The Rabson-Kirschstein photo archive
Alan Rabson and Ruth Kirschstein photo archive
By Cancer History Project | June 14, 2021
Alan Rabson and Ruth Kirschstein came to NIH together and became a graceful power couple. Kirschstein would become a key contributor to the development of a safe and effective polio vaccine and the first woman director of a major institute at the NIH. At one point, Rabson served as acting NCI director and Ruth as acting NIH director (The Cancer Letter, Oct. 5, 2001).
Celebrating research milestones
NEW: Hope for Childhood Cancers
By Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey | June 15, 2021
As the Cancer History Project looks backwards to examine the breakthroughs, here is a collection of key records:
Brian Druker and the development of Gleevec: Deciphering Cancer
By Lasker Foundation
Leukemia: FDA Approves First CAR T Cell Therapy for Leukemia
By Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Bone marrow transplant: Pioneering Discovery To Curing Patients
By Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center
Breast cancer: When Bernie Fisher refused to grovel
By The Cancer Letter
Endometrial cancer and immunotherapy: “Working Backward”
By Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Helen Coley Nauts: The Woman Who Resurrected Cancer Immunotherapy
By Cancer Research Institute
Jim Allison: Breakthrough (Feature Film)
By Jim Allison: Breakthrough
Cancer Progress Timeline
By The GOG Foundation, Inc. and GOG Partners | June 17, 2021
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