New Discoveries and Honors in Cancer Research

Read the latest cancer research and recognition from the members of the Damon Runyon scientific circle.
March 4, 2014
American Association for Cancer Research names recipients of prestigious awards

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) named two Damon Runyon alumni as 2014 recipients of its prestigious awards. Elaine V. Fuchs, PhD (Damon Runyon Board Member, Damon Runyon Fellow ‘77-‘79) of The Rockefeller University, New York, will be honored with the 2014 Pezcoller Foundation-American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) International Award for Cancer Research, in recognition of her seminal work contributing to the understanding of mammalian skin, skin stem cells, and skin-related diseases, particularly cancers, genetic diseases, and proinflammatory disorders. Jedd D. Wolchok, MD, PhD (Damon Runyon-Lilly Clinical Investigator ‘03-‘08) of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, will be honored with the 38th annual AACR-Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Memorial Award for his major contributions to the field of immunotherapy for treatment of melanoma and other cancers.