Richard J Ablin
Department of Pathology
University of Arizona College of Medicine, Arizona, USA
Prior to joining the Arizona Cancer Center and the University of Arizona, College of Medicine as Research Professor of Immunobiology and Pathology . Dr Ablin served consecutively as Director Scientific Investigation at Tetragenex Pharmaceuticals Inc Park Ridge NJ and Director Immunobiology Unit Department of Urology and Research Associate Professor of Urology State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine. He is President of the Robert Benjamin Ablin Foundation for Cancer Research founded in memory of his father since 1979 Dr Ablin received his PhD in Microbiology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1967 following which he continued his training in immunology as a United States Public Health Service. Postdoctoral Fellow at the Medical School under the late renowned Distinguished Professor Ernest Witebsky Dr Ablin recently received the degree of DSc honoris causa from Lake Forest College his undergraduate alma mater and was honored as the recipient of the First Award for Scientific Excellence by The Haakon Ragde Foundation for Advanced Cancer Studies in recognition “for his invaluable contribution to humankind and exceptional scientific insight and valiant fight against cancer. Dr Ablin discovered prostatespecific antigen PSA in 1970 for which he was a nominee for the Lasker Award in 1997 His discovery of PSA led to the development of the PSA test A pioneer of cryosurgery and the concept of cryoimmunotherapy for the treatment of cancer Dr Ablin has extensive experience in cancer research particularly in the study of the development and metastasis of cancer A member of Phi Beta Kappa and various professional societies including the American Association for Cancer. Research the American Association of Immunologists the British Association of Surgical Oncology the New York Academy of Sciences and Sigma Xi he was a founding member and Vice President 1977-80 of the American College of Cryosurgery and served as President 1977-80 of the International Society of Cryosurgery who named him Honorary LifeTime President in 1980. Dr Ablin is a Diplomat of the American Board of Clinical Immunology and Allergy and certified by the American Academy of Microbiology in Public Health and Medical Laboratory Microbiology Cited in several biographical references including American Men and Women of Science Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America and Who’s Who in the World he has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international scientific meetings and has contributed numerous articles to professional journals and texts. Dr Ablin is coeditor of the book series Cancer Metastasis Biology and Treatment and serves on the editorial board of several journals including Biomarkers in Medicine Cancer Science Current Opinion in Oncology and the Journal of Translational Medicine.
Studies are directed toward: a) ascertaining the role of the inter- and/or intratumoural microenvironment (milieu) in contributing to the development and progression of cancer; b) the differentiation of latent (indolent) cancer from one that is aggressive and clinically important and should be treated and c) development of response criteria (biological markers) to evaluate the effectiveness of new therapeutic regimens and/or agents.