Charles B. Huggins, M.D.
The Cancer Research Foundation's Early Grants
At the age of 26, Dr. Charles Huggins became one of the original faculty members at the University fo Chicago School of Medicine when it opened in 1927. Dr. Huggins intended to become a surgeon. Instead, early in his career, he was seduced by the excitement of scientific discovery, facinated by his "Queen of the Sciences," urology.
In the 1940s and 50s, Dr. Huggins received support the Cancer Research Foundation. Dr. Huggins became one of the giants of the University of Chicago medical faculty, the leading urologist of is day. In 1966, Dr. Huggins was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology for his discovery of a new principal, hormonal treatment of prostate cancer. More information on Dr. Huggin's life and discoveries...
The Cancer Research Foundation has focused attention on cancer and raised money for life-giving research. We...pay tribute to the scientists who have dedicated themselves to finding a cure and to meet the young researchers who are the next generation of fighters against this disease. The message we send today is that those who suffer from cancer are not alone and that together we can work toward a solution."Richard M. Daley
Mayor, City of Chicago
May 20, 1997