The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has named Charles Sawyers, MD, as the recipient of the 2020 Alfred G. Knudson Award in Cancer Genetics. Dr. Sawyers is Chair of the Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program and the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, as well as an investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Named after the late Alfred G. Knudson, MD, PhD, this award recognizes the recipient’s commitment and contribution to cancer genetics. Dr. Sawyers is the 24th recipient of the Alfred G. Knudson award.
Dr. Sawyers and his team of investigators are researching the signaling pathways that drive the growth of cancer cells, with a particular focus on chronic myeloid leukemia, prostate cancer, and glioblastoma.