I am a neuro-oncologist who specializes in the care of patients with brain tumors and the neurologic complications of cancer. My team of physicians, nurses, research staff, and administrative support works with patients to deliver effective and compassionate specialized care in the treatment of both primary brain tumors (including glioblastomas, anaplastic gliomas, low-grade gliomas, ependymomas, and meningiomas) as well as brain metastases that have spread from other solid cancers the body.
I am currently conducting clinical trials and research for glioblastomas and other primary brain tumors in both the upfront and recurrent settings. My research also focuses on the treatment of patients with both benign and aggressive meningiomas, specifically investigating chemotherapy and molecularly targeted therapy when surgery and radiation are not an option.
I also serve as co-director of our Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program and have a firm commitment to the education and training of our fellows and preparing them for a successful future career in neuro-oncology.
- Clinical Expertise: Neuro-Oncology; Adult Brain Tumors
- Languages Spoken: English
- Education: MD, New York University School of Medicine
- Residencies: New York University/Bellevue Hospital
- Fellowships: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Board Certifications: Neurology
Research is integral to our mission at Memorial Sloan Kettering, and clinical trials help us discover better forms of patient care and treatment. For you, this could mean access to a new therapy or therapy combination. Click to see a list of the trials I’m currently leading.
Clinical Trials Led by Thomas J. Kaley
- A Phase II Study of MEDI4736 in Patients with Glioblastoma
- A Phase II Study of Targeted Therapies for Meningiomas with Specific Genetic Mutations
- A Pilot Study of NovoTTF-100A for Recurrent Atypical or Anaplastic Meningioma
- A Pilot Study of Pembrolizumab Immunotherapy in Patients with Recurrent Glioblastoma Who Need Surgery
Clinical Trials Co-Investigated by Thomas J. Kaley
- A Clinical Trial of Immunotherapy with Nivolumab Alone or with Ipilimumab in Patients with Glioblastoma
- A Phase II Study of Temozolomide and Radiation Therapy with Nivolumab Immunotherapy or a Placebo in Patients Newly Diagnosed with Glioblastoma
- A Phase III Study of Armodafinil versus Placebo to Reduce Cancer-Related Fatigue in Patients with High-Grade Glioma
- A Phase III Study of Radiation Therapy with Temozolomide or Nivolumab Immunotherapy in Patients Newly Diagnosed with Glioblastoma
- A Pilot Study of Meclofenamate to Treat Cancer that Has Spread to the Brain
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