Sidney Farber

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Sidney Farber (1903–1973)

A pioneer of modern chemotherapy, Sidney Farber was among the first to use chemicals to kill cancer cells, focusing initially on leukemia in children. His cancer clinic at the Children’s Hospital in Boston was one of the first of its kind.  In the mid-​​1970s, Farber joined forces with Mary Lasker to spearhead a national “War on Cancer.”