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Janet Rowley

Janet Rowley*

Cancer Genetics Pioneer

Janet Rowley, M.D., a cancer genetics pioneers who spent her career at the University of Chicago, in 1972 made a revolutionary breakthrough regarding the cause of leukemia and other cancers. Her discovery helped open the door to new prevention and treatment methods. In 2009, she was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

“I truly believe that most people don’t give luck enough credit. It plays an enormous role in our lives.”

*Patricia Rowley died in December 2013, 23 months after she was interviewed for this book.