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Cancer

  1. 1951

    World’s first non-commercial cobalt-60 therapy unit went into operation at the University of Saskatchewan

  2. 1951

    The December 15th issue of Nature contained the first formal publication with the details of cobalt therapy

  3. 1954

    Dr. Charles Beer joined Noble’s research team

  4. 1958

    Beer and Nobel successfully isolated “vinblastine”

  5. 1960

  6. 1965

    Along with Samuel Freedman, a noted allergist and immunologist, Dr. Phil Gold published the ground-breaking discovery of CEA

  7. 1970

  8. 1976

    Dr. Gold established and became the inaugural director of the McGill Cancer Centre

  9. 1980

  10. 1990

  11. 2000

  12. 2004

    Tak Wah Mak became Director of the Campbell Family for Breast Cancer Research Institute at the Princess Margaret Hospital

  13. 2009

    Marco Marra and his team became the first to publish a genomic study of breast cancer and its metastasis

  14. 2010

  15. 2020

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