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The Nobel Prize

Fox Chase investigators have received numerous awards and honors, including Nobel Prizes in medicine and chemistry; the Kyoto Prize; a Lasker Clinical Research Award; memberships in the national Academy of Sciences; General Motors Cancer Research Foundation Prizes; American Cancer Society Medals of Honor; and induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Nobel Prize Recipients

  • Irwin Rose, PhD, receiving his Nobel in 2004

    Irwin Rose, PhD, receiving his Nobel in 2004

    2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
    Irwin Rose, PhD

    "For the discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation"
    Nobel Committee
    Avram Hershko, MD, PhD, Aaron Ciechanover, PhD (both from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel), and retired Fox Chase scientist Irwin A. "Ernie" Rose, PhD, won the 2004 Prize for a series of epoch-making biochemical studies on the breakdown of proteins within cells. During a series of sabbaticals that began in the late 1970s, Hershko and Ciechanover accomplished much of this work as visiting scientists alongside Rose in his laboratory at Fox Chase Cancer Center. More

  • 1976 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
    Baruch S. Blumberg, MD, PhD

    "For the discovery concerning new mechanisms for the origin and dissemination of infectious diseases"
    Nobel Committee
    Baruch S. Blumberg, MD, PhD, a Fox Chase Cancer Center Distinguished Scientist and senior advisor to the Center's president, won the 1976 Nobel Prize in medicine for his 1967 discovery of the hepatitis B virus. This led to the development of the first hepatitis B vaccine at Fox Chase.

    Fox Chase Cancer Center honored the lifetime achievement of Dr. Blumberg on the occasion of his 80th birthday with a special scientific symposium Thursday, June 16, 2005, examining his Nobel Prize-winning research and his more recent work with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as the first director of the Astrobiology Institute. More