Beatrice Mintz, Groundbreaking Cancer Researcher, Dies at 100

She found that nearby tissue could help tame tumor cells more gently than radiation or chemotherapy, paving the way for new therapies.

Beatrice Mintz, Groundbreaking Cancer Researcher, Dies At 100

The New York Times – by Katharine Q. Seelye

Beatrice Mintz, a cancer researcher whose many groundbreaking discoveries included the crucial finding that certain cancerous cells could be tamed by contact with normal neighboring cells, without the use of harsh treatments like chemotherapy and radiation, died on Jan. 3 at her home in Elkins Park, Pa., near Philadelphia. She was 100.

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