Charles Brenton Huggins

Charles Brenton Huggins

Born: September 22, 1901

Died: January 12, 1997

Nationality: Canadian

Occupation: Scientist

Biography: Charles Brenton Huggins was a Canadian-born American physician and physiologist and cancer researcher at the University of Chicago specializing in prostate cancer. He was awarded the 1966 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for discovering that hormones could be used to control the spread of some cancers. This was the first discovery that showed that cancer could be controlled by chemicals.