Matthew S. Block, M.D., Ph.D.

  1. Oncologist

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Matthew S. Block, M.D., Ph.D., is an immunologist and a medical oncologist with an interest in developing novel cancer vaccines and immunotherapies for patients with melanoma and ovarian cancer. He focuses on clinical and pre-clinical research in the area of immune-oncology, on cancer care, and on training and mentoring of students.

His clinical interests include:

  • Melanoma
  • Gynecologic cancers

His research interests include:

  • Cancer vaccines
  • Cancer-mediated immunosuppression
  • Cancer immunotherapy
  • Oncolytic virotherapy for cancer
  • Cell-based therapies for cancer
  1. Gynecologic cancer
  2. Melanoma
  1. Immunotherapy
  • Gynecologic cancers
  • Melanoma
  • Cancer immunotherapy and vaccine research
  1. 2011
    Fellow - Medical OncologyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  2. 2008
    Resident - Internal MedicineMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  3. 2005
    MDImmunology, Programs, Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 2005
    Ph.D.Immunology, Programs, Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 1997
    BA - BiochemistryWhittier College

Awards and honors

  1. 2018
    Stand up to Cancer (SU2C) Catalyst Award Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C)
  2. 2009
    Fraternal Order of Eagles Fellowship Award (Cancer Research Foundation)Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  3. 2008
    Hartz Foundation Young InvestigatorMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  4. 2008
    Outrun the Sun, Inc. Research Scholar Award (Melanoma Research Foundation)Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  5. 2005
    Harry Hoffman Clerkship ProgramMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  6. 1997
    Summa Cum LaudeWhittier College
  7. 1997
    Top Student in ChemistryWhittier College
  8. 1997
    Academic All-American in Water PoloWhittier College
  9. 1997
    Frances Wylie Condit and Charles M. Condit ScholarshipMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  10. 1993
    Dean's Honor RollWhittier College

Professional memberships

  1. 2020
    MemberMayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science
  2. 2018 - present
    MemberInternational Neoadjuvant Melanoma Consortium
  3. 2017 - present
    MemberDivision of Medical Oncology, Department of Oncology
  4. 2013 - present
    MemberDivision of Medical Oncology, Department of Oncology
  5. 2011 - present
    MemberDivision of Medical Oncology, Department of Oncology
  6. 2011 - present
    ParticipantOvarian Spore, Department of Oncology
  7. 2011 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for Cancer Research
  8. 2008 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  9. 2007 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  10. 1997 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association

Publications