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Alfred G. Knudson
Born Alfred George Knudson, Jr.
(1922-08-09)August 9, 1922
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died July 10, 2016(2016-07-10) (aged 93)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Fields genetics
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).

Knudson died on July 10, 2016 at his home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from a long-illness at the age of 93.

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