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J Assoc Genet Technol. 2011;37(1):5-10.

The Philadelphia chromosome: celebration of the 50th anniversary of its discovery.

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Center for Cancer Research National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health at Bethesda, MD.

Abstract

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of its discovery, Tuesday, September 28, 2010 was declared "Philadelphia Chromosome Day" by Mayor Michael Nutter of the City of Philadelphia. On that day, the Fox Chase Cancer Center hosted the "Philadelphia Chromosome Symposium: Past, Present and Future" at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, located just a few blocks from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. The symposium was conceived by Joseph R. Testa, PhD, who also served as scientific organizer for the event. The symposium included sessions on the discovery and molecular characterization of the abnormality and the development of a successful treatment for chronic granulocytic leukemia. Honored guests included Dr. Peter Nowell, Dr. Janet Rowley, and Mrs. David (Alice) Hungerford.

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