Hugues de Thé, Professor at Collège de France, Paris, Chair Cellular and Molecular Oncology
2018’s Sjöberg Prize awarded for unique treatment that cures a once fatal cancer. The Sjöberg Prize 2018, worth one million US dollars, is awarded to cancer researchers Zhu Chen, Anne Dejean and Hugues de Thé. They have succeeded in curing one of the deadliest forms of cancer using a unique treatment method that is based on arsenic and retinoic acid. This method shows how cancer treatment is becoming more targeted as we learn more about the mechanisms responsible for the disease.