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Kidney Cancer:

Understanding How

Genes Impact Cancer


Presented by:

Dr. Marston Linehan

Chief, Urologic Oncology Branch, Division of Clinical Science, National Cancer Institute


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 1981-1982.

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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