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Angela Hartley Brodie, University of Maryland cancer research pioneer

Angela Hartley Brodie, University of Maryland cancer research pioneer

Angela Hartley Brodie, a scientist whose research advanced treatments for breast cancer and was credited with helping save the lives of thousands of women, died Wednesday of complications from Parkinson's disease at her home in Fulton in Howard County. She was 82.

The University of Maryland School of Medicine biochemist and pharmacologist did work that helped prolong the lives of breast cancer patients by inhibiting the disease's path in women whose tumors had failed to shrink after undergoing conventional treatments.

"Dr. Angela Brodie's impact on the treatment of

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