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The Martin D. Abeloff Professorship in Oncology

AbeloffMartinMARTIN D. ABELOFF, A&S 1963, Med 1966, joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1972. He served as director of the Cancer Center from 1992 until his death in 2007.

Throughout his career, Dr. Abeloff was deeply committed to translational research, the transfer of research findings from the laboratory to the clinic. His personal research interests were in the study of treatment for breast cancer and lung cancer. He was responsible for the development of the solid tumor clinical research programs in the Oncology Center in the early 1970s, and played a leadership role in the development of broad-based research programs in solid tumors, hematologic malignancies, and in cancer prevention and control.