Dr. Marjorie Zauderer

Co-Director of Mesothelioma Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. Marjorie Zauderer is Co-Director of the Mesothelioma Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She treats patients with cancers of and around the lungs, including pleural mesothelioma.

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Pleural Mesothelioma

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065

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More About Mesothelioma Specialist Dr. Marjorie Zauderer

Dr. Zauderer is a highly trained medical oncologist with a focus on planning mesothelioma treatment for patients. As a medical oncologist, she specializes in systemic therapies like chemotherapy and immunotherapy.

However, being Co-Director means her responsibilities expand to integrating with other medical experts, including thoracic surgeons, radiation oncologists, pulmonologists and pathologists to form a multi-disciplinary program.

“Care plans are based not only on the type of cancer and its genetics but also on the priorities of each and every patient and family,” Dr. Zauderer’s bio on the Memorial Sloan Kettering website reads.

Dr. Zauderer’s position as Co-Director of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Mesothelioma Program puts her as a leader in the field of mesothelioma care. The other Co-Director is Dr. Prasad Adusumilli. Dr. Valerie Rusch, the main thoracic surgeon at Memorial Sloan Kettering, works closely with Dr. Zauderer and Dr. Adusumilli.

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Medical Degrees and Residencies

    • Medical Degree from Columbia University in New York City
    • Residency in Internal Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center
    • Fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    • Fellowship in Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College
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Certifications and Memberships

    • Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology
    • Membership in the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Get Connected to Dr. Marjorie Zauderer

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Dr. Marjorie Zauderer is the co-leader of mesothelioma treatment and patient care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, one of the largest and best hospitals in the world. Dr. Zauderer is also the head of the Thoracic Disease Management Team.

Why Choose Dr. Zauderer?

  • Involved in clinical trials with novel therapies
  • Creates multimodal treatment plans for patients
  • Degree from top medical school in the country


Clinical Trials Involving Immunotherapies

Dr. Zauderer researches new therapies, mostly immunotherapies, for mesothelioma and lung cancer. Part of her work involves genetic dispositions to cancer.

Mesothelioma is caused by asbestos exposure and Dr. Zauderer looks into the relationship between exposure and genetic mutations of cells.

The most important current trial Dr. Zauderer is leading is DREAM3R. This trial uses chemotherapy with durvalumab, an immune checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy. Durvalumab succeeded in helping mesothelioma patients in a phase 2 trial.

Dr. Zauderer is also working in four phase 1 trials for pleural mesothelioma:

  • Targeted cancer vaccine with Opdivo immunotherapy drug
  • CI-8993 immunotherapy drug
  • Keytruda immunotherapy drug with radiation therapy
  • Keytruda with cryoablation

Dr. Zauderer serves on the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program’s mesothelioma working group in thoracic malignancy.

How Dr. Marjorie Zauderer Can Help You

Patients going to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for mesothelioma care are likely to meet Dr. Zauderer. She is integral in creating a multidisciplinary treatment plan for each individual case. She can also help patients enroll in clinical trials when they have few or no options left.

You can expedite the process of a consultation by contacting our patient guide team. Mesothelioma Guide’s lead patient advocate, Karen Ritter, is a registered nurse. She can help you get connected with Memorial Sloan Kettering or schedule an appointment.

You have two options: fill out a free Doctor Match form; or email Karen at karen@mesotheliomaguide.com. Either option moves you closer to Dr. Zauderer’s mesothelioma expertise.

Sources & Author

    1. Marjorie G. Zauderer, MD. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Retrieved from: https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/doctors/marjorie-zauderer. Accessed: 01/27/2022.
Devin Golden

About the Writer, Devin Golden

Devin Golden is a content writer for Mesothelioma Guide. He produces mesothelioma-related content on various mediums, including the Mesothelioma Guide website and social media channels. Devin's objective is to translate complex information regarding mesothelioma into informative, easily absorbable content to help patients and their loved ones.