2018 Tang Prize winner John Mendelsohn dies at 82

The China Post
Date: Jan. 11, 2019
By: Chen Chih-chung and Flor Wang 

TAIPEI (CNA) – John Mendelsohn, one of three winners of the 2018 Tang Prize for biopharmaceutical science, died at his Houston home in the United States late Monday night. He was 82, according to the Tang Prize Foundation.

Mendelsohn, president emeritus of Texas University’s MD Anderson Cancer Center, succumbed to a glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain cancer, after being diagnosed with the disease 15 months ago.

Alongside Tony Hunter and Brian Druker, Mendelsohn received the Tang Prize last year for his research into protein tyrosine phosphorylation and tyrosine kinase as oncogenes, which has led to successful targeted cancer therapies.    [FULL  STORY]

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