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...
"Thanks to the hard work, commitment, and compassion of scientists, researchers, and organizations like the Cancer Research Foundation, there is renewed hope for discovering better treatments and eventually a cure for cancer.
I commend all of you for your outstanding contributions to the field of cancer research. For five decades, your commitment to the crusade against cancer has given hope and comfort to people across the nation."
Former President of the United States
May 05, 1997