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The Cancer Letter – Ed Kim joins the board of directors at Friends of Cancer Research

The Cancer Letter – Ed Kim joins the board of directors at Friends of Cancer Research

City of Hope physician executive Edward S. Kim joined Friends of Cancer Research’s board of directors.


Kim is physician-in-chief and senior vice president City of Hope Orange County, Construction Industries Alliance City of Hope Orange County physician-in-chief chair, and vice physician-in-chief and professor at City of Hope National Medical Center.

A clinician, researcher, and physician executive at one of the country’s largest cancer research and treatment organizations, Kim eliminates practices that exclude minority populations from clinical trials and result in serious gaps in care and research.

He is an expert in molecular prognostication—which advances cancer detection and personalized therapies—for lung and head and neck cancers.

As City of Hope Orange County’s chief physician, Kim is responsible for developing paradigms for translating research into clinical practice and introducing new therapies at City of Hope’s new comprehensive cancer center, planned specialty cancer hospital and network of advanced cancer care in Orange County, CA.

Prior to joining the City of Hope, Kim was chair of solid tumor oncology and investigational therapeutics and medical director of the Clinical Trials Office at Levine Cancer Institute, Atrium Health, in Charlotte, NC.

He has held numerous leadership roles, including tenured associate professor in the Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.