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National Foundation for Cancer Research Release: 2nd Annual Albert Szent-Györgyi Prize For Progress In Cancer Research Awarded To Webster K. Cavenee, Ph.D.


1/18/2007 2:19:18 PM

BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) announced today that Webster K. Cavenee, Ph.D. has been awarded the 2nd Annual Albert Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research. Dr. Cavenee, Director of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and Distinguished Professor at the University of California, San Diego, won the prize for his groundbreaking discoveries regarding the genetic mechanisms of predisposition to human cancer. Dr. Cavenee’s research provided the first genetic evidence for the existence of tumor suppressor genes, one of the most influential breakthroughs in cancer research.

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