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Cancer & Black history month




Dr. Jane C. Wright is an African American woman who made significant contributions to cancer research. She was a pioneering oncologist and researcher known for her work in chemotherapy. Dr. Wright conducted groundbreaking research on the use of chemotherapy drugs to treat cancer, particularly in relation to breast and skin cancer.


In the 1940s and 1950s, Dr. Wright developed a method for testing the effectiveness of various chemotherapy drugs on cancer cells grown in culture. This technique, known as the "Wright Method," allowed for more targeted and personalized treatment approaches. Her research laid the foundation for modern chemotherapy practices.


Dr. Wright also played a crucial role in establishing the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and served as its first African American female president in 1984. She received numerous awards and honors throughout her career, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007.


Dr. Jane C. Wright's contributions to cancer research have had a lasting impact on the field and have helped improve treatment options for cancer patients.

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