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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Markowitz, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology and Oncology
Department of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Dr. Sanford Markowitz received his B.A. degree in physics and chemistry from Harvard College. He received his M.D. and his Ph.D. degrees in cell biology from Yale University. Dr. Markowitz did clinical training in internal medicine at the University of Chicago and in medical oncology at the National Cancer Institute. |
Dr. Markowitz is the Ingalls Professor of Cancer Genetics in the Department of Medicine (Hematology-Oncology), with co-appointment in the Department of Molecular Biology, at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is an attending physician at University Hospitals of Cleveland.
Dr. Markowitz is internationally recognized for his work identifying key genetic causes of colon cancer and developing molecular tests for early detection of this disease. A major new contribution from Dr. Markowitz is his development of a new stool DNA test for early detection of colon cancer. In March of 2008 the American Cancer Society (ACS) endorsed stool DNA for colon cancer screening as an alternative to colonoscopy, marking this as the first new test to win endorsement from the ACS since the development of PSA screening for prostate cancer.
Recognition of his contributions has included Dr. Markowitz's selection as a member of the scientific advisory boards of: the National Colon Cancer Research Alliance founded by Ms. Katie Couric, the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, and the Abramson Family Cancer Research Center of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Markowitz's research has been the subject of multiple articles in the lay press including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Biography Magazine, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer.