Medical Oncologist

Karen S. Jacks, MD

Karen S. Jacks, MD is part of Comprehensive Cancer’s medical oncology team that provides world-class cancer care in a supportive and caring environment.

EDUCATION
Karen S. Jacks, MD, completed her undergraduate studies at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned her medical degree at Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. She completed her internal medicine residency at the Vidant Medical Center, formerly University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina, where she served as chief medical resident and Clinical Assistant Professor. She completed her hematology/medical oncology fellowship at Vidant Medical Center and Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center.

AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST
Treats all cancer and serious blood disorders with a special interest in breast cancer and other female cancers.

EXPERIENCE
Dr. Jacks is a medical oncologist and hematologist at Comprehensive Cancer Centers who is focused on staying up-to-date with the latest in cancer treatments and research. She has participated in several research studies as principal investigator or co-principal investigator.

Prior to joining Comprehensive, Dr. Jacks worked at UC San Diego Nevada Cancer Institute and Nevada Cancer Institute, where she focused on breast cancer and other female cancers and served as Assistant Professor for Medical Oncology. Dr. Jacks also served as co-chair for the Cancer Control Committee and member of the Blood Utilization Committee at University Medical Center (UMC). She previously served as an oncology fellowship preceptor, Medical Director of Oncology Services at UMC, and as the oncology rotation residency coordinator at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.

Dr. Jacks has published numerous peer-reviewed publications and presentations. She received the Eugene Furth, MD Award for Most Outstanding Senior Resident and the Sir Williams Osler Award for Best Senior Resident in Cardiology. She has been recognized as a Medical Marvel by Nevada Business Magazine and Top Doctor by VEGAS INC Health Care Quarterly. She has received awards for On-Time Physician, Compassionate Doctor and Patients’ Choice from Vitals.com as well as the Five Star Physician award from CareDash.

PERSONAL
Dr. Jacks is a native of North Carolina. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and sewing.

PATIENT PHILOSOPHY
I care for each patient as a special individual as I would treat members of my own family.

BOARD CERTIFIED
Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology
Hematology

MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Alpha Omega Alpha
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Medical Association
Clark County Medical Society

TREATMENT CENTER
Southwest

PUBLICATIONS
AUY922, a novel HSP90 inhibitor: Final results of a first-in-human study in patients with advanced solid malignancies.  Read more.

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