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    George P. Canellos, MD

    George P. Canellos, MD

    Top Doctor

    Institute Physician

    William Rosenberg Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


    Hematologic Oncology

    Office phone: 617-632-3470
    Appointment phone: 617-632-6246 (new), 617-632-3470 (follow-up)
    Fax: 617-632-3477
    Email: george_canellos@dfci.harvard.edu

    Preferred contact method: appointment phone
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    Medical Oncology

    Research Department

    Medical Oncology/Hematologic Malignancies


    Lymphoma, Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    450 Brookline Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215


    Dr. Canellos received his MD in 1960 from Columbia University. After internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, he was a clinical associate at the National Cancer Institute and a research fellow at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School in London. From 1975 to 1995, he served as chief of DFCI's Division of Medical Oncology and as medical director for network development for Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare. He is currently a senior physician at DFCI and Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Oncology and President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.


    Board Certification
    Medical Oncology, 1973
    Hematology, 1972
    Internal Medicine, 1967

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Medicine
    National Cancer Institute, Medicine

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Internal Medicine

    Medical School
    Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

    Recent Awards

    • Karl Musshof Award from the 7th International Hodgkin Lymphoma Symposium, 2007
    • Statesman Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2007
    • Frank S. Moran Clinical Research Award, University of Michigan Cancer Center, 2006
    • San Salvatore Foundation Award at the 9th International Conference on Lymphoma., 2005
    • Ellis Island Foundation Medal of Honor, 2004
    • Key to the Cure Award, The Cure for Lymphoma Foundation, 1999
    • Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Athens, Greece, 1997
    • Distinguished Service Award for Scientific Achievement, American Society of Clinical Oncology, 1996
    • Fellowship, Royal College of Physicians London and Edinburgh, 1991
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