John S. Kovach, M.D., President and CEO, Lixte Biotechnology Holdings, Inc., announced the appointment of Daniel D. Von Hoff, MD, FACP, to the company's Scientific Advisory Board.
"We are extremely pleased that Dr. Von Hoff has joined the Lixte Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Von Hoff is internationally recognized as a leader in the pre-clinical and clinical development of new anti-cancer drugs. He and his colleagues were instrumental in the advancement of many anti-cancer drugs now used routinely in cancer care. We very much look forward to Dr. Von Hoff's suggestions regarding the most efficient clinical development of our proprietary anti-cancer compounds," says Dr. Kovach.
Dr. Von Hoff is currently Physician in Chief, Distinguished Professor and Director of Clinical Translational Research Division at TGen (Translational Genomics Research Institute), Phoenix, AZ. He is also Chief Scientific Officer for US Oncology and for Scottsdale Healthcare'sClinical Research Institute and holds an appointment as Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ.
Dr. Von Hoff served on the National Cancer Advisory Board from 2004-2010. He is a past President of the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP), and a member and past board member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). He is a founder of ILEXOncology, Inc., subsequently acquired by Genzyme. Dr. Von Hoff is founder and the Editor Emeritus of Investigational New Drugs: The Journal of New Anti-Cancer Agents and Editor-in-Chief of Molecular Cancer Therapeutics.
Dr. Von Hoff has published more than 600 papers and 135 book chapters. He received the 2010 David A. Karnofsky Memorial Award from ASCO for his outstanding contributions to cancer research leading to significant improvement in patient care.
Lixte is a drug discovery company, using biomarker technology to identify enzyme targets associated with serious common diseases and then design novel compounds to attack those targets.
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