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    Myles A. Brown, MD

    Myles A. Brown, MD

    Director, Center for Functional Cancer Epigenetics
    Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


    Breast Oncology
    Genitourinary Oncology

    Office phone: 617-632-3948
    Appointment phone: 877-332-4294
    Fax: 617-582-8501
    Email: myles_brown@dfci.harvard.edu
    Website: Myles Brown Lab

    Preferred contact method: email
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    Research Department

    Medical Oncology/Molecular and Cellular

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


    Dr. Brown obtained his undergraduate degree in Biology from Yale University and his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed training in Internal Medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital while doing research with David Livingston at the Dana-Farber. He went on to complete training in Medical Oncology at the Dana-Farber and postdoctoral research with Phillip Sharp at MIT. Following the completion of his training he joined the faculty of the Dana-Farber and Harvard Medical School. From 2002-2010 he served as Chief of the Division of Molecular and Cellular Oncology at the Dana-Farber. In 2010 together with Shirley Liu he founded the Center for Functional Cancer Epigenetics at the Dana-Farber.


    Board Certification
    Medical Oncology, 1989
    Internal Medicine, 1986

    Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Cancer Biology, 1987-1990
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Medical Oncology, 1986-1989

    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Internal Medicine, 1982-1986

    Medical School
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1978-1982

    Recent Awards

    • Edwin B. Astwood Award, The Endocrine Society, 2010
    • Tisch Family Outstanding Achievement Award, DFCI, 2006
    • NAMS/Wyeth Pharmaceuticals SERM Research Award, 2005
    • Elected to the Association of American Physicians, 2003
    • American Society for Clinical Investigation, 1997