HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Leader in cancer treatment and prevention research honored

PHILADELPHIA David S. Alberts, M.D., Regents Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, Nutritional Science, and Public Health at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and Director of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the Arizona Cancer Center, Tucson, is the recipient of the 2004 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)-Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation (CRPF) Award for Excellence in Cancer Prevention Research. He is among the first in cancer research to begin studying in the laboratory those basic chemical agents and nutrients with the potential to treat or prevent cancer, and then to take them through pharmacological development and on to clinical trials in patients.

"Dr. Alberts is a true pioneer in translational cancer prevention research," said Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), AACR chief executive officer.

"His many contributions to the field have advanced cancer prevention from its earliest preclinical and clinical stages of drug development to definitive, randomized controlled trials. His laboratory and clinical research has emphasized the chemoprevention and treatment of such pervasive and potentially deadly diseases as breast, colon, ovarian, and skin cancer."

Beginning in the 1970s, Dr. Alberts conducted landmark studies on the analytical chemistry and pharmacokinetics of retinoids derived from Vitamin A. Results of clinical trials in more than 2,200 patients led to the finding that retinol is effective in preventing squamous cell skin cancer. Following this work, he developed a panel of biomarkers of skin carcinogenesis, including proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), p53, polyamine levels, and apoptosis. Together with his research group, the Chemoprevention of Skin Cancer Program Project, he developed topically administered chemopreventive agents that can be incorporated into sunscreens.

Dr. Alberts also published an important study which rejected the hypothesis that dietary supple
'"/>

Contact: Sheri Ozard
ozard@aacr.org
215-440-9300
American Association for Cancer Research
30-Sep-2004


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. 20 scientists selected as Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellows
2. Dr. Gonsalves will receive ASPB Leadership in Science Public Service Award
3. National Laboratory, National Parks And Forests Leaders Seek To Share Resources
4. Aldo Leopold Leadership Program Selects First Cohort
5. Online Briefings At AAAS To Feature New Research On Oceans; Discussion With Leaders Of Large Hadron Collider And International Space Station
6. Angry Biotech Firms Are Blaming The Industry Leader For Bringing Modified Crops Into Disrepute
7. International study findings link acne-like rash to effectiveness of new targeted cancer treatment
8. Chemical derived from vitamin-E shows early promise as cancer drug
9. New molecular link key to cellular proteins involved in cancer progression, other diseases
10. Phase II trials of second-generation antisense cancer drug planned following successful early study
11. Trial shows which brain cancer patients benefit from temozolomide

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/5/2020)... ... ... Regenative Labs has received approval from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ... Wharton’s jelly allografts to be assigned a Q code and be approved for application ... jelly allograft product to be recognized as a 361 HCT/P by CMS regulated under ...
(Date:7/22/2020)... ... 21, 2020 , ... USDM Life Sciences , a ... a new solution to manage regulated workloads on Microsoft Azure. , Regulated biotechnology, ... complies with FDA and global regulations. USDM's new managed service for regulated workloads ...
(Date:7/10/2020)... ... July 09, 2020 , ... Today CJ BIO announced the ... share insight on the “fifth taste” phenomenon that is revolutionizing ingredient mixes, nutritional content ... will be live on Monday, July 13, 2020 at11:00 AM (CDT) during SHIFT20, the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:7/31/2020)... ... July 29, 2020 , ... The ... radiation centers in 16 countries, has reached its 20th anniversary of worldwide use. ... routine use at top universities including University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, University ...
(Date:7/18/2020)... ... 16, 2020 , ... After research model surgery and catheter implantation, the long ... only the beginning of a successful study, while protecting and accessing the catheter or ... Head of Surgery from Envigo in a live webinar on ...
(Date:7/18/2020)... ... July 17, 2020 , ... dicentra , ... sciences and food industries, is pleased to announce that Charles Galea has joined ... Development. , Charles is an accomplished and results-driven sales executive with over 10 ...
(Date:7/10/2020)... ... 09, 2020 , ... In most research using the zebrafish ... formation in zebrafish embryos, maintaining optical transparency to facilitate microscopic imaging. Over the ... using the zebrafish model to investigate the causes of leukaemia and its relationship ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: