Expert profile
Name Nicholas Petrelli
Job title Dr.
Organization CHRISTIANA CARE HEALTH SYSTEM
Expertise 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.
Background Dr. Petrelli graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1969 and earned his medical degree at Tulane University Medical School, New Orleans, in 1973. He was a Fellow in Surgical Oncology at Roswell Park in 1978. He joined the staff at Roswell Park in 1982 after completing an International Union Against Cancer Fellowship in Milan, Italy, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute.
Country / Region United States