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Lauren A. Lukas Vanderspek

Languages: English
Specialties:
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Lauren VanderSpek, MD, is a radiation oncologist. She received her medical degree from the University of Toronto and completed radiation oncology residency training at the University of Western Ontario. She is fellow of and board certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and is a member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology and the American College of Radiology. Dr. VanderSpek's clinical areas of interest include primary and metastatic central nervous system (including intracranial radiosurgery), genitourinary (including prostate brachytherapy), gastrointestinal (including liver metastases stereotactic body radiotherapy), breast, and skin malignancies, as well as lymphoma (including Zevalin) and sarcoma. She has published research on primary and secondary central nervous system cancer and in-situ squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, and presented research on these topics as well as brachytherapy and lymphoma with secondary malignancy at numerous society meetings including the American Society for Radiation Oncology, World Congress of Brachytherapy, and Society for Neuro-Oncology. Her areas of training include linac-based radiosurgery, prostate low-dose rate brachytherapy, 4DCT and gating, intensity-modulated radiotherapy and image-guided radiotherapy. Dr. VanderSpek is committed to providing patients with advanced, state-of-the-art radiation oncology therapies and upholding compassion by providing high-quality individualized care. Her approach involves understanding the unique needs of each patient and collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams. Dr. VanderSpek is a member of the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Staff providing care in radiation oncology.
Education
Institution
Type
Field of Study
Year
University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Medical School
2004
University Of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
Internship
University Of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
Residency
Radiation Oncology
2009
Professional Associations
  • American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  • American College of Radiology
  • American Medical Association
  • California Medical Association
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Health Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna POS/EPO
  • Aetna Preferred Provider Organization
  • Affiliated Health Funds PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross California Care HMO
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Shield of CA 65 Plus Senior Plan HMO
  • Blue Shield of CA Access + HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO Plus POS
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS/EPO
  • Cigna Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
  • Community Care Network PPO
  • CorVel Health PPO/EPO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) PPO/POS
  • Global Care Medical Group IPA
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Health Net Seniority Plus HMO
  • Interplan PPO/EPO
  • Medi-Cal
  • Medi-Cal - LA Care Care 1st HMO
  • Medi-Cal Molina HMO
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Motion Picture Health/Writers Guild
  • National Provider Network PPO
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • Secure Horizons Secure/UHC HMO
  • Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
  • United Healthcare EPO
  • United Healthcare HMO
  • United Healthcare POS
  • United Healthcare PPO
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Clinical Interests
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Breast Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Care
  • Hepatobiliary Malignancies
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Liver
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Prostate
  • Nervous System Disorders
  • Sarcoma
 
City of Hope - Mission Hills Radiation Oncology
15031 Rinaldi Street
Mission Hills, CA 91345
(818) 496-4758