Fox Chase Cancer Center
BCRL Home
Mission Statement
MILESTONES
Mentoring and Training Program
Research Projects
Collaborators
Publications
Fox Chase Cancer Center Home
BCRL Home » Biographies » Jose Russo, MD

Jose Russo, MD

Dr. Jose Russo is a Senior Member at Fox Chase Cancer Center, director of both the Fox Chase Breast Cancer Research Laboratory and the NCI-NIEHS Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Center at FCCC. He is also Adjunct Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at Thomas Jefferson College of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

As director of the Breast Cancer Laboratory, Dr. Russo devotes his full energies to basic and translational research. His interests have a broad base, but with a focused goal:

Previously he served as Chairman of the Department of Pathology at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Prior to coming to Fox Chase in 1991, he was Chairman of the Department of Pathology at the Michigan Cancer Foundation in Detroit, Michigan.

Dr. Russo has authored more than 350 publications, including five books. He is Editor in Chief of The Journal of Women’s Cancer; Associate Editor, Biocell; Associate Editor, International Journal of Oncology and Associate Editor, Revista de Senologia y Patologia Mamaria; and served as member of the Editorial Board of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention (1995 to 1998).

In addition he has trained 50 Ph.D. and M.D. investigators in cancer research. For the last thirty years he has been an active member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) peer review system and has served as a special reviewer for the American Cancer Society (ACS), the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Veteran Affairs.

Dr. Russo has received numerous awards for his original research in breast cancer from the American Cancer Society (ACS), National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the NIH, and the Department of Defense.

Additionally Dr. Russo served as Director of the DOD Breast Cancer Training Program at Fox Chase from July, 2000 to June, 2004.

He has been a member of the following organizations: