Daniel D. de Carvalho, PhD
AACR-Waun Ki Hong Award for Outstanding Achievement in Translational and Clinical Cancer Research

Daniel D. de Carvalho, PhD

Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
University Health Network
Associate Professor
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

For his groundbreaking work on the development and application of novel circulating tumor DNA methylome profiling approaches for cancer classification and early cancer detection, and for his pioneering discoveries concerning the epigenetic regulation of repetitive elements and downstream viral mimicry responses in cancer development and cancer therapy. He is also recognized for making the landmark discovery of the main anti-tumor mechanism of DNA demethylating drugs known as ‘viral mimicry’.

In 2017, the AACR instituted the AACR-Waun Ki Hong Award for Outstanding Achievement in Translational and Clinical Cancer Research to recognize a worthy cancer researcher who has conducted highly meritorious translational and clinical cancer research anywhere in the world, and who has not yet reached 51 years of age at the time of award presentation. The award was established in recognition of the extraordinary contributions that Hong, a Fellow of the AACR Academy, made to advances in cancer research, cancer care, and cancer prevention during his long-standing and brilliant career as a physician-scientist.

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