Awards and Honors for Fox Chase Research

Distinguished Lecture Series

Visiting lecturers on oncology topics of the day.
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Breakthroughs and Major Discoveries at Fox Chase Cancer Center

Nobel Prizes, the first cancer vaccine, and the Philadelphia Chromosome
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The Philadelphia Chromosome

The discovery of the Philadelphia Chromosome took place in 1959 under a Fox Chase Cancer Center microscope. Hundreds of drugs for cancer that target specific molecules are being developed from this start.


Irwin A. "Ernie" Rose, PhD

2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Ibiquitin

Fox Chase scientist Irwin A. "Ernie" Rose, PhD, working with Avram Hershko, MD, PhD, and Aaron Ciechanover, PhD, both from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel, won the 2004 Prize for a series of epoch-making biochemical studies on the breakdown of proteins within cells. 


Baruch S. Blumberg, MD, PhD: Research

1976 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine:
The Discovery of the Hepatitis B Virus

Dr. Blumberg receiving his Nobel, 1976The research, discoveries and vision of Nobel laureate Baruch S. Blumberg, MD, PhD, (1925-2011) have had a far-reaching impact on public health around the globe.

Dr. Blumberg was awarded the 1976 Nobel Prize in medicine for his 1967 discovery of the hepatitis B virus and he received many subsequent honors, including election to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society and the National Inventors Hall of Fame.


The Kyoto Prize

Cancer researcher Alfred G. Knudson Jr., MD, PhD, (pronounced ka-nud'-son) of Fox Chase Cancer Center was named winner of a prestigious Kyoto Prize for 2004. The Kyoto Prize is considered among the world's leading awards for lifetime achievement and is given to those who have "contributed significantly to mankind's betterment."


The Lasker Award

Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award, 1998
Alfred Knudson, Jr., Peter Nowell, and Janet Rowley
For incisive studies in patient-oriented research that paved the way for identifying genetic alterations that cause cancer in humans and that allow for cancer diagnosis in patients at the molecular level.