Navigation Links
Chinese Scientists Zhen-Yi Wang and Zhu Chen Awarded 7th Annual Szent-Gyorgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research
Date:1/24/2012

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Foundation for Cancer Research announced today that Dr. Zhen-Yi Wang and Dr. Zhu Chen have been awarded the 7th annual Szent-Gyorgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research for their innovative research that led to the successful development of a new therapeutic approach to acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). 

By combining traditional Chinese medicine with Western medicine, Drs. Wang and Chen have provided dramatic improvement in the five-year disease-free survival rate of APL patients - from approximately 25 percent to 95 percent - making this therapy a standard of care for APL treatment throughout the world, and turning one of the most fatal diseases into a highly curable one.

"I am so glad to see that the efforts we have devoted to research on leukemia these last several decades have led to solid clinical benefits to APL patients around the world," said Dr. Wang. "This award will inspire us as we continue our efforts to find more effective therapies to treat cancers." 

"This is a great honor for Dr. Wang and me; it is quite humbling to know that our respected colleagues from many  scientific disciplines have selected us for this prestigious award," said Dr. Chen, who also serves as China's Minister of Health. "Scientists across the globe are working every day to cure cancer. I hope our work may continue to inspire others."

A clinical researcher at the Ruijin Hospital in Shanghai in the early 1980s, Dr. Zhen-Yi Wang performed the first successful therapy on APL patients using all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA), which significantly increased the survival rate of patients with APL. Dr. Zhu Chen, a former student of Wang, made major contributions to the identification of the molecular mechanisms of both ATRA and arsenic trioxide in APL. He also demonstrated in clinical trials that arsenic trioxide, a compound used as a traditional Chinese medicine for over 2,
'/>"/>

SOURCE The National Foundation for Cancer Research
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology technology :

1. Canopus Biopharma and Leading Chinese Researcher Team Up to Treat Avian Influenza, to Prevent Possible Pandemic
2. Cracking the Code: Exclusive Conference to Reveal Secrets of Chinese Pharmaceutical Industry
3. Miami Beach Real Estate Attorney Announces Services to Assist Chinese and other International Real Estate Investors Purchase Discount Florida Homes
4. DuPont and Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences Collaborate to Advance Crop Insect Control, Increase Yield
5. SAFC Biosciences(R) Expands Media Capability for Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) Cell Lines
6. Sinobiopharma Applies For Two Chinese Patents For Cisatracurium Besylate
7. Neogen Partners With Chinese Government
8. MIT is pleased to announce that it has received a US$ 500,000 private placement from its Chinese partners
9. WuXi PharmaTech Named a Top Ten Chinese Outsourcing Enterprise
10. NeoStem, Inc. Appoints Leading Chinese Medical Official to Its Advisory Board
11. SAFC Biosciences(R) Defines Hydrolysate Components That Enhance Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) Cell Line Protein Production
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/2/2014)... , Sept. 2, 2014 Orexigen Therapeutics, ... the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has issued ... being evaluated for weight loss. NB32 is a fixed-dose ... U.S. Patent No. 8,815,889 claims methods for ... bupropion. The patent expires in 2024. If NB32 is ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... September 02, 2014 PMG Research, ... 11th clinical research site: PMG Research of Rocky Mount. ... operation of the clinical research department at Boice-Willis ... presence in eastern North Carolina. This new site enhances ... patients in Rocky Mount and the surrounding communities, this ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 The ... $1,712.1 million by 2019 from $1,070.7 million in ... 2014 to 2019. The global oligonucleotide synthesis market ... services, applications, end users, and geography. The synthesized ... growth rate in the oligonucleotide synthesis market during ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... 2014 This is a professional ... the Epoxy Hardener industry in Global and ... the industry, including definitions, applications and industry chain ... analysis are provided with a focus on history, ... A comparison between the international and Chinese situation ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Orexigen Expands NB32 Intellectual Property Portfolio With New U.S. Patent 2Orexigen Expands NB32 Intellectual Property Portfolio With New U.S. Patent 3Orexigen Expands NB32 Intellectual Property Portfolio With New U.S. Patent 4PMG Research Announces the Formation of its Eleventh Site 2PMG Research Announces the Formation of its Eleventh Site 39.8% CAGR for Oligonucleotide Synthesis Market Globally to 2019 Says a New Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 29.8% CAGR for Oligonucleotide Synthesis Market Globally to 2019 Says a New Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 39.8% CAGR for Oligonucleotide Synthesis Market Globally to 2019 Says a New Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 49.8% CAGR for Oligonucleotide Synthesis Market Globally to 2019 Says a New Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 5Epoxy Hardener Industry Development Trends in Global & China Regions Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Epoxy Hardener Industry Development Trends in Global & China Regions Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 3
... , , ... pesticide residues in food and environmental samples requires the use ... technologies. In this , application note the benefits ... is described. In particular the role of the collision cell in the MS/MS , ...
... This paper addresses managers in different industries and describes the ... increases productivity, and touches upon subjects such as ease of use, ... also describes the main criteria managers should consider when choosing the ... Table of Contents: , ...
... by Erwin Hauser, Chief Engineer, KNF Neuberger, ... Introduction , ... drying operations, condensate may collect in the vacuum pump head. Consequently, the ... evacuate the designated volume. New, self-drying pumps clear moisture from the ...
Cached Biology Technology:Fast Multi-Residue Pesticide Analysis in Soil and Vegetable Samples 2Fast Multi-Residue Pesticide Analysis in Soil and Vegetable Samples 3Fast Multi-Residue Pesticide Analysis in Soil and Vegetable Samples 4Increase Your Organizations Productivity with LabVIEW 2Increase Your Organizations Productivity with LabVIEW 3Increase Your Organizations Productivity with LabVIEW 4Increase Your Organizations Productivity with LabVIEW 5Increase Your Organizations Productivity with LabVIEW 6Increase Your Organizations Productivity with LabVIEW 7Increase Your Organizations Productivity with LabVIEW 8Increase Your Organizations Productivity with LabVIEW 9Increase Your Organizations Productivity with LabVIEW 10Increase Your Organizations Productivity with LabVIEW 11Increase Your Organizations Productivity with LabVIEW 12Increase Your Organizations Productivity with LabVIEW 13Increase Your Organizations Productivity with LabVIEW 14Increase Your Organizations Productivity with LabVIEW 15Increase Your Organizations Productivity with LabVIEW 16Self-Drying Vacuum Pumps... the solution for applications producing condensation 2Self-Drying Vacuum Pumps... the solution for applications producing condensation 3Self-Drying Vacuum Pumps... the solution for applications producing condensation 4
(Date:9/2/2014)... team of University of Maryland physicists has published ... say make possible new nanostructures and nanotechnologies with ... quantum computing advances to new sensor development. , ... Nature Communications the Maryland scientists, primary discovery ... nanostructures that uses a connector, or "intermedium," nanoparticle ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... always true that digital distribution of media will ... means, at least when file sizes are large. ... in Yale,s Journal of Industrial Ecology ... for consoles such as PlayStation3. Researchers found that ... greenhouse gas emissions than game files downloaded over ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... study provides evidence that physical barriers formed ... argue that the same factor responsible for much ... also responsible for the linguistic diversity in the ... interaction between speech communities. Therefore, spatially isolated languages ... reduction of linguistic contact. , "Charles Darwin would ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):New synthesis method may shape future of nanostructures, clean energy 2New synthesis method may shape future of nanostructures, clean energy 3
... is available in French . , University ... reproductive process in plants. Gravity modulates traffic on the intracellular ... reproductive organ in plants, the pollen tube. "Just like during ... the egg by a cylindrical tool. Unlike the delivery tool ...
... Affordable Care Act requires all chain restaurants and retail ... calorie counts on their menus. But according to research ... calorie labels might not be the most effective way ... lower-calorie) items. Brenna Ellison, a professor of agricultural ...
... Valley of Kenya, the Maasai people, their livestock and ... lions and bat-eared foxes, are coexisting fairly happily according ... researchers. "I wouldn,t call the results surprising," said ... of Florida in the Center for Systems Integration and ...
Cached Biology News:Sex at zero gravity 2Symbols, such as traffic lights, on menus effective in educating diners 2Symbols, such as traffic lights, on menus effective in educating diners 3Symbols, such as traffic lights, on menus effective in educating diners 4Carnivores, livestock and people manage to share same space study finds 2
... The kit was tested on rat tissue extracts ... yeast ( S. cerevisae ) extract. It was ... tissues and cell lines. Application: A simple and ... fractions based on the detection of the inorganic ...
... CAST Equine EIA Principle: ... LTC4, LTD4 and LTE4 are ... by 5-lipoxygenase and glutathione-S-transferase. In ... termed "Slow Reacting Substances of ...
... stress is the condition in which a ... stimuli and the various antioxidants. Oxidative ... pathogenesis of several diseases, including artherosclerosis, chronic ... possesses several antioxidant systems that are very ...
... tested through 63 ligand ... spanning a broad therapeutic ... includes many non human ... non-selective assays. Used ...
Biology Products: