Piro Lito, MD, PhD

About Me

I am a medical oncologist specializing in the care of patients with lung cancer. I work together with a team of medical oncologists, thoracic surgeons, radiation oncologists and nurses in order to deliver the best possible care and support for our patients  and their families.
My research is aimed at developing optimal therapies to treat cancers that harbor BRAF or KRAS mutations, as well as at understanding how these proteins affect intracellular signaling and cellular function.

  • Clinical Expertise: Lung Cancer; Molecular Targeted Therapy
  • Languages Spoken: English; Albanian; Greek; Italian
  • Education: MD, PhD, Michigan State University
  • Residencies: Internal Medicine - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
  • Fellowships: Medical Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology

My Research

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research at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

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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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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.

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