Urologist to head National Cancer Institute

January 1, 2002

Washington-Andrew C. von Eschenbach, MD has been named the firsturologist to head the National Cancer Institute. Dr. von Eschenbach, 60, comes to NCI from the University of Texas M.D.Anderson Cancer Center, where he was director of the Genitourinary Centerand director of the Prostate Cancer Research Program. A prolific investigator,Dr. von Eschenbach has published hundreds of papers on prostate cancer,cancer biology, and urologic surgery.