Death of Dr. Janet Rowley

April 5, 1925 - December 17, 2013
Chicago, Illinois | Age 88

Cancer genetics pioneer dies at 88
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CHICAGO (AP) — Dr. Janet Rowley, a pioneer in cancer genetics research, has died at age 88.

Rowley spent most of her career at the University of Chicago, where she also obtained her medical degree. She died Tuesday of ovarian cancer complications at her home nearby, the university said in a statement.

Rowley conducted landmark research with leukemia in the 1970s, linking cancer with genetic abnormalities — work that led to targeted drug treatment for...

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