Fond Remembrance of Folkman

Recalling the generosity of spirit and dedication to patients that makes Dr. Judah Folkman's passing such a loss for all who knew him
Children's Hospital Boston

Three years ago I was interviewing Dr. Judah Folkman, considered by many to be the father of a groundbreaking cancer treatment known as anti-angiogenesis. Folkman had first theorized in the 1960s that blocking angiogenesis, the term given to blood vessel growth, would starve cancer tumors to death. The ideas were widely dismissed at the time, but came to the fore with the release of Genentech's (DNA) Avastin, the first anti-angiogenesis drug to reach the market.

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