This month’s Pride celebration comes at a bittersweet moment in our history, as we as a nation struggle with the global pandemic of COVID-19 and with the ongoing protests for Black Lives. We remember this quote from Marsha P. Johnson, “No pride for some of us without liberation for all of us.” We know that the LGBTQ+ community has come a long way in the last few years in terms of rights, but we recognize the struggle continues. We would like to celebrate our LGBTQ+ students and alumni, and recognize their achievements in science as well as their active participation in our community.
In 1941, cancer researcher Charles B. Huggins treated patients suffering from advanced prostate cancer by removing the hormone the cancers needed to grow. Hormonal treatment has since become a mainstay of care for several types of cancer, including breast and gynecological cancers.