Jacek Pinski, MD, is a tenured Associate Professor of Medicine and the director of the prostate cancer program in the Division of Medical Oncology at the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he combines clinical care with basic, translational and clinical research on prostate cancer.
Dr. Pinski’s current areas of research include prognostic biomarkers in prostate cancer, drug development related to immunotherapy, dietary interventions and art therapy for cancer patients. His publications comprise more than 120 articles in the field of prostate cancer research, and he has been the recipient of multiple awards and grants from the NCI, DoD and ACI.
Dr. Pinski completed medical school and earned his PhD in Frankfurt, Germany, before coming to the U.S. in 1990 to work at Tulane University in New Orleans with Nobel laureate Andrew Schally, MD, one of the pioneers of hormonal therapy in oncology. From 1998 until his move to California in 2001, Dr. Pinski received continued clinical training in Medical Oncology at the Baltimore Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, where he collaborated with John Isaacs, PhD, another respected figure in prostate cancer research.