July 20, 2006

TAMPA, Fla.  – H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute announces Dr. Javier Pinilla as Assistant Professor in the Malignant Hematology Program.

Pinilla was integral in the development of novel immunotherapy approaches in chronic myelogenous leukemia and acute myelogenous leukemia and will lead the immunotherapy studies within the Malignant Hematology Division. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Zaragoza in Spain. He came to Moffitt following the completion of his post-doctoral fellowship training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Pinilla’s honors and awards include the NATO Award 1997 and Young Invesigator Award ASCO 2003. He is a member of the Spanish Association of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Association for Cancer Research and the American Society for Blood and Bone Marrow Transplantation.

In 2001, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute earned NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center status in recognition of its excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the

National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country's leading cancer centers, and is listed in the U.S. News & World Report as one of the top cancer hospitals in America. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.