Navigation Links
Ching-Hon Pui, M.D., honored by the American Society of Hematology for work in childhood cancer
Date:7/7/2011

Ching-Hon Pui, M.D., an eminent leader in the research and treatment of pediatric leukemia at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, has been named the recipient of the 2011 Henry M. Stratton Medal from the American Society of Hematology (ASH). The award recognizes the progress Pui has made in the fight against this blood cancer during the past three decades.

Named after the late Henry Maurice Stratton, co-founder of Grune and Stratton, the medical publishing house that first published ASH's journal Blood, the award honors a senior investigator whose contributions to hematology are well recognized and have taken place over a period of several years. Pui will accept the medal in December during the 53rd ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego.

"Dr. Pui has dedicated his career to advancing the research and treatment of pediatric leukemia," said Dr. William E. Evans, St. Jude director and CEO. "This honor recognizes his leadership contributions as a translational researcher, physician and educator. His work has shaped how pediatric leukemia is treated worldwide."

Pui has played a central role in a series of treatment protocols responsible for raising cure rates of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common childhood cancer, from about 70 percent in the early 1980s to an unprecedented 90 percent at St. Jude today. His work has shown that cranial irradiation, once regarded as a standard treatment for childhood ALL, can be omitted altogether, thus sparing patients from devastating side effects and enhancing their quality of life. More recently, his treatment approach resulted in a remarkably high cure rateapproaching 90 percentin older adolescents with ALL.

Pui's team also pioneered the use of pharmacodynamics and pharmacogenetics to individualize chemotherapy and to optimize the use of existing drugs. He and his colleagues also have used genome-wide analysis to accurately classify leukemias, to identify cooperative genetic mutations of leukemic cells and molecular targets for therapy, and to identify host genes associated with the development of leukemia.

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. In addition to his work at St. Jude, Pui helped found the International Childhood ALL Working Group to facilitate international research collaboration and has been helping developing countries access modern leukemia treatments.

Pui, who joined St. Jude in 1977, has authored more than 700 original articles and chapters, edited seven 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; and the 2011 AACR Joseph H. Burchenal Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Research.


'/>"/>

Contact: Summer Freeman
summer.freeman@stjude.org
901-595-3061
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Source:Eurekalert  

Related medicine news :

1. Ching-Hon Pui, M.D., recognized with American Association for Cancer Research award
2. BUS Jeffrey H. Samet, M.D., selected as a 2011 NIDA International Program Awards of Excellence winner
3. Mayo Clinic: Raoul Tibes, M.D., Ph.D., to receive Career Development Award
4. BIDMCs Peter Weller, M.D., receives NIH MERIT Award
5. BIDMC neurologist Bernard Chang, M.D., receives award for epilepsy research
6. Alfred B. Knight, M.D., Scott & White Healthcare, presents at 8th Annual World Health Care Congress
7. Pier Paolo Pandolfi, M.D., Ph.D., to receive Pezcoller-AACR International Award for Cancer Research
8. Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, M.D., recipient of the American Heart Associations 2010 Chairmans Award
9. Douglas A. Jabs, M.D., honored with Jackson Memorial Lecture by the American Academy of Ophthalmology
10. O. Marion Burton, M.D., F.A.A.P., addresses American Academy of Pediatrics in new term as president
11. Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., on results from the CAPRISA 004 microbicide study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Ching-Hon Pui, M.D., honored by the American Society of Hematology for work in childhood cancer
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the leading ... to advocate for action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in New York ... globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Talented host, ... lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," which is an ... and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history of the United States and the loss ... author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his wife, Millie, have six children, ten ... the Navy. Following his career as a naval aviator and carrier pilot, he ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest ... its plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. ... Go store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) will present ... the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s Annual Symposium ... Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious award is presented ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/23/2017)... -- Janssen Biotech, Inc. (Janssen) announced today that it ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Biologics License ... of moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The ... to further evaluate the safety of sirukumab in the ... "We are disappointed by ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... Ky. , Sept. 19, 2017   ZirMed Inc ... predictive analytics, today announced that it has been ranked #1 ... Black Book™ Rankings 2017 User Survey. ZirMed was ... solution for large hospitals and medical centers over 200 beds ... Black Book,s healthcare technology user survey history. ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... and NEW YORK , Sept. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... ratings for global supply chains, has published the first annual edition of ... performance of more than 20,400 companies evaluated by EcoVadis, based on Scorecard ... and 2016. ... Global CSR Risk & Performance Index ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: