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Cristina Ioana Truica, M.D.

Office Information

Penn State Cancer Institute
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
Tel: 800-243-1455 / 717-531-6585 Fax: 717-531-0429


Hematology/Oncology Medical Oncology

Patient Services Provided

Breast Cancer Clinical Trials Solid Malignancies

Practice Locations

Professional Education

Fellowship, Hematology/Oncology, Georgetown University Hospital (District of Columbia) (1998) Residency, Internal Medicine, York Hospital (Pennsylvania) (1995) Internship, Internal Medicine, Jersey City Medical Center (New Jersey) (1993) Internship, Internal Medicine, University Hospital C Davila (1992) M.D., University of Medicine & Pharmacy Carol Davila (Romania) (1989)

Research Interests

Clinical Translational Research in Breast Cancer
Hormonal Therapy in Breast Cancer
Bone Metastases


Charwan H, Truica CI
Bortezomib-based chemotherapy for light chain deposition disease presenting as acute renal failure.
Med Oncol 2011 Apr 9
Manjari Pandey, Cristina Truica
Hepatoid Carcinoma of the Ovary
Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2011, May 20; 29(15)e446-8
Uchenna Nijiaju, Cristina Truica
Metastatic prostatic adenocarcinoma masquerading as inflammatory breast carcinoma: a case report.
Clinical Breast Cancer, 2010 Feb 10(1) E3-5
Chakravarthy AB, Kelley MC, McLaren B, Truica CI, Billheimer D, Mayer IA, Grau AM, Johnson DH, Simpson JF, Beauchamp RD, Jones C, Pietenpol JA
Neoadjuvant Concurrent paclitaxel and radiation in stage II/III breast cancer.
Clin Cancer Res, 2006 Mar 1; 12(5) 1570-6
Truica CI, Frankel SR
Acute rhabdomyolysis as a complication of cytarabine chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia - case report and review of the literature.
American Journal of Hematology, 70(4):320-3, August 2002
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Honors and Awards

2002, Vanderbilt Physician Scientist Development Award 2000, American Association of Cancer Research Young Investigator Scholar Award 2000, American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award 1998, Smith Kline Beecham Travel Award, the National Oncology Fellows Forum, Tucson, AZ 1998, Ortho-Biothec Travel Award for the Mayo Clinic State of the Art Hematology/Oncology Reviews 1997, NCI Scholarship for the AACR workshop "Molecular Biology in Clinical Oncology"