Edith Peterson Mitchell, MD, MACP, FCPP, is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. She is a clinical professor in the Department of Medicine and Medical Oncology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, and Associate Director for Diversity Programs and Director of the Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities for the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University.
Dr. Mitchell has spent her medical career helping individuals in medically underserved areas realize changes in lifestyle that can have a dramatic impact on cancer care. Through her work, Dr. Mitchell has demonstrated the importance of community service and outreach, especially to those individuals who may not have the means to seek out more conventional medical advice.
Dr. Mitchell's research in breast, colorectal, and pancreatic cancers and other GI malignancies involves new drug evaluation and chemotherapy, development of new therapeutic regimens, chemoradiation strategies for combined modality therapy, patient selection criteria, and supportive care for patients with gastrointestinal cancer. She travels nationally and internationally teaching and lecturing on the treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies. Dr. Mitchell served as a member of the National Cancer Institute's Blue Ribbon Panel convened to advise the National Cancer Advisory Board on former Vice President Biden's National Cancer Moonshot Initiative. She is a past president of the National Medical Association.