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Dr. Kenneth Pienta

Hematology and Oncology
MI
35 years experience

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MI

Address

MI
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About

Bio

Dr. Kenneth Pienta is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Urology, a two-time American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor Award recipient, and Director of Experimental Therapeutics for the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology. He is on the faculty of Cellular and Molecular Biology as well as the graduate programs of the Center for Computational Medicine and Biology (CCMB). Currently, Dr. Pienta is involved in research to define the tumor microenvironment of prostate cancer metastases, as well as developing new therapies for prostate cancer. Since 1995, Dr. Pienta has been the Director of the Prostate Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) at The University of Michigan. He has a proven, peer-reviewed track record in organizing and administering a translational research program that successfully incorporates bench research, agent development, and clinical application. Dr. Pienta has international expertise in the development of novel chemotherapeutic programs for prostate cancer. Dr. Pienta has championed the concept that translational research is often best accomplished by multi-disciplinary teams of scientists and clinicians. Under his direction, the success of these endeavors led to the receipt of the 2007 first annual American Association for Cancer Research Team Science Award. He is the author of more than 250 peer-reviewed articles, and been the principle investigator on numerous local and national clinical trials. Throughout his career, Dr. Pienta has effectively mentored over 40 students, residents, and fellows to successful careers in medicine. kenpienta.com

Specialties
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Hematology and Oncology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

4 Answers
62 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Pienta
Hematology and Oncology 35 years experience
None proven: There is no convincing data that any natural substance decreases testosterone. Many people think that green tea or black licorice can potentially decrease testosterone or decrease prostate cancer risk, but this is really unproven.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Pienta
Hematology and Oncology 35 years experience
No: Glioma is a broad term that refers to cancers in the brain. Many are malignant but some are benign.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Pienta
Hematology and Oncology 35 years experience
Sometimes: Liposarcoma is a cancer that arises out of the fat cells - often in an extremity. It is usually treated with surgery and radiation. High grade cancers also are treated with chemotherapy. Curability of the cancer is dependent on whether it has spread before treatment (metastasized) or if it high grade under the microscope. This usually means that the cancer is more aggressive.

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HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pienta is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pienta is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MD
Graduated 1986MD
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