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    Charles S. Fuchs, MD, MPH

    Charles S. Fuchs, MD, MPH

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    Director, Gastrointestinal Cancer Center
    Institute Physician

    Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


    Gastrointestinal Cancer

    Office phone: 617-632-5840
    Appointment phone: 877-332-4294
    Fax: 617-632-5370

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    Medical Oncology

    Research Department

    Medical Oncology/Solid Tumor Oncology


    Gastrointestinal cancers, Gastric cancer

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


    Dr. Fuchs is Director of the Center for Gastrointestinal Cancer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He also leads the Dana-Farber Harvard Cancer Center Gastrointestinal Malignancies Program and the DF/HCC SPORE Grant in Gastrointestinal Cancers, and he is the extramural leader for the NCI-sponsored Genome-Wide Association Study in Pancreatic Cancer (PanScan). Dr. Fuchs splits his time between laboratory-based research, clinical research, and clinical care. His laboratory focuses on biochemical markers of gastrointestinal cancer risk, molecular predictors of patient prognosis in colorectal and pancreatic cancers, and the discovery of novel targets for cancer therapy. Dr. Fuchs has also led numerous national and international clinical trials assessing novel targeted therapies for GI malignancies. Dr. Fuchs is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer and a cadre member of GI Committee for Cancer and Leukemia Group B. Dr. Fuchs has over 270 scientific publications in such journals as The New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Cell, and Nature.


    Board Certification
    Medical Oncology, 1991
    Internal Medicine, 1989

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Hematology/Oncology

    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Chief Medical Resident
    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Internal Medicine

    Medical School
    Harvard Medical School

    Recent Awards

    • Lee Nadler Extra Mile Award, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 2007
    • Tisch Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Research, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 2007
    • George P. Canellos Award for Excellence in Clinical Investigation and Patient Care, DFCI, 1999
    • Academic Award, Preventive Oncology, National Institutes of Health, 1995
    • Emil Frei Clinical Investigator Award, DFCI, 1995
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