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Dr. Marjorie Zauderer

Dr. Marjorie Zauderer

Medical Oncologist

Dr. Marjorie Zauderer is a board-certified mesothelioma specialist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. She has nearly 20 years of experience as a medical oncologist specializing in immunotherapy and other types of targeted therapy. Learn more about Dr. Zauderer and get our help connecting with her today.

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About Dr. Marjorie Zauderer

Dr. Marjorie Zauderer has spent much of her extensive career treating patients diagnosed with mesothelioma and other cancers of the lungs and chest.

She is the co-director of the Mesothelioma Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated hospital located in New York City.

“I provide personalized care to my patients throughout their treatment. Care plans are based not only on the type of cancer and its genomics (DNA) but also on the priorities of each and every patient and family.”
– Dr. Marjorie Zauderer, pleural mesothelioma specialist

Dr. Zauderer also chairs the Board of Directors for the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation), a nonprofit charity dedicated to furthering mesothelioma awareness and research.

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Dr. Marjorie Zauderer’s Mesothelioma Treatment Approach

Dr. Zauderer provides deeply personalized care for patients diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma, which forms in the lining of the lungs.

When deciding the best options for mesothelioma treatment, she believes it’s important to consider the cancer’s location, stage, and cell subtype along with the patient’s individual goals.

“I’m very interested in novel immunotherapies for mesothelioma. “I’ve been seeing a lot of new immunotherapy approaches, as well as some critical reassessments of existing approaches and how to better refine them.”
– Dr. Marjorie Zauderer, pleural mesothelioma specialist

As a medical oncologist, Dr. Zauderer works with surgeons, radiation oncologists, and other mesothelioma specialists to provide the most comprehensive medical care.

She also helps her patients find clinical trials they can join to help improve their prognosis (health outlook).

Dr. Marjorie Zauderer’s Medical Specializations

Dr. Zauderer is focused on treating patients diagnosed with thoracic (chest-related) cancers.

Her medical specialties include:

She also specializes in the following treatments:

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Dr. Marjorie Zauderer’s Medical Background

Dr. Zauderer earned her medical degree from Columbia University’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2006.

She spent 2006 through 2012 completing a residency in internal medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital on the Columbia campus. She continued her training with a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center from 2009 to 2012.

Dr. Zauderer completed an additional fellowship in medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in 2012. Before joining the Mesothelioma Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, she also worked briefly at Baptist Hospital of Miami located in Florida.

Dr. Zauderer is licensed to practice medicine in several states, though she has spent most of her career in New York.

Highlights of Dr. Marjorie Zauderer’s Medical Career

Dr. Zauderer was presented with the Department of Defense Career Development Award for her research on the role of the BAP1 gene in mesothelioma. BAP1 is a tumor suppressor gene, which means it helps regulate cell growth and prevent cells from growing uncontrollably.

Studies suggest that mesothelioma patients with alterations in the BAP1 gene may have a better prognosis compared to those without these genetic changes.

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Zauderer has also held several positions and professional affiliations.

These include:

  • Board certification in medical oncology
  • Board certification in internal medicine
  • Former member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Meso Foundation
  • Graduate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Leadership Development Program
  • Member of the NCI-CTEP Thoracic Malignancy Steering Committee Mesothelioma Working Group
  • State of Connecticut Medical License
  • State of Florida Medical License
  • State of New Jersey Medical License
  • State of New York Medical License

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Dr. Marjorie Zauderer’s Published Works

Dr. Zauderer has been published in several peer-reviewed journals as an author or co-author of more than 30 articles and studies.

Some of her most recent contributions include:

  • “Pegargiminase Plus First-Line Chemotherapy in Patients With Nonepithelioid Pleural Mesothelioma: The ATOMIC-Meso Randomized Clinical Trial.” Published in JAMA Oncology, April 2024.
  • “Comparison of Immunohistochemistry, Next-generation Sequencing and Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization for Detection of MTAP Loss in Pleural Mesothelioma.” Published in Modern Pathology, March 2024.
  • “Clinical Outcomes of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma.” Published in Radiotherapy and Oncology, February 2024.
  • “Diffuse Pleural Mesotheliomas With Genomic Near-Haploidization: A Newly Recognized Subset With Distinct Clinical, Histologic, and Molecular Features.” Published in Clinical Cancer Research, January 2024.

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Dr. Zauderer’s Work in Cancer Treatment & Research

Dr. Zauderer has devoted a significant portion of her medical career to mesothelioma research, particularly the discovery of new drugs and targeted therapies in clinical trials.

As of April 2024, she’s helping to lead a clinical trial that’s testing the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab (brand name Keytruda®) combined with intensity-modulated radiation therapy. The trial is recruiting patients diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma who aren’t eligible for surgery.

Dr. Zauderer’s cancer research also includes the study of:

  • Biomarkers that can predict a person’s response to a new type of immunotherapy or treatment
  • Inherited mutations in the BAP1 gene that may put people at risk of malignant pleural mesothelioma and other types of cancer
  • New types of immunotherapy drugs for pleural mesothelioma and lung cancer

Get Connected With Dr. Zauderer and Other Specialists

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer, you’ll need to get care from a top specialist like Dr. Marjorie Zauderer.

Dr. Zauderer and her team at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center can provide the best treatments for mesothelioma to those living in the New York area.

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Jenna TozziWritten by:

Director of Patient Advocacy

Jenna Tozzi, RN, is the Director of Patient Advocacy at Mesothelioma Hope. With more than 15 years of experience as an adult and pediatric oncology nurse navigator, Jenna provides exceptional guidance and support to mesothelioma patients and their loved ones. Jenna has been featured in Oncology Nursing News and is a member of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators & the American Nurses Association.

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