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R. Wayne Rundles (1911-1991)

Wayne Rundles, MD

R. Wayne Rundles, MD, PhD, made substantial contributions to cancer research and was a leader in the development of national cancer programs and policies.

He first became interested in science while completing a fellowship at DePauw University in 1928 and subsequently received his medical degree from Duke University in 1940. Dr. Rundles served as director of the hematology and chemotherapy service at Duke University Hospital and eventually became chief of hematology/oncology.

Dr. Rundles played an active role in ASH and in the American Cancer Society. He served as president of ASH in 1967.