And the winners are… researchers funded by you
15th May 2023
Two of the researchers you help to fund have been awarded prizes to recognise their incredible science. Well done to Professor Victoria Sanz-Moreno, who was presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Research Excellence Award from Barts Cancer Institute, and to Dr Olivier Delattre, who was awarded the Outstanding Achievement in Paediatric Cancer Research from the AACR and the St Baldrick’s Foundation.
Professor Victoria Sanz-Moreno
Professor Victoria Sanz-Moreno and her team at Queen Mary University in London are hoping to find new ways to stop melanoma from spreading. Melanoma is an aggressive form of skin cancer that can spread even from an early stage, so by better understanding how it spreads researchers will hopefully find new cures in the future.
Congratulations to Professor Victoria Sanz-Moreno who was presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Research Excellence Award from the Barts Cancer Institute. Professor Sanz-Moreno said that she was "extremely grateful and humbled" to receive this award for her research and that it "belongs to everyone in the lab, for working with endless energy and enthusiasm".
Dr Olivier Delattre
Well done also to Dr Olivier Delattre, who was presented with the award for Outstanding Achievement in Paediatric Cancer Research from the AACR and the St Baldrick’s Foundation. Dr Delattre, based at the Institut Curie in Paris, has made a number of important discoveries about the mutations that cause childhood cancers and this award recognises his vital work.
With your help, we supported Dr Delattre earlier in his career by funding him to explore the mutations associated with Ewings Tumour, a common type of bone cancer. He has gone on to become a leader in childhood cancer and his research has helped to improve the ways that childhood cancers are diagnosed. Dr Delattre commented that "[The funding from Worldwide Cancer Research] was an important step in my career, and I take this opportunity to thank you very much."
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