ANN KENNEDY -- Richard Chamberlain Professor of Research Oncology and professor, department of radiation oncology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia

A. Kennedy "THE SCIENTIST supplies us with crucial information that affects our daily lives as scientists-the sort of information that's not available in the peer-reviewed scientific literature." -- Ann Kennedy

Ann Kennedy has received numerous honors for research as a radiation/cancer biologist, including the prestigious Research Award from the Radiation Research Society. While the award has been given more than a dozen times, Kennedy is only the second American researcher to have received it.

Much of her recent work in cancer prevention has been on the soybean-derived protease inhibitor called the Bowman-Birk inhibitor. This protease inhibitor is now being evaluated as a human cancer-preventive agent as well as a potential therapeutic agent for a number of other diseases.

Outside of the lab, Kennedy has concerns about the future of funding...

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