Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 2016
Affiliation at the time of the award:
Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, USA
“for discovery of phosphoinositide-3 kinases and their roles in physiology and disease”.
Cantley is widely recognized for his seminal contributions to understanding growth factor signaling, cellular metabolism, and tumor formation.
Indeed, genetic aberrations in this pathway are among the most common event in human cancer.