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Von Hoff named to Bush's cancer board

Summary:

Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, a veteran cancer researcher and administrator, was recently appointed by President Bush to the National Cancer Advisory Board through March 2010.

Full Story:

Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, a veteran cancer researcher and administrator, was recently appointed by President Bush to the National Cancer Advisory Board through March 2010.

Von Hof plays many prominent roles in Arizona's cancer community, including executive vice president and director of the Drug Development Division and Pancreatic Cancer Research Program at the Translational Genomics Research Institute; director of the Arizona Cancer Center's Therapeutics Program in Tucson; and professor in the University of Arizona's Department of Medicine, Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Pathology.

This broad array of administrative, research, and academic experiences has prepared Von Hoff well for consulting and coordinating among top scientists in his new post, he told the Arizona Daily Wildcat.

"It's a tremendous privilege to get to that point that you can provide some meaningful perspective and input," said Von Hoff.

The National Cancer Advisory Board is comprised of 18 voting members appointed by the President, as well as 12 ex-officio members, including the heads of prominent federal health agencies. Since the board convenes approximately six times a year, Von Hoff will retain his posts at TGen and stay on at the Cancer Center while serving his six-year term.


For more Information:

"TGen's Von Hoff named to Bush's cancer advisory board," The Business Journal, 07/05/2004

"UA's Von Hoff to serve on U.S. cancer board," The Arizona Daily Wildcat, 07/07/2004

National Cancer Advisory Board