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Cancer pioneer Judah Folkman, MD, dies at 74

DF/HCC member and cancer research pioneer Judah Folkman, MD, passed away on Jan. 14.  Folkman originated the groundbreaking idea that angiogenesis is central to the development and growth of tumors.Today, at least 50 angiogenesis inhibitors are in clinical trials around the world, and more than 1,000 laboratories in universities and industry are conducting angiogenesis research.

Children's Hospital Boston now has a section on their website entitled, "Remembering Judah Folkman: A Bright Light," which gives more information about the life, research, and legacy of Folkman, as well as a section where individuals can share their memories of this visionary doctor.

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