May 10, 1988 |
If Baruch S. Blumberg were not a Nobel Prize winner, his research methods might seem a bit eccentric. Whenever he travels, the 62-year-old scientist scours dilapidated parking lots, muddy riverbanks and overgrown jungles in search of obscure plants used in folk medicines. He has trekked in the Himalayas of Nepal, hiked in tiger- infested forests in India and foraged for weeds in remote areas of Canada, France and Korea. "Some might see this as a bit quirky," Blumberg said during an interview at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Northeast Philadelphia.
June 22, 1988 |
Baruch S. Blumberg, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, will become head of an Oxford University college where he once studied and taught, Fox Chase officials said yesterday. Blumberg, 62, will take over as master at Balliol College in Oxford, England, in October 1989 after the current master, Anthony Kenny, steps down. He will continue his affiliation with Fox Chase as a senior scientist and collaborator on continuing research projects, officials said.
December 20, 1991 |
BLITZEN AND NIXON Looking for that elusive holiday gift for the friend who has everything? How about a T-shirt with a picture of former President Richard Nixon shaking hands with rock-and-roll king Elvis Presley? Or, for the sportsman, how about golf balls imprinted with Nixon's signature? These and other "exclusive originals" are available at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Birthplace in Yorba Linda, Calif. NO SWEAT Don't sweat it: The virus that causes AIDS is not passed on through perspiration, a new study has found.
January 13, 1996 |
Edward D. Lustbader, 49, a scientist who was a member of the research team at Fox Chase Cancer Center that helped identify the hepatitis B virus, died Thursday of cancer at Abington Hospital. The research helped win a Nobel Prize for Dr. Baruch S. Blumberg. Dr. Lustbader, a researcher specializing in biostatistics and general epidemiology who joined the Cancer Center in 1972, developed and used statistical methods to look for causes of cancer. "Ed had a very unusual and original mind, and was never satisfiedwith routine solutions," said Dr. Blumberg.
January 13, 1996 |
Dr. Edward D. Lustbader, a member of the Fox Chase Cancer Center research team that won the Nobel Prize for identifying the role that hepatitis B virus plays in cancer, died Thursday after a year-long battle against cancer. He was 49 and a resident of Maple Glen, Montgomery County. "Ed had a very unusual and original mind and was never satisfied with the routine solutions. He was constantly searching and finding individualized approaches to problems," recalled Nobel laureate Dr. Baruch S. Blumberg.
July 28, 1991 |
For the last five years, the Fox Chase Cancer Center of Northeast Philadelphia has been trying to bring South Jersey's Asian populations a message of life or death importance: They are at high risk for the incurable hepatitis B virus, which causes more than 80 percent of all liver cancer cases in the world. Through Asian churches, schools and local doctors, the cancer center has been encouraging Asian-Americans to go for free screening and check-ups at the Fox Chase center in Northeast Philadelphia.
August 2, 1990 |
A cure for some people suffering from hepatitis B, a deadly liver disease that affects more than 250 million people worldwide, has been discovered by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and 11 other medical centers. Daily injections of interferon alpha, a human protein manufactured through genetic-engineering techniques, eliminated all symptoms of hepatitis B in about one-third of the patients who were given interferon over a four-month period, the researchers found. In addition, all traces of the hepatitis B virus disappeared in about 10 percent of the people who were given the protein, according to the study, which is in today's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
February 23, 1988 |
It's unclear what happened. The birth was normal, mother and child were healthy. It was two months ago, nearly Christmas, and Hung Han Su, 32, now had a second son, Edward. Maybe his wife, Phunt Luong, forgot to say something to the doctors about the vaccination. They both are Chinese from Vietnam, and sometimes the English language is difficult. Maybe it was because her obstetrician was not there. When research physician Hie-Won Hann found out, she was annoyed. It was late January, five weeks after Edward was born.
May 24, 2013
By Helen Ouyang At age 33, I outlived my father this year. He died when he was only 32. I was 3 years old and my brother was 5. My father was diagnosed with liver cancer on Halloween. On Thanksgiving Day, my mother was a widow. He first complained of fatigue in September of that year. Then he noticed his urine was the color of tea. At first, no doctor at our local hospital in New Jersey could pinpoint the diagnosis. But as soon as my grandmother heard his symptoms, she knew he had liver cancer - she had already lost another son to the same disease.