New Discoveries and Honors in Cancer Research

Read the latest cancer research and recognition from the members of the Damon Runyon scientific circle.
October 7, 2015
Damon Runyon Fellows’ research contributed to 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich (Former Damon Runyon Fellowship Sponsor) and Aziz Sancar (Former Damon Runyon Fellowship Sponsor) “for having mapped, at a molecular level, how cells repair damaged DNA and safeguard the genetic information. Their work has provided fundamental knowledge of how a living cell functions and is, for instance, used for the development of new cancer treatments.” We congratulate two Damon Runyon alumni, Robert S. Lahue, PhD (Damon Runyon Fellow ‘85-‘88 in the Modrich lab) and David Mu, PhD (Damon Runyon Fellow ‘94-‘97 in the Sancar lab), who each made seminal contributions to the body of scientific knowledge that resulted in this year’s Nobel Prize.