Welcome to the companion Web site to "Cancer Warrior," originally broadcast on
February 27, 2001. The program follows the extraordinary odyssey of
surgeon-turned-researcher Dr. Judah Folkman, who, together with colleagues at
Children's Hospital in Boston, has spent over 30 years searching for ways to
curb cancer by cutting off blood flow to tumors. Here's what you'll find
Plus a Teacher's Guide.
A Tribute to Dr. Folkman
Judah Folkman passed away in January 2008. Read a remembrance from "Cancer Warrior" producer Nancy Linde.
Dr. Folkman Speaks
In these compelling interview clips from the footage shot for "Cancer
Warrior," hear Judah Folkman talk about the ground-breaking discoveries that
he and his team have made over the years.
Cancer Caught on Video
Follow a video chronicle of cancer growth and angiogenesis (birth of new blood
vessels) in these through-a-microscope videos shot by Dr. Ann Chambers and her
colleagues at the University of Western Ontario.
Designing Clinical Trials
In this excerpt from Dr. Folkman's War: Angiogenesis and the Defeat of
Cancer (Random House, 2001), veteran science writer Robert Cooke offers a
cogent summary of the clinical trials of angiogenesis inhibitors that began in
How Cancer Grows (Hot Science)
This interactive feature lets you follow the progression of a malignant tumor
as it advances from a single cell to a grape-sized growth that spreads to
distant locations within the body.
From the chance discovery of quinine as a malaria treatment in the
17th century to Alexander Fleming's accidental encounter with
penicillium mold in 1928, some of medicine's most important advances have
occurred through serendipity. Read about seven of them here.
This expanded list of Web sites and other resources includes cancer treatments
and a detailed list of Frequently Asked Questions written by Susan Connors,
Folkman's patient-liaison specialist.
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