Professor of Pathology, University of Arizona
Richard J. Ablin is most known for discovering PSA in 1970, and today PSA is the most common method for prostate cancer screening. Author of “The Great Prostate Hoax – How Big Medicine Hijacked the PSA Test and Caused a Public Health Disaster”, Ablin has been very outspoken about the misuse of the test since his discovery. Dr. Ablin received his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1967, and continued his training in immunology as a USPHS Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Medicine under the late renowned Distinguished Professor Ernest Witebsky.
A pioneer of cryosurgery and the concept of “cryoimmunotherapy”, Dr. Ablin has extensive experience in cancer research, particularly in the study of the development and metastasis of cancer. He is co-editor of the book series “Cancer Metastasis – Biology and Treatment” and serves on the editorial board of several journals, including Current Opinion in Oncology, Cancer Medicine and The Journal of Translational Medicine. Dr. Ablin received an honorary doctorate from Lake Forest College, his undergraduate alma mater, and from the “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest. He was honoured as a recipient of the First Award for Scientific Excellence by The Haakon Ragde Foundation for Advanced Cancer Studies in recognition of “his invaluable contribution to humankind and exceptional scientific insight and valiant fight against cancer.”