Giants of Cancer CareĀ® Program Inductees

Genitourinary Cancer

Philip W. Kantoff, MD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Cancer Center

  • Kantoff is a leading researcher in germline and somatic genetic markers of prostate cancer phenotype, mechanisms of resistance to hormone therapy, and the role of microRNAs in prostate cancer.
  • His work has led to the FDA approval of drugs for prostate cancer including the chemotherapies mitoxantrone and cabazitaxel and the vaccine sipuleucel-T.
  • Kantoff played a vital role in the development of abiraterone and cabozantinib.
  • He is chief clinical research officer and chief of the Division of Solid Tumor Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
  • He is the leader of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Prostate Cancer Program, and director of the prostate cancer SPORE.
  • Kantoff is the director of the Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology, and chair of the Executive Committee for Clinical Research.
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