Janet Rowley

 

 

 

Age: 88

 

Summary: pioneering cancer genetics researcher who had spent most of her career at the University of Chicago, where she also earned her medical degree and conducted landmark research with leukemia in the 1970's linking cancer with genetic abnormalities in a work that led to targeted drug treatment for leukemia.

 

 

Cause of Death: Ovarian cancer

 

Born: April 5, 1925

 

Died: December 17, 2013

 

Location: Chicago, Illinois