Steven K. Clinton, MD, PhD is the John B. and Jane T. McCoy Chair in Cancer Research at the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center and a Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology at The Ohio State University. He trained for his M.D. and Ph.D. at the University of Illinois in Urban Champaign followed by Internal Medicine internship and residency at the University of Chicago. He proceeded with Medical Oncology training at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School where he remained on faculty for nearly a decade.
Dr. Clinton joined The Ohio State University in 1998. He is Director of the Prostate and Genitourinary Oncology Program at The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Under his leadership, the clinical program is a national leader in accrual to therapeutic and prevention clinical trials. The program provides integrated multidisciplinary oncology care to patients throughout central Ohio and for national and global referrals.
Dr. Clinton also serves as the Program Leader for Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. The focus of this program, involving over 40 faculty, is to elucidate the fundamental mechanisms underlying the development of cancer and to define prevention strategies. A major strength of the program is the “crops to the clinic” research agenda that integrates the efforts of scientists in agriculture, food science, and nutrition with clinical investigators to conduct novel human clinical trials at The James.
Dr. Clinton is very active in bionutrition research at OSU. He serves as Associate Director for the campus wide Center for Advanced Functional Foods Research (CAFFRE) and the OSU Food Innovation Center (FIC), programs dedicated to the development of novel food products and their evaluation for promoting health outcomes and improving global nutrition. He provides service to many national organizations including the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Society of Nutrition, and the American Society for Clinical Oncology.
He recently served the National Academy of Sciences and Institute of Medicine as a member of the Dietary Reference Intake Committee for Vitamin D and Calcium. He is currently serving on the World Cancer Research Foundation / American Institute for Cancer Research (WCRF/AICR) Continuous Update Project committee. He is a member of the Advisory Committee for the United States Department of Health and Human Services and United States Department of Agriculture Dietary Guidelines for America 2015 Report. Dr. Clinton’s research activities focus on many aspects of diet, nutrition, and cancer; primarily focusing upon prostate and other genitourinary cancers. The research efforts include metabolic epidemiology, clinical intervention trials, as well as basic laboratory studies of cellular and molecular biology resulting in over 200 scientific publications, reviews, and book chapters.
John B. and Jane T. McCoy Chair in Cancer Research at OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology at The Ohio State University. Director of the Prostate and Genitourinary Oncology Program at The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Program Leader for Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. Associate Director for the campus wide Center for Advanced Functional Foods Research (CAFFRE) and the OSU Food Innovation Center (FIC).