St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital announced recently that Elizabeth Fox, MD, has been named Senior Vice President of Clinical Trials Research. In this role, Dr. Fox will oversee clinical trials research administration and strategy at St. Jude. She will also serve as Associate Director for Clinical Research at the St. Jude Comprehensive Cancer Center. St. Jude is the first and only institution solely focused on pediatric cancer to be designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Elizabeth Fox, MD
Dr. Fox comes to St. Jude from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she has served as Director of Developmental Therapeutics in Oncology since 2010, as well as Professor of Pediatrics. She is an expert in the integration of clinical and preclinical pharmacology in clinical trial design for childhood cancers. An expert on rare tumors, including liver and neuroendocrine tumors, she has a keen understanding of the critical role of targeted therapies for improving outcomes and decreasing late effects in childhood cancer.
In addition to her role at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Fox is Vice Chair of the National Cancer Institute’s Children’s Oncology Group Developmental Therapeutics Committee and the Pediatric Early Phase Clinical Trial Network. She is also Principal Investigator of the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Center of Excellence in Clinical Pharmacology and Drug Development at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She has numerous memberships in national and international professional and scientific societies, including the International Society for Paediatric Oncology, the American Association for Cancer Research, and ASCO.
Dr. Fox earned her medical degree at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency at the University of Rochester Golisano Children’s Hospital and fellowship training at the Pediatric Oncology Branch of the Intramural Program of the National Cancer Institute. She also holds a master’s degree in clinical research from Duke University College of Medicine, with an emphasis on statistics, research, and database management. She received a bachelor’s degree in medical lab science from Northeastern University, Boston.