Benjamin A. Young Appointed Program Manager at the Marvin & Concetta Greenberg Pancreatic Cancer Institute

Benjamin A. Young, CCRP
Benjamin A. Young, CCRP

PHILADELPHIA (November 3, 2021)—Benjamin A. Young, CCRP, has been appointed Program Manager at the Marvin & Concetta Greenberg Pancreatic Cancer Institute, where he will work with researchers to coordinate the institute’s basic, clinical, and population sciences research programs.

“I’m very excited to work on a team this dynamic and to be afforded an opportunity that will be critical to advancing science for pancreatic cancer at Fox Chase and beyond,” Young said.

“We are thrilled to welcome Benjamin to the institute’s family, where he will help us improve our approaches to understanding pancreatic cancer and develop improved clinical approaches to benefit our patients and their families,” said Edna “Eti” Cukierman, PhD, a co-director of the institute.

Since the pancreatic cancer initiative at Fox Chase is growing exponentially, Young’s role will constitute a pivotal part of the Greenberg Institute. His primary responsibilities will include ensuring that clinical trials are conducted efficiently, acting as a liaison between basic and clinical researchers, as well as maintaining institute policies and ensuring that they are being adhered to and expanded upon if needed.

Before taking on this new role, Young was Regulatory Affairs Lead at Fox Chase’s Office of Clinical Research, an experience that he said prepared him well for the Program Manager position. Prior coming to Fox Chase, Young worked at the American Association for Cancer Research.

Young earned his Bachelor of Arts in Health and Societies from the University of Pennsylvania and is working towards a Master of Science in Research Management at Drexel University. He has also received several accolades, including the inaugural Franklin SP2 Social Innovation Prize, as well as an appointment to the Ivy League Undergraduate Research Symposium and as a Columbia University Public Health Scholar.

Since its opening in September 2017, the Greenberg Institute has been committed to achieving breakthroughs in both early detection and treatment options for pancreatic cancer under the leadership of co-directors Cukierman, Igor Astsaturov, MD, PhD, and Sanjay S. Reddy, MD, FACS.

Fox Chase is a leader in pancreatic cancer detection and treatment and is the only cancer center in the Philadelphia region to be designated as both a Clinical and Academic Center of Excellence for Pancreatic Cancer by the National Pancreas Foundation

Fox Chase Cancer Center (Fox Chase), which includes the Institute for Cancer Research and the American Oncologic Hospital and is a part of Temple Health, is one of the leading comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase is also one of just 10 members of the Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence six consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach. It is the policy of Fox Chase Cancer Center that there shall be no exclusion from, or participation in, and no one denied the benefits of, the delivery of quality medical care on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, age, ancestry, color, national origin, physical ability, level of education, or source of payment.

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