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Jacob Sands, MD

Medical Oncology

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Jacob Sands, MD


  • Associate Medical Director, Patient Safety
  • Associate Oncology Medical Director, International Patient Center
  • Physician
  • Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School


Clinical Interests

  • Immunotherapy
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung screening
  • Non-small cell lung cancer
  • Small cell lung cancer

Contact Information

  • Appointments877-332-4294 (new)
    617-632-6190 (established)
  • Office Phone Number617-632-6049
  • Fax617-632-5786


Dr. Sands received his MD from the University of Cincinnati in 2005. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of California, Davis and fellowship training in hematology/oncology also at the University of California, Davis. He joined the faculty in the Lowe Center for Thoracic Oncology at Dana-Farber in 2017. His research focuses on improved diagnostics and treatments for small cell lung cancer as well as improving lung screening and assisting in the development of lung screening programs throughout the country.

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2008
  • Medical Oncology, 2012


  • University of California, Davis


  • University of California, Davis

Medical School:

  • University of Cincinnati


Dr. Sands is a medical oncologist specializing in lung cancer. His research focuses on the diagnostics and treatment of small cell lung cancer with ongoing development of new treatment protocols for clinical trials. Dr. Sands is also active in advancing lung screening as a way of diagnosing lung cancer early enough to significantly increase the chances of cure. He is the treasurer of the Rescue Lung Rescue Life Society, an organization focused on assisting hospitals with building robust lung screening programs.

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