Richard Pestell#

Richard Pestell
Membership Number:6901
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES

Present and Previous Positions
  • President of the Pennsylvania Cancer and Regenerative Medicine Center, Blumberg Distinguished Professor, and Member Wistar Institute Cancer Center (Associate), in Philadelphia, USA
  • Executive Vice President Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA (30,000 employees).
  • 2002 - 2016 Leader of cancer not–for-profits, director of two USA NCI (National Cancer Center) designated Cancer Centers (Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University)
  • Founder of Departments, Institutes and six biotechnology companies (LightSeed, Shenandoah, ioROC, StromaGenesis, ProstaGene, EcoGenome)
  • Past President of INCTR (USA), a global not-for-profit working to impact cancer in the developing world and was founding Director of the Delaware Valley Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (University of Delaware, Thomas Jefferson University, Nemours and Christiana)
  • Winthrop Fellow at Harvard Medical School and was Clinical Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital

Fields of Scholarship
  • Cancer therapy
  • Stem sells prostate cancer
  • Tumor heterogeneity
  • Cell cycles
  • Breast cancer
  • Genetic markers
  • Drug subsance development
  • Biotechnology, cancer diagnostics, diagnostics, therapeutics, technologies
  • Oncology

Honours and Awards
  • RD Wright Medallion
  • Eric Susman Prize in Medicine
  • Doctor of Medical Sciences, Honoris Causa, University of Melbourne
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Western Australia
  • 2019 Appointed Officer of the Order of Australia by Queen Elizabeth II for “distinguished service to medicine, and to medical education, as a researcher and physician in the fields of endocrinology and oncology”.

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