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Hamao Umezawa Memorial Award

International Society of Chemotherapy


This is the highest award given by the ISC for outstanding contributions in the field of chemotherapy.

Professor Umezawa had a brilliant career and made many key discoveries in the fields of antibiotics, anticancer drugs and immunomodulators over many years. The discoveries of kanamycin (1957), josamycin (1967) and bleomycin (1965) were perhaps his most outstanding successes.


2007 : Satoshi Omura, Japan

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