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    Pasi A. Jänne, MD, PhD

    Pasi A. Jänne, MD, PhD

    Top Doctor

    Director, Lowe Center for Thoracic Oncology
    Scientific Director, Belfer Institute for Applied Cancer Science
    Senior Physician

    Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


    Thoracic Oncology

    Office phone: 617-632-6036
    Appointment phone: 877-332-4294 (new); 617-632-6190 (established)
    Fax: 617-632-5786
    Website: The Jänne Lab

    Preferred contact method: office phone
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    Medical Oncology

    Research Department

    Medical Oncology/Solid Tumor Oncology


    Lung cancer, Epidermal growth factor receptor targeted therapies, Translational medicine, Targeted therapies

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


    Dr. Jänne received his MD and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996. He completed postgraduate training in internal medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and in medical oncology at DFCI in 2001. He is the director of the Lowe Center for Thoracic Oncology and the Scientific Director of the Belfer Center for Applied Cancer Science. His main research interests include studying the therapeutic relevance of oncogenic alterations in lung cancer. He was one of the co-discoverers of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations and has led the development of therapeutic strategies for patients with EGFR mutant lung cancer.


    Board Certification
    Medical Oncology, 2001
    Internal Medicine, 1999

    Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare, Hematology & Oncology

    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Internal Medicine

    Medical School
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

    Recent Awards

    • Research Excellence Award; Uniting Against Lung Cancer, 2010
    • Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Memorial Award; American Association for Cancer Research, 2010
    • Team Science Award; American Association for Cancer Research, 2010
    • Hope Now Award for Lung Cancer Research; Joan’s Legacy: The Joan Scarangello Foundation to Conquer Lung Cancer, 2007
    • George P. Canellos Award for Excellence in Clinical Investigation and Patient Care; Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 2005
    • Tisch Family Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Investigation; Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 2004
    • Merit Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2001
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