Alfred G. Knudson, Jr., MD, PhD, Interview, March 5, 2013

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Alfred G. Knudson, Jr., MD, PhD, Interview, March 5, 2013

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Topics Covered:

  • Educational background and military experience
  • Development of interest in pediatric cancer
  • The two-hit model: discovery and implications
  • Mentoring and advice for young scientists
  • The Graduate School of Biomedical Science: history, effects
  • Personal characteristics
  • Perspectives on the fields of cancer biology and neuroscience

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KnudsonA_01_20130305

Publication Date

3-5-2013

Publisher

The Historical Resources Center, The Research Medical Library, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

City

Houston, Texas

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

Topics Covered

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas System. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute at Houston, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute

Disciplines

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Oncology | Oral History

About the Interview

On March 5, 2013, Alfred G. Knudson, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., sat down with Tacey Rosolowski, Ph.D. for a discussion about his career at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The interview was one of the events to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston (GSBS). In his interview, Dr. Knudson discusses his educational background, military service during the Korean War, and his early experience with pediatric cancer patients. Regarding his tenure at MD Anderson, Dr. Knudson talks about how he arrived at the institution and his theory of the two-hit theory of cancer causation. He also talks about his tenure as the Dead of the GSBS and his impressions of the current state of the school.

Alfred G. Knudson, Jr., MD, PhD, Interview, March 5, 2013

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