Early Drug Development Service


Nearly every treatment that is available to patients today has come about because of a clinical trial. At MSK, we strive to lead the way in every stage of the research process.

The Early Drug Development Service (EDD) represents MSK’s commitment to provide access to exciting new therapies for our adult and pediatric patients from the very earliest stages when they first enter the clinic.

In our Service, our doctors and scientists work together to expand our drug development initiatives and our patients benefit from close communication with their healthcare team.

The EDD supports the Department of Medicine, the Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program, and the Sloan Kettering Institute, and works closely with the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Molecular Oncology, Precision Pathology Biobanking Center, Functional Genomics Initiative, the Center for Epigenetics Research, and the Brain Tumor Center, among others.


Wassim Abida, MD, PhD
Wassim Abida
Alexander Drilon, MD
Alexander Drilon

Chief, Early Drug Development Service

Mrinal M. Gounder, MD
Mrinal M. Gounder
Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist James Harding
James J. Harding

Regional Director, Early Drug Development

Gopa Iyer, MD
Gopa Iyer
Memorial Sloan Kettering Medical Oncologist Komal Jhaveri
Komal Jhaveri
Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Bob Li
Bob T. Li

Physician Ambassador to China and Asia-Pacific, Bobst International Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Ezra Rosen
Ezra Rosen
Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Alison Schram
Alison Schram
MSK radiation oncologist T. Jonathan Yang
T. Jonathan Yang

Director, Metastatic Disease, Department of Radiation Oncology

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Lucia Salamanca-Cardona
Scientific Research Manager