Fumiko Chino, MD is a cancer researcher, Assistant Attending in Radiation Oncology, and co-Lead of the Affordability Working Group at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She is also one of the Directors at the Costs of Care group, a NGO working to improve affordability in healthcare.
Her research is focused on patient-centered care including the financial toxicity of cancer care and survivorship, healthcare disparities, equity, and access. She is the recipient of the inaugural 2022 ASCO Excellence in Equity Award. Her work has been published in Lancet Oncology, JAMA Internal Medicine, and JAMA Oncology, and her commentary on healthcare reform and cancer care has been featured in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA Oncology, and The Los Angeles Times. Her work has been covered by national news media outlets including the New York Times, Forbes, NPR, and NBC News. She has received research support from the NIH, the Radiation Oncology Institute, and the Chanel Foundation and has spoken across the US and internationally on equity and the costs of care. Her clinical focus is on the treatment of breast and gynecological cancers.