Edmund Klein

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Edmund Klein
Education University of London
University of Toronto
Medical career
Profession Medical Doctor
Field Dermatology
Institutions Roswell Park Cancer Institute
University at Buffalo
Notable prizes 1972 Lasker Award

Edmund Klein (1922-1999) was an American dermatologist. He was a research professor at the University at Buffalo and served as chief of dermatology at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Klein developed a topical treatment for skin cancer with 5-fluorouracil, developed one of the first effective treatments for Kaposi’s sarcoma, and was amongst the first to clinically explore the use of lymphocytes to help cancer patients. He won the 1972 Lasker Award.