publication date: Oct. 23, 2020

Conversation with The Cancer Letter

Edward Chu: “The dean and the CEO realized that the cancer center world is evolving.”

Reflections on a dual role as director at Albert Einstein Cancer Center and an executive at the Montefiore Health System


Edward Chu, MD, MMS

Director, Albert Einstein Cancer Center;

Vice president for cancer medicine, Montefiore Medicine;

Carol and Roger Einiger Professor of Cancer Medicine,

Professor of medicine and molecular pharmacology



When he reported to work as director of Albert Einstein Cancer Center earlier this month, Edward Chu assumed responsibilities that are significantly broader and more comprehensive in scope than those of his predecessor, I. David Goldman.

In addition to running an NCI-designated cancer center, Chu took on a major role with the health system, becoming vice president for cancer medicine at Montefiore Medicine, which serves the Bronx, Westchester, and the lower Hudson Valley.

“Over the past few years, other NCI cancer centers around the country have been working closely with the hospital systems to bring the two worlds of clinical care and research together and to build clinical research and translational research. That’s so important for the cancer center, and I believe that this is what the leadership of the NCI Cancer Centers Program is really prioritizing,” Chu, who is also the Carol and Roger Einiger Professor of Cancer Medicine at Albert Einstein, said to The Cancer Letter.

“As a cancer center, Einstein has from its inception, under … Continue reading Edward Chu: “The dean and the CEO realized that the cancer center world is evolving.”

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