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Elwood V. Jensen

Elwood V. Jensen, PhD, is the John and Gladys Strauss Professor of Cancer Research at University of Cincinnati Medical Center's Vontz Center for Molecular Studies. In 2004 he received the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research for his research on estrogen receptors.

Jensen was born in Springfield, Ohio, in the United States, received his bachelor's degree from Wittenberg University in 1940 and PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Chicago in 1944. From 1947 Jensen studied steroid hormones at Chicago, where he isolated estrogen receptors and discovered their importance in breast cancer.


  • 1963, Honorary DSc, Wittenberg College
  • 1974, member of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 2002, Brinker International Award
  • 2004, Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research
  • 2005, Honorary MD, University of Athens
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