Pictured: David Solit -- Geoffrey Beene Chair; Director, Center for Molecular Oncology

David B. Solit, MD

Medical Oncologist

Titles

Geoffrey Beene Chair; Director, Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Molecular Oncology

Clinical Expertise

Genitourinary Oncology; Prostate Cancer

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About Me

Education

MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Residencies

Internal Medicine - Barnes Jewish Hospital

Fellowships

Medical Oncology/Hematology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology

I am a medical oncologist and a laboratory scientist. As a member of the Genitourinary Oncology Service, I specialize in treating cancers of the prostate, bladder, kidney, testis, and other related cancers. I treat my patients with chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy, or combinations of these drugs, and I work with other cancer experts including surgeons and radiation oncologists to develop an individual treatment plan for each patient.

I am very involved in clinical trials, particularly those of targeted drugs known as kinase inhibitors, which block pathways inside cancer cells that cause the cells to grow or spread. One area of focus in my research is studying patients who are known as extraordinary responders. These are people with difficult-to-treat cancers who are found to respond exceptionally well to a new drug, even though that drug does not work in most people with the same disease.

My laboratory in the Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering completed the first whole-genome analysis of a patient with bladder cancer. This patient had a complete and durable response to a novel targeted drug that was effective in only a small minority of patients. By performing this analysis, we were able to determine what was genetically unique about this patient’s tumor. We are now testing the same drug in other patients whose tumors have a similar genetic profile.

As the Director of the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Molecular Oncology (CMO) at Memorial Sloan Kettering, I also lead a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, geneticists, bioinformaticians, and laboratory scientists. The mission of the CMO is to integrate molecular and clinical information to develop therapies that are individualized to each patient’s cancer.

My colleagues and I work to make sure that all patients who come to Memorial Sloan Kettering receive the best care possible, whether that means conventional or experimental therapies.

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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

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Solit’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.