ASCO Names Knudson an Oncology Luminary

knudsonFox Chase senior scientist Alfred G. Knudson Jr., MD, PhD, was honored as an Oncology Luminary by the American Society of Clinical Oncology during its 50th anniversary celebration. The honor recognizes exceptional individuals who have helped shape the field of oncology and have advanced progress against cancer. Knudson’s “two-hit” theory of cancer causation provided a unifying model for understanding cancer susceptibility in people with and without an inherited predisposition. Knudson also predicted the discovery of tumor suppressor genes.