Richard J. Ablin

University of Arizona (AZ, USA)

Dr. Richard J. Ablin is a professor of pathology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Arizona Cancer Center and BIO5 Institute. He is also the President of the Robert Benjamin Ablin Foundation for Cancer Research, founded in memory of his father. Dr. Ablin received his PhD in Microbiology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1967, and continued his training in immunology as a United States Public Health Service Postdoctoral Fellow under the late renowned distinguished Prof. Ernest Witebsky.

He was honored as 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 prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in 1970, which led to the development of the PSA test, and was a nominee for the Lasker Award in 1997. A pioneer of cryosurgery and the concept of “cryoimmunotherapy” for the treatment of cancer, he has extensive experience in cancer research, particularly the development and progression of cancer.

He is also author of the book: The Great Prostate Hoax: How Big Medicine Hijacked the PSA Test and Caused a Public Health Disaster.