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5th Annual Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research awarded
Date:3/16/2010

(March 16, 2010--Bethesda, MD.) The National Foundation for Cancer Research announced today that renowned scientist Peter K. Vogt, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, is the recipient of the 5th Annual Szent-Gyrgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research.

Dr. Vogt's research, which began on a humble chicken virus in the early 1960s, has profoundly changed biology and medicine. His groundbreaking discovery of src, the first cancer-causing gene, or oncogene, launched a new era for cancer research and made seminal contributions to our present understanding of the role of oncogenes, proto-oncogenes and many other critical molecular mechanisms of cancer. Today, Dr. Vogt continues to be a leader in multiple aspects of cancer research, including initiatives that use some of the most important oncogenes as therapeutic targets initiatives that are bringing renewed hope to cancer patients.

"Dr. Vogt's fundamental basic science discovery of cancer-causing genes in retroviruses shed the first light on the genetic paradigm that now dominates our understanding of cancer development in humans," said Ronald A. DePinho, M.D., Chair of the Szent-Gyrgyi Prize Selection Committee and last year's recipient. "His groundbreaking work has yielded several of the most important targets in cancer therapy. We are honored to present this coveted award to an individual of iconic stature. "

"The significance of Dr. Vogt's remarkable research cannot be overstated. The impact of his discoveries on our understanding of tumor formation is immense," said Sujuan Ba, Ph.D., Co-Chair of the 5th Annual Szent-Gyrgyi Prize Selection Committee and Chief Operating Officer of NFCR. "We are quite pleased to honor him and celebrate his role in advancing cancer research."

Named in memory of 1937 Nobel Prize-winning scientist and NFCR Co-Founder Albert Szent-Gyrgyi, the Prize is a
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Contact: Silas Deane
sdeane@nfcr.org
615-319-6007
National Foundation for Cancer Research
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