Alexander Drilon, MD

About Me

I am a medical oncologist who specializes in the treatment of lung cancer. I work with a team of experts including surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists, and nurses. Our goal is to provide the best possible care and support for patients and their families.

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As a member of the Thoracic Oncology Service, my research is focused on developing new treatments for lung cancer. I have a particular interest in studying ways to target molecular changes in patients’ tumors with new medicines.

I also specialize in early-phase clinical trials and am a member of our Developmental Therapeutics group. Our aim is to bring new drugs to patients with all types of cancer, particularly those for whom standard treatments have been exhausted.

I speak English, Spanish, and Filipino.

  • Clinical Expertise: Lung Cancer; Early-Phase Clinical Trials
  • Languages Spoken: English; Spanish
  • Education: MD, University of the Philippines
  • Residencies: Internal Medicine - St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
  • Fellowships: Medical Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology

New Patient Appointments

Making an appointment

Call 866-675-5864 (866-MSK-LUNG)

Publications

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Alexander Drilon’s journal articles

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Clinical Trials

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.

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Insurance

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