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Chandra Prakash Belani, M.D.

Miriam Beckner Distinguished Professor of Medicine Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Deputy Director Penn State Cancer Institute

Office Information

Penn State Cancer Institute
500 University Drive, CH46
Hershey, PA 17033
Tel: 800-243-1455 / 717-531-6585 Fax: 717-531-0429


Medical Oncology

Patient Services Provided

Lung & Thoracic Malignancies

Practice Locations

Biographical Information

Dr. Chandra Belani is Deputy Director of the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute (PSHCI), and Miriam Beckner Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Penn State Hershey Medical Center & College of Medicine.

Professional Education

Fellowship, Hematology, University of Maryland Medical System (Baltimore) (1988) Residency, Internal Medicine, North General Hospital (New York) (1985) Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Maryland Medical System (Baltimore) (1984) M.D., Sawai Man Sigh Medical College, Jaipur, India (1981)

Research Interests

Dr. Belani directs translational and clinical investigations across all programs and the disease teams at the PSHCI. Dr. Belani is internationally renowned for his accomplishments in the area of lung cancer therapeutics and new drug development. His research efforts have led to changes in the treatment paradigms for lung cancer. Dr. Belani plays a key role in moving promising new discoveries for the treatment of all solid malignancies from the laboratory to the clinic and serves as a leader for early phase clinical trials at the PSHCI.


Ramalingam SS, Maitland ML, Frankel P, Argiris A, Koczywas M, Gitlitz B, Thomas S, Espinoza-Delgado I, Vokes EE, Gandara D, Belani CP
Carboplatin and paclitaxel in combination with either vorinostat or placebo for first-line therapy of advanced non-small cell lung cancer
Journal of Clinical Oncology, 1:28(1):56-62, 2010
Gutheil JC, Hart SR, Belani CP, Melera PW, Hussain A
Alterations in Ca2+ transport ATPase and P-glycoprotein expression can mediate resistance to thapsigargin
Journal of Biological Chemistry 18; 269(11):7976-81, 1994
Schiller J, Harrington D, Belani CP, Langer C, Sandler A, Krook J, Junming Z, Johnson D
Comparison of four chemotherapy regimens in advanced non-small cell lung cancer
New England Journal of Medicine, 346(2)92-98, 2002
Belani CP, Ramalingam S, Perry MC, LaRocca RV, Rinaldi D, Gable PS, Tester WJ
Randomized, Phase III Study of Weekly Paclitaxel in Combination with Carboplatin versus Standard every-3-weeks administration of Carboplatin and Paclitaxel for Patients with Previously Untreated Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer
Journal of Clinical Oncology 26(3), 468-73, 2008
Ciuleanu T, Brodowicz T, Zielinski C, Kim JH, Krzakowski M, Laack E, Wu L, Bover I, Begbie S, Tzekova V, Cucevic B, Pereira JR, Yang SH, Madhavan J, Sugarman KP, Peterson P, John WJ, Krejcy K, Belani CP
Maintenance Pemetrexed Plus Best Supportive Care (BSC) Versus Placebo Plus BSC: A Phase III Study in Advanced NSCLC
Lancet 374(9699):1432-40, 2009