hed in 2001 and is awarded biennially. This years winners Hannon, Angelika Amon, Ph.D., of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), and Todd R. Golub, M.D., of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, and the HHMI will speak about their work at a public symposium held at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center on December 6, 2007.
Each investigator we are honoring is already a leader in his or her respective field, said Harold Varmus, M.D., MSKCC President. These scientists have made major contributions to the biological understanding of cancer, shedding light on what causes cancer and offering promising solutions that may someday provide benefits to patients everywhere.
In addition to Dr. Friedman, other members of the selection committee were Joan S. Brugge, PhD, of the Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School; Titia de Lange, PhD, of The Rockefeller University; Stephen J. Elledge, PhD, of the Department of Biochemistry at Baylor College of Medicine; Stephen P. Goff, PhD, of the Department of Microbiology at Columbia University; Alan Hall, PhD, of the Cell Biology Program in the Sloan-Kettering Institute; Scott W. Lowe, PhD, of the Cold Spring Harbor Cancer Center; and William G. Kaelin Jr., MD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
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