Nicole Simone, MD
Thomas Jefferson University
Dr. Nicole Simone is the Margaret Q. Landenberger Professor of Radiation Oncology, Co-Leader of the Breast Cancer Research Program at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health, and Radiation Director for the Jefferson Breast Care Center. She received her MD from Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School and did her radiation oncology training at the National Cancer Institute. She stayed on as staff at the National Cancer Institute where she investigated the long term toxicity caused by cancer treatment. Since that time, she has been a Physician-Scientist at Thomas Jefferson University. Her research focuses on how caloric restriction, or a reduction in overall calories can augment the response of chemotherapy and radiation, and inhibit tumor growth and metastases to improve survival in both breast cancer and prostate cancer. She incorporates the knowledge gained in the laboratory directly to patients and currently has 3 open clinical trials using diet for breast cancer, prostate cancer and endometrial cancer. She has authored over 50 research publications, sits on many national grant review committees, as well as national breast cancer clinical trial committees. In her role as a clinician and Co-Leader of the Breast Cancer Research Program at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, she is able to observe current unmet needs in breast cancer screening and treatment and is tasked to find solutions.