Joseph H. Burchenal
Joseph H. Burchenal, MD (December 21, 1912 – March 8, 2006) was an American oncologist, and a winner of the 1972 Albert Lasker Award for Medical Research for his work on developing a chemotherapy for Burkitt's lymphoma. His research with George Hitchings and Gertrude Elion led to the creation of the leukemia treatment mercaptopurine. He worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and was a member of the presidential panel that initiated the U.S. federal government's War on Cancer. Burchenal died in Hanover New Hampshire on March 8, 2006. He was 93 years old.
- Elizabeth Burchenal, authority on American folk dance that received an honorary degree by Boston University for Doctor of Science in Physical Education.
- Staff, ASCO. February 24, 2014 Oncology Luminaries: Dr. Joseph Burchenal (1912-2006)
- Katherine Bouton for the New York Times. January 29, 1989 The Nobel Pair
- Mukherjee, Siddhartha (2010). The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer. New York. p. 184. ISBN 978-1439170915.
- Jeremy Pearce for the New York Times. March 16, 2006 Dr. Joseph H. Burchenal, 93, Who Devised Cancer-Drug Therapy, Dies
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