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...
"I owe a great deal to the Cancer Research Foundation for giving me a head start. This financial help made the difference between my getting a fast and successful start, and my other wise struggling to obtain the necessary funds to get my research program started."Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology and Human Genetics University of Chicago
April 30, 2010