Wafik S. El-Deiry, M.D. Ph.D.
American Cancer Society Research Professor
Deputy Cancer Center Director for Translational Research
co-Program Leader in Developmental Therapeutics
Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue, Room P2035
Philadelphia, PA 19111
Quest For Answers
"We're trying to understand how cancer cells die, how they're affected by chemotherapy or newer agents, why they become resistant to certain treatments and how to develop strategies to reverse the resistance," says Wafik El-Deiry, MD, PhD, chief of hematology/oncology at Penn State Hershey Medical Center
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Kuwait Prize In Applied Sciences
Dr. El-Deiry was recognized for his work on tumor suppressor genes including p53 and TRAIL, and mechanisms that determine cancer therapeutic response. Dr. El-Deiry was recognized for developing new strategies targeting cell death for cancer therapy.
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Small Molecule Drug Drives Cancer Cells to Suicide
Cancer researchers have pinned down a molecule that can kick-start the body's own tumour-destroying systems, triggering cell death in cancerous but not healthy tissue in mice.
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