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September 5, 2008

Henkelman receives NCIC's cancer research award

Dr. Mark Henkelman has been awarded a National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC) Award of Excellence in Cancer Research. He is the 2008 recipient of the Robert L. Nobel prize in recognition of his achievements in cancer research

Henkelman, Director, Mouse Imaging Facility and Senior Scientist, Physiology & Experimental Medicine, Toronto Centre for Phenogenomics (TCP) and Professor, Medical Biophysics and Medical Imaging at U of T, received his award at a ceremony on Friday September 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Hollywood Theatre

The Robert L Nobel prize is in honour of Dr. Nobel, a Canadian investigator whose research in the 1950s led to the discovery of vincristine, a widely-used, anti-cancer drug. At the time, vincristine was one of the most effective treatments available for Hodgkin’s disease.

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Janice Nicholson
Public Affairs
The Hospital for Sick Children
Phone: 416-813-6684
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email: janice.nicholson@sickkids.ca