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Dr. Daniel Von Hoff named honoree of Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation Honor Ball
Date:12/9/2009

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Dec. 9, 2009) Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation announced today that Daniel Von Hoff, MD will be Honoree at its 34th annual Honor Ball. Dr. Von Hoff, an oncologist and chief scientific officer at Scottsdale Healthcare's Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, is known worldwide for his groundbreaking cancer research.

One of Arizona's most elegant and exciting black tie events, The Honor Ball will be held Saturday evening, Feb. 6, 2010 in The Phoenician Resort Grand Ballroom. Proceeds from the event will benefit cancer research and treatment at Scottsdale Healthcare's Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center.

Dr. Von Hoff is internationally known for his research in pancreatic, basal cell and other cancers. His findings have been published in the prestigious in the New England Journal of Medicine, most recently for a breakthrough in treating advanced basal cell carcinoma led by Dr. Von Hoff and his team in the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare.

An advocate of targeted therapy known as precision oncology, Dr. Von Hoff is co-leader of the Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) Pancreatic Cancer Dream Team, created with an $18 million grant from the Entertainment Industry Foundation to investigate new approaches for treating pancreatic cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare offers cancer diagnosis, treatment, research, prevention and support services in its facilities at the Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center, attracting patients from across Arizona and the U.S.

"I'm humbled to be selected as the Honor Ball Honoree this year, but glad that the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center has been selected as beneficiary. The team works so hard to bring comfort to our patients, and we know we have a very special place here," said Dr. Von Hoff. "We promise you that we will do everything in our power, with your help, to mak
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Contact: Keith Jones
kjones@shc.org
480-882-4412
Scottsdale Healthcare
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