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Jewish Cancer Specialist Wins Lasker Medical Research Award

Dr. Sidney Farber of the Harvard Medical School has been named as a recipient of one of this year’s two Albert Lasker Medical Research Awards of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation. The other winner is Dr. George E. Palade of Rockefeller University. Each will receive $10,000 at presentation ceremonies tomorrow.

A pioneer in the chemical treatment of cancer, Dr. Farber will receive the award for a number of achievements, including the discovery of actinomycin D as an effective antibiotic against a form of cancer known as Wilms’ tumor; and the discovery that aminopterin and methotrexate are effective in checking acute leukemia