Death of Elwood Jensen

1920 - December 16, 2012
Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati professor nominated for Nobel dies
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AMANDA LEE MYERS, The Associated Press

CINCINNATI (AP) — Elwood Jensen, an award-winning University of Cincinnati professor nominated for the Nobel Prize for medicine for work that opened the door to advances in fighting cancer, has died of pneumonia. He was 92.

Jensen died Sunday, the university announced Thursday. He was nominated multiple times for the Nobel Prize for his discovery of hormone receptors while at the University of Chicago in the 1950s and 1960s.

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