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Dr. Alex Matter Awarded 2013 Szent-Gyorgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research
Date:1/29/2013

eadership in building the synergy between pharmaceutical companies, universities, and research hospitals changed both the way we treat CML and our approach to developing new anticancer drugs." 

"I am deeply honored to receive the 2013 Szent-Gyorgyi Prize," said Dr. Matter, CEO of the Experimental Therapeutic Centre of Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore.  "I am receiving this great honor on behalf of a wonderful and international team with whom I had the privilege to work over many years."

"Dr. Matter is a pioneer. Overcoming many barriers, he was able to translate the insights of molecular cancer genetics and tumor biology into a new approach for treating cancer.  This was Albert Szent-Gyorgyi 's vision," said Sujuan Ba , Ph.D., Co-chair of the 2013 Szent-Gyorgyi Prize Selection Committee and Chief Operating Officer of NFCR.

Dr. Matter will be honored at an award ceremony held April 5 at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C.About the Szent-Gyorgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer ResearchThe Szent-Gyorgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research was established by the National Foundation for Cancer Research in honor of its co-founder, Albert Szent-Gyorgyi , M.D., Ph.D., recipient of the 1937 Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine.The 2013 8th Annual Szent-Gyorgyi Prize Selection Committee was chaired by Chen Zhu , M.D., Ph.D., and co-chaired by Sujuan Ba , Ph.D.  Other selection committee members included leaders in cancer research and drug development from academic institutes and biotech and pharmaceutical industries: Webster K. Cavenee , Ph.D., Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research; Carlo M. Croce , M.D., The Ohio State Universi
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