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William G. Nelson

NelsonWilliamWILLIAM G. NELSON, Med 1987 (MD, PhD), has been named the Marion I. Knott Director and Professor of Oncology, the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. After completing his internal medicine residency training and a medical oncology fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, he joined the faculty in 1992. At the Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, he has served as the associate director for translational research and the co-director of the Prostate Cancer Program. Dr. Nelson specializes in the treatment and research of prostate cancer and is a recognized leader in translational research for cancer. Along with fellow Johns Hopkins colleagues, he discovered the most common genome alteration in prostate cancer. The discovery led to new diagnostic tests for the disease and has fueled interest in new drug discovery and new treatment development for prostate cancer, now ongoing at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Nelson serves in a number of leadership positions at organizations such as Stand up to Cancer and the V Foundation for Cancer Research.