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New trustee for Cancer Research UK

New trustee for Cancer Research UK

has appointed Professor Alexander Eggermont MD PhD as a trustee.

Professor Eggermont is Director General of leading European cancer research institute, the Institut Gustave Roussy Cancer Center in Paris. He is also Professor of Oncology at the Paris-Sud University, and Professor of Surgical Oncology and Endowed Professor of International Networking in Cancer Research at the Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam. He holds the Joseph Maisin Chair in Oncology at the Catholic University of Louvain and is a Fellow of the Surgery Branch of the National Cancer Institute, USA.

He is also President of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences and President of Cancer Core Europe. He chairs the Adjuvant Therapy Committee European Organisation for the Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Melanoma Group and is a past chair of the EORTC Melanoma Group.

Michael Pragnell, Chairman of Cancer Research UK, said:

“Alexander Eggermont is a renowned oncologist who brings extensive international experience to the charity. I am delighted to welcome him to our governing Council and I much look forward to working with him.”


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