Cancer Research Prize

Biennially, the Foundation bestows the Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher Prize for Cancer Research upon a scientist who has made extraordinary contributions to basic oncological research.
The Prize ceremony takes place within the framework of a Scientific Symposium, which includes the Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher Public Lecture.

Award ceremony 2015
1. from left:
Dr. Klaus W. Grätz (Dean of the Medical Faculty), Dr. Irving L. Weissman, lic. jur., LL.M., Georg Umbricht (Member of the Foundation Board)
2. from left:
Dr. Klaus W. Grätz, Dr. Joan Massagué, lic. jur., LL.M., Georg Umbricht

Prof. Dr. Irving L. Weissman
Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Stanford University
Stanford, California, USA
The view from stem cell land: Stem cell biology in regeneration and cancer (pdf)
Prof. Dr. Joan Massagué
Sloan Kettering Institute
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, USA
Molecular Basis of Metastasis (pdf)
Prof. Dr. Michael Karin
Department of Pharmacology
University of San Diego
La Jolla, California, USA
Inflammation and Cancer: Effects, Mechanisms and Therapeutic Implications (pdf)
Prof. Dr. Bert Vogelstein
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
The Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
The genetic basis of human cancer and its implications for patient management (pdf)
Prof. Dr. Jan H. Hoeijmakers
Department of Genetics
Erasmus Medical Center, Erasmus University
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
DNA damage and its impact on cancer, aging and longevity (pdf)
Dr. Nubia Muñoz
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Emeritus Scientist
Lyon, France
From causality to prevention: The case of cervial cancer (pdf)
Prof. Sir Richard Peto
Clinical Trial Service Unit & Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU), University of Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom
The absolute benefits of anti-cancer drugs and of tobacco control (pdf)
Prof. Dr. Lloyd J. Old
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
New York, USA
Contributions to the Field of Cancer Immunology (pdf)
Prof. Dr. Robert D. Schreiber
Department of Pathology and Immunology, Washington University,
School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Cancer Immunoediting: Deciphering the Complex Interaction Between Immunity and Developing Tumors (pdf)
Prof. Dr. Mark J. Smyth
Cancer Immunology Program
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Extrinsic tumor suppression by innate and adaptive immunity (pdf)
Prof. Dr. Mariano Barbacid
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas
Madrid, Spain
The Molecular Bases of Human Cancer:
a 25 Year Journey
Prof. Dr. Klaus Rajewsky
The CBR Institute for Biomedical Research
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA, USA
The Janus Face of Antibody Formation:
Protective Function and Tumor Risk
Prof. Dr. Rudolf Jaenisch
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, MIT
Cambridge, MA, USA
Nuclear Cloning and the Reversibility of Cancer
Prof. Dr. Erwin Wagner
Institute of Molecular Pathology
Vienna, Austria
Unravelling the Functions of AP-1 (Fos/Jun) in Mouse Development and Disease
Prof. Dr. Brian Druker
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland, Oregon, USA
Clinical and Basic Oncology: New Developments
Prof. Dr. George Klein
Microbiology and Tumor Biology Center (MTC)
Karolinska Institute
Stockholm, Sweden
Cancer and the New Biology
Prof. Dr. Harald zur Hausen
Deutsches Krebsforschungzentrum
Heidelberg, Germany
Cancer Causation by Viruses
Prof. Dr. Laurent Degos
Institut Universitaire d'Hématologie
Hôpital Saint Louis
Paris, France
Differentiation Therapy of Cancer
Prof. Dr. Zhen-yi Wang
Shanghai Institute of Hematology
Rui-Jin Hospital
Shanghai Second Medical University
Shanghai, PR China
Treatment of Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia with All-Trans Retinoic Acid: A Model of Differential Therapy in Cancer
Prof. Dr. Alfred G. Knudson
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Hereditary Cancer
Prof. Dr. Robert A. Weinberg
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Rui-Jin Hospital
Department of Biology, MIT
Cambridge, MA, USA
Genes and Cancer
Prof. Dr. Arnold J. Levine
Department of Molecular Biology
Lewis Thomas Laboratory
Princeton University
Princeton, N.J., USA
Functions of the p53 Gene and Protein
Prof. Dr. David P. Lane
Cancer Research Campaign Laboratories
Department of Biochemistry
University of Dundee
Dundee, Scotland
The p53 Pathway, Past and Future