Alfred G. Knudson

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Alfred G. Knudson
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Born
Alfred George Knudson, Jr.

(1922-08-09)August 9, 1922
DiedJuly 10, 2016(2016-07-10) (aged 93)
Alma materCalifornia Institute of Technology, Columbia University, California Institute of Technology
Known forKnudson hypothesis
AwardsWilliam Allan Award (1991)
Albert Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research (1998)
Kyoto Prize (2004)
Scientific career
Fieldsgenetics
InstitutionsFox Chase Cancer Center

Alfred George Knudson, Jr. M.D., Ph.D. (August 9, 1922 – July 10, 2016) was an American geneticist. He worked in cancer genetics. He was known for the formulation of the Knudson hypothesis in 1971. It explains the effects of mutation on carcinogenesis (the development of cancer).[1]

Knudson died on July 10, 2016 at his home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from a long-illness at the age of 93.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Lewis EB (December 2003). "A tribute to Alfred G. Knudson". Genes Chromosomes Cancer 38 (4): 292–3. doi:10.1002/gcc.10251. PMID 14566845. 
  2. Susan Snyder (July 10, 2016). "Acclaimed Fox Chase geneticist dies at 93". Philly.com. Retrieved July 10, 2016.

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