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Angela Brodie, breast cancer research pioneer credited with saving the lives of thousands, dies at 92

Angela Brodie, breast cancer research pioneer credited with saving the lives of thousands, dies at 92

Angela Hartley Brodie, a scientist whose research improved treatments for breast cancer and was credited with helping save the lives of thousands of women, has died of complication from Parkinson’s disease. She was 82.

The English-born biochemist and pharmacologist did work that helped prolong the lives of breast cancer patients by inhibiting the disease's path in women whose tumors had failed to shrink after undergoing conventional treatments.

"Dr. Angela Brodie's impact on the treatment of breast cancer has been unparalleled. It is because of her work that a disease that was once almost a certain death sentence can now, for many, be successfully treated and...

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