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Jacob N. Stein, MD, MPH, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member and medical oncologist with a clinical focus on caring for patients with sarcomas.

Assistant Professor, Oncology
Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Liaison, UNC AYA Cancer Program
UNC-Chapel Hill
Cancer Prevention and Control
Bone and Soft Tissue Oncology Program

Area of Interest

I am a medical oncologist with a clinical focus on caring for patients with sarcomas. These are rare and heterogeneous cancers that can affect patients of all ages, including adolescents and young adults. I strive always to listen closely to my patients and address their concerns, while collaborating with colleagues across disciplines and bringing the highest-quality, most cutting-edge medical science to achieve the best possible outcomes for my patients.

Equity is a core value for me – it is our job and privilege to provide the highest quality cancer care to all patients, regardless of their background or circumstances. My goal is to always be in partnership with my patients, navigating the complexities of a cancer journey together, side by side.

I am also a health services researcher, and my work focuses on how to optimize care delivery systems to improve the quality of cancer care for all patients, especially those who have been traditionally underserved. This involves understanding the gaps and barriers within our current delivery systems, followed by the development and testing of interventions to improve those systems.

Some current projects involve evaluating how to improve the delivery of precision medicine for patients with advanced cancer, developing predictive models and intervention strategies to identify and mitigate risks for complications after cancer therapy, and describing and defining gaps in cancer care for adolescents and young adults (AYAs), a population with unique needs.

Find publications on PubMed

Awards and Honors

  • Conquer Cancer – ASCO Merit Award, 2021
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society, 2015
  • Delta Omega, National Public Health Honor Society, 2015
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Service Leadership Award, 2014
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2013

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