Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Anas Younes

Meet Medical Oncologist Anas Younes


Anas Younes, MD

Medical Oncologist

Clinical Expertise

Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas; New Targeted Therapies

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About Me


MD, University of Damascus School of Medicine


Pathology - Medical College of Ohio; Internal Medicine - SUNY Downstate Medical Center


Hematology/Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology

I am a medical oncologist with more than 25 years of experience caring for people with all types of Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This includes diffuse large B cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, marginal zone lymphoma, and many other uncommon types of lymphoma. I work closely with my colleagues across MSK to provide personalized and comprehensive care for each patient.  

I joined MSK in 2013 and was Chief of the Lymphoma Service from 2013 to 2019. Currently, I am a Special Advisor to the Chairman of Medicine for Research. Before coming to MSK, I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center for 20 years. While there, I lead the lymphoma clinical and translational research for almost a decade. In addition to caring for patients at MSK, at my lab I direct research focused on translating scientific discoveries into new treatment strategies for lymphoma. I am particularly interested in developing targeted therapies and linking them to biomarkers that can help match people with the most effective and least toxic medicines.

I have also served as the principal investigator for numerous clinical trials in people with Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. These studies were aimed at discovering new treatment options to improve outcomes and quality of life for people with lymphoma. We looked at immunotherapies, targeted therapies, and new combinations of therapies, based on our understanding of lymphoma biology.

I led efforts to develop the first targeted drug approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma, brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris®), and, most recently, the first immune checkpoint inhibitor approved for lymphoma, nivolumab (Opdivo®).

I am the principal investigator of a National Cancer Institute–funded Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) in lymphoma. This collaborative research program brings together researchers from MSK, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Columbia University. The SPORE focuses on developing novel treatment strategies for people with lymphoma. I am also leading a Specialized Center of Research collaborative grant funded by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For this, we are focused on the development of immune therapy for lymphoma and CAR T cell therapy.  

I actively post on social media about clinical trials, scientific publications, and medical advances. You can follow me on Twitter and like my page on Facebook to stay connected.



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Clinical Trials

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Memorial Sloan Kettering's doctors and scientists are constantly developing new treatments for cancer. MSK is typically running hundreds of clinical trials at a given time.

You may be able to participate in a clinical trial even if you are new to MSK. Search our online directory to find trial information and see more about who can participate.

Research and Publications

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Publications on PubMed

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