Friday, May 20, 2011

MGH Cancer Center awards research prize

GH RESARCH AWARD: Daniel Haber, MD, PhD, director of the MGH Cancer Center, left, and Stratton


The MGH Cancer Center presented its annual MGH Award in Cancer Research on April 8 to Michael R. Stratton, MD, PhD, director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. Stratton’s laboratory mapped and identified the high-risk breast cancer susceptibility gene, BRCA2, and subsequently defined several moderate-risk breast cancer susceptibility genes. Under his leadership, the Sanger Cancer Genome Project identified the mutation of B-RAF as a common driver oncogene in melanoma and has characterized the genomic mutational landscape in multiple cancers.


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