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Friday, August 3, 2012
RESEARCH RECOGNITION: Haber, left, with Thompson
Craig B. Thompson, MD, president and chief executive officer of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, received the seventh annual MGH Award in Cancer Research on June 28. Presented by Daniel Haber, MD, PhD, director of the MGH Cancer Center, the award is given in memory of Nathan and Grace Shiff – parents of a former MGH research fellow – in recognition of outstanding contributions and achievements in cancer research.
Thompson is a medical oncologist with extensive research experience in cancer, immunology and translational medicine. He and his lab have pioneered the study of the BCL2 family of oncogenes and their role in regulating cell survival. His laboratory currently is focused on investigating the metabolic requirements of dividing cells and defining the molecular signaling pathways that regulate nutrient uptake. Thompson is a member of the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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