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UVA Cancer Center appoints new director

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Dr. Thomas P. Loughran Jr. will become director of the University of Virginia Cancer Center on Aug. 15.

Since 2003, Loughran has been the founding director of the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute and has been a professor at Penn State College of Medicine.

Loughran previously was program leader of hematologic malignancies at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute at the University of South Florida, associate director of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program at SUNY Health Science Center, and chief of hematology at the Syracuse Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center.

Loughran will lead the center’s efforts to become a National Cancer Institute (NCI)  designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. He has had federal research support for 26 years and is currently the principal investigator of three grants from NCI. His articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals, including The New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Lancet, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Journal of Clinical Oncology and Blood.

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