Awards & Winners

1997 Canada Gairdner Awards

Check winners and nominations of 1997 Canada Gairdner Awards. Check awards winners of 1997 Canada Gairdner Awards. (Click on the Award name to show winners and nominees)

Gairdner Foundation International Award

Alfred G. Knudson

(For his development of a two-hit mutational hypothesis for the origin of cancer that related hereditary and non-hereditary forms of retinoblastoma and other tumors; this hypothesis has become a paradigm for mutational theories on the origins of cancer and led directly to the concept of suppressor oncogenes.)
Gairdner Foundation International Award

Erkki Ruoslahti, Richard Hynes

(For the discovery and characterization of the molecules responsible for cell-substrate adhesion including fibronections and integrins: and for recognizing the importance of extracellular matrix-cell interactions in modulating cell phenotype, and their clinical relevance in such fields as cancer, blood coagulation and wound healing.)
Gairdner Foundation International Award

Corey S. Goodman

(For his many contributions to development neurobiology, in particular for his initial cellular and subsequent molecular and genetic dissection of the mechanisms controlling the guidance of neuronal growth cones to find and recognize their correct targets.)