Hyman Muss

United States (US)

Biographical Info
Dr. Muss has devoted his career to breast cancer research with major interests in treatment of both early and late stages; treatment outcomes; and optimizing care for older women with breast cancer. He also has a major interest in biomarkers of aging and how they might serve as surrogate markers for help in predicting outcomes including toxicity and survival. He has served on numerous committees and boards and has played leadership roles in the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology. He serves as the mentor for medical students; medicine residents; junior faculty; and Medical Oncology and Geriatric Oncology fellows. Dr. Muss is committed to working with trainees and mentoring them on research projects focused on breast cancer; geriatric oncology; and specifically outcomes research and translational studies concentrating on interventions to maintain and improve function in older adults treated for with cancer. He and Dr. Jan Busby-Whitehead; Chief of Geriatrics at UNC; also co-chair a training grant in geriatric oncology open to all oncology specialty trainees.