Dr. Jonathan Cohen, MD, PhD

Senior Medical Oncologist and the Director of Clinical Research Laboratory of Translational Immuno-Oncology

  • Dr. Cohen is a medical oncologist specializing in skin cancer and cancer. His research focuses among other areas on the uniqueness of the brain as a site for mestastases at the Hadassah Cancer Research Institute. Jonathan and the research students in his lab, are researching peptide-drug immune-modulators, cellular therapy for solid tumors including engineered T cells and mechanisms of immune-checkpoint inhibitor toxicity. HCRI is currently cooperating through Dr. Cohen with the  Israel Precision Medicine Partnership – IPMP to research the contribution of metastatic site to the specific tumor microenvironment and develop predictive biomarkers for cancer immunotherapy.
  • Dr. Cohen is also the Director of Clinical Research at the Sharett Institute of Oncology Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, where he is engaged in expanding access to novel drugs at all stages of development; offering potentially life-saving treatments to cancer patients while providing an excellent and professional service to established pharma companies as well as local and international emerging biotech companies. In addition, he is a member of the gastro-intestinal medical oncology team at Hadassah Medical Center, accumulating extensive experience employing cancer-immunotherapy including cellular therapies and handling their toxicities. Jonathan holds a PhD in neuroscience and has been awarded the Exemplary Physician Award from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dr. Cohen heads the national committee of the Israeli oncology society (ISCORT) for prioritizing novel drugs for inclusion in the national coverage scheme.
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