Penn Medicine's Carl June, MD, Wins Philadelphia Award


April 2, 2013

Carl June, MD, the Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy in the department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and director of Translational Research in Penn's Abramson Cancer Center, was named the winner of the 92nd annual Philadelphia Award, whose recipients' contributions must "benefit the entire Philadelphia community and possess an element of discovery." The implications of June's research using genetic modifications to treat blood cancers and HIV "are historic and may forever change the way physicians treat certain types of cancers around the world," said Philadelphia Award Board of Trustees Chair Natalye Paquin. June said the Philadelphia Award honor "closes the loop" on decades of work, dating back to the discovery of the so-called Philadelphia Chromosome, the cause of leukemia, which was discovered in Philadelphia in 1963. News of the award, which will be presented in May, was covered by the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Business Journal, and WHYY Radio.

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