Dave S. Hoon, MSc, PhD

Dave S. Hoon, MSc, PhD
Dave S. Hoon, MSc, PhD

Dave S. Hoon, MSc, PhD

Director, Molecular Oncology, John Wayne Cancer Institute

As the founding Director of the Department of Molecular Oncology, Dr. Hoon continues to pioneer investigations of RNA/genomic/epigenomic biomarkers for diagnostic, prognostic and predictive assessment of residual tumor cells. He also spearheads investigations of circulating DNA/miRNA biomarkers for staging cancer in patients enrolled in phase II/III clinical trials. He has coauthored more than 250 peer-reviewed articles and reviews, primarily related to translational molecular oncology of human solid tumors. Dr. Hoon has served on several review study sections as a permanent member for the National Cancer Institute and was a founding member of NCI’s Cancer Biomarker Study Section. Under Dr. Hoon’s direction the department consists of 22 MD/PhD and research technicians focused on translation molecular oncology. Dr. Hoon has trained more than 60 postdoctoral oncology fellows, who now hold faculty appointments in numerous academic institutions.