The Center for Translational Cancer Research

Nicholas J. Petrelli, M.D., FACS

Director, Center for Translation Cancer Research, Bank of America Endowed Medical Director Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, Professor of Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Adjunct Faculty, University of Delaware, Department of Biological Sciences

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
4701 Ogletown Stanton Road, Suite 1233
Newark, DE 19713

Phone Number: 
(302) 623-4550

M.D., Tulane University Medical School - 1973
A.B., University of Notre Dame - 1969


Research Interests:

My research interests are in the early detection and primary and secondary prevention of colorectal cancer. This is inclusive of establishing a program where individuals from high risk cancer families can undergo genetic counseling for potential genetic testing and subsequently undergo increase surveillance, prophylactic surgery or chemopreventive therapy. I also collaborate with researchers at the University of Delaware on projects related to development of biomarkers for studying cancer progression and metastasis, and for development of new chemotherapeutic agents targeting metastatic cancers.