Professor David Fisher, chairman of the Department of Dermatology and director of the Melanoma Program at Massachusetts General Hospital (@massgenbrigham) is our guest on episode 138 of the Futurized podcast (@Futurized2). Futurized host Trond Arne Undhe...
Professor David Fisher, chairman of the Department of Dermatology and director of the Melanoma Program at Massachusetts General Hospital (@massgenbrigham) is our guest on episode 138 of the Futurized podcast (@Futurized2). Futurized host Trond Arne Undheim (@trondau) interviews David. The topic is The Future of Melanoma Research.
In this conversation, they talk about the evolution of melanoma research and the advances made in recent years.
Melanoma is still a fear-inducing disease which has drastic consequences for the patients who contract it. On the other hand, the medical community has made significant advances against it in recent years, but it has taken time, a lot of attempts, and the battle is far from over. Immunotherapy has proven to be a game changer. But will all patients get this type of therapy in time and who will bear the costs?
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Dr. David Fisher is the chairman of the Department of Dermatology and director of the Melanoma Program and the Cutaneous Biology Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard Medical School. He is also the Edward Wigglesworth Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Fisher conducted postdoctoral research with Nobel Laureate Phillip Sharp at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He earned his PhD from Rockefeller University with Drs. Henry Kunkel and Gunter Blobel, and his doctor of medicine degree at Cornell University. Dr. Fisher carried out his residency training in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center as well as clinical fellowships in both adult and pediatric oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital. He is also a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music (cello) and Swarthmore College, where he earned a degree in Chemistry and Biology.