“Can I do more?”
Further research confirmed the effectiveness of this procedure and pointed the way to future projects. Between 1959 and 1964, Dr. Huggins and his colleagues in Chicago extended their research to mammary tumours and their relationship to body estrogen levels. Dr. Huggins was a scientist’s scientist who passed his enthusiasm and delight in discovery onward to a whole new generation of medical researchers.
Besides receiving many national and academic honours, he served as Chancellor of Acadia University (1972-1979) and was honoured in 1966 with the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology.