NEW HAVEN, Conn--Vincent T. DeVita, Jr., MD, director of the Yale
Cancer Center, has been honored with the 1995 Durham City of Medicine
The award program was established in 1988 by the City of Durham,
NC, to recognize internationally renown medical scientists and
organizations whose contributions to medicine have profoundly
improved the health and welfare of millions of people. Recipients
include five Nobel Laureates in Medicine.
Dr. DeVita, who served as director of the National Cancer Institute
for 8 years, has been a leader in the war against cancer for the
past 30 years. His ground-breaking research in multidrug chemotherapy
regimens to treat cancer has provided a cure for Hodgkin's disease
and other lymphomas.