Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Judah folkman passed away

The famous cancer researcher was the first one to popularize the idea that tumour growth is dependent on blood vessel growth and that anti-angiogenic therapy could someday transform cancer into a manageable chronic disease like diabetes. He passed away at age 74, from a heart attack. He'll never get to see if this type of therapy will be successful, or have a chance to get a well-deserved (in my opinion) Nobel.


Rob said...

For those who don't know much about him here is a link to a NOVA program about Folkman and his work.