Elizabeth Jaffee

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Elizabeth Jaffee
Alma materBrandeis University, BSc.
New York Medical College, M.D.
Known forPancreatic Cancer
Scientific career
FieldsOncology, Immunology, Pathology
InstitutionsPresbyterian-University Hospital, Medical Resident

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Professor of Oncology

American Association for Cancer Research, President-Elect
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Deputy Director
Institute of Clinical and Translational Research, Deputy Director
Doctoral studentsBridget P. Keenan, Laura Dennison

Elizabeth Marion Jaffee is the deputy director of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Co-Director at the Skip Viragh Center for Pancreas Cancer, deputy director of the Institute of Clinical and Translational Research, and professor of oncology and pathology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Her research is focused on immunological treatments for cancer. She is the president-elect of the American Association for Cancer Research, expected to serve from 2018-2019.[1]

Jaffee completed her undergraduate degree at Brandeis University in 1981 and earned her MD from New York Medical College in 1985. Following medical school, she did her residency at Presbyterian-University Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. After residency she received a position as a research fellow at the University of Pittsburgh.[2]

In 1989, Jaffee moved to Johns Hopkins as a clinical fellow, and joined the faculty as an assistant professor of oncology in 1992.[2]

Jaffee is the chair of the National Cancer Advisory Board for the National Cancer Institute, which she has been a member of since 2013, and co-chair of the NCI "Blue Ribbon Panel" for the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative. She is a leader of the Stand Up to Cancer Dream Team for pancreatic cancer.[3]



  1. ^ "Elizabeth M. Jaffee, MD, Named American Association for Cancer Research President-Elect 2017-2018".
  2. ^ a b "Elizabeth Marion Jaffee, M.D."
  3. ^ "Stand Up To Cancer — Elizabeth M. Jaffee, M.D."