Speaker's BiographyWilliam Nelson
Director, Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
William Nelson is the Marion I. Knott professor of oncology and director of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University. He is also a professor of urology, pharmacology, medicine, pathology and radiation oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, with a joint appointment in environmental health sciences at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. In addition to his administrative duties, he directs a research laboratory focused on discovering new strategies for prostate cancer treatment and prevention. The laboratory discovered the most common acquired genome change in cancer cells, a finding that has led to new approaches to prostate cancer detection, diagnosis, screening and prevention. Nelson completed M.D. and Ph.D. training, earning honors for research and clinical excellence, and then pursued internal medicine residency training and medical oncology fellowship training, all at Johns Hopkins Hospital.