William Thompson Cave, M.D.

William Thompson Cave, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 693
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-2901
Fax: (585) 273-1288

Professional Bio

Dr. Cave graduated cum laude from Kenyon College. He received his M.D. degree from Yale University. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine, and his fellowship in Endocrinology at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He has since served on the faculty at the University of Virginia and the University of Rochester. Dr. Cave is a board-certified endocrinologist whose primary role in the endocrine unit is that of teacher-clinician. His time is heavily committed to the training of fellows, residents, and students. He is active on both the outpatient and inpatient endocrine consultation services.

Over his career, Dr. Cave has received extramural research support from the NIH, U.S.Army, and several scientific societies. He has been a regular member of the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Therapeutics Program Project Review Committee, as well as serving on many ad hoc study sections for other scientific agencies. He continues to be a reviewer for a number of scientific journals. Currently, his research efforts have been as a collaborator on ongoing clinical investigations within the endocrine unit.

Recent Journal Articles

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Cave WT. "Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in rodent models of breast cancer." Breast cancer research and treatment. 1997 46(2-3):239-46.
1996 Jan
Cave WT. "Dietary omega-3 polyunsaturated fats and breast cancer." Nutrition. 1996 Jan; 12(1 Suppl):S39-42.
Cave WT. "Dietary fat effects on animal models of breast cancer." Advances in experimental medicine and biology. 1994 364:47-58.
Cave WT. "Isoprenoids and neoplastic growth." World review of nutrition and dietetics. 1994 76:70-3.
1991 May
Cave WT. "Dietary n-3 (omega-3) polyunsaturated fatty acid effects on animal tumorigenesis." FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. 1991 May; 5(8):2160-6.

Current Appointments

Professor Emeritus - Department of Medicine, Endocrine/Metabolism (SMD) - Primary


Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism - American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


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