Lajos Pusztai MD, D.Phil.

Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology); Chief of Breast Medical Oncology; Co-Director, Cancer Genetics Research Program

Departments & Organizations

Cancer Center, Yale: Breast Cancer Program; Cancer Genetics & GenomicsMedical Oncology: Pusztai Lab

Research Interests

Breast cancer; Translational cancer research; Developing pharmacogenomic markers of response to breast cancer therapy and identifying methods to select the optimal treatment for each patient


  • M.D., Semmelweis University School of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary, 1987
  • D.Phil., University of Oxford, 1993

Selected Publications

  • Statistical measures of transcriptional diversity capture genomic heterogeneity of cancer. Jiang T, Shi W, Natowicz R, Ononye SN, Wali VB, Kluger Y, Pusztai L, Hatzis C. BMC Genomics. 2014 Oct 8;15(1):876. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-15-876.
  • Gene signature-guided dasatinib therapy in metastatic breast cancer. Pusztai L, Moulder S, Altan M, Kwiatkowski D, Valero V, Ueno NT, Esteva FJ, Avritscher R, Qi Y, Strauss L, Hortobagyi GN, Hatzis C, Symmans WF. Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Oct 15;20(20):5265-71. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-14-0800. Epub 2014 Aug 29.


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