Fred W. Stewart

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Fred W. Stewart (1894-1991) was an American surgical pathologist[1] who was chief of pathology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Stewart was a friend of Cornelius P. Rhoads, who later became the director of Memorial Sloan-Kettering. Stewart, as "Ferdie," was the addressee of a controversial letter penned by Rhoads. Stewart also served as acting director of Memorial in 1944 while Rhoads was in the military.[2] In 1947, while Rhoads was director of Memorial, Stewart received a grant of $30,000 for cancer pathology and other teaching. This was part of the largest aggregation of Federal cancer grants ever given to a single institution at that time, a total of $142,550.[3]

In the 1940s, while at Memorial Hospital (which later merged with Sloan-Kettering), Stewart studied breast cancer with Frank W. Foote, Jr.[4]

Stewart-Treves syndrome, one of the classical sarcoma syndromes, was first described by Stewart and Norman Treves in 1948, in the first issue of the Cancer journal.[5] Stewart was the editor of Cancer until 1961, when he was replaced by John W. Berg.[6]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Tumors of the Breast, 1950
  • "Lymphangiosarcoma in postmastectomy lymphedema. A report of six cases in elephantiasis chirurgica." Cancer, 1948
  • "Occupational and Post-Traumatic Cancer," Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, No. 23, 1947.
  • "Lobular carcinoma in situ: a rare form of mammary cancer." The American Journal of Pathology, 1941
  • The Fundamental Pathology of Infectious Myxomatosis. Am J Cancer 1931;15:2013-2028.
  • "The Diagnosis of Tumors by Aspiration" Am J Pathol. 1933; 9(Suppl): 801–812.3.
  • "RADIOSENSITIVITY OF TUMORS." December 1933 Arch Surg. 1933;27(6):979.
  • The Production, Pathology, and Treatment of Typel Pneumococcal Meningitis in Dogs. Waverly Press, 1927
  • Experimental Pneumoccoccal Meningitis in Rabbits. 1927


  1. ^ Lymph Node Cytopathology. Stefan E. Pambuccian, Ricardo H. Bardales. 2010
  2. ^ "Hospital Praised For Cancer Work." The New York Times. May 7, 1944
  3. ^ "New York Hospital Gets Cancer Grant." The New York Times, December 13, 1947
  4. ^ The Breast Cancer Wars: Hope, Fear, and the Pursuit of a Cure in Twentieth Century. Barron H. Lerner. 2010
  5. ^ Management of Soft Tissue Sarcoma. Murray F. Brennan, Cristina R. Antonescu, Robert G. Maki 2013
  6. ^ "Cancer Society Names Editor." The New York Times, October 8, 1961.