New Discoveries and Honors in Cancer Research

Read the latest cancer research and recognition from the members of the Damon Runyon scientific circle.
September 29, 2015
Young scientists receive 2015 Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research

Howard Y. Chang, MD, PhD (Damon Runyon Scholar ‘06-‘08) of Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, was named one of three investigators named recipients of this year’s Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research. The award, given by the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, recognizes promising investigators aged 45 or younger for their efforts in advancing cancer research. He is honored for his discovery of genetic material called long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) and analysis of their roles in helping cells sense where they are in the body.