Judah Folkman Interview Excerpts

  • By Susan K. Lewis
  • Posted 07.01.08
  • NOVA scienceNOW

In these highlights from interviews conducted for the 2001 NOVA program "Cancer Warrior," Dr. Judah Folkman reflects on whether it's easier to be a physician or a researcher, addresses why drugs that work in mice often fail in humans, and expresses his hopes for angiogenesis treatments. Folkman once said, "Science goes where you imagine it," and he was a man driven by imagination.

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Renowned cancer researcher Judah Folkman talks about riding the "fine line between persistence and obstinacy," and more.


Original interview produced by
Nancy Linde


Courtesy Children's Hospital Boston

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