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Title: Ludwik Gross Papers
Creator: Gross, Ludwik (1904-1999)
Dates: 1908-1999
Extent: 12 linear feet (10 boxes, 30 volumes)
Abstract:Personal papers of Ludwik Gross, Lasker-Award winning cancer research pioneer who proved that viruses could cause cancer in animals.
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• ... Personal papers of Ludwik Gross, Lasker-Award winning cancer research pioneer who proved that viruses could cause cancer in animals. ...
• ...s of Ludwik Gross, Lasker-Award winning cancer research pioneer who proved that viruses could cause cancer in animals. Pro ...
Biography
• ... Biographical Note Dr. Ludwik Gross published over 200 scientific papers on cancer and leukemia. His monograph Oncogenic Viruses (Pergamon Pres ...
• ...c Viruses (Pergamon Press, Oxford and New York), is considered a standard reference book in cancer research laboratories. He also published, in his early years, 2 books in Polish, written for ...
• ...ld of tumor virology in mammals and "laid the foundations for the subsequent discovery by others of cancer-inducing viruses in animals of various species ranging from rodents to primates". Gross conti ...
• ... worked at the Jewish Hospital and Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, where he developed an interest in cancer research. After serving in the army during World War II, he became chief of cancer research a ...
• ...d an interest in cancer research. After serving in the army during World War II, he became chief of cancer research at the Bronx VA Hospital. Dr. Gross received his M.D. degree in 1929 at the Ja ...
• ... residency at the St. Lazar Hospital in Krakow, he worked, with some interruptions, on experimental cancer immunity at the Pasteur Institute in Paris (1932-1939). In 1940, after the outbreak of the wa ...
• ...after the outbreak of the war, he immigrated to the United States where he continued his studies on cancer immunity at the Institute for Medical Research, and at both the Jewish Hospital and the Chris ...
• ...in, to the Veterans Administration Hospital in the Bronx, New York City. There he organized a small cancer research laboratory, while still in service, in 1945. At first, this laboratory consisted of ...
• ... laboratory consisted of only a single room, but Gross was later able to gradually expand it into a Cancer Research Unit. Gross remained head of this lab for the remainder of his career, well into the ...
• ...t the Sloan Kettering Memorial Center in New York City. In 1971 he received an appointment as Chief Cancer Research Professor of Medicine at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, of the City University of New ...
• ...neration to generation. Before his discovery, scientists had largely ignored the role of viruses in cancer, even though in 1908 researchers had suggested a viral cause by transmitting leukemia and sar ...
• ...n chickens. Also over the next 30 years, scientists experimented with transmitting a type of kidney cancer prevalent in New England lake frogs to other frogs, as well as transmitting breast cancer in ...
• ...of kidney cancer prevalent in New England lake frogs to other frogs, as well as transmitting breast cancer in mice via milk from mothers to their offspring. Long before his discovery, Dr Gross h ...
• ...tists would later develop vaccines against the feline leukemia virus in cats and Marek's disease, a cancer found in chickens. Gross's hypothesis that viruses could cause some human cancers was also la ...
• ...s of leukemia and lymphomas -- the Epstein-Barr virus, which is linked to Burkitt's lymphoma and to cancer of the nose and mouth, and the hepatitis B virus, which can cause liver cancer. Dr. Gross's r ...
• ...tt's lymphoma and to cancer of the nose and mouth, and the hepatitis B virus, which can cause liver cancer. Dr. Gross's research also influenced the discovery of the AIDS virus. Among the severa ...
• ...the Pasteur Silver Medal of the Pasteur Institute in Paris (1962), the WHO United Nations Prize for Cancer Research (1962), the Bertner Foundation Award (1963), the Special Virus Cancer Program Award ...
• ...ed Nations Prize for Cancer Research (1962), the Bertner Foundation Award (1963), the Special Virus Cancer Program Award of the National Cancer Institute (1972), the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Resear ...
• ...(1962), the Bertner Foundation Award (1963), the Special Virus Cancer Program Award of the National Cancer Institute (1972), the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award (1974), the Principal 1978 P ...
• ...fic accomplishments, he received the French Legion of Honor (1977). Dr. Gross died of stomach cancer in July of 1999 at the age of 94 Coll ...
Collection Scope and Content Note
• ...career of Ludwik Gross (1908-1999; 12 linear feet), best known for proving that viruses could cause cancer in animals. The biographical materials primarily document his many awards, most significantly ...
• .... DHEW publication; no. (NIH) 72-121, etc. Fraumeni, Joseph F. Persons at high risk of cancer: an approach to cancer etiology and control: proceedings of a conference Key Biscayne, Florid ...
• ... (NIH) 72-121, etc. Fraumeni, Joseph F. Persons at high risk of cancer: an approach to cancer etiology and control: proceedings of a conference Key Biscayne, Florida, December 10-12, 1974 ...
• ... Lepine, Pierre, Rage et Virus Rabique -- Problemes d'Aujourd'hui, 1966 Lepine, Pierre, Cancer et Virus, 1963 Lunger, Philip D., Isolation and Morphology of the Lucke Frog Kidn ...
• ...y of Adenovirus 12 Replication, 1967 Miner, Roy Waldo. "Viruses as Causative Agents in Cancer." Annals of New York Academy of Science. New York, July 10, 1952 McAleer, Williia ...
• ...Perspectives in virology, 6 Proceedings, annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research. Proceedings, annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Baltimore ...
• ... Proceedings, annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Baltimore, Published for Cancer Research, inc., and the American Assn. for Cancer Research by Waverly Pr v. 15-22; Mar. 1974- ...
• ...ty of Clinical Oncology. Baltimore, Published for Cancer Research, inc., and the American Assn. for Cancer Research by Waverly Pr v. 15-22; Mar. 1974-1981. Ramon. G., Notice sur les Travau ...
Contents List
Series 1: Personal and Biographical, 1933-1999   series
• ...series. On many occasions over the course of his career Dr. Gross was interviewed or discussed in a cancer research article. Also his own writings were reviewed or praised by other researchers. The se ...
• ... 1 6 Cancer Research Lab, 1945: : ...
Clippings, 1933-1999   subseries
• ... 1 24 Cancer Research, 1971: : ...
• ... 41 Who's Who Directory of Professionals and Resources in Cancer, 1984: : ...
Honors, 1953-1994   subseries
• ... 1 47 Cancer Research Institute, 1975: : ...
• ... 1 55 National Cancer Institute, 1972: : ...
• ... 1 60 Special Virus Cancer Award, 1972: : ...
Series 2: Correspondence, 1936-1999   series
• ...2 4 American Cancer Society, 1991-1993: : ...
Series 4: Subject Files, 1908-1998   series
• ... 4 11 American Cancer Society Statistics, 1979-1989: : ...
• ... 4 15 Breast Cancer, 1925-1926: : ...
• ... 4 32 National Cancer Institute, 1991: : ...
Series 5: Publications, 1930-1999   series
Journal Reprints, 1930-1999   subseries
• ... 5 22 American Association of Cancer Research Meeting, 1954-1970: : ...
• ... 5 23 International Cancer Congress, 1970: : ...
• ... volume Reprints on Experimental Cancer, 1932-1942: : ...
• ... 6 12 Vertical Epidemic of Cancer, part 3: Other Researchers, ...
Other Researchers, 1932-1981   subseries
• ... volume Reprints on Experimental Cancer, 1932-1942: : ...
• ... volume Decade of Discovery, Advances in Cancer Research [with unsigned note to Dr. Gross], 1971-198 ...
• ... volume Mathe, Georges. Dossier Cancer, 1976: : ...
Series 6: Photographs and Ephemera, 1930-1999   series
• ... 6 16 Auto-Inoculation of Human Cancer, 1930-1939: : ...