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Judah Folkman

Judah Folkman is no more. He was the man who pioneered the idea of angiogenesis as an essential condition for tumour cells to survive and proliferate, and hinted at possible cancer cures that would result from targeting tumour angiogenesis. In my opinion, especially considering the current proliferation of therapies that are doing just this, he deserved the Nobel Prize. He was at my university a couple of months ago as part of a symposium. Because of some prior commitments, I could not attend his talk. Now I wish I had. Cancer Cell has an informative obituary.

Also cross-posted on Excursions

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