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TGen's Dr. Von Hoff wins award for cancer research

PHOENIX, Ariz. March 18, 2009 Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, Physician-In-Chief of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), has won an award recognizing his achievements in cancer research.

Dr. Von Hoff, who also is Chief Scientific Officer of TGen Clinical Research Services at Scottsdale Healthcare, will be recognized in the category of Health Care Research in a special report this month in Arizona Business Magazine. Dr. Von Hoff was honored March 4 at the magazine's 2009 Health Care Leadership Awards at the Ritz Carlton Phoenix.

This is the second major award in recent months for Dr. Von Hoff, a world-renowned cancer scientist and one of the leading experts in pancreatic cancer. In November, Dr. Von Hoff was named Arizona's Community Service Leader of the Year at the 2008 Governor's Celebration of Innovation, presented annually for contributions to Arizona's technology industry through relentless community involvement, leadership, visibility and excellence in economic development activity.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Von Hoff has dedicated his time and experience to the study of cancer and treatment methods. Arizona Business Magazine cited his:

  • International leadership in bringing to patients new anti-cancer agents many of which have been shown to increase patient survival.

  • Study of pancreatic and other forms of cancer.

  • Dedication to teaching.

  • Entrepreneurial research efforts, which have led to 12 patents.

Through the three-year-old partnership between TGen and Scottsdale Healthcare, Dr. Von Hoff leads a nearly 40-member staff in the research and treatment of cancer. TCRS at Scottsdale Healthcare is conducting 35 ongoing studies, involving the treatment of many patients with advanced cancer. The alliance works to identify new anti-cancer agents, and strives to bring diagnostic and treatment options to patients as fast as possible.

Dr. Von Hoff earned his medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He held an internship and residency at the University of California, San Francisco; conducted four years of cancer research at the National Cancer Institute; and worked as a faculty member at the University of Texas.

In Arizona, he has worked as Director of the Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson and as a Clinical Professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

Dr. Von Hoff holds a presidential appointment to the National Cancer Advisory Board, is widely published and has been a keynote speaker at numerous national and international medical and scientific conferences.


Contact: Steve Yozwiak
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

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