Charles Brenton Huggins

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Huggins, Charles Brenton


Born Sept. 22, 1901, in Halifax, Canada. American surgeon and oncologist. Member of the American National Academy of Sciences (1949).

Huggins became a professor of surgery at the University of Chicago in 1936. He was director of the Ben May Laboratory for Cancer Research from 1951 to 1969. Huggins’ use of female sex hormones to treat cancer of the prostate gland marked the beginning of hormone therapy and fostered the development of chemotherapy for cancer. Huggins was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1966.


“Studies in Prostatic Cancer.” Cancer Research, 1941, vol. 1, no. 4. (With C. V. Hodges.)


Hartmann, H. Lexikon der Nobelpreisträger. Frankfurt-Berlin, 1967.
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