Johann S. de Bono, MD, PhD, is highlighted.


Johann S. de Bono, MD, PhD, of the Institute of Cancer Research (University of London) in the UK, was named Regius Professor of Cancer Research. The professorship was one of 12 bestowed by Queen Elizabeth to mark her 90th birthday. Each was awarded to a different university or college in the UK to recognize exceptionally high-quality research in a variety of scientific disciplines, with the monarch approving individual appointments. The prestigious Regius Professorships are rare; only 14 others have been granted since the reign of Queen Victoria.

de Bono is a professor of experimental cancer medicine at the Institute for Cancer Research and heads its Drug Development Unit. He specializes in developing molecularly targeted therapies for patients with prostate cancer.

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