Black Female Physicist Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green Named in USA TODAY ‘100 Women of the Century’ for Her Cancer-Killing Technology
The list of 100 women includes global icons Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Michelle Obama, among others Atlanta, GA. September 2, 2020.
Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green, one of the first African American women to earn a Ph.D. in Physics, has been named by USA Today as one of “100 Women of the Century,” commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the 19 th Amendment. The list is full of formidable women whose work have transformed the way we live, and, “… have a documented record of success,” according to the article.
For Dr. Green, it’s an honor to be recognized for her efforts and sacrifices along with such historic icons as Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King and Nancy Pelosi. Founder of the Ora Lee Smith Cancer Research Foundation and professor at Morehouse School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, this millennial is blazing a new trail for affordable health care and effective cancer treatments.
Dr. Green’s Laser-Activated NanoTherapy (LANT) has resulted in ~100% tumor regression in mice after a single 10-minute treatment within 15 days – without radiation, chemotherapy, or observable side effects. This treatment is designed as a multi-cancer platform therapy and has implications for a variety of solid tumor types, including breast, prostate, skin, colorectal, brain, and a variety of inoperable, chemo-resistant cancers.
According to the National Cancer Institute, nearly 9 million people die from cancer every year, worldwide. However, for the celebrated physicist, the cancer fight is personal. She reveals, “At 22 years old, I became the primary caregiver to my aunt and uncle who were the only parents I knew. I witnessed the horrors of both cancer and cancer treatments, and I knew there had to be a better way”.
Dr. Green is currently endeavoring to save those cancer patients who cannot tolerate the current treatment interventions by moving LANT out of the laboratory and into human clinical trials. In an effort to keep LANT affordable, Dr. Green founded the 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, the Ora Lee Smith Cancer Research Foundation. It is named after her late aunt, who, along with her uncle, died from this disease. The mission of the Ora Lee Foundation is to change the way cancer is treated and reduce cancer-patient suffering by providing care that is accessible, affordable, and effective.
Dr. Green is considered in many circles as the “answer to cancer.” After receiving a $1.1 million Department of Veterans Affairs grant in 2016, Dr. Green’s revolutionary technology has received national attention from The New York Times, Forbes and NewsOne with the latter garnering over 14 million views. On the brink of a cancer revolution, she has been named one of the 100 most influential African Americans in the U.S. by EBONY Magazine and The Root, and one of the Top 30 Under 40 in Healthcare by Business Insider.