OVIEDO, Spain, June 16 (UPI) -- Spain awarded its Prince of Asturias Prize for Scientific Research Wednesday to an international team of cancer experts, EFE reported.
The recipients are Judah Folkman, Bert Vogelstein and Robert A. Weinberg of the United States, Britain's Tony Hunter and Joan Masague Sole.
The jury, headed by Spanish biologist Julio Rodriguez Villanueva, selected the group of five from among 45 candidates.
British naturalist Jane Goodall, who has dedicated most of her adult life to studying the social behavior of chimpanzees, won the science award last year.
The scientific research award is the second of eight Prince of Asturias honors to be bestowed this year, after Italian writer Claudio Magris was awarded the one for literature June 11.
Spanish Crown Prince Felipe de Borbon, after whom the awards are named, will hand out the awards in October at a ceremony in the northern Spanish city of Oviedo, capital of Asturias.
The prize carries a cash grant of $61,000 and a sculpture by Spanish artist Joan Miro.