I am a medical oncologist who focuses exclusively on the medical treatment of gynecologic cancers. I also lead Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s research program in chemotherapy for patients newly diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have a particular expertise in the management of both advanced gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) and germ cell tumors of the ovary.
In addition, I am the co-principal investigator for Memorial Sloan Kettering participation in the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) and serve on the Phase I committee and the Medical Oncology Committee for the GOG.
My recent honors include a career development award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Boyer Award for outstanding young investigators at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
- Clinical Expertise: Gynecologic Oncology; Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
- Awards and Honors: New York Magazine Top Doctors (2015, 2016)
- Languages Spoken: English
- Education: MD, SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn
- Residencies: Internal Medicine - Mount Sinai Hospital
- Fellowships: Medical Oncology/Hematology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology
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.
Clinical Trials Led by Carol Aghajanian
- A Phase II/III Study of Paclitaxel/Carboplatin with and without Metformin for Treating Stage III or IV or Recurrent Endometrial Cancer
- A Phase III Study of Carboplatin/Paclitaxel with or without Veliparib in Women with Previously Untreated Stage III/IV Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, or Primary Peritoneal Cancer
Clinical Trials Co-Investigated by Carol Aghajanian
- A Phase II Study of AZD1775 plus Chemotherapy Versus Chemotherapy Alone in Patients with TP53-Mutated Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, or Peritoneal Cancer
- A Phase II Study of Dasatinib to Treat Recurrent Clear Cell Cancer of the Ovaries or Endometrium
- A Phase II Study of MLN0128 Alone and with MLN1117, and Paclitaxel Alone and with MLN0128, in Women with Endometrial Cancer
- A Phase III Study of Olaparib Alone or with Cediranib versus Standard Chemotherapy in Women with Recurrent Ovarian Cancer
- Molecular Analysis of Therapy Choice (MATCH): A Phase II Basket Trial to Assess Targeted Therapies
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