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Famed cancer theorist Dr. Alfred G. Knudson Jr. dies at 93
Published in 12-7-2016
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Scientist and oncologist Dr. Alfred G. Knudson Jr., who was renowned for a groundbreaking theory of how cancer develops, has died after a long illness, according to a funeral home and the research center where he worked for decades. The American Society of Clinical Oncology called Knudson "a pioneering cancer geneticist" and credited him with "helping to usher in a new era of research on tumor suppressor genes." Knudson received many major medical awards, including the 2004 Kyoto Prize, the 1998 Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award, the American Society of Hematology's Distinguished Career Award and the American Association for Cancer Research Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research.