Scientific Advisory Board




[advisory board]



Daniel D. Von Hoff,      M.D., F.A.C.P.

Dr. Von Hoff is Professor of Medicine at The University of Arizona Health Sciences Center and Director of the Arizona Cancer Center. His current focus is the development of new basic and clinical anticancer agents. Dr. Von Hoff has conducted more national clinical trials than any other investigator having conducted more than 110 with new antineoplastic and biologic agents in the past 17 years.  He has been fundamental in the development of agents such as gemcitabine, fludarabine phosphate, paclitaxel (Taxol), docetaxel, and CPT-11.

Dr. Von Hoff is Past President of the American Association for Cancer Research, and a past Member of the Board of Scientific Advisors of the National Cancer Institute. He is a former member of the board of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and has served on the FDAs Oncology Advisory Committee. Dr. Von Hoff has composed more than 484 papers, 122 book chapters, and 822 abstracts. He has edited the Cancer Chemotherapy Handbook and is on the editorial board of 12 scientific journals. He is the recipient of the K. Bagshawe Honorary Lecture for the British Association for Cancer Research, the EORTC Michel Clavel Lectureship, the Therapeutic Frontiers Lecture Award from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and the Rosenthal Foundation Award for clinical research from the AACR among numerous other awards and honors. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has been awarded both the Outstanding Professor Award and the Presidential Teaching Award from UTHSCSA.



James Bearss,     Ph.D. Chief Technology Officer


Dr. James Bearss is the former Chief Technology Officer at Texas Instruments digital signal processors division and has served as a project manager for Hewlett Packard. He has over 25 years of experience in the high technology sector and has over 20 patents to his credit. He has been involved in the identification and acquisition of technologies for both Texas Instruments and Hewlett Packard and brings extensive experience in hardware solutions at the board and processor level. In addition, Dr. Bearss has had extensive experience in electro-analytical instrumentation and experimental design applied to digital signal processing.

 Michael Jones       Senior Technology Advisor

Mr. Jones is a Senior Software Engineer with over 10 years of commercial software development experience. He has been the sole or senior developer on over 7 commercial applications. He currently serves on the board of directors for Thoughtform Inc. a company that has developed advanced methods for the interpretation of neurological activity. He has worked in developing data analysis, graphing tools, and a high-level scripting language as a Senior Software Engineer for Thoughtform. He has developed several 3D games for Sierra On-Line and Electronic Arts. He also has programmed 2 high-level calculators with scientific, financial, statistics, graphing, dimensional analysis, and programming capabilities.


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