Sidney Farber


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Farber, Sidney

(1903–73) oncologist; born in Buffalo, N.Y. He began as a pathologist at the Children's Hospital in Boston and taught at Harvard (1929). His life's work revolved around cancer therapy, research, and patient care. In 1947 he founded the Children's Cancer Research Foundation (now, in his honor, the Dana-Farber Cancer Center) and achieved the first remissions in childhood leukemia by using chemotherapy.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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In February 1948, Sidney Farber, a pathologist at Harvard Medical School, began experiments with the antifolate drug aminopterin.
After studying for a degree at Churchill College, Cambridge, and a DPhil at Lincoln College, Oxford, he trained at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in London and the Sidney Farber (now Dana-Farber) Cancer Institute in Boston, US, before returning to the UK to work at the ICR.
Part One emphasized the historical roles of the Harvard pathologist Sidney Farber and the philanthropist Mary Woodard Lasker, to both of whom I shall return.
For instance, in 2010 Giant-Carlisle received a national award from the Department of Agriculture for its leadership efforts in fighting hunger, while Stop & Shop received the Sidney Farber Medical Research Award from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for its financial contributions to cancer research, prevention and care.