This was the first discovery that showed that cancer could be controlled by chemicals. Charles Brenton Huggins (September 22 1901 – January 12 1997) was a Canadian-born American physician and physiologist and cancer researcher at the University of Chicago specializing in prostate cancer. He was awarded the 1966 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for discovering that hormones could be used to control the spread of some cancers.
He then went on to study at Harvard University and received his MD degree in 1924. Huggins was born in Halifax Nova Scotia Canada. He died in Chicago Illinois.