Lixte Biotechnology Holdings, Inc. Announces The Appointment Of Internationally Recognized Clinical Cancer Investigator, James S. Miser MD, As Chief Medical Officer
EAST SETAUKET, NY, July 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lixte Biotechnology Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: LIXT) today announced the appointment of Dr. James Miser as its Chief Medical Officer commencing August 1, 2020.
Dr. John S. Kovach, founder and CEO of Lixte, commented, “We are thrilled to welcome Jim Miser to our management team as we expand proof-of-principle clinical trials of our novel lead compound, LB-100. Dr. Miser is an expert in the design and monitoring of studies of new investigational agents seeking to establish evidence of improved efficacy as efficiently as possible while assuring maximum safety of patients needing better therapeutic options. In addition to his extensive clinical expertise, Dr. Miser adds a wealth of administrative experience gained in leadership roles at major cancer research centers.”
Dr. Miser is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist, internationally recognized as an expert in the study and treatment of childhood cancers. His outstanding career includes positions of major responsibility at: Seattle Children’s Hospital and City of Hope National Medical Center, where he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer. Most recently, Dr. Miser has been dividing his time between serving as a member of the Active Staff in the Department of Pediatrics at City of Hope and being Chair Professor, College of Medical Sciences and Technology, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan.
Dr. Miser has extensive experience in the clinical development of new anticancer drugs for pediatric malignancies, leading many clinical trials at institutional and national cancer study groups. He was a member of the Soft Tissue Sarcoma Strategy Group, and Member of the New Agents Executive and Steering Committee, Phase II Coordinator Children’s Cancer Group and Chairman, Data Monitoring Committee, National Wilms Tumor Society. He has authored more than 100 peer reviewed articles dealing primarily with pediatric clinical cancer studies.
About Lixte Biotechnology Holdings, Inc.
Lixte is a biotech company that identifies enzyme targets associated with serious common diseases and then designs novel compounds to attack those targets. Lixte's product pipeline is primarily focused on inhibitors of protein phosphatases, used alone and in combination with cytotoxic agents and/or X-ray and immune checkpoint blockers.
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