Kazunori Murata, PhD

About Me

I am an attending clinical chemist in the Department of Laboratory Medicine, which is responsible for all clinically relevant measurements made on blood, urine, and bodily fluids in the management of patients here at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. As a laboratory director, I am responsible for the management and oversight of the clinical chemistry laboratories. I am also available to consult with our clinicians in selecting appropriate tests and interpreting the results of these tests.

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My research interests are focused on novel biomarkers of disease. We are fortunate at Memorial Sloan Kettering to have a section of our service dedicated to the development and validation of new diagnostic assays. In addition to our development activities, we conduct clinical research to evaluate the diagnostic utility of these tests. This is done in collaboration with our clinical and basic science colleagues here at the Center with the ultimate goal of bringing new tests from the research bench into routine clinical use.

  • Clinical Expertise: Clinical Chemistry
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: PhD, The Johns Hopkins University
  • Fellowships: Mayo Clinic
  • Board Certifications: Clinical Chemistry

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Clinical Trials

As home to one of the world’s top cancer research centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering is typically involved in more than 900 clinical trials at a given time. Currently, clinical trials focused on the conditions I treat are enrolling new patients. If you’re interested in joining a clinical trial, click to learn about the trial’s purpose, eligibility criteria, and how to get more information.

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