Hossein Borghaei, DO, MS

Hossein Borghaei, DO, MS

Lung Cancer Expert Medical Advisory Panel

Chief of Thoracic Medical Oncology, Professor, Department of Hematology/Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center

Hossein Borghaei, DO, MS, is the Chief of Thoracic Medical Oncology, Professor in The Department of Hematology/Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, and the Gloria and Edmund M. Dunn Chair in Thoracic malignancies.

Dr Borghaei earned his degree at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a residency at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia. Since completing his fellowship training at Fox Chase, he has been involved in a number of clinical trials aimed at developing new, antibody-based therapies and immunotherapies for patients with lung cancer.

In addition to his clinical practice and participation in immunotherapy-based clinical trials, Dr Borghaei is the principal investigator (PI) of a laboratory that develops new monoclonal antibodies and novel immune-modulating drugs, with the aim of bringing these approaches to the clinic. He served as the PI of a phase III randomized study that proved the effectiveness of nivolumab in the treatment of patients with advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer after progression on prior chemotherapy. This work led to the approval of nivolumab, one of the first immunotherapy-based drugs to be approved for lung cancer in this setting.

Dr Borghaei is a member of the thoracic core committee at Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) and, until recently, was a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer panel. He is the recipient of an American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Young Investigator Award and an ASCO Career Development Award. Dr Borghaei has also received the Robert Krigel Teaching Award at Fox Chase Cancer Center for his contributions to the fellowship program. He also chairs the Research Review Committee at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

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