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Coalition Leadership

Jan C. Buckner, MD
Professor of Oncology, Mayo Clinic
College of Medicine Consultant, Mayo
Clinic Group Chair, North Central Cancer Treatment Group

Jan C. Buckner, MD, is group chair of the North Central Cancer Treatment Group, Professor of Oncology at Mayo Medical School, and a consultant in medical oncology at Mayo Clinic, both in Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr Buckner has distinguished himself in academics, research, clinical treatment, and administration. As a neuro-oncologist, Dr Buckner specializes in the research and treatment of cancers affecting the brain and nervous system. A prolific researcher, Dr Buckner has authored or co-authored nearly 200 articles and has given more than 70 scientific lectures and presentations. In 2001, Dr Buckner received the Society for Neuro-Oncology Award for Excellence in Clinical Research.

In addition to treating patients, Dr Buckner currently holds several positions at Mayo Clinic, including Chair of the Division of Medical Oncology and Clinical Trials Management Steering Committee. Additional current professional activities include: member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the American Brain Tumor Association, member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Clinical Oncology and Neuro-Oncology, and consultant of the Food and Drug Administration Center for Drug Evaluation and Research in the Division of Oncology Drug Products and Oncologic Drug Advisory Committee. He serves as an external advisor to brain tumor research programs of the University of California, San Francisco, MD Anderson, Children’s Oncology Group, and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium. He also serves on the National Cancer Institute’s Clinical Trials Management System Steering Committee.

Dr Buckner graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill in 1980. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr Buckner completed his fellowship in medical oncology at Mayo Clinic in 1985 and has since then been associated with Mayo Clinic. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Medical Oncology Subspecialty Board.