Cancer Researchers Share $500,000 Medical Prize

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 16, 2013)--Three scientists at universities in Pennsylvania, Illinois and Oregon whose research has helped transform cancer treatment will share the annual Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research.

The medical center announced Tuesday that Dr. Peter Nowell of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Janet Rowley of the University of Chicago and Dr. Brian Druker of Oregon Health and Science University will share the $500,000 award next month.

The Albany prize, one of the largest in medicine and science in the United States, is awarded to those who have changed the course of medical research.

Medical center officials call the trio "visionary scientists" whose work has given hope to cancer patients around the world.

The researchers will officially receive the award May 17 at a ceremony at the medical center.

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