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Karen S. Jacks, MD

EDUCATION
Karen S. Jacks, MD, completed her undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned her medical degree at Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. She completed her internal medicine residency at the University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, where she served as Chief Medical Resident and Clinical Assistant Professor. She completed her hematology/medical oncology fellowship at University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina, Pitt County Memorial Hospital and Leo Jenkins Cancer Center.

EXPERIENCE
Dr. Jacks is a medical oncologist-hematologist at Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada (CCCN). Prior to joining CCCN, Dr. Jacks worked at UC San Diego Nevada Cancer Institute and Nevada Cancer Institute (NVCI) where she focused on breast cancer and other female cancers and served as Assistant Professor for Medical Oncology. Dr. Jacks also served as Co-Chair for the Cancer Control Committee and member of the Blood Utilization Committee. She previously served as an oncology fellowship preceptor, Medical Director of Oncology Services at University Medical Center, and as the oncology rotation residency coordinator at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Dr. Jacks has numerous peer-reviewed publications and presentations, and received the Eugene Furth, MD Award for Most Outstanding Senior Resident, and the Sir Williams Osler Award for Best Senior Resident in Cardiology. She has also been recognized as a “Medical Marvel” by Nevada Business Magazine.

PERSONAL
Dr. Jacks is a native of North Carolina. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and sewing.

PATIENT PHILOSOPHY
I care for each patient as a special individual as I would treat members of my own family.

BOARD CERTIFIED
Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology
Hematology

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Alpha Omega Alpha
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Medical Association
Clark County Medical Society

Publications
AUY922, a novel HSP90 inhibitor: Final results of a first-in-human study in patients with advanced solid malignancies.  Read more.

TREATMENT CENTER
Southwest

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