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William J. Gradishar, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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Dr. William J. Gradishar, M.D., F.A.C.P. is professor of medicine in the division of hematology and medical oncology, department of medicine, at the Feinberg School Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. His research focuses on the development of the latest therapies for breast cancer treatment. He has published numerous articles in the area of breast cancer therapy, with a focus on new endocrine therapy and chemotherapy.

After receiving his medical degree from the University of Illinois Abraham School of Medicine in Chicago, he completed a residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago. He then went on to a fellowship in medical oncology at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Gradishar is a member of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. He also serves as director of breast medical oncology, associate director of the Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Program, and program director of Northwestern University's Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Training Program.

In addition, he is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association for Cancer Research and the American Federation for Clinical Research. He chairs the Oncology Training Program Committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and serves on numerous breast cancer committees in other major oncology organizations. In addition, he serves as a consultant to the Oncology Drug Advisory Committee of the FDA.

"My belief," says Dr. Gradishar, "is that an educated patient will be a better advocate for her own health care."

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