Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Trailblazers in Black History: Jane Cooke Wright

In 1952, Dr. Wright became director of the Cancer Research Foundation at Harlem Hospital - a position that had been held by her father. In 1955 she became an associate professor and Director of Cancer Research at New York University Medical Center. 

Dr. Wright's pioneering research work focused on investigating the effects of various drugs on cancerous tumors.
Her work advanced the science of chemotherapy - especially in the treatment of breast and skin cancer. Over her career, Dr. Wright published over 75 papers on cancer chemotherapy. 

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Source: http://www.african-american-scientists.com

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