Daniel Von Hoff, MD, FACP

Oncology and Drug Development Advisor

A world-renowned medical oncologist and drug developer, Dr. Von Hoff has extensive expertise advancing new anticancer agents, and has played an integral role in the development of more than a dozen approved drugs used to treat many types of cancer. He has a special interest in pancreatic cancer, and his clinical trial work has led to three of the four drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer. As a scientific advisor to Genzada, Von Hoff is helping shepherd the company’s first anticancer molecule, GZ17-6.02, through rigorous laboratory testing and FDA clinical trials.

Von Hoff is currently physician-in-chief and distinguished professor at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix, Arizona. He holds the Virginia G. Piper Distinguished Chair for Innovative Cancer Research at HonorHealth Clinical Research Institute and the Margaret Givan Larkin Endowed Chair in Developmental Cancer Therapeutics at Hoag Hospital. He also serves as the medical director of research at McKesson Specialty Health, senior consultant of clinical investigation at the City of Hope, and chief scientific officer for US Oncology Research. In addition, Von Hoff is a professor of medicine at the University of Arizona and the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Von Hoff was one of the founders of ILEX Oncology, and has served on the boards of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He is a past president of the AACR and a fellow of the American College of Physicians. In 2004, Dr. Von Hoff was appointed to President Bush’s National Cancer Advisory Board and remained on the board until 2010.

He has been honored with the David A. Karnofsky Memorial Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology for his outstanding contributions to cancer research leading to significant improvement in patient care, along with the AACR Distinguished Public Service Award in recognition of his extraordinary career in clinical research and leadership in educating young clinical investigators. Dr. Von Hoff is the founder and the editor emeritus of Investigational New Drugs: The Journal of New Anticancer Agents, and past editor-in-chief of Molecular Cancer Therapeutics.