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February 5, 1998

Herbert E. Jacob

Herbert E. Jacob, associate professor of medicine and clinical director of the Breast Cancer Treatment Program in the Comprehensive Breast Program at Magee Womens' Hospital until last June, died Jan. 17, 1998, of kidney cancer. He was 52.

Jacob completed his medicine and oncology training in 1978, then went into private practice in hematology and oncology. While in private practice, he also served as clinical instructor then later clinical assistant professor of medicine at Pitt. During this time, he was a participating investigator in the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group and the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP). In this role, he enrolled patients in clinical protocols for the treatment of cancer. In 1990-91, he chaired the credentials committe of Western Pennsylvania Hospital.

In 1992 he completed a fellowship in critical care medicine and joined the full-time faculty of the University. He continued his work with NSABP and the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group.

His other research interests were in the areas of education, head and neck cancer, sepsis modification and gynecologic malignancies.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Johnston Jacob; son Robert, of Media, Pa., daughters Caitlin and Erin, at home, and a sister, Joan J. Perry of Wallingford, Conn.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Herbert E. Jacob M.D. Memorial Fund, UPCI, 3459 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh 15213.

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