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Texas Oncologist Gets Cancer Institute Post

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Science  14 Dec 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5550, pp. 2263-2265
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5550.2263

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President George W. Bush last week named a prostate cancer researcher from his home state of Texas to head the $4 billion National Cancer Institute, the largest institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The appointment of Andrew C. von Eschenbach, a urologic surgeon at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, helps fill a leadership void at NIH, which currently lacks a permanent director and chiefs for six of its institutes.

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