Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Scott James

Scott James, MD, PhD

Medical Oncologist

Clinical Expertise

Stem Cell Transplantation; Leukemia and Other Blood Cancers; Multiple Myeloma; Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) ; Lymphoma

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About Me


MD, PhD, Immunology, University of Washington


Internal Medicine - University of Washington


Hematology/Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology; Hematology

I am a medical oncologist who specializes in stem cell transplantation to treat hematologic malignancies. These include leukemias, multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome, and lymphoma. In my research, I am particularly interested in improving stem cell transplantation and developing new cell-based therapies to treat these diseases.

Stem cell transplantation is the most established form of cellular therapy for hematologic malignancies. New cellular therapies, like genetically modified T cells, provide an opportunity to bring about complete remissions in people with difficult-to-treat leukemias or lymphomas. I’m interested in using genetic engineering to improve the safety and effectiveness of cellular therapies, including stem cell transplantation and adoptive T cell immunotherapy.

Awards and Honors

  • Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Bridge Scholar (2017)
  • Amy Strelzer Manasevit Research Program Award (2017)
  • Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Pilot Award (2017)
  • ASCO Young Investigator Award (2016)


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Clinical Trials

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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.

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Research and Publications

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Ghosh, A.*, M. Smith*, S. E. James*, M. L. Davila*, E. Velardi, K. V. Argyropoulos, G. Gunset, F. Perna, F. M. Kreines, E. R. Levy, S. Lieberman, H. V. Jay, A. Z. Tuckett, J. L. Zakrzewski, L. Tan, L. F. Young, K. Takvorian, J. A. Dudakov, R. R. Jenq, A. M. Hanash, A. C. F. Motta, G. F. Murphy, C. Liu, A. Schietinger, M. Sadelain, and M. R. M. van den Brink. Donor CD19 CAR T cells exert potent graft-versus-lymphoma activity with diminished graft-versus-host activity. Nat. Med. 2017 Feb; 23: 242–249. *Shared first authorship

Publications on PubMed

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