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|Lance A. Liotta '69|
Lance Liotta is Chief of the Laboratory of Pathology and Chief of the Section of Tumor Invasion and Metastases in the Division of Clinical Sciences, National Cancer Institute, NIH, where he started as a resident in anatomic pathology in 1976. He is the former Deputy Director for Intramural Research.
Dr. Liotta was one of the first scientists to investigate cancer invasion at a molecular level, and he developed and led a metastasis research group at the NCI. His group has discovered new strategies for cancer diagnosis and treatment through genes and proteins which regulate cancer invasion, as well as developed the first synthetic compound which blocks cancer growth.
Lance established the Dale Driesbach Student Research Fund, was profiled in the 1969 edition of Who's Who in American Colleges, and has published over 100 medical articles. He holds over 60 patents for his work.
Dr. Liotta has been the recipient of numerous awards/recognition for his cancer research - three Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Medals, the Arthur S. Fleming Award, the Warner Lambert/Parks Davis Award, the Sixth Annual Rhoads Memorial Award, the Milken Family Foundation Award for Basic Research, the William M. Shelly Memorial Award, the Josef Steiner Prize, the Stanley Gore Research Award, the Simon Shubitz Award for Basic Research, the Lila Gruber Cancer Research Award, the Barbara Bohen Pfeifer Award for Scientific Excellence, as well as the J. J. Turner Award.
Associations with which he is or was affiliated include the American Association for Cancer Research, American Association of Pathologists, American Society of Cell Biiology, American Society for Clinical Investigation, International Academy of Pathology, American Mathematical Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.