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Yanis Boumber Joins Fox Chase’s Department of Medical Oncology

PHILADELPHIA, PA (October 25, 2013)—Yanis Boumber, MD, PhD, has joined the department of medical oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center after completing fellowship training at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Dr. Boumber specializes in treating patients with thoracic cancers, including lung cancer, thymoma, and mesothelioma.

Dr. Boumber received his medical degree from Rostov State Medical University as well as a doctoral degree in cancer biology and molecular biology from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. He completed an internal medicine residency at Good Samaritan Hospital, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, as well as both clinical and research fellowships at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. Boumber is a 2012 recipient of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award, and is fluent in Russian as well as English.


Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of the Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence four consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach.  For more information, call 1-888-FOX CHASE or (1-888-369-2427).

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