Nicholas J. Petrelli, M.D., a nationally recognized expert on colorectal cancer, joined Christiana Care Health System as the Bank of America-endowed medical director of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center in August 2001. As medical director, Dr. Petrelli oversees Delaware¿s largest and most technologically advanced cancer program, including cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Petrelli came to Christiana Care from one of the nation¿s leading cancer programs, Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY, where he led several clinical trials for a promising form of chemotherapy. He has conducted substantial research into the genetics of colorectal cancer and co-authored several papers on the subject, which are among more than 250 manuscripts that he has contributed to peer-reviewed journals. He has been a co-principal investigator in the National Institutes of Health study, ¿Genomic Instability in Sporadic Colorectal Carcinoma¿ since 2001.