Philip Kantoff, MD

About Me

I am a board-certified medical oncologist and researcher specializing in the treatment of genitourinary cancers. My lab focuses on understanding the genetics and genetic epidemiology of prostate cancer, and the discovery of novel treatments for genitourinary cancers. As Chair of the Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering, I oversee a department that is leading the development and testing of better cancer therapies. 

Before coming to MSK, I served as Director of the Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology, Chief of the Division of Solid Tumor Oncology, Vice Chair of the Department of Medical Oncology, and Chair of the Executive Committee on Clinical Research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. I am a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, the Chairman of the Global Treatment Science Network of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and a member of numerous professional societies and editorial boards.

  • Clinical Expertise: Prostate Cancer; Kidney Cancer; Bladder Cancer; Testicular Cancer
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, Brown University
  • Residencies: Internal Medicine - New York University/Bellevue Hospital
  • Fellowships: Medicine - National Institutes of Health
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology

My Research

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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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