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ASCO honors Ching-Hon Pui, M.D., for work advancing childhood cancer research and treatment
Date:3/21/2012

rug resistance and molecular targets for treatment using genome-wide analyses.

Pui is chair of the Department of Oncology at St. Jude; co-leader of the hospital's Hematological Malignancies Program; medical director of the St. Jude International Outreach China Program; and holder of the Fahad Nassar Al-Rashid Chair of Leukemia Research. He is also an American Cancer Society Professor. In addition to his work at St. Jude, Pui helped found the International Childhood ALL Working Group to facilitate international research collaboration and has helped developing countries access modern leukemia treatments.

Pui joined St. Jude in 1977. He has authored approximately 800 original articles and chapters, edited nine books and monographs, and serves as section editor or editorial board member for several esteemed journals. He is also one of the most highly cited authors in clinical medicine research.

Pui's many awards and honors include elected memberships in the Association of American Physicians and the American Society for Clinical Investigation; election as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; the American Cancer Society F.M. Kirby Clinical Research Professorship; the 2009 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Team Science Award; the 2010 Castle Connolly National Physician of the Year Award; the 2011 AACR Joseph H. Burchenal Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Research and the 2011 Henry M. Stratton Medal from the American Society of Hematology.

ASCO is a non-profit, professional oncology society committed to conquering cancer through research, education, prevention and delivery of high-quality patient care. More than 30,000 oncology practitioners belong to ASCO, representing all oncology disciplines and subspecialties. Members include physicians and health-care professionals in all levels of the practice of oncology.

Evans and Mary Relling, Pharm.D., St. Jude Pharm
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Contact: Carrie Strehlau
carrie.strehlau@stjude.org
901-595-2295
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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