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2013-04-05 00:20:07

National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) honours Professor Alex Matter with esteemed award for groundbreaking cancer pill that gives leukaemia patients a new lease of life.Singapore, Apr 5, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Professor Alex Matter, Chief Executive Officer of A*STAR's Experimental Therapeutics Centre (ETC), has been awarded the 8th Annual Szent-Gyorgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research by the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) for his contributions to the development...

2013-01-29 12:27:57

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) announced today that Dr. Alex Matter has been awarded the 8(th) Szent-Gyorgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research for his contributions to the development of the first drug specifically targeting a molecular lesion in cancer. This first targeted cancer therapy, imatinib mesylate, or Gleevec, contributed to a major breakthrough in the treatment of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML), followed by...

2012-01-24 12:05:00

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Foundation for Cancer Research announced today that Dr. Zhen-Yi Wang and Dr. Zhu Chen have been awarded the 7th annual Szent-Gyorgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research for their innovative research that led to the successful development of a new therapeutic approach to acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). By combining traditional Chinese medicine with Western medicine, Drs. Wang and Chen have provided dramatic improvement in the...

2011-09-16 17:31:00

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) co-founder Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, is being honored today, by Google on his 118th birthday, for his discovery of vitamin-C. The honor is a tribute to a life full of discoveries. Dr. Szent-Gyorgyi went on to co-found the NFCR along with entrepreneur Franklin C. Salisbury in 1973, so that scientists could find funding for high-risk, high reward research. "Dr. Szent-Gyorgyi was committed to the...

2011-03-08 07:05:00

BETHESDA, Md., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) announced today that Beatrice Mintz, Ph.D. has been awarded the 6th Annual Szent-Gyorgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research. Dr. Mintz, Professor and Jack Schultz Chair in Basic Science at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA, received the Prize for her discoveries of the relationship between development and cancer, based on construction and analysis of chimeric and transgenic...

2011-02-28 13:47:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research, one of the most prestigious awards in the field of cancer research, will be awarded on Tuesday, March 8 at The Westin New York at Times Square. Media are invited and encouraged to attend. Named in memory of 1937 Nobel Laureate and NFCR Co-Founder Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, the Prize is awarded annually to a scientist, nominated by his or her peers, who has made outstanding contribution...

2010-05-13 12:42:00

BETHESDA, Md., May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) is accepting nominations for its annual science prize in honor of co-founder, Nobel Laureate Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Ph.D. The 6th Annual Szent-Gyorgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research includes a $25,000 honorarium awarded to a distinguished scientist whose research has made a significant contribution to advancing cancer research, specifically through basic cancer research. Previous...

2010-03-16 10:20:00

BETHESDA, Md., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Foundation for Cancer Research announced today that renowned scientist Peter K. Vogt, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, is the recipient of the 5th Annual Szent-Gyorgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research. Dr. Vogt's research, which began on a humble chicken virus in the early 1960s, has profoundly changed biology and medicine. His...

2008-07-01 15:00:54

The National Foundation for Cancer Research announced that it is accepting nominations for the science prize to honor their co-founder, Nobel-Laureate, Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi. The 4th Annual Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research provides a $25,000 cash prize, awarded to a distinguished individual who has demonstrated significant advancement in the field of cancer research, specifically through basic cancer research. The prestigious award honors outstanding...

2007-10-31 06:00:12

By Rostro, Betty Catalina Water is one of nature's most amazing fluids-and the hydrogen bond is the key to understanding its peculiar, eccentric and mesmerizing properties. Water is all over-two-thirds of the planet is covered by it-sometimes where we need it, sometimes not. Water is, in the words of Nobel Prize winner Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, "life's matter and matrix, mother and medium." Water seems such a simple substance, just two hydrogen atoms covalently bonded to a single oxygen atom,...