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José Baselga

Spanish medical oncologist and researcher

Died when: 61 years 261 days (740 months)
Star Sign: Cancer

 

José Baselga

Josep Baselga i Torres, known in Spanish as José Baselga (3 July 1959 – 21 March 2021) was a Spanish medical oncologist and researcher focused on the development of novel molecular targeted agents, with a special emphasis in breast cancer.

Through his career he was associated with the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology, and the Massachusetts General Hospital in their hematology and oncology divisions.

He led the development of the breast cancer treatment Herceptin, a monoclonal antibody, that targets the HER2 protein which is impacted in aggressive breast cancers.

He served as Physician-in-Chief at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and was also the president of the American Association for Cancer Research.


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