2018 Nobel Prize for Medicine Winners are James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo


Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2018


2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for James P. Allison Tasuku Honjo
  1. James P. Allison
  2. Tasuku Honjo
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2018 was awarded jointly to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo "for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation."
James P. Allison

Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA , Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, San Francisco, CA, USA

Prize motivation: "for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation."

Tasuku Honjo

Affiliation at the time of the award: Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Prize motivation: "for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation."

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2017

Jeffrey C. Hall: "for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm"

Michael Rosbash: "for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm"

Michael W. Young: "for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm"

Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine Facts

108 Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine have been awarded between 1901 and 2017.

12 women have been awarded the Medicine Prize so far.

32 years was the age of the youngest Medicine Laureate ever, Frederick G. Banting, who was awarded the 1923 Medicine Prize for the discovery of insulin.

87 years was the age of the oldest Medicine Laureate ever, Peyton Rous, when he was awarded the Medicine Prize in 1966 for his discovery of tumour-inducing viruses.

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