Alumni and Friends of Saucon Valley / Hellertown High School

Saucon Valley Alumni Association

Dr. Frank J. Rauscher, Jr.
Class of 1949
Cancer Research

2015 Inductee Dr. Frank J. Rauscher, Jr., Class of 1949

  • DISCOVERY OF A VIRUS-INDUCED LEUKEMIA OF MICE  WHICH PERMITTED NEW STUDIES ON CHEMOTHERAPY,  AND BIOCHEMISTRY
  • HEADED SPECIAL VIRUS LEUKEMIA PROGRAM
  • NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR FOR CANCER ETIOLOGY
  • 1965 NATION’S 10 OUTSTANDING YOUNG MEN BY THE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
  • LUCY WORTHAM JAMES AWARD FOR BASIC RESEARCH IN CANCER FROM JAMES EWING SOCIETY
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION  FOR CANCER RESEARCH 
  • VICE PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD SOCIETY FOR COMPARATIVE LEUKEMIA RESEARCH
  • DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE CHOSEN BY PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON
  • SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH AT AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR THERMAL INSULATION MANUFACTURER’S  ASSOCIATION WHERE HE DIRECTED RESEARCH ON NONCARCINOGENIC THERMAL INSULATION MATERIALS TO  REPLACE ASBESTOS