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Jane C. Wright
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Born (1919-11-20)November 20, 1919
Died February 19, 2013(2013-02-19) (aged 93)
Nationality American
Education Smith College
New York Medical College
Known for Development of chemotherapies; Co-founder of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Scientific career
Fields Oncology
Institutions Harlem Hospital Cancer Research Center
New York University
New York Medical College

Jane Cooke Wright (also known as "Jane Jones" or "Mrs Jane Jones") (November 20, 1919 – February 19, 2013) was a pioneering cancer researcher and surgeon noted for her contributions to chemotherapy. In particular, Wright is credited with developing the technique of using human tissue culture rather than laboratory mice to test the effects of potential drugs on cancer cells. She also pioneered the use of the drug methotrexate to treat breast cancer and skin cancer (mycosis fungoids). Wright grew up in a medical dynasty and had many privileges that allowed her to obtain many successes in the medical field.

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