Duke researchers among those receiving Team Science Award

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 12:12 PM

The American Association for Cancer Research on April 6 awarded the 8th Annual AACR Team Science Award to the Duke University/Johns Hopkins University/National Cancer Institute (NCI) Malignant Brain Tumor Team.

The award recognizes an outstanding interdisciplinary research team for its innovative and meritorious scientific work that has advanced or likely will advance cancer research, detection, diagnosis, prevention or treatment.

The team, led by Dr. Darell Doty Bigner of Duke University's Preston Robert Tisch Tumor Center and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Institute at the university's medical school, includes 26 faculty members from Duke, Johns Hopkins and the NCI. They were selected because of the impact their research had on understanding of the biology of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most common and lethal type of brain cancer.