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Meyskens named to Southwest Oncology Group post

Dr. Frank L. Meyskens, the Daniel G. Aldrich Jr. Endowed Chair and director of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center…

September 6, 2007
Meyskens named to Southwest Oncology Group post

Dr. Frank L. Meyskens, the Daniel G. Aldrich Jr. Endowed Chair and director of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at UC Irvine, was appointed by the Southwest Oncology Group as its new associate chair of cancer control and prevention. Meyskens will head all cancer control and prevention efforts for the group, which is a major National Cancer Institute-sponsored clinical trials network. Last year, Meyskens received the American Society of Preventive Oncology’s Distinguished Achievement Award for his significant research contributions in the areas of cancer prevention and treatment over the past 30 years. The Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of only 37 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive centers in the nation and the only one in Orange County.