Knudson, Alfred

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Title: Knudson, Alfred
Description: Alfred G. Knudson, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., was a visionary geneticist best known for his groundbreaking theory of cancer causation that explained the relationship between hereditary and non-hereditary forms of cancer, and paved the way for the eventual discovery of tumor-suppressor genes. He came to NCI in the late 1990s to help develop the research agenda in cancer genetics across the Institute and its newly formed Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG).
Subjects (names): Alfred Knudson
Topics/Categories: Historical -- People
National Cancer Institute -- People
Type: B&W, Photo
Source: General Motors
Date Created: Unknown
Date Added: February 26, 2010
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.