Research & Training

Alfred G. Knudson Jr., MD, PhD

Knudson's "Two-Hit" Theory

Geneticist and physician Alfred G. Knudson Jr., MD, PhD (August 9, 1922 – July 10, 2016) won the Kyoto Prize and the Lasker award for his Two-Hit Theory of Cancer Causation.

Knudson's powerful insights into the development of cancer hold implications for both cancer treatment and prevention.

Moonshot Summit

Cancer Moonshot Summit

On Wednesday, June 29, Fox Chase Cancer Center hosted the official Cancer Moonshot Summit for the mid-Atlantic region featuring a live-streamed address by Vice President Joe Biden, and thought leaders in oncology brought together to discuss how to eradicate cancer. Learn more about the day’s events.

Barry Blumberg

Baruch S. Blumberg, MD, PhD: Nobel Prize, 1976

Baruch S. Blumberg, MD, PhD, and his laboratory team at Fox Chase identified the hepatitis B virus, a major cause of primary liver cancer, in 1967. Two years later, with the help of Irving Millman, PhD, Blumberg invented the hepatitis B vaccine, which earned him the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.