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publication date: Jan 15, 2016
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Leonard Zon Receives NCI Alfred G. Knudson Cancer Genetics Award


LEONARD ZON received the 20th annual Alfred G. Knudson Award in Cancer Genetics from the NCI.

Zon is director of the Stem Cell Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Grousbeck Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School,

The award, named for the physician and geneticist who helped revolutionize the understanding of the genetic basis of cancer, is presented annually to a scientist who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of cancer genetics. Zon delivered his award lecture, “Modulating Cell Fate for Cancer Therapeutics: Insights from Embryonic Development,” at the annual NCI Intramural Scientific Investigators Retreat in Maryland.

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