2018’s Sjöberg Prize awarded for unique treatment that cures a once fatal cancer#

The Sjöberg Prize 2018, worth one million US dollars, is awarded to cancer researchers Zhu Chen, Anne Dejean and Hugues de Thé. They have succeeded in curing one of the deadliest forms of cancer using a unique treatment method that is based on arsenic and retinoic acid. This method shows how cancer treatment is becoming more targeted as we learn more about the mechanisms responsible for the disease.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Sjöberg Prize 2018 to

Zhu Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China,

Anne Dejean, Institut Pasteur and Inserm, Paris, France and

Hugues de Thé, Collège de France, Paris, France

for the clarification of molecular mechanisms and the development of a revolutionary treatment for acute promyelocytic leukaemia.”

Zhu Chen
Zhu Chen

Anne Dejean
Anne Dejean

Academia Europaea congratulates Professor Zhu Chen, a member of the Physiology and Neurosciences section and Professor Anne Dejean, a member of the Biochemistry & Molecular Biology section of Academia Europaea to this distinction!#

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