Last night, some 150 cancer researchers and people devoted to the field gathered at the Hilton New York to honor Peter Vogt of The Scripps Research Institute, winner of the 2010 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research. The award was sponsored by the National Foundation for Cancer Research, which was cofounded by Albert Szent-Györgyi in 1973.

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