Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Claire Friedman

Claire Friedman, MD

Medical Oncologist

Clinical Expertise

Immunotherapy; Early-Phase Clinical Trials; Uterine Cancer (Endometrial Cancer); Uterine Sarcoma; Ovarian Cancer; Cervical Cancer

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About Me

Education

MD, New York University School of Medicine

Residencies

Internal Medicine - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Fellowships

Medical Oncology – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology

I am a medical oncologist who specializes in treating gynecologic cancers. These include uterine (endometrial) cancer, uterine sarcoma, ovarian cancer, and cervical cancer. I have particular expertise in using immunotherapy to treat these diseases. I rely on a shared decision-making approach with my patients to provide their care, and I cherish the relationships I have with them and their families.

Immunotherapy is an exciting, relatively new treatment approach that takes advantage of our bodies’ own cancer-fighting abilities. It has been effective in treating some cancers, including melanoma, bladder cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. I am studying how we can effectively use certain immunotherapies to treat gynecologic cancers.

When I meet with women who have been diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer, they are often concerned about how their treatments will affect their lives. That’s why I start by asking what’s most important to them. From there, we can have an honest discussion about what to expect.

I also remind my patients that their care team is just a phone call away if they have any concerns. I encourage questions and discussion, and want people to leave my office feeling comfortable and confident in their care plan.

Awards and Honors

  • Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2017)
  • Clinical Fellowship in Biomarkers or Mechanisms of Action, Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (2016)
  • Merit Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2016)

Colleagues

Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering work as teams, with specialists from all different areas. This allows us to consider all your needs together, and to give you the best possible care.

Clinical Trials

Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Friedman’s journal articles. Pubmed is an online index of research papers and other articles from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.