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UT Southwestern biochemist Zhijian ‘James’ Chen to receive prestigious Horwitz Prize


Zhijian “James” Chen, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Biology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has been awarded the 2023 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize in recognition of his groundbreaking work on innate immunity.

New drug combo could treat some resistant breast cancers


A novel combination of drugs successfully killed breast cells carrying double mutations in the HER2 gene that had rendered them resistant to a commonly used cancer therapy, a study led by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers showed.

Physician-scientist receives national Cancer Moonshot award


Todd Aguilera, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology and member of the Experimental Therapeutics Program in the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has been named one of 11 inaugural Cancer Moonshot Scholars. The national program recognizes a cohort of early-career investigators from underrepresented groups who have been identified as emerging leaders in cancer research and innovation.

UTSW finds potential key to predict immunotherapy toxicity


Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a novel parameter of T cells that could help oncologists anticipate which patients would be most likely to develop immunotherapy toxicity.