Dr. Karen Jacks, MD

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Medical Oncology | Female

Dr. Karen Jacks, MD
EDUCATION Dr. Jacks completed her undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina and earned her medical degree at Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. She completed her internal medicine residency at the University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, and her hematology/medical oncology fellowship at University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina, Pitt County Memorial Hospital and Leo Jenkins Cancer Center. EXPERIENCE Prior to joining Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, Dr. Jacks worked at UC San Diego Nevada Cancer Institute and Nevada Cancer Institute (NVCI), where she focused on breast and gynecologic oncology. At NVCI, she served as an oncology fellowship preceptor, medical director of Oncology Services at University Medical Center, and as the oncology rotation residency coordinator at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. BOARD CERTIFIED Internal Medicine Medical Oncology Hematology PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS Alpha Omega Alpha American Society of Clinical Oncology American Medical Association ACCOMPLISHMENTS Dr. Jacks has numerous peer-reviewed publications and presentations, and received the Eugene Furth, M.D. Award for Most outstanding Senior Resident, and Sir Williams Osler Award for Best Senior Resident in Cardiology. Publications AUY922, a novel HSP90 inhibitor: Final results of a first-in-human study in patients with advanced solid malignancies. Read more. PERSONAL Dr. Jacks is a native of North Carolina. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and sewing.

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    in Las Vegas, NV |
    Dr. Jacks is the best doctor in Las Vegas. She is so compassionate, easy to talk to and really cares about her patients. I wish Dr. Jacks could be my everything doctor. More doctors could really learn from her. She is AMAZING. If you want a exceptional Doctor, look no further you have found her. Dr. Jacks nurses are great. They give the same level of compassion that Dr. Jacks gives -- it is great when the Dr. and the nurses compliment each other.
    in Las Vegas, NV |
    Dr. Jacks has been treating my father for several years for his lung cancer. With her care he has been in remission for 6 yrs. She is a very kind considerate and respectful oncologist. I would highly recommend her to anyone who has the unfortunate diagnosis of cancer. We have great trust in her care and expertise.On a recent hospital stay she was notified and came to see my Dad w/in 3 hours of him being admitted. There should be so many more Drs. like her! We simply adore her.
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    EDUCATION

    Dr. Jacks completed her undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina and earned her medical degree at Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.

    She completed her internal medicine residency at the University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, and her hematology/medical oncology fellowship at University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina, Pitt County Memorial Hospital and Leo Jenkins Cancer Center.

    EXPERIENCE

    Prior to joining Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, Dr. Jacks worked at UC San Diego Nevada Cancer Institute and Nevada Cancer Institute (NVCI), where she focused on breast and gynecologic oncology. At NVCI, she served as an oncology fellowship preceptor, medical director of Oncology Services at University Medical Center, and as the oncology rotation residency coordinator at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

    BOARD CERTIFIED

    Internal Medicine

    Medical Oncology

    Hematology

    PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

    Alpha Omega Alpha

    American Society of Clinical Oncology

    American Medical Association

    ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    Dr. Jacks has numerous peer-reviewed publications and presentations, and received the Eugene Furth, M.D. Award for Most outstanding Senior Resident, and Sir Williams Osler Award for Best Senior Resident in Cardiology.

    Publications

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

    PERSONAL

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

    Dr. Jacks' Care Philosophy

    My philosophy is to care for each patient as a special individual as I would treat the members of my own family.

    Dr. Jacks' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Medical Oncology
    •  Board certified in Hematology, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Oncology
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Hematology
    • Internal Medicine
    • Medical Oncology
    • Oncology

    Conditions Treated

    • All Lymphoma
    • Bone Cancer
    • Breast Cancer
    • Cancer
    • Fallopian Tube Cancer
    • Gynecologic Cancer
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Lymphoma
    • Ovarian Cancer
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Uterine Cancer

    Education

    • Medical School
      The Brody School Of Medicine At East Carolina University

      Graduated in 2000

    • Internship Hospital
      The Brody School Of Medicine At East Carolina University

      Completed in 2000

    • Residency Hospital
      Pitt County Memorial Hospital

      Completed in 2003

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Leo Jenkins Cancer Center

      Completed in 2007

      Pitt County Memorial Hospital

      Completed in 2007

    • Undergraduate School
      University Of North Carolina

      Graduated in 1996

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Medical Oncology
    • Clinical Research
    • Hematology
    • Oncology

    Procedures Performed

    • Cancer Treatment
    • Chemotherapy