Title: Oncologist, Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology
Company: SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Dr. Christopher Lange, Oncologist, Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology the SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in oncology research and education.
Since 2010, Dr. Lange has served as associate chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He has taught at the institution since 1980. Prior to joining the university, he worked as a research assistant and officer at several hospitals and laboratories in England, including the Churchill Hospital and the Christie Hospital and Holt Radium Institute. Since 2005, he has been an honorary consultant at the Holy Cross Oncology Center in Poland. Dr. Lange is currently trying to get donors or investors for his patented technology called Hybird Spheeroid Assay. This will help patients with solid tumors and allow drug companies who make anti-cancer drugs to eliminate 85% of the clinical trials that fail. Before the trial, they would be able to tell them which agents will or will not work.
Interested in science and mathematics at an early age, Dr. Lange first earned a BS in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1961. In 1968, he earned a DPhil at Oxford University. In his career, he has conducted important research in the cellular basis of organismal radiation lethality and cellular theory of aging. Furthermore, Dr. Lange was the first to invent visualization of a solid tumor cancer stem cell niche. He also holds patents in the field. He is a chapter treasurer of Sigma Xi and a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the New York Academy of Sciences, the Radiation Research Society, the Biophysics Society and Omicron Delta Epsilon.
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