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Charles Brenton Huggins

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Charles B. Huggins Biography / Biography of Charles B. Huggins Anatomy and Physiology Biography (1305 words)
Charles B. Huggins was awarded the Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine in 1966 for his discovery in the 1930s of the role played by hormones in the onset and growth of prostate and breast cancer.
Charles Brenton Huggins, the oldest of two sons, was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to pharmacist Charles Edward and Bessie Marie (Spencer) Huggins.
Huggins was promoted to assistant professor in 1929, then to associate professor in 1933, the year he became an American citizen, and he attained the rank of full professor of surgery in 1936.
USRF - Charles B. Huggins, M.D. (1901-1997) (1579 words)
Huggins' research on prostate cancer changed forever the way scientists regarded the behavior of all cancer cells and for the first time brought hope to the prospect of treating advanced cancers.
Huggins was a pioneer in understanding the physiology and biochemistry of the male urogenital tract and was able to extend his findings from this field into many other areas.
Huggins married Margaret Wellman, a nurse at the University of Michigan, in 1927.
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