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FINDING CURES TOGETHER<sup>SM</sup>
Neil Vasan, MD

Neil Vasan, MD
(2017-2020)
Chief Fellow, Medical Oncology
​Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York,   New York

​I am interested in cancer biology and oncology because of its thorny complexities, sometimes frustrating inadequacies, and therapeutic imperatives. I am a fellow in Medical Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and currently serve as a Chief Fellow. I completed my MD/PhD at Yale University School of Medicine, where I studied intracellular trafficking using structural biology and X-ray crystallography. I finished my residency in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2015.
 
My research interests include understanding mechanisms of sensitivity and resistance to targeted therapies in breast cancer such as CDK4/6 inhibitors and PI3K inhibitors. I am doing postdoctoral work in the laboratory of Dr. José Baselga, who was president of the AACR from 2015-2016. I also attend clinic where I see breast cancer patients regularly.
 
I became an Associate Member of AACR in 2015. I was thrilled to attend the 2016 AACR Molecular Biology in Clinical Oncology Workshop which fundamentally changed the way I think about science and the commonalities among the work that we all do. I am privileged to serve on the Associate Member Council and look forward to catalyzing greater interactions among trainees and the myriad offerings of the AACR.