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V. Craig Jordan, Internationally Renowned Breast Cancer Scientist, Joins Georgetown's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Date:4/20/2009

WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Georgetown University Medical Center and the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center announce the recruitment of one of the world's most respected cancer researchers, V. Craig Jordan, OBE, PhD, DSc,. Jordan joins Lombardi in July as scientific director for the cancer center and vice chairman of the department of oncology.

Jordan's scientific leadership is recognized the world over. He brings an unparalleled focus to the excellent breast cancer program at Lombardi and joins nearly 30 faculty members working exclusively on finding a cure for the disease. Georgetown University is ranked 6th in the world for publications on breast cancer research underscoring its excellence and dedication to eradicating the disease.

"We are thrilled to have Dr. Jordan join Lombardi," says Louis M. Weiner, MD, director of the cancer center. "His towering contributions to the field of breast cancer therapy are widely recognized and appreciated. I can think of no breast cancer researcher who has made more important observations, with more profound implications for improving the treatment of breast cancer.

"Dr. Jordan will occupy a vital role at Lombardi. While one of these prioritized areas certainly will be breast cancer, his charge extends to our entire scientific portfolio. As scientific director, he will work with me to prioritize areas for scientific investment, and will be charged with identifying, creating and nurturing high-impact, multidisciplinary, cancer-focused collaborations within Lombardi, across the Georgetown University Medical Center and with other institutions."

A pharmacologist whose research focuses on the response of breast cancer cells to preventive and treatment agents, Jordan is recognized by many as the "father" the anti-cancer drug tamoxifen, a drug that blocks estrogen from fueling some breast cancers.
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