Issa Given Scientific Research Award

pierre-issaJean-Pierre Issa, MD, co-leader of the cancer epigenetics group and director of the Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology at Temple University School of Medicine, was honored with the 2014 Scientific Research Award for his important contributions in the field of epigenetics in the pathophysiology and treatment of cancer. Issa has helped reveal that different cancers arise along different molecular routes, and his work has led to promising biomarkers for cancer detection, prognosis, and prediction. His proof-of-principle for epigenetic therapy of cancer is now standard of care in several types of leukemias.