Newly Designated NCI Director Roundly Applauded by Cancer Community
February 01, 2002
The cancer community is expressing unanimous approval of President George W. Bush’s appointment of Andrew von Eschenbach, MD, as director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Dr. von Eschenbach was director of the Genitourinary Cancer Center and Prostate Cancer Research Program at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. "[His] extensive experience in cancer research, treatment, and prevention has prepared him extraordinarily well to head the NCI," said Larry Norton, MD, president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. "As both a recognized leader in the oncology community and as a cancer survivor, Andy brings a distinctive perspective to this position."