Angel Roffo wes an Argentine doctor who dedicated his medical career to the study and treatment of cancer.
Roffo was born in the city of Buenos Aires and went on to study at the University of Buenos Aires, he graduated in 1909 with the thesis A contribution to the study of Cancer.
In 1912 Daniel Cranwell presented a paper called Cancer experimental to the Argentine National Academy of Medicine which detailed the results of his experiments on laboratory animals. This work influenced the creation of an institute for the study and treatment of cancer. In 1922 it was succeeded by the Instituto de Medicina Experimental directed by Roffo. He had become the leading cancer specialist in Latin America.
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