HOLLANDER--Dr. Vincent Paul, distinguished cancer researcher, died at his home in New York City last Thursday. He was 93. Dr. Hollander made important contributions to the understanding of the fundamental behavior of cancers including breast cancer, prostate cancer, leukemia and lymphomas, and elaborated their favorable response to treatment with various hormones. After serving as a Captain in the Air Force during the Korean War, he became the American Cancer Society Professor at the University of Virginia. He was a Founding Director of the Research Institute at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City and was Professor of Medicine at the Mt. Sinai Medical School. For many years he served as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society research programs. He graduated from the Stuyvesant High School, New York City, and remained a strong supporter of its academic programs. His singing abilities, although never professionally recognized, continued to delight his friends and family. In addition to his wife Ina Kahn Hollander, he is survived by his sons Tom and Vincent Jr, daughters Lucille and Marie, stepson Mikah and two grandchildren, Eric and Michael.
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Published in The New York Times on Apr. 19, 2011