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Kosj Yamoah, MD, PhD
Program: Radiation Oncology
Cancer Focus: Prostate Cancer
Dr. Yamoah received his MD degree from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York and his PhD in Oncological Science from Mount Sinai Graduate School of Biological Sciences and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, also in New York, NY. Dr. Yamoah recently completed a Radiation Oncology residency at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, where he served as Chief Resident. He also completed a research fellowship in prostate cancer disparities and epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania. These educational experiences were enriched by obtaining two competitive grants from the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Department of Defense to carry out work on prostate cancer disparity in men of African descent. Dr. Yamoah’s clinical focus is genitourinary malignancies. He is committed to increasing access and quality of care among the minority population, particularly men of African descent. His clinical expertise focuses on prostate cancer, prostate brachytherapy, intensity-modulation radiation therapy (IMRT) and image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT). Dr. Yamoah is a physician scientist who is highly demanded in the fast growing field of prostate cancer disparities research. He has won several awards and honors and is a respected member of the scientific community. Dr. Yamoah’s research focus is on the biologic factors that predispose African American men to higher prostate cancer incidence and mortality; he will use his research findings to inform targeted treatment recommendations in the clinical setting. Currently he is pursuing translational research to identify gene-specific factors associated with health disparities of aggressive prostate cancer as well as poor progression-free survival in African Americans. He has had the opportunity to present research at national meetings and authored 25 peer-reviewed publications.
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CLINICAL TRIAL 20010
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Title: The John and Daria Barry Foundation Precision Oncology Center of Excellence in the VA Sunshine Healthcare Network
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