Emil J Freireich, M.D., Oral History Interview Session 01, October 5, 2011

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Emil J Freireich, M.D., Oral History Interview Session 01, October 5, 2011

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Topics Covered:

  • Personal and educational background
  • Research: the continuous flow-blood separator; innovations in chemotherapy
  • Collaboration with Dr. Emil Frei, III
  • Building the research culture and training researchers at MD Anderson
  • History of cancer medicine, clinical research, translational research and education
  • MD Anderson presidents and the history and expansion of MD Anderson

Publication Date

10-5-2011

Publisher

The Historical Resources Center, The Research Medical Library, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

City

Houston, Texas

Disciplines

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Oncology | Oral History

About the Interview

Dr. Emil J Freireich (b. 16 March 1927, in Chicago, Illinois) came to MD Anderson in 1965 to serve as Chief of Research (Hematology) in the Department of Development Therapeutics.

Dr. Freireich is best known for developing an effective treatment for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia, effectively curing that disease. Very early his research proved value of combination therapies. He served as head of Developmental Therapeutics from 1972-1983, when he became Chairman of the Department of Hematology. Since 1985, he has served as Director of the Adult Leukemia Research Program.

Emil J Freireich, M.D., Oral History Interview Session 01, October 5, 2011

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