School of medicine

School Notes: School of Medicine
March/April 2017

Robert J. Alpern |

New Yale Cancer Center director appointed

Charles S. Fuchs, an internationally renowned expert in gastrointestinal cancers and cancer epidemiology, has been named director of Yale Cancer Center (YCC) and physician-in-chief of Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven. Known for his research that spans the prevention, biology, and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers, Fuchs helped established one of the first large-scale molecular epidemiology laboratories in the country. He has been professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief of the gastrointestinal oncology division and the Robert T. and Judith B. Hale Chair in Pancreatic Cancer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Fuchs earned his MD and MPH degrees from Harvard University in 1986 and 1994, respectively. He completed his medical residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and his medical oncology fellowship at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. With the start of the new year, Fuchs succeeds Peter G. Schulam, who served as interim director of the Cancer Center for the past year.

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