Skip Navigation
Return to All Schools

AEGON Professorship in Prostate Cancer Research

School of Medicine

Established in 2008 by AEGON N.V. in honor of Donald J. Shepard

Top Essay ServiceIn 2000, under the leadership of then CEO DONALD J. SHEPARD (pictured here), AEGON provided funding to Johns Hopkins cancer initiatives, awarding a grant to Johns Hopkins for fellowships in prostate and breast cancer research. As a result of this and successive grants, scientists at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at John Hopkins are engaged in international collaborative cancer research with two major centers in the Netherlands, the Vrije University Oncology Research Institute in Amsterdam and the University Medical Center in Utrecht. In 2008 essay writer, to honor Mr. Shepard at his retirement from AEGON, the company established the AEGON Professorship in Prostate Cancer Research at Johns Hopkins.

Held by Michael Carducci

CarducciMichaelMICHAEL CARDUCCI, MD, the inaugural AEGON Professor of Prostate Cancer Research, is a professor of oncology and urology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is co-leader of the Prostate Cancer/Genitourinary Oncology Program and co-leader of the Chemical Therapeutics Program within the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Dr. Carducci also serves as the Regional Research Director for the National Capitol Region for the Kimmel Cancer Center, and is a member of the Brady Urological Institute.

A translational researcher, Dr. Carducci directs a laboratory program focused on the re-expression of epigenetically silenced genes in cancer cells, and manages a portfolio of clinical trials targeted at introducing small molecules into cancer treatment. Overall, his laboratory and clinical research focus is on the development and evaluation of new therapies for urologic cancers.

A fellow of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Carducci is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the American Urological Association (AUA). Dr. Carducci also leads the Johns Hopkins site for the Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Consortium grant.

In collaboration with two Dutch universities, Dr. Carducci has co-directed the AEGON International Fellowship in Oncology. In addition, he has received peer-reviewed funding for his laboratory and clinical research from the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Mentorship of students, fellows and junior faculty has been another focus of Dr. Carducci’s career in medicine, receiving numerous teaching awards.

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.