J. Robert Beck, MD
As Chief Academic Officer at Fox Chase, I focus on fostering academic collaborations and mentoring to augment the research potential of basic, translational, and clinical researchers. Trained as a pathologist, my research background includes a focus on clinical decision-making. In addition, my work promotes the application of advanced information technology to solve cutting-edge problems in biomedical sciences and health care. Recent studies have focused on the systematic integration of biomarkers into the selection of patients for specific therapies, and the creation and support of databases to efficiently integrate multiple classes of data that inform the management of specific cancers, including prostate and colon cancer. My work also integrates consideration of psychosocial factors as an important determinant of how patients best can be directed to appropriate therapies, supporting the overall Fox Chase goal of enhancing personalized medicine.