Pictured: Jamie Chaft

Jamie E. Chaft, MD

Medical Oncologist

Clinical Expertise

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer; Early-Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer; Multilmodality Therapies

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Memorial Sloan Kettering has locations throughout New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, and Westchester. These locations offers many services, including screening, chemotherapy, and medical testing.

About Me

Education

MD, New York University School of Medicine

Residencies

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Fellowships

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology

I am a board-certified medical oncologist who specializes in caring for patients with lung cancer.  I am part of a team of physicians from multiple disciplines — including thoracic surgery, radiation oncology, pathology and interventional radiology — who meet weekly and collaborate to determine the optimal treatment plan for our patients. As part of our suite of treatment options, my colleagues and I run and participate in a multitude of clinical trials, all of which are available to patients who qualify and wish to participate. These trials range from therapeutic trials evaluating new treatment approaches to translational trials that help us learn more about lung cancer.

In the clinic, my team and I focus on personalizing our care for each patient not only to his or her type of cancer and its genetics but to the patient’s personal circumstances, beliefs, and wishes.  We consider a patient’s disease characteristics and biological characteristics in light of the priorities of each patient and his or her family, and discuss treatment options — including clinical trial opportunities when appropriate — to provide the best care for our patients as we work with them to fight their cancer.

While I care for patients with all types and stages of lung cancer, my research focuses on the use of multimodality therapies (such as chemotherapy plus radiation or surgery) to improve cure rates in patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer.

At Memorial Sloan Kettering, I am the lead investigator on all trials evaluating multimodality treatment for non-small cell lung cancers. These trials focus on developing new treatment regimens by finding different applications for standard drugs or testing new therapeutic agents with surgery and/or radiation. Additionally, I conduct research to identify biomarkers that are unique to a patient or his or her cancer. These biomarkers can be used to preferentially select a drug treatment regimen that is likely to be more effective against that individual’s lung cancer. Discovering such biomarkers will allow us to optimize the use of available chemotherapies to maximize the benefit of anticancer treatments while minimizing the patient’s exposure to side effects of less-active treatments. This is a promising and active research niche in the area of personalized medicine where we aim to improve the outcomes and quality of life of patients diagnosed with lung cancer.

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

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Find a Clinical Trial for You

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

Publications on PubMed

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