Dr. Adam Dicker Named ASCO Fellow


Headshot of Adam Dicker

Adam P. Dicker, MD, PhD, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (FASCO) in honor of his extraordinary volunteer service, dedication, and commitment to ASCO.

Dicker is Senior Vice President and Chair of Enterprise Radiation Oncology; Director of the Jefferson Institute for Digital Health; and Professor of Radiation Oncology and Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Jefferson Health (SKCC).

The title of FASCO is bestowed upon ASCO members who have carried out efforts that benefit ASCO, the specialty of oncology and, most importantly, the patients they serve.

Dicker is a leading expert in prostate cancer and brain tumors with a focus on digital health and translational sciences applied to oncology. His interdisciplinary team of oncologists, immunologists, physicists, data scientists, nurses, and behavioral scientists work in a multidisciplinary effort to define fundamental mechanisms and targets for cancer treatment and efficiently translate them to effective innovations for patients. As director of the Jefferson Institute of Digital Health, he leads a university-wide effort in digital health and data science, using the convergence of mobile technology, platforms, networks, and machine learning to improve the lives of patients.

His work has resulted in establishment of parameters for quality assurance in radiation oncology, novel therapeutic clinical trials utilizing targeted therapies, innovative models to evaluate radiation modifiers, U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of a genomic signature for management of prostate cancer, and use of wearables combined with patient-reported outcomes to identify and mitigate treatment toxicity.

In 2014, Dicker was named a Fellow of the American Society for Radiation Oncology for his contributions to the field of radiation oncology in the areas of research, education, patient care, service, and leadership, and is routinely named as one of Philadelphia Magazine’s “Top Docs.”

Among the many national leadership positions Dickers holds are chair of the American Association for Cancer Research’s Radiation Oncology Section of the Clinical Research Subcommittee and the ASCO-ASTRO Radiation Oncology Panel; co-chair of NRG Oncology’s Translational Science and Digital Health committees and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Genitourinary Cancers Steering Committee Prostate Cancer Task Force; and chair emeritus of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Prostate Integration Panel. He was recently appointed co-chair of the NCI Radiation Oncology Working Group and is an editorial board member for several peer-reviewed journals, including Nature Research – Digital Medicine, Clinical Cancer Research, ASCO JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics, and ASCO JCO Precision Oncology. Additionally, Dicker is a mentor to students, residents, postdocs, fellows, and faculty.

The 2019 class of fellows will be recognized during the opening session of the ASCO Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 1, in Chicago.