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My son was diagnosed in January 2016 with CML. Thank you for saving his life. Your research will continue to save lives for years to come!


Posted by: Carol Hagen - Torrance, CA   Jan 03, 2017

January 3, 2017

We have only just now learned of Peter's death and send our condolences and warm sympathy to his family and dear friends. Like Janet Finan, who has also written her message, we knew Peter and Janet too, through our work in genetics with Peter and Janet and other colleagues at Penn.
Peter was one of the finest and most beloved of our colleagues at Penn and we rec'd our last Christmas note from his family just before Christmas.

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Posted by: Carlo and Kay Croce and Huebner - Columbus, OH   Jan 03, 2017

A great inspiration for me to enter into science and work on chromosome aberrations in genetic diseases including cancer. Philadelphia chromosome was reported in the year I was born (1960). It was in my maters degree program learned about the remarkable discovery within 4 years after the identification of correct number of human chromosomes as 46 in the pre-banding era. Dr. Nowell and Hungerford made a remarkable discovery which benefits thousands of patients suffering from chronic myeloid leukemia. History will remember Dr. Nowell forever as long as humans exits on this planet. Bravo Dr. Nowell.


Posted by: Nallasivam Palanisamy - Ann Arbor, MI   Jan 03, 2017

I had the honor and pleasure of working for and with Dr Nowell for 34 years. He was one of the very finest people I have ever known as a boss, mentor and true friend. I will miss one of the most important people in my life. My husband Marty joins me in extending sympathy to his family. His was truly a life well lived.


Posted by: Janet Finan - Ft. Myers, FL   Dec 30, 2016

I was greatly influenced by Dr Nowell's intelligence, generosity, and wonderful demeanor. It was an honor to have known him.


Posted by: Daniel Sabath - Seattle, WA   Dec 29, 2016

Condolences to my cousins and families.
Peace be with you all


Posted by: Jane Lee Kolasinski - Terrell, NC   Dec 29, 2016

The world has lost a great man who touched the lives of many. Wishes for peace and comfort to The Nowell Family


Posted by: Jonni Moore - Philadelphia, PA   Dec 28, 2016

I wanted to express my deepest sympathy in the passing of your father. I was lucky enough to work for him at the University of Pennsylvania. The world is a better place because of Dr. Nowell. I am truly gratefully to be able to say I worked for him.


Posted by: Honore Santore-Strauser - Philadelphia, PA - Coworker   Dec 28, 2016