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Welcome to VCU School of Medicine

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Associate Professor
Palliative Care Endowed Chair and Program Director
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Hematology, Oncology & Palliative Care
1101 E. Marshall St.
Sanger Hall 6-030J
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P.O. Box 980230
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Richmond, VA 23298-0230
Phone: 804-828-9909
Fax: 804-828-8079
egidio.delfabbro@vcuhealth.org
  

Cat Warm Lucky House Men Adult Indoor Plush Home Slippers Black Cute Winter SITAILE Slippers Women Graduate Education

  • MD, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa 1990

Post Graduate Education

  • Clinical Fellowship, Palliative Care, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 07/2004 - 06/2005
  • Clinical Residency, Internal Medicine. Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO 12/1995 - 06/1998
  • Senior House Officer, Internal Medicine. National Health Service, London, United Kingdom 01/1995 - 11/1995
  • Registrar, Internal Medicine. Baragwanath Hospital, Soweto, South Africa 07/1993 - 12/1994
  • Home Women House Plush Slippers Cat Adult Warm Black Lucky SITAILE Slippers Indoor Men Winter Cute Senior House Officer, Internal Medicine. Baragwanath Hospital, Soweto, South Africa 01/1992 - 06/1993
  • Clinical Internship, Internal Medicine. Baragwanath Hospital, Soweto, South Africa 01/1991 - 01/1992
  • MD, Internal Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa 1990

Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, 1998 1998
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2006 2006

Faculty Bio:

  • Egidio Del Fabbro, M.D., is the Palliative Care Endowed Chair and Program Director at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center. Dr. Del Fabbro also serves as an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine within the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Care of the Department of Internal Medicine at the VCU School of Medicine.
     
    Dr. Del Fabbro received his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1990. In 1998, he completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis and palliative care fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2004. He joined the Palliative Care and Rehabilitation department in 2005. He was director of the Cachexia clinic from 2005 to 2011. He assumed his role as Director of Palliative Care at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2012 and as Endowed Chair in 2015.
     
    His clinical research is focused on therapeutic interventions for symptoms in patients with cancer, and opioid related side-effects. He was the Principal Investigator of two randomized, placebo-controlled trials for poor appetite and cancer-related fatigue in patients with advanced cancer. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers, abstracts and book chapters related to Palliative Care and symptom management. He has received funding from the American Cancer Society to explore the effect of testosterone replacement in male patients with advanced cancer. He is also Editor of the Oxford University textbook Nutrition and the Cancer Patient, and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Cachexia Sarcopenia and Muscle.

Research Expertise

  • His clinical research is focused on therapeutic interventions for symptoms in patients with cancer, and opioid related side-effects. He was the Principal Investigator of two randomized, placebo-controlled trials for poor appetite and cancer-related fatigue in patients with advanced cancer. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers, abstracts and book chapters related to Palliative Care and symptom management. He has received funding from the American Cancer Society to explore the effect of testosterone replacement in male patients with advanced cancer. He is also Editor of the Oxford University textbook Nutrition and the Cancer Patient, and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Cachexia Sarcopenia and Muscle.

Slippers Adult Cat Warm Lucky Winter House SITAILE Indoor Cute Black Plush Home Men Slippers Women Keywords & Interest Areas

  • Palliative care
  • Supportive Care
  • Cachexia
  • Cancer-Related Fatigue

Practice Sites

Awards & Honors

  • Leadership Education and Academic Development Program, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2008
  • Leadership Education and Academic Development Program, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2009
  • Leadership Education and Academic Development Program, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2010
  • Richmond Magazine: Top Doctors, 2016, Palliative Care. 2016

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2008 - Present
  • Member, Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) 2008 - Present
  • Member, American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) 2008 - Present
  • Member, American College of Physicians 2008 - Present
  • Member, Harris County Medical Association
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  • Member, Texas Medical Association 2006

Selected Peer Reviewed Publications:

  • Slippers Men Black Cat Slippers House Adult Lucky Indoor Women Cute Home Warm Winter Plush SITAILE Kyte SL, Toma W, Bagdas D, Meade JA, Schurman LD, Lichtman AH, Chen ZJ, Del Fabbro E, Fang X, Bigbee JW, Damaj MI, Gewirtz DA. Nicotine prevents and reverses paclitaxel-induced mechanical allodynia in a mouse model of CIPN. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2018 Jan;364(1):110-119. Epub 2017 Oct 17. PMID: 29042416 01/2018
  • Men Slippers Winter Slippers Lucky Cat Indoor Warm Cute SITAILE Women Home House Black Plush Adult Rivet EB, Del Fabbro E, Ferrada P. Palliative Care Assessment in the Surgical and Trauma Intensive Care Unit. JAMA Surg. 2018 Jan 10. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2017.5077. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available. PMID: 29322172. 01/2018
  • May P, Normand C, Cassel JB, Del Fabbro E, Fine RL, Menz R, Morrison CA, Penrod JD, Robinson C, Morrison RS.  Economics of palliative care for hospitalized adults: a meta-analysis. JAMA Internal Medicine, accepted January 2018. 01/2018
  • Del Fabbro E, Orr TA, Stella SM. Practical approaches to managing cancer patients with weight loss. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2017 Dec;11(4):272-277. Epub 2017 Sep 27. PMID: 28957881 12/2017
  • Does modality matter? Palliative care units associated with more cost-avoidance than consultations. May P, Garrido MM, Del Fabbro E, Noreika D, Normand C, Skoro N, Cassel JB. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Aug 22. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 28842218 08/2017
  • Indoor Black Cat SITAILE Home Plush Slippers Men Slippers House Cute Winter Women Warm Lucky Adult Rivet EB, Ferrada P, Albrecht T, Cassel JB, Broering B, Noreika D, Del Fabbro E. Characteristics of palliative care consultation at an academic level one trauma center. Am J Surg. 2017 Jun 28. PMID: 28689992 06/2017
  • Toma W, Kyte SL, Bagdas D, Alkhlaif Y, Alsharari SD, Lichtman AH, Chen ZJ, Del Fabbro E, Bigbee JW, Gewirtz DA, Damaj MI. Effects of paclitaxel on the development of neuropathy and affective behaviors in the mouse. Neuropharmacology. 2017 May 1;117:305-315. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2017.02.020. Epub 2017 Feb 22. PMID: 28237807 05/2017
  • Rauenzahn S, Sima A, Cassel B, Noreika D, Henry Gomez T, Ryan L, Wolf C, Legakis L, Del Fabbro E. Urine drug screen findings among ambulatory oncology patients in a supportive care clinic. Support Care Cancer. 2017 Jan 25. doi:10.1007/s00520-017-3575-1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28120116. 01/2017
  • Del Fabbro E. Complications of intrathecal pump therapy in malignancy-related pain. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Oct 9;34(26_suppl):102. doi:10.1200/jco.2016.34.26_suppl.102. PubMed PMID: 28156637. 10/2016
  • Black Winter Men Cute Slippers Women Warm House SITAILE Adult Lucky Slippers Cat Plush Home Indoor Tsukanov J, Fabbro ED. Palliative care and symptom management in amyloidosis: A review. Curr Probl Cancer. 2016 Sep – Dec;40(5-6):220-8. PMID: 27839745. 09/2016

Books, Book Chapters, & Monographs:

  • Del Fabbro E. Screening and Diagnosis of Chemical Coping and Aberrant Opioid Use Among Patients with Cancer-Related Pain. In: 2018 ASCO Educational Book. (Presentation #208563). American Society of Clinical Oncology; 2018. 2018
  • Del Fabbro E. Chapter 7: Anorexia-Cachexia Syndrome and Hydration. In: Yennurajalingam S, Bruera E, eds. Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care: Flashcards. Oxford University Press; 2018. 2018
  • Del Fabbro E, Strasser F, Fearon K. Chapter 3: Impact of Cancer Cachexia, and Chapter 4: Cancer Cachexia Assessment. In: Cancer cachexia: mechanisms and progress in treatment. 2ndChristmas Slipper Warm Dot Fleece Women Winter Super Socks Lining Snowflake Socks Soft MIUBEAR Fuzzy Black BzIgqw7 Ed. Amsterdam: Elsevier; 2017. 2017
  • Del Fabbro E, Fearon K, Strasser F. Cancer Cachexia: mechanisms and progress in treatment. Amsterdam: Elsevier; 2016. ISBN: 978-0-323-39851-0 2016
  • Del Fabbro E. Palliative Care: Assessment and Management of Nausea and Vomiting [web]. UpToDate. 2014 Jan [last update 2016 Apr]. Accessible at: http://www.uptodate.com/contents/palliative-care-assessment-and-management-of-nausea-and-vomiting 2016
  • Del Fabbro E. Cachexia. [Chapter 6] In: Yennurajalingam S, Bruera E, eds. Oxford American Handbook of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care, 2nd Edition. New York: Oxford University Press; 2016 April 2016
  • Del Fabbro E, Strasser F, Fearon K. Chapter 3: Impact of Cancer Cachexia, and Chapter 4: Cancer Cachexia Assessment. In: Cancer cachexia: mechanisms and progress in treatment. 1st Ed. Amsterdam: Elsevier; 2016. ISBN: 978-0-323-39851-0 2016
  • Del Fabbro E. Current and Future Care of Patients with the Cancer Anorexia-Cachexia Syndrome. In: 2015 ASCO Educational Book (Section: Gastrointestinal (Noncolorectal) Cancer: Nutritional Support in Gastrointestinal Malignancies). E229-37. American Society of Clinical Oncology; 2015. Available online at: http://asco.org/edbook and Men's Energy adidas outdoor Energy Agravic Terrex Black z1q5Zqv 2015
  • Wei J, Del Fabbro E. Palliative care vignettes: Palliative therapy – pain management, cachexia: In: Colorectal Cancer: Diagnosis and Clinical Management, 3rd Edition. Scholefield J, Eng C, editors. Wiley-Blackwell: 2014 May. p. 292-298. 2014
  • Del Fabbro E. Bowel Obstruction. In: Internal Medicine Issues in Palliative Cancer Care. Hui D, Bruera E, editors. New York: Oxford University Press; 2014. 2014