Alfred G. Knudson facts for kids
|Alfred G. Knudson|
|Born||Alfred George Knudson, Jr.
August 9, 1922
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Died||July 10, 2016
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Institutions||Fox Chase Cancer Center|
|Alma mater||California Institute of Technology, Columbia University, California Institute of Technology|
|Known for||Knudson hypothesis|
|Notable awards||William Allan Award (1991)
Albert Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research (1998)
Kyoto Prize (2004)
Alfred George Knudson, Jr. M.D., Ph.D. (August 9, 1922 – July 10, 2016) was an American geneticist. He worked in cancer genetics. He was known for the formulation of the Knudson hypothesis in 1971. It explains the effects of mutation on carcinogenesis (the development of cancer).
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