Hanna K. Sanoff

MD, MPH; Section Chief of GI Medical Oncology; Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill; Clinic Medical Director of the North Carolina Cancer Hospital; Cancer Prevention and Control, Gastrointestinal Oncology Programs

Hanna K. Sanoff

Section Chief, GI Medical Oncology

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
UNC-Chapel Hill
Cancer Prevention and Control
Gastrointestinal Oncology Programs

170 Manning Drive

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Clinical profile

Area of interest

I am a gastrointestinal medical oncologist and clinical investigator. My research is focused on refining treatment selection for patients with gastrointestinal cancers; I am particularly interested in how to optimize treatment for understudied and high risk populations of patients. I approach this through a combination of clinical trials of new drugs and new drug combinations, trials designed to discover biomarkers of treatment-related toxicity, and through comparative effectiveness research that investigates the real-world effectiveness of our cancer treatments. Through this work I aim to increase the proportion of patients with GI cancer who receive effective and tolerable treatment for their cancer.

Awards and Honors

2004Selected as a K30 fellow

2005Selected for the AACR “Molecular Biology in Clinical Oncology” workshop

2006: UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Population Sciences Developmental Award

2007UNC Medical Foundation Excellence Fund, Seed Grant

2010UVA Cancer Center Commonwealth Fund for Cancer Research, Pilot award

2010American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (UVA)

2010America’s Top Doctor, Castle Connolly/ US News & World Report

2012: University of Virginia Department of Medicine Award for Outstanding Young Investigator 

2013-2017: Best Doctors in America

2016-2017: UNC Health Care and Faculty Physicians Carolina Care Excellence Leader

2017: Recognition, UpToDate Best Authors in Oncology

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