Wafik El-Deiry

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Wafik El-Deiry is a Professor of Medicine and Chief of Hematology/Oncology at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He is also the Associate Director for Translational Research at the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute. He was formerly an assistant investigator in cell biology at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and an associate professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Dr El-Deiry is among the top 40 most-cited researchers of the 1990s, having authored 13 papers that have been cited over 6,000 times. His paper, "WAF1, a potential mediator of p53 tumor suppression",[1] which has been cited over 5,000 times, is among the top 10 most-cited papers of the 1990s.


  1. ^ El-Deiry, W. S.; Tokino, T.; Velculescu, V. E.; Levy, D. B.; Parsons, R.; Trent, J. M.; Lin, D.; Mercer, W. E.; Kinzler, K. W.; Vogelstein, B. (1993). "WAF1, a potential mediator of p53 tumor suppression". Cell 75 (4): 817–825. doi:10.1016/0092-8674(93)90500-P. PMID 8242752.  edit

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