Mary-Claire King’s Achievements in Cancer Genetics

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Dr. Mary-Claire King is awarded the 2021 Canada Gairdner International Award for transforming cancer genetics and oncology with the discovery of inherited susceptibility to breast cancer due to mutation of the BRCA1 gene.

Dr. King holds the titles of American Cancer Society Professor; Department of Medicine and Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA; Affiliate Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA