Hanna K. Sanoff

MD, MPH; Clinical Medical Director, N.C. Cancer Hospital; Section Chief of GI Medical Oncology; Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill;; Cancer Prevention and Control, Gastrointestinal Oncology Programs

Hanna K. Sanoff

MD, MPH
Clinical Medical Director, N.C. Cancer Hospital
Section Chief, GI Medical Oncology

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

170 Manning Drive
919-966-4431


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

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

2013-2017: Best Doctors in America

2017: Recognition, UpToDate Best Authors in Oncology

2016-2018: UNC Health Care and Faculty Physicians Carolina Care Excellence Leader

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