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Jonathan Simons      

President and CEO, Prostate Cancer Foundation; Senior Fellow, Milken Institute

Jonathan Simons is president and CEO of the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF). Founded by Michael Milken in 1993, PCF is the world's largest foundation funding prostate cancer research. Under Simons' leadership, PCF has raised more than $7455 million and funded more than 2,000 research programs at nearly 220 cancer centers and universities in 20 countries. A senior advisor to the Milken Institute, Simons is an internationally recognized oncologist, physician-scientist and biomedical inventor. In 2008, he was interim chief science officer of the Melanoma Research Alliance. In 2000, he was recruited from the Johns Hopkins Cancer Center by Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes and the Woodruff Foundation of Atlanta to be founding director of the National Cancer Institute-designated Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University. Simons launched the first NCI Cancer Nanotechnology Centers at Emory and Georgia Tech in 2004. He is a graduate of Princeton University and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

In 2020, Simons launched the Prostate Cancer Theranostics and Imaging Centre of Excellence (ProsTIC) at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, Australia.

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