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Matthew B. Yurgelun, MD

Medical Oncology

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  • Director, Lynch Syndrome Center
  • Senior Physician
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Clinical Interests

  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Genetic testing and management of hereditary cancer syndromes
  • Lynch syndrome

Contact Information

  • Appointments617-632-2178 (Cancer Genetics and Prevention)
    617-582-7777 (established patients)
    617-632-6835 (Gastrointestinal Cancer)
    617-582-9113 (Lynch Syndrome Center questions and
  • Fax617-632-5370

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology


  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Hematology/Oncology


  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Internal Medicine

Medical School:

  • Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons


Cancer Genetics and Prevention, Gastrointestinal Cancer

Dr. Yurgelun is a gastrointestinal medical oncologist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute affiliated with both the Gastrointestinal Cancer Center and the Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program.  He has a longstanding special interest in studying the diagnosis, phenotypes, and management of patients with Lynch syndrome and other hereditary gastrointestinal cancer syndromes. His current research includes studying the benefits and limitations of using widespread multi-gene panel testing – rather than criteria-based targeted genetic testing – in the evaluation of patients at risk for hereditary cancer syndromes.

Research Departments:


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
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