Dr Arthur Furst
SAB Founding Member Emeritus, Ph.D., Sc.D., D-A.T.S. Toxicologist, Pharmacologist Member, Ten Scientific Societies, Consultant, World Health Organization


Three decades ago, GNLD's industry-leading Scientific Advisory Board was founded by world-renowned toxicologist and cancer researcher, Dr. Arthur Furst.

Arthur Furst passed away December 1, 2005. Dr. Furst was a professor at Stanford University, served at the University of California, and was Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at the University of San Francisco, where he was awarded a Doctor of Science degree for his pioneering work in toxicology.

Dr. Furst was internationally recognized in academic circles for his scientific achievements in the fields of toxicology and cancer research.

He is credited with being the founder of chemotherapy.

Two of his discoveries are considered standard procedure by nearly all physicians who treat cancer. He developed screening methods for chemotherapeutic drugs, and he discovered that cancer cells become resistant to chemotherapy agents, which led to the practice of treating cancer patients with multiple anti-cancer agents.

His extensive research into heavy metals established him as the world's foremost authority on toxicology.

He was a member of 15 scientific societies and a Fellow of five societies. He authored over 250 publications in cancer research, organic synthesis, psycho pharmacology, and toxicology.

He lectured at universities throughout the world, as well as advising governments. Believing that proper nutrition can protect people from cancer, Dr. Furst joined Golden Neo-Life Diamite in 1978 because he saw the company's genuine desire to help people.

Dr. Arthur Furst acted as Senior Member of the GNLD Scientific Advisory Board for 25 years. He retired in January 2000 at the age of 85 to focus more time on developing some of his other interests! Dr. Furst maintained contact with GNLD and met regularly with SAB members until his passing in December of 2005. Dr. Furst received his A.B. and M.A. in Chemistry and Math from the University of California, Los Angeles, his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Stanford University, and his Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) from the University of San Francisco, a degree awarded for his pioneering work in toxicology. Having served in several different professional capacities at Stanford, the University of San Francisco, and the University of California, Los Angeles, Dr. Furst retired from academia in 1980. Dr. Furst was reconfirmed as a Diplomate of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences (D-A.T.S.), a distinction held by fewer than 100 scientists worldwide!

Dr. Furst's name is internationally recognized in academic circles for his scientific achievements in toxicology and cancer research. He pioneered research of compounds even before the American Cancer Society and National Cancer Institute were established.

He was a founder of the Stanford Cancer Chemotherapy Laboratory. He was the Senior Member of the SAB. He is greatly missed

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