Texas Surgeon Vows to Take Next Step in Beating Cancer

Science  24 May 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5572, pp. 1394-1395
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5572.1394

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As President George W. Bush's pick to run the world's largest cancer research enterprise, Andrew von Eschenbach comes to Washington with a bulging budget and a self-imposed mandate to turn those basic research dollars into treatments and cures. The buzzword is translational research, and von Eschenbach, who spent 26 years at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, says that he plans to apply that philosophy to everything from proteomics to drug development.