Three Weeks at Wabash: 'Passion is for Pros'  

One of the College’s most distinguished scientists, Dr. Tom Roberts ’70 visited Wabash to deliver the annual Haines Lecture in Biochemistry and to talk with faculty and students about Gleevec, the highly successful cancer drug developed from work in his lab at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard University, a drug that has made one form of cancer manageable with a pill a day.

Roberts began his talk for the general public with a reflection: ‘I’ve spent the last 30 years working on smart drugs; I should have been spending more time thinking about the economic implications of the smart drugs people like me and others have been working on.’ He took the next 40 minutes to do just that.

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