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Two Dana-Farber Faculty Members Receive Prestigious Award from the National Institutes of Health

By September 8, 2022No Comments

Two Dana-Farber Cancer Institute physician scientists are being recognized today by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) for their considerable contributions to cancer research and care. Eliezer M. Van Allen, MD, and Nikhil Wagle, MD, have been awarded the Trailblazer Prize for Clinician-Scientists.

Van Allen received the Trailblazer Prize for his many contributions to developing the science of personalized cancer care. Using innovative computational approaches, his research is helping to determine the impact of both inherited and environmental factors on cancer and the influence of genes on an individual’s response to cancer treatment. Van Allen is Chief of the Division of Population Sciences at Dana-Farber, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School,  Associate Member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and a medical oncologist.