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Lasker Awards Go to Cancer Researchers

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Science  25 Sep 1998:
Vol. 281, Issue 5385, pp. 1934
DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5385.1934a

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Seven biologists received coveted Albert Lasker Medical Research Awards this week. Three shared the basic research award for their contributions toward understanding cell division mechanisms, while three others shared the clinical prize for their studies of the genetic basis of cancer. In addition, former Science Editor-in-Chief Daniel E. Koshland Jr. received a separate Lasker award for lifetime achievement in medical research. Although not the most lucrative awards--this year's basic and clinical winners get $10,000 each--the Laskers are considered highly prestigious because they frequently foreshadow the Nobel Prize.