Penn Medicine gene therapy doctor wins Philadelphia Award

    University of Pennsylvania’s Dr. Carl June will be honored as the 2012 Philadelphia Award recipient in late May.  Dr. June receives the award for his groundbreaking work in gene therapy and advancements in the treatment of cancer and HIV.

    “Receiving the Philadelphia Award is a great honor, said June in a released statement. “With our recent results, we have entered a new era of hope, where personalized cellular therapies are becoming a real option for patients who have run out of other options to treat their cancer.”

    The Philadelphia Award is given annually to one person in the region whose work and service best advances the interest of the community.  Past winners of the Philadelphia Award include Governor Ed Rendell, Marian Anderson, and Sister Mary Scullion.

    WHYY’s Health and Science reporter Taunya English will have a full story about the honoree.

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