Dr. John T. Isaacs is a professor of urology and oncology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, as well as professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Isaacs' research focuses on the development of therapies, specifically drug therapies, for the treatment of prostate and breast cancers. His goal is to translate recent advances in theoretical knowledge regarding human carcinogenesis into therapy for solid malignancies.
He completed his undergraduate degree in natural sciences at the Johns Hopkins University and received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship in pharmacology and experimental therapeutics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, he joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1980 as an assistant professor of oncology and urology. He became an associate professor in 1986, and, in 1993, accepted the designation of professor.
Dr. Isaacs has authored or co-authored over 250 published articles, has been an invited speaker or keynote presenter at more than two dozen international conferences and has received several awards for his research. He is the Editor-in-Chief of The Prostate. Dr. Isaacs is a member of several professional organizations including the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Urological Society and the European Society for Urological Oncology and Endocrinology, and has served on numerous professional committees.