publication date: Mar. 4, 2016

Massagué Wins Pezcoller-AACR International Research Award


JOAN MASSAGUÉ received the International Award for Cancer Research, presented by the Pezcoller Foundation and the American Association for Cancer Research.

Massagué is director of the Sloan Kettering Institute and Alfred P. Sloan Chair at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He will be presented the award at the AACR annual meeting in New Orleans next month.

Massagué, who is also a professor at Weill-Cornell Graduate School of Medicine Sciences, is being recognized for his discoveries in TGF-β biology, now considered fundamental to the understanding of cellular physiology.

His efforts delineated the TGF-β signaling pathway and its mechanism of action from receptor activation to the regulation of key target genes. Furthermore, his studies demonstrated how TGF-β can be both a tumor suppressor and promoter of metastasis.

Massagué will present his lecture, “Latent Metastasis,” April 17, during the annual meeting.

The Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research was established in 1997 to annually recognize a scientist who has made a major scientific discovery in basic cancer research or who has made significant contributions to translational cancer research.

Massagué has been an active member of the AACR since 1990. He served on the AACR Board of Directors from 2009 to 2012, and is currently a scientific editor of Cancer Discovery.

He has been recognized with myriad honors throughout his career, including the 2009 AACR G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award, the 2008 AACR Distinguished Lectureship in Breast Cancer Research, the Pasarow … Continue reading 42-09 Massagu√© Wins Pezcoller-AACR International Research Award

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