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Karen E. Knudsen

CEO of the American Cancer Society

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Karen E. Knudsen Biography

Karen E. Knudsen, MBA, PhD, is the chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society (ACS) and its advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM (ACS CAN). As a well-respected cancer leader, researcher, and advocate, Dr. Knudsen guides the organization on our mission to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. She has a strong commitment to ensuring that all people can benefit from the impact of our work.

Prior to joining ACS, Dr. Knudsen served as executive vice president of Oncology Services and enterprise director for Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health, one of only 71 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers recognized for their research and impact on cancer outcomes. While at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health, Dr. Knudsen experienced firsthand how ACS improves the lives of cancer patients and their families through discovery, advocacy, and patient support.

As a National Cancer Institute-funded researcher, Dr. Knudsen understands the critical role government plays in saving lives from cancer. She also served as president for the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI), which is an important voice in advocating for funding for cancer research and access to care, including patient access to research innovations. AACI is a member of the One Voice Against Cancer Coalition, which was founded by ACS CAN in 2000 to bring public health organizations together to advocate for greater federal investments in cancer research.

Dr. Knudsen currently holds leadership roles with some of the most important cancer entities in the nation. She serves on the board of advisors for the National Cancer Institute and on 12 external advisory boards for NCI-designated cancer centers. She is an active member of several committees with the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), in addition to serving on other academic and for-profit advisory boards. She previously served as president of the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI), representing the 102 leading cancer centers in North America, and on the board of directors of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

Dr. Knudsen holds a bachelor's degree in biology from the George Washington University; a PhD in biological sciences from the University of California San Diego; and an MBA from Temple University Fox School of Business.

She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Brian Costello, and their two children

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Karen E. Knudsen Biography

Karen E. Knudsen, MBA, PhD, is the chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society (ACS) and its advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM (ACS CAN). As a well-respected cancer leader, researcher, and advocate, Dr. Knudsen guides the organization on our mission to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. She has a strong commitment to ensuring that all people can benefit from the impact of our work.

Prior to joining ACS, Dr. Knudsen served as executive vice president of Oncology Services and enterprise director for Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health, one of only 71 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers recognized for their research and impact on cancer outcomes. While at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health, Dr. Knudsen experienced firsthand how ACS improves the lives of cancer patients and their families through discovery, advocacy, and patient support.

As a National Cancer Institute-funded researcher, Dr. Knudsen understands the critical role government plays in saving lives from cancer. She also served as president for the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI), which is an important voice in advocating for funding for cancer research and access to care, including patient access to research innovations. AACI is a member of the One Voice Against Cancer Coalition, which was founded by ACS CAN in 2000 to bring public health organizations together to advocate for greater federal investments in cancer research.

Dr. Knudsen currently holds leadership roles with some of the most important cancer entities in the nation. She serves on the board of advisors for the National Cancer Institute and on 12 external advisory boards for NCI-designated cancer centers. She is an active member of several committees with the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), in addition to serving on other academic and for-profit advisory boards. She previously served as president of the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI), representing the 102 leading cancer centers in North America, and on the board of directors of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

Dr. Knudsen holds a bachelor's degree in biology from the George Washington University; a PhD in biological sciences from the University of California San Diego; and an MBA from Temple University Fox School of Business.

She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Brian Costello, and their two children

Karen E. Knudsen Videos

  • Women in Leadership: A Conversation In & Out of the Lab
    In this special edition of Women in Leadership: A Conversation In & Out of the Lab, we feature American Cancer Society CEO Karen E. Knudsen, MBA,...
  • Karen Knudsen named CEO of the American Cancer Society
    Karen E. Knudsen was named CEO of the American Cancer Society and its advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.
  • Karen E. Knudson - 2020 Teva Healthcare Heroes Award Honoree
    Karen E. Knudsen, MBA PhD, Vice President of Oncology Services, Jefferson Health; and Enterprise Director of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at...

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  • How to book Karen E. Knudsen?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Karen E. Knudsen for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Karen E. Knudsen, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Karen E. Knudsen or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Karen E. Knudsen?

    Booking fees for Karen E. Knudsen, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Karen E. Knudsen, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Karen E. Knudsen?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Karen E. Knudsen for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Karen E. Knudsen for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Karen E. Knudsen or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Karen E. Knudsen or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Karen E. Knudsen is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Karen E. Knudsen for your event is available upon request. Karen E. Knudsen generally travels from Philadelphia, PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Esther Krofah, Linda Goler Blount, Rebekah Gee, Barbara Bowers, MD and Jeff Allen. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Karen E. Knudsen for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Karen E. Knudsen Speaker Videos

  • Women in Leadership: A Conversation In & Out of the Lab
    In this special edition of Women in Leadership: A Conversation In & Out of the Lab, we feature American Cancer Society CEO Karen E. Knudsen, MBA, PhD, in conversation with Terri McClements, senior...
    Karen Knudsen named CEO of the American Cancer Society
    Karen E. Knudsen was named CEO of the American Cancer Society and its advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.
  • Karen E. Knudson - 2020 Teva Healthcare Heroes Award Honoree
    Karen E. Knudsen, MBA PhD, Vice President of Oncology Services, Jefferson Health; and Enterprise Director of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson - Healthcare Hero in the Field of Cancer

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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