Clifford Hudis, M.D. is chief of the Breast Cancer Medicine Service and attending physician at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, where he is also a professor of medicine at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is co-leader of the Breast Disease Management Team at MSKCC, co-chair of the Breast Committee of the Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB), past chair of the Internet Services Committee and present chair of the Information Technology Committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). He is also past president of the New York Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group and chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Dr. Hudis received his B.A. from Lehigh University and his M.D. from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1983. From 1983 through 1987 he trained in internal medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and served as chief medical resident. His hematology/oncology training was completed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in 1991. Since then, he has been a member of the Breast Cancer Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where he has conducted a large number of clinical trials. His research interests include chemotherapy development, hormone therapy, novel targeted therapeutics, and supportive care. A particular focus has been the integration of newer agents into the treatment plan for patients with early stage disease. His current research focuses on exploration of several signal transduction pathways with clinical applications. In addition to his practice and clinical research, Dr. Hudis has served in a number of other capacities at ASCO and as a member of the editorial boards of several journals. He is a member of the Breast Committees of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.
"By serving on the Professional Advisory Board of Breastcancer.org, I hope I can broaden the education and awareness for women with or worried about breast cancer," he says.