Alan Yagoda, MD
1935 - 1995
Alan Yagoda, MD was a professor of clinical medicine and an international expert on urological cancer. He graduated from the University of Vermont Medical School. He became chief of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's solid tumor service and also worked at Cornell and Yale medical schools. In 1991, Dr. Yagoda joined the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Yagoda specialized in genitourinary cancer research that included the development of a four-drug chemotherapy treatment for metastatic bladder tumors that significantly reduced the cancer in two-thirds of the patients. The treatment, known as MVAC (methotrexate, vinblastine, doxorubicin and cisplatin), became a standard therapy. Dr. Yagoda passed away in 1995.