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Mesothelioma Researcher Receives Honorary Princeton Degree

A retired Princeton researcher who has worked to improve the lives of thousands of people with mesothelioma has been awarded an honorary degree from Princeton University. Edward Taylor, PhD, has been a part of the Princeton faculty since 1954 and has authored more than 450 scientific papers and served as editor of several respected science journals. Named a Hero of Chemistry by the American Chemical Society, Dr. Taylor is the inventor of the anti-cancer drug Alimta, the first drug to be approved by the FDA specifically for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Mesothelioma strikes as many as 3000 Americans annually and is caused almost exclusively by workplace exposure to fibers of the mineral asbestos. Mesothelioma is an extremely aggressive … Continue reading Mesothelioma Researcher Receives Honorary Princeton Degree »