. 

When patients leave my office, my goal is for them to feel hopeful. I want them to feel confident that they will receive the best care possible and that we are in the fight against cancer together. 

When patients leave my office, my goal is for them to feel hopeful. I want them to feel confident that they will receive the best care possible and that we are in the fight against cancer together.

Dr. Crane

Awards and Honors

  • University of Texas Regents Outstanding Teaching Award (2015)
  • Best Doctors in America (2003-2015)
  • Castle Connolly: New York Magazine Top Doctors (2017)

Colleagues

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Clinical Trials

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Find a Clinical Trial for You

Memorial Sloan Kettering's doctors and scientists are constantly developing new treatments for cancer. MSK is typically running hundreds of clinical trials at a given time.

You may be able to participate in a clinical trial even if you are new to MSK. Search our online directory to find trial information and see more about who can participate.

Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Crane’s journal articles. Pubmed is an online index of research papers and other articles from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.