Douglas Hanahan

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Douglas Hanahan
Born 1951
Institutions École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Known for "The Hallmarks of Cancer"

Douglas Hanahan (born 1951)[1] is an American biologist, professor and director of the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL).

In 1983, he developed Super Optimal Broth, a microbiological growth medium.[2][3] He also improved the protocols used for plasmid transformation of Escherichia coli.[2]

With Robert Weinberg, he wrote a seminal paper The Hallmarks of Cancer, published in January 2000, and which in March 2011 is the most often cited article from the peer reviewed journal Cell.[4] In 2011, they published an updated review article entitled "Hallmarks of cancer: the next generation".[5]

In 2014, he received the Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research Award of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography 34: Doug Hanahan (1951 - )". Dolan DNA Learning Center. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  2. ^ a b Hanahan, D. (1983). "Studies on transformation of Escherichia coli with plasmids". Journal of Molecular Biology. 166 (4): 557–580. doi:10.1016/S0022-2836(83)80284-8. PMID 6345791. 
  3. ^ SOC Medium
  4. ^ Hanahan, D.; Weinberg, R. (2000). "The hallmarks of cancer". Cell. 100 (1): 57–70. doi:10.1016/S0092-8674(00)81683-9. PMID 10647931. 
  5. ^ Hanahan, D.; Weinberg, R. A. (2011). "Hallmarks of Cancer: The Next Generation". Cell. 144 (5): 646–674. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2011.02.013. PMID 21376230. 

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