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Dr. Marston Linehan
Chief, Urologic Oncology Branch, Division of Clinical Science, National
Dr. Linehan's research interests have focused on the molecular
genetics of kidney cancer. He was instrumental in the discovery of the von
Hippel-Lindau gene, which can cause an inherited form of kidney cancer.
He received his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his MD
from the University of Oklahoma. He then completed internships in medicine
from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and in surgery from
Duke University Medical Center. He continued his training with six more
years of residency in urologic surgery and endocrine oncology at Duke. Dr.
Linehan was a teaching scholar in academic urologic surgery at Duke from
Dr. Linehan came to NIH in 1982 as a senior investigator and urologist-in-charge
in the Surgery Branch of the National Cancer Institute. He has held his
current position since 1997.
He serves on numerous professional committees and boards including editorial
committee of World Journal Urology, consultant and editorial board
member of the Investigation Section of The Journal of Urology, program
committee of the American Urological Association, editorial board of Urological
Research, executive committee of the Society of Urologic Oncology, Scientific
Advisory Board of the CapCure Foundation, associate editor of the Journal
of the National Cancer Institute, consulting editor of Urology,
editorial board of Contemporary Urology, the steering committee of
the NCI Prostate Cancer Progress Review Group, member of the NCI Molecular
Epidemiology Coordinating Committee, the editorial board of Cancer Therapeutics,
and Board of Governors of the NIH Clinical Center.
Dr. Linehan is a member of the American Urological Association, American
College of Surgeons, Society of University Surgeons, American Association
of Cancer Research, and the Society of Urologic Research, among other organizations.
He has been an invited lecturer for many organizations including the
Society of Basic Urologic Research, the American Urological Association,
and the American Foundation of Urologic Diseases.
Dr. Linehan has authored or coauthored 240 scientific publications.
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