Meet Maud Slye, the first in our series on women who were nominated for the Nobel Prize but never won.
b. February 8, 1869 d. September 7, 1954
Year(s) nominated: 1923 by Albert Soiland
When Maud Slye began her work on the pathology of cancer, very few scientists believed that cancer was a genetic disease. Most experts thought that human cancers were either caused by viruses-like The Rous Sarcoma Virus, which had recently been implicated as the cause behind tumors in chickens, or a side-effect of rapid industrialization.
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