Karen King


Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Oncology Dept
(780) 432-8221
Cross Cancer Institute
11560 University Avenue
Edmonton AB
T6G 1Z2


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Dr. King completed her medical training at the University of Alberta and Cross Cancer Institute. She is a medical oncologist with clinical assignments within the Breast Tumour Group and the Gastrointestinal Tumour Group. She has also worked as a consultant medical oncologist to the Medicine Hat Cancer Centre for the past three years.

Dr. King's research interests include both clinic and laboratory based research. She is the site Principal Investigator for the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) at the Cross Cancer Institute. Her laboratory research interests inlcude characterization of transport of nucleoside analogues into mitochondria, characterization of a nucleoside exchange protein in mitochondria, and optimization of chemotherapeutic nucleoside analog therapy using RNA interference technology.

Featured Publications

McNeely M.L., Harris S.R., Dolgoy N.D., Al Onazi M.M., Parkinson J.F., Radke L., Kostaras X., Dennett L., Ryan J.A., Dalzell M.A., Kennedy A., Capozzi L., Towers A., Campbell K.L., Binkley J., King K., Keast D.

CMAJ open. 2022 April; 10 (2):E338-E347 10.9778/cmajo.20210038

Oberoi D., Kwok C., Li Y., Railton C., Horsman S., Reynolds K., Joy A.A., King K.M., Lupichuk S.M., Speca M., Culos-Reed N., Carlson L.E., Giese-Davis J.

BMC Medical Research Methodology. 2022 March; 22 (1) 10.1186/s12874-022-01549-1

Veitch Z., Ribnikar D., Tilley D., Tang P.A., King K., Bedard P.L., Lupichuk S., Cescon D.W.

British Journal of Cancer. 2021 December; 126 (6):881-888 10.1038/s41416-021-01676-4

BMC Cancer. 2021 October; https://doi.org/10.1186/s12885-021-08808-2

Paterson A.H.G., Lucas P.C., Anderson S.J., Mamounas E.P., Brufsky A., Baez-Diaz L., King K.M., Lad T., Robidoux A., Finnigan M., Sampayo M., Tercero J.C., Mairet J.J., Wolff A.C., Fehrenbacher L., Wolmark N., Gomis R.R.

JNCI Cancer Spectrum. 2021 August; 5 (4) 10.1093/jncics/pkab054

Batra A., Nixon N.A., Roldan-Urgoiti G., Hannouf M.B., Abedin T., Hugh J., King K., Bigras G., Steed T., Lupichuk S.

Cancer Treatment and Research Communications. 2021 June; 28 10.1016/j.ctarc.2021.100401

Abdel-Rahman O., King K., Scarfe A.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY-CANCER CLINICAL TRIALS. 2021 May; 44 (8):383-387 10.1097/COC.0000000000000834

Journal of Clinical Oncology . 2021 May; 10.1200/JCO.2021.39.15_suppl.e12569