National Cancer Institute and National Naval Medical Center
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
National University of Ireland
Innovative, compassionate and hopeful, Dr. Joseph Fiorillo finds getting to know his patients and their families one of the greatest satisfactions of his work. Together, they create an individualized treatment plan.
A senior investigator in a Phase 3 Immunotherapy Vaccine Trial for Prostate Cancer, Dr. Fiorillo is also excited by the improving immunotherapy options for malignancies such as melanoma and lymphoma, as well as furthering similar therapeutic vaccination strategies for breast and ovarian cancers.
“Having trained and participated in many clinical trials at the National Cancer Institute, I am hopeful that, within our lifetime, we will be able to cure most cancers,” he says, “and those we cannot cure, we will turn into manageable illnesses.”
Dr. Fiorillo is involved in fundraising for various cancer research organizations, including Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Soroptimist, Our Place and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
He is a lively conversationalist who enjoys hiking in Cascadia, all things musical and semi-competitive barbecuing.