Israeli scientist wins prestigious cancer research prize


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli scientist Yosef Shiloh became the first Israeli researcher to win a prestigious award given by the American Association for Cancer Research.

Shiloh, of Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Medical School, was announced as the winner of the Clowes Award on Jan. 23. He will receive the award, including a $10,000 grant, at the AACR annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., in April, where he will deliver a lecture on his research.

Shiloh has devoted his research to ataxia-telangiectasia, a rare, neurodegenerative disease that is hereditary and is more prevalent among people of North African origin, as well as in the Palestinian and Bedouin communities.

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