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Nancy Hall Colburn Farrell ’63

Nancy, a biochemist who influenced the field of cancer prevention, died March 16, 2020.

Nancy received a biochemistry Ph.D. from the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, University of Wisconsin, and taught at universities before beginning a 36-year career at the National Cancer Institute. She considered her greatest accomplishments to be the discovery and validation of two new molecular targets for cancer prevention: tumor-suppressing translation inhibitor Pdcd4 and oncogenic transcription factor AP-1. 

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