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Dr. Charles Chester Stock

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Chief of Chemotherapy

Sloan-Kettering Institute

Employment History

  • Science Director
    Sloan-Kettering Institute
  • Investigator
    Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research
  • Professor of Biochemistry At the Kettering Division

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • New York University
  • masters degree , medical bacteriology
    New York University
Web References
Terre Haute News, Terre Haute, Indiana- - Historical Perspective: A look at the lives of William Thomas Burke and Charles Chester Stock, 4 Feb 2007 [cached]
Historical Perspective: A look at the lives of William Thomas Burke and Charles Chester Stock
Historical Perspective: A look at the lives of William Thomas Burke and Charles Chester Stock
When 44-year-old Charles Chester Stock became the sixth recipient of the annual Distinguished Alumni Award at Garfield High School in 1954, he was celebrated as "one of America's most outstanding scientists."
There is no need to alter that assessment 53 years later.Stock continued to add to his laurels.
The oldest son of Orion L. and Jessie May (Blood) Stock, Chester was born in Terre Haute on May 10, 1910.
Dr. Stock matriculated to New York University, teaching bacteriology while working on a masters degree in medical bacteriology.He received the degree from NYU in 1941.
During World War II, Dr. Stock was an investigator at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research and the Office of Scientific Research and Developmen., created in 1941 to provide for research on scientific and medical problems related to the national defense.
In 1947, Stock became chief of chemotherapy at Sloan-Kettering Institute, better known today as the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.That year he also was named professor of biochemistry at the Sloan Kettering division of Weill Cornell Medical College, the Cornell University medical school and biomedical research unit situated in New York City.
He became the science director at Sloan Kettering 1960 and was first named vice president in 1961.He served in that capacity over several disciplines until 1980.
Presented an honorary doctorate from Rose Poly in 1954, Stock was a member of the college board of managers from 1972 to 1978.
Dr. Stock has served on the board and advisory committees of the National Research Council, National Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society and numerous academic societies, including honorary memberships in the Societa Italiana di Cancerologia, the Japanese Cancer Association, Hungarian Oncological Society and the European Institute of Ecology and Cancer.
He also has been appointed to editorial advisory boards for "Cancer Research Journal," "Journal of Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry," "Journal of Cancer Investigations," and "The Journal of Cancer Nursing."
He was recipient of the Army-Navy Certificate of Merit, the 1965 Alfred P. Sloan Award in cancer research and the 1973 Lambda Chi Alpha Alumni Achievement Award.
The Memorial Sloan-Kettering C. Chester Stock Award Lectureship, presented annually, was created in his honor in 1980.
Historical Perspective: A look at the lives of William Thomas Burke and Charles Chester Stock
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