CHARLES HUGGINS. Photograph inscribed and signed: “For Mr Kulick and/his Science Class at/Southern High School/With best wishes/Charles Huggins/Nobel Laureate”. B/w, 5×7. Huggins (1901-1997), of the University of Chicago, conducted research on prostate cancer, changing the way scientists regarded the behavior of all cancer cells. By showing that cancer cells were not autonomous and self perpetuating, as previously believed, but were dependent on chemical signals, such as hormones, to grow and survive, and that depriving cancer cells of those signals could restore the health of patients with widespread metastases, Dr. Huggins provided an immense stimulus to research on cancer chemotherapy. He also founded the renowned Ben May Laboratory for Cancer Research at the University of Chicago. In 1966, Dr. Huggins received the Nobel Prize (shared with virologist Peyton Rous) for his research on the relationship between hormones and prostate cancer. The Nobel Committee noted that his work had “already given many years of an active and useful life to patients with advanced cancer.” Fine condition. – Please contact us if you have any questions or require additional information. HFSID 100722
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