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Sidney Farber

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Siddartha Mukherjee on Sidney Farber | Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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Pioneers, Leaders, Visionaries | Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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The Lasker Foundation today presented its two medical research awards to Dr Sidney Farber and Dr Geo

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Childhood Cancer: Research at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

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Sidney Farber: Declaring the War on Cancer

Sidney Farber was an American pediatric pathologist. He is regarded as the father of modern chemotherapy for his work using folic acid antagonists to combat leukemia, which led to the development of other chemotherapeutic agents against other malignancies. Farber was also active in cancer research advocacy and fundraising, most notably through his establishment of the Jimmy Fund, a foundation dedicated to pediatric research in childhood cancers. The Dana–Farber Cancer Institute is named after him.
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