Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center Announces New Leadership Appointment

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Michael A. Carducci, MD, Professor of Oncology and Urology at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore was recently selected as Associate Director for Clinical Research.  In this role, Dr. Carducci will facilitate clinical research activities as well as oversee the Clinical Research Office and other clinical research Cores.

Translational Research Experience

Dr. Carducci brings considerable translational research experience to the role, directing a laboratory program and a portfolio of clinical trials targeted at introducing small molecules into cancer treatment. A translational researcher, Dr. Carducci directs a laboratory program focused on the re-expression of epigenetically silenced genes in cancer cells via the use of small molecules targeting DNA methyltransferases and histone deacetylases, and he manages a portfolio of clinical trials targeted at introducing these small molecules into cancer treatment. Overall, his laboratory and clinical research focus is on the development and evaluation of new therapies for urologic cancers.

Dr. Carducci also is the AEGON Professor in Prostate Cancer Research and regional research director for the National Capital Region. As he takes on these new responsibilities, Dr. Carducci will relinquish the role of co-leader of the Prostate Cancer Program.

A graduate of Georgetown University, Dr. Carducci received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed an internal medicine internship, residency and chief residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He went on to complete medical oncology and research fellowships at the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital.■




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