SEATTLE, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) (NASDAQ and MTA: CTIC) today announced that Daniel D. Von Hoff, M.D., F.A.C.P, a leading medical oncologist who has been the lead investigator in the development of important oncology therapeutics, will serve as Chairman of CTI's Scientific Advisory Board. The purpose of the Scientific Advisory Board will be to assist management in the strategic development of its oncology portfolio and clinical trial design; work with business development on in-licensing and out-licensing opportunities, and assist in the use of translational and personalized approaches to therapeutic targets.
Dr. Von Hoff is currently Physician in Chief and Director of Translational Research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Chief Scientific Officer for US Oncology and for Scottsdale Healthcare's Clinical Research Institute. Dr. Von Hoff's major interest is in the development of new anticancer agents, both in the clinic and in the laboratory. An internationally recognized innovator in the development of targeted therapies, he and his colleagues were involved in the development of many approved therapeutic agents that are now used routinely, including paclitaxel, docetaxel, mitoxantrone, fludarabine, clofarabine, alemtuzumab, irinotecan, nelarabine, capecitabine, and vismodegib. Dr. Von Hoff's laboratory interests and contributions have been in the area of using translational and genomic approaches to individualize therapy for cancer. His laboratory is now concentrating on discovering new targets in pancreatic cancer.
"I am pleased to help build and lead CTI's Scientific Advisory Board, as I am very impressed with the diversity of the CTI portfolio of product candidates and their potential as targeted therapies
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