Jeff Boyd, PhD

Fox Chase Cancer Center

BoydDr. Boyd is senior vice president for Molecular Medicine at the Fox Chase Cancer Center. In this role, he is responsible for vision setting, strategic planning, implementation, and oversight of the Center’s efforts to bring the power and promise of genomic medicine to the clinic. In this administrative role, Dr. Boyd also serves as executive director, Cancer Genome Institute, and chief, Division of Molecular Pathology. This Division also includes the Protocol Support Laboratory and the Center’s Biosample Repository Facility.

Prior to these administrative positions, he held executive positions at the Anderson Cancer Institute, Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, GA, and faculty positions at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the University of Pennsylvania and the National Institutes of Health. His research interests are in the molecular genetics of women’s cancers, and he maintains a research laboratory at the Fox Chase Cancer Center. He also holds the Robert C. Young MD, Chair in Cancer Research at Fox Chase.

Spotlight

Visit the Sisterhood of Survivorship page to read “Dena’s Story” — by a vulvar cancer survivor who has shared her story and wise words, and channeled her energy into her National Race to End Women’s Cancer team.

Awareness

The CDC recently announced that fewer than half of American children are given the HPV vaccination.

Research

As of the July 23 deadline, 55 research abstracts were submitted in hopes of receiving one of only 6 grants from the Foundation. This points to a need for more funding so that the Foundation may award grants to every deserving applicant.

Education

The Gynecologic Cancer Global Health Forum will be Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 in D.C.. For more information on educational events and courses, click here.