Folkman, Cancer Research Pioneer, Dies at 74

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Dr. Judah Folkman, a cancer researcher known for his groundbreaking work on angiogenesis, has died at the age of 74. Angiogenesis involved cutting off the blood supply to cancer cells. Folkman's work cured the disease in mice, and though it didn't succeed in humans, it did spur new cancer treatments.

Dr. David Nathan, a former colleague of Folkman's and president emeritus of the Dana Farber Cancer Center and physician-in-chief emeritus at Children's Hospital in Boston, talks with Melissa Block.



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