Jordan, V. Craig

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Jordan, V. Craig Gender: M
Virgil Craig Jordan
born on 25 July 1947 at 05:25 (= 05:25 AM )
Place New Braunfels, Texas, 29n42, 98w07
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 01°41' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 07°48 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 26°04'

V. Craig Jordan
photo: Sdellis15, license cc-by-sa-4.0


American-British scientist, known as the "Father of Tamoxifen," who specializes in drugs for breast cancer treatment and prevention. Jordan was the first to discover the breast cancer prevention properties of tamoxifen and the scientific principles for adjuvant therapy with antihormones. More recently his work has branched out into the prevention of multiple diseases in women with the discovery of the drug group, selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERMs). Currently, he plans to develop a new Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for post-menopausal women that prevents breast cancer and does not increase the risk of breast cancer.

Jordan's paper, "The Effect of Raloxifene on Risk of Breast Cancer in Postmenopausal Women: Results from the More Randomized Trial," was one of the top 20 most cited papers in breast cancer research during 2003 and 2004.

Currently, he is Professor of Breast Medical Oncology, and Professor of Molecular and Cellular Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. Previously, he was Scientific Director and Vice Chairman of Oncology at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center of Georgetown University.

Jordan is the father of two daughters.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from his autobiography: "I was born in New Braunfels, Texas, in the hospital at 5:25 a.m. on July 25, 1947. The hospital was demolished a year later, ... The attending physician at my birth was Dr. Karbach."

(Tamoxifen Tales: Suggestions for Scientific Survival by V. Craig Jordan, Academic Press, 2022, page 4).


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (BSc, PhD, DSc in Pharmacology)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two daughters)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Vocation : Medical : Pharmacist (Pharmacologist)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Pharmacologist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Public Service
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award