BSCRC Director Receives Prestigious G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award

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April 7, 2015 -The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) announced today that Dr. Owen Witte, the founding director of the Eli & Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Research at UCLA, will receive the prestigious G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award. Witte is being recognized for his many contributions to the understanding of human leukemias, immune disorders and the stem cells involved in the formation of epithelial cancers (cancers of the lining of glands or organs such as the prostate or ovaries). His pioneering work laid the foundation for several approved targeted cancer therapies, transforming the lives of patients with Philadelphia chromosome-positive leukemias and B-Cell malignancies. Witte’s research was key to the development of the drug Imatinib (Gleevec®), the first targeted therapy for chronic myeloid leukemia.

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