Charles Brenton Huggins

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Charles Brenton Huggins
Charles Brenton Huggins
Charles Brenton Huggins
Born September 22, 1901
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Died January 12, 1997
Chicago, Illinois
Citizenship United States
Nationality Canada
Fields physiology
Institutions University of Chicago
Alma mater Acadia University
Harvard University
Known for prostate cancer
hormones
Notable awards Nobel prize medal.svg 1966 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine


Overview

Dr. Charles Brenton Huggins (September 22, 1901January 12, 1997) was a Canadian-born American physician and physiologist and cancer researcher at the University of Chicago specializing in prostate cancer. He and Peyton Rous were awarded the 1966 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for discovering that hormones could be used to control the spread of some cancers. This was the first discovery that showed that cancer could be controlled by chemicals.

Dr. Huggins was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He graduated from Acadia University with a BA in 1920. He then went on to study at Harvard University and received his MD in 1924. He died in Chicago, Illinois.

References

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