Oncologist elected to fellowship in Royal College of Physicians of London
Edith P. Mitchell, MD, FACP, FCPP, FRCP, has been recognized as a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London.
Fellowship recognizes physicians’ achievement and skill, as well as their ongoing contributions to the profession.
Mitchell is associate director for diversity affairs at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center — Jefferson Health. She also is director of Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities, as well as clinical professor of medicine and medical oncology.
Her research focuses on breast and gastrointestinal cancers, with emphasis on new drug evaluation, development of new therapeutic regimens, chemoradiation strategies for combined-modality therapy, patient selection criteria and supportive care.
A focus throughout her career has been helping people in medically underserved areas. She has conducted research on participation of racial minorities in clinical trials and barriers to trial accrual, such as ethnic and socioeconomic factors.
Mitchell, a retired U.S. Air Force brigadier general, is a member of the President’s Cancer Panel.
“Dr. Mitchell is a longstanding Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center leader who has improved the lives of [patients with cancer] throughout her career, and has worked tirelessly to reduce cancer disparities in underserved communities,” Karen E. Knudsen, MBA, PhD, executive vice president for oncology services at Jefferson Health and enterprise director of Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, said in a press release. “Fellowship to the Royal College of Physicians of London is an accolade held by some of the most exceptional and innovative physicians in the world. It is a well-deserved honor and a testament to Dr. Mitchell’s achievement and skill as an exceptional, compassionate oncologist, and her ongoing contribution to the profession.”