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Le 05 avril 2018

46th Fondation ARC Léopold Griffuel Symposium

The Fondation ARC Léopold Griffuel Award is the most important prize in the field of cancer research in Europe. Since 1970, it rewards scientists and physicians that have brought an important contribution to better understand, diagnose, cure and prevent cancers. It has been created in accordance with the will of the late Mrs Griffuel by bequest, in honor and memory of her late husband, Mr. Léopold Griffuel.

The Fondation ARC is pleased to announce you that, this year, the awards selection committee, chaired by Pr Jules Hoffmann, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medecine 2011, decided to reward three outstanding scientists:

In Basic research:

  • Prof. Peter Carmeliet (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium) for his major discoveries on tumor neoangiogenesis, which led to the development of several treatments now commonly used against several cancers;

In Translational and Clinical research:

  • Prof. Martine Piccart (Institut Jules Bordet, Belgium) for her work on breast and ovarian cancers and her activities in numerous European clinical research cooperation consortia;
  • Prof. Caroline Robert (Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France) for her work on targeted therapies and immunotherapies in melanoma treatment.

The Fondation ARC is glad to announce that a scientific symposium will take place in honor of the laureates during which they will present their works and discoveries.

This Symposium will be held on

Tuesday, April 5th, 2018

from 14:45 to 18:30

Salon de l’hôtel des Arts et Métiers

9 bis, avenue d’Iéna 75016 Paris

Free registrations are now open at griffuelawards.fondation-arc.org

Registration deadline: March 29th, 2018

For more information, including the program, visit the site.