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Sjoeberg Pezcoller Tang Prize Awarded to Tony Hunter

Tony Hunter
In the past two years Tony Hunter was awarded several new prizes for his seminal contributions to cancer research. His 1979 publication describing how tyrosine kinases can cause cancer was a landmark study that has illuminated the molecular mechanism of many cancers.

Importantly, the discovery of tyrosine phosphorylation as a signaling mechanism led to the identification of the first protein interaction module, the SH2 domain. Two prizes and one award are:

-Sjoeberg Prize for Cancer Breakthrough, shared with James P. Allison (February 2017)

-Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award (March 2018), and

-Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science, shared with Brian Druker and John Mendelsohn (June 2018)

For more information see https://www.salk.edu/

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