Margaret Tempero, M.D.

University of California San Francisco

Dr. Tempero is a professor of medicine and director of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Pancreas Center. She is editor-in-chief of JNCCN and is president of the American Pancreatic Association. Her research career has focused on pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, especially in the area of investigational therapeutics. 

Dr. Tempero has served on the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) board of directors and as president. She currently serves on the ASCO Conquer Cancer Foundation board. She co directed the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)/ASCO Methods in Clinical Cancer Research and taught this course and similar courses in Europe and Australia. She was founding chair of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Clinical Oncology Study Section and served as a member and chair of the NCI Board of Scientific Counselors Subcommittee A. She is a member of the Scientific Steering Committee and chair of the Clinical and Translational Study Section for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. She is or has been on the Scientific Advisory Boards of the Lustgarten Foundation, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, the V Foundation, The Alberta Canada Cancer Board, and the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC). 

She served as a member of the Oncology Drug Advisory Committee for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. She has served as deputy director and interim director for the University of Nebraska Eppley Cancer Center. She is chief emeritus of the Division of Medical Oncology at UCSF and served as the founding deputy director and director of research programs at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.