Jennifer Knox, MD


SU2C Canada–Lustgarten Foundation–Pancreatic Cancer Canada PASS Convergence Dream Team

Jennifer Knox is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, working as a staff medical oncologist and researcher since 2001. She is currently the head of the Solid Tumour Medical Oncology Group at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto and co-director of the McCain Centre for Pancreatic Cancer. She received her medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1995 and completed her internal medicine and medical oncology specialty training at the University of Toronto. Her research interests include multidisciplinary therapeutic and translational trials in pancreatic and hepatobiliary cancers. She has been the study chair of a number of clinical trials conducted with the Canadian Clinical Trials Group (CCTG), the U.S. National Cancer Institute, and Pharma and now has more than 250 research publications. Knox’s significant career awards include the Wilfred G. Lewitt Chair in Pancreatic Cancer Research in 2017, and she was recognized in 2019 with a University of Toronto divisional Research Achievement award. Knox’s leadership is felt internationally as she chairs cancer research efforts with the Canadian Cancer Trials Group, the Cholangiocarcinoma Society, and the NCI-US intergroup Task Force for Trials in Hepatobiliary Cancers. She is sought after as a speaker to promote clinical research programs and better patient care strategies.