Laureates 2006

Future - Cancer Therapy

John Mendelsohn

John Mendelsohn

John Mendelsohn, MD, combines experience in clinical and laboratory research with administrative expertise for guiding The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in the 21st century. Since becoming president in 1996, he has recruited a visionary management team and implemented new priorities for integrated programs in patient care, research, education and cancer prevention. Under his direction, MD Anderson has been named the top cancer

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Joseph Schlessinger

Joseph Schlessinger

Joseph Schlessinger, PhD, has been the William H. Prusoff Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pharmacology at Yale University School of Medicine since 2001. Schlesinger was a member of the faculty of the Weizmann Institute from 1978-1991 and co-founded Sugen, Inc. in 1991 and Plexxikon in 2001. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Plexxikon.

Schlessinger changed the way we think about cell surface receptors and signal

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