JNCCN – Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, the journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), has named Margaret A. Tempero, MD, as Editor-in-Chief. Dr. Tempero assumed the position of Editor-in-Chief on February 3, 2014, succeeding Harold J. Burstein, MD, PhD, who served in the position for 5 years.
“Dr. Tempero’s highly esteemed career and demonstration of leadership in oncology research and practice, coupled with her expansive knowledge of and experience with professional publications, make her an ideal individual to oversee the operations of JNCCN,” said Robert W. Carlson, MD, Chief Executive Officer, NCCN
Dr. Tempero is Director of the UCSF Pancreas Center, and Professor of Medicine at UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Prior to joining the UCSF faculty, Dr. Tempero served for 17 years at the Eppley Cancer Center (now called the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center) at the Nebraska Medical Center, where she was Deputy Director and Professor of Medicine, and served as Chief of Oncology and Hematology at Omaha V.A. Medical Center.
Dr. Tempero is a founding member of the NCCN Board of Directors and has acted as Chairperson of the NCCN Guidelines Panel for Pancreatic Cancer and serves on the JNCCN Editorial Board. She is also a long-time contributor to the NCCN Oncology Research Program and is an active member of the NCCN Continuing Medical Education Advisory Committee.
From 2003 to 2004, Dr. Tempero served as President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and she is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Northern California Oncologists, as well as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and the V Foundation. She served on the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Cancer Institute from 1998 to 2006. ■