Gregory H. Enders, MD, PhD
Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111
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I came to Fox Chase in 2006 after 10 years as a faculty member in the Gastroenterology Division at the University of Pennsylvania. I enjoyed being a general gastroenterologist, but my strongest interests have always been in cancer. In Fox Chase I found an institution with the same focus. Each of us knows a family member or friend who has had to deal with cancer. Cancer poses special challenges to people because of its potential impact on their lives, its inherent biological complexity and the large array of approaches to combat it. Physicians involved in cancer care have the great privilege of being in a position to help patients meet these challenges. I embrace the need to sort through the relevant issues, to provide patients with the best possible options and the simplest and clearest answers to their questions.
I am a scientist as well as a physician. In my , I study fundamental molecular processes that control cell growth and suppress development of colon cancer, in particular. I hope to contribute, through these efforts, to development of new approaches to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. From this professional background, I view cancer not as an incomprehensible event but as an old enemy I am familiar with and which is the target of an increasing number of rationally designed treatments.
University of California at San Francisco, 1988 (PhD in Genetics, 1987)
Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Mass.
National Institutes of Health Medical Scientist Training Program, University of California at San Francisco;
Clinical and Research Fellowships in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.;
Gastroenterology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.
Regulation of the Cell Division Cycle;
Gastrointestinal stem cells