“Pancreatic cancer will be cured. Advancements are happening every day. Many other cancers have been cured. This one will be too.”
— Daniel D. Von Hoff, M.D., F.A.C.P
With the establishment of The Daniel D. Von Hoff, M.D. Chair in Cancer Research, TGen proudly recognizes Dr. Von Hoff's remarkable contributions and significant advancements spanning nearly five decades. His groundbreaking discoveries and the development of novel anticancer agents, both within the laboratory and clinical settings, have solidified his unparalleled achievements.
Dr. Von Hoff's unwavering dedication is evident through his direct involvement in over 400 clinical trials, as well as his extensive publication record comprising over 741 papers, 143 book chapters, and more than 1186 abstracts. His transformative work has paved the way for significant milestones, including the approval of gemcitabine as the first treatment for pancreatic cancer and the FDA approval of three out of four drugs for advanced pancreatic cancer patients.
This esteemed chair serves as the ultimate recognition for preeminent scientists and clinicians, honoring their extraordinary accomplishments in their respective fields. It perpetuates the enduring legacy of Dr. Von Hoff, ensuring his profound impact will be felt for generations to come.