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Anas Younes Co-Chair

Anas Younes Co-Chair

Professor Anas Younes is a Professor of Medicine at the  Weill-Cornell Medical College, and the Special Advisor to the Chairman of Medicine for Research and the Steven A. Greenberg Chair in Lymphoma Research at the  Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York, US.

Educated at the Faculty of Medicine,  Damascus University, Damascus, SY, Prof. Younes then went on to complete his residencies at the  College of Medicineat the University of Toledo, Toledo, US, and at the  SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, US. He then made the short move over to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, US, to complete his hematology-oncology fellowship.

In 1992, following his fellowship, Prof. Younes worked at  The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, US, where he acted as a clinical researcher and treating physician for the next two decades. In 2013, Prof. Younes made the move back east to become the Chief of Lymphoma Service at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

With particular interest in both non-Hodgkin and Hodgkin lymphomas, Prof. Younes works towards the development of novel targeted therapies for lymphoma, as well as the identification of biomarkers for treatment. He has been the Principal Investigator in over 60 clinical trials, including some of the pivotal trials around nivolumab and brentuximab vedotin in relapsed/refractory Hodgkin lymphoma, which resulted in FDA approvals.

Positions of responsibility/awards:

  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the  Lymphoma Research Foundation
  • Past Member of the  National Cancer Institute Lymphoma Steering Committee
  • Leader of the National Cancer Institute-funded  SPORE (Specialized Programs of Research Excellence) in lymphoma, both at MD Anderson Cancer Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Principal Investigator of a SCOR grant supported by the  Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
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