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

erative 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.


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Contact: Summer Freeman
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901-595-3061
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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