Leonard Anthony Price

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 23 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:740

Oncologist whose chemotherapy research promised better survival rates with fewer side effects

Len Price trained in medical oncology at the Royal Marsden Hospital and was senior lecturer at the Institute of Cancer Research from 1973 to 1980. Working with Bridget Hill he showed that the antileukaemic drug DDMP—a diaminopyrimidine derivative of the antimalarial pyrimethamine—discarded on account of toxicity to bone marrow, was an effective and safe treatment for solid …

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