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H.c. Hoover, Jr., M.d.

Senior Medical Advisor
Senior Advisory
Cognate Bioservices
United States of America


Dr. Hoover serves as a Consulting Medical Advisor for Vaccinogen and has been the one clinician involved in all of the clinical trials of OncoVAX®. Dr. Hoover initiated the original pilot trial of active specific immunotherapy in patients with colon cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1981. He served in a medical advisory role with Organon Teknika/Biotechnology Research, PerImmune and Intracel. Dr. Hoover has had numerous honors and awards throughout his career including the Charles B. Thornton Advanced Technology Achievement Award (for the development of tumor-specific human monoclonal antibodies) as well as the Best Doctors in America recognition. He shares multiple patents for the development of monoclonal antibodies and active-specific immunotherapy and has published nearly 100 scientific articles. Dr. Hoover received his M.D. from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1970. His surgical residency was served at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School from 1970 to 1977 with a Chief Residency in 1978. He was a Clinical Associate in the Surgery Branch of the NCI, NIH in Bethesda from 1972 to 1974. 

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Immunotherapy, Oncology 

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