Scientists and Breakthroughs

Damon Runyon scientists have made many of the most important cancer research breakthroughs of the last century:

  • First to demonstrate that a virus can cause cancer
  • First to cure a solid tumor with chemotherapy
  • First to prove the connection between smoking and cancer
  • First to find a cancer-causing gene
  • Discovered BRCA1, a breast cancer gene
  • First to cure a patient exclusively with immunotherapy

...and the list goes on.

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