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The one hundred honoree: David T. Scadden Jr., MD

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The one hundred honoree: David T. Scadden Jr., MD

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David Scadden Jr., MD, is advancing the fight against cancer as a physician, scientist and nationally recognized leader in the field. From his early work on HIV-related malignancies to his current research on leukemia, blood stem cells and bone marrow niches that enable cancer metastasis, Dr. Scadden has shaped our understanding of fundamental cancer biology. He also leads Mass General and Harvard-wide efforts in stem cell research. Dr. Scadden is the Gerald and Darlene Jordan Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and co-chair of the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University.

“Dr. Scadden helped me survive my battle with Burkitt’s lymphoma, and for that I am extremely grateful,” writes Stewart Landers. “Dr. Scadden brings patients his expertise in the treatment of hematologic malignancies, as well as an incredible bedside manner. He is always confident, reassuring, upbeat and honest.”

Dr. Scadden is a tireless advocate on behalf of stem cell research, and an articulate and distinguished voice in the ongoing public debate about the future of stem cell research. His lectures, media appearances and publications have increased understanding of the issues and helped build consensus about the current role and future opportunities of stem cell research.