Jacek Pinski, MD, PhD
Physician Scientist Who Created PHC
Jacek Pinski, MD, PhD, has spent over 20 years working at the frontier of prostate cancer research and patient care. As a result, his clinical practice is guided by an awareness of the newest research discoveries in his field. And his research is inspired by the real life stories of his patients, men who battle to stay well or recover from prostate cancer and other forms of prostate disease.
Dr. Pinski is one among a select group of physician scientists worldwide who are expertly trained in all three areas of prostate cancer prevention and treatment:
- Laboratory science which focuses on “basic research,” bench table investigations into how disease cells develop, behave and sometimes die;
- Translational research which applies bench results to the clinic; and
- Clinical research which actually tests experimental therapies on human subjects.
An International Background in Prostate Medicine
Dr. Pinski completed medical school and earned his PhD in biology in Frankfurt, Germany. He came to the United States in 1990, to work at Tulane University with Nobel laureate Andrew Schally, MD, one of the pioneers of hormonal therapy for prostate cancer. Their research focused on developing drugs to block production of testosterone, the male hormone linked to prostate cancer.
Then from 1998 until his move to California in 2001, Dr. Pinski pursued clinical training in Medical Oncology at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. There he worked with John Issacs, PhD, another respected figure in prostate cancer research.
Now an International Leader in His Field
Dr. Pinski is now Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) and Co-Director of the Prostate Cancer Research Program of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital, where he combines actual patient care with laboratory research focused on the biology of prostate cancer.
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