Hoag appoints Dr. Carlos Becerra cancer research director

Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has hired Carlos Becerra, MD, as its Hoag Family Cancer Institute's medical director of cancer research. 

Dr. Becerra will work to grow the number of cancer clinical trials at the hospital, according to a Nov. 15 press release from Hoag. He previously worked as a clinical trials director at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. 

He is currently working on more than 100 clinical trials in cancer alone, the release said. 

"Hoag is in one of the most unique positions in the country in that it offers patients access to top-tier clinical trials and research," Dr. Becerra said in the release. "The commitment to bringing together some of the brightest physician scientists to lead groundbreaking research is what attracted me to join this talented team." 

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