At the heart of CHRISTUS Stehlin Foundation are dedicated scientists, administrative staff, and a hardworking board. The vision began with founder Dr. John S. Stehlin, Jr. and continues with President Robert F. (Bobby) Anderson, who has served as the Foundation’s Executive Director since 1991. All Stehlin staff members are dedicated to our mission, as evidenced by an average tenure of 16 years.
Stehlin physicians and scientists have shared their research discoveries and innovative treatment methods through more than 500 articles published in top national and international science and medical journals.
Stehlin scientists and staff are also active in community services and education. Researchers and other professionals speak on a variety of cancer related topics at local, national, and international meetings, private groups and functions, and radio and television talk shows throughout the year.
The Foundation has collaborated with a number of internationally renowned physicians and scientists at many of the world’s most prestigious public and private research facilities. Institutional collaborations include:
“Compared with other anticancer drugs at similar stages of development, camptothecins have demonstrated a much higher anticancer activity. Camptothecins can be envisioned as the ultimate anticancer drug when fully developed.”
National Academy of Science, 1995
CHRISTUS Stehlin Foundation for Cancer Research will join CHRISTUS St. Catherine and CHRISTUS St. John in a new partnership with Houston Methodist.
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