Dr. Tolcher has served as our medical advisor since May 2007. In addition, to his position as the Director of Clinical Research at START, Dr. Tolcher is also a Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Tolcher was the Director of Clinical Research at the Cancer Therapy and Research Center (CTRC) in San Antonio from 2003 until April 2007, and served as the Associate Director at the CTRC from 1999 to 2003.
Dr. Tolcher's major interest is in the development of new anticancer agents. He was a Fogarty Fellow at the National Institute of Health, and received both the Murray Muirhead Award for humanitarian and academic excellence and the Goel Prize in Medicine for excellence in the Clinical Disciplines.
Dr. Tolcher is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology, and a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Clinical Oncologists.
Dr. Tolcher is an Associate Editor of the The Journal of New Anticancer Agents and he is a scientific grant reviewer for the National Cancer Institute of Canada. Dr. Tolcher has authored numerous publications, including 38 peer reviewed publications, 26 Conference Proceedings, and 5 book chapters. He serves as a reviewer for the following journals: Anti-Cancer Drugs, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Annals of Oncology, Cancer Research, Clinical Cancer Research, Clinical Lung Cancer, and Clinical Prostate.