Helena A. Yu, MD

About Me

I am a board-certified medical oncologist specializing in the care of patients with lung cancer.  As a member of our multidisciplinary team that includes surgeons and radiation oncologists, I am dedicated to providing compassionate care to my patients and creating comprehensive treatment plans that are tailored to their needs and goals.

By performing molecular testing on lung cancers, we have the ability to look for specific gene mutations and personalize the treatment for each patient based on the results of these tests. I have a special interest in the use and development of newer, targeted therapies as treatment for lung cancers.

I also conduct research aimed at advancing the treatment of lung cancer so that patients can live longer and have a better quality of life.  My clinical research focuses on the treatment of patients with lung cancers that have identifiable mutations, and I oversee our clinical research program for patients with EGFR-mutant lung cancers.

  • Clinical Expertise: Lung Cancer; Targeted Therapies for Lung Cancer; Clinical Trials
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Residencies: Internal Medicine - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowships: Medical Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology

New Patient Appointments

Make an appointment Arrow rightAn icon showing an arrow pointing to the right.

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

See My Colleagues


Visit PubMed for a full listing of Helena A. Yu’s journal articles

Pubmed is an online index of biomedical articles maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

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.


Most major health insurers offer plans that include MSK as one of their in-network providers. If MSK is in-network, it means all our doctors are too. Medicaid and New York State Medicare also provide benefits for care at MSK.

Learn more Arrow rightAn icon showing an arrow pointing to the right.