The Center received the Axios Award in July from the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association’s Fifth District Cancer Research Foundation. The honor recognizes those “whose humanitarian purposes and endeavors contribute to finding a cure for cancer, unselfishly and devoutly in the name of mankind.”
The occasion marks the first time the award has gone to an organization instead of an individual. Biologist Biao Luo, director of the Cancer Genome Institute, accepted the award on the Center’s behalf at a gala in Edison, New Jersey.
The Greek American association also awarded Jeff Boyd, senior vice president for molecular medicine, a $10,000 grant for research on ovarian cancer.