Janet Rowley

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Janet Rowley

Rowley at the White House in August 2009
Born April 5, 1925(1925-04-05)
New York City
Died December 17, 2013(2013-12-17) (aged 88)
Chicago, Illinois
Known for Identified chromosomal translocation as the cause of leukemia and other cancers

Janet Davison Rowley (April 5, 1925 - December 17, 2013)[1] was an American geneticist. She was the first scientist to identify a chromosomal translocation as the cause of leukemia and other cancers in humans.

Rowley died at the age of 88 from complications of ovarian cancer.[1]

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