Founding member Oncode Institute
Co-founder Oncosence BV
Co-founder Qameleon Therapeutics BV
Senior staff scientist, Netherlands Cancer Institute
For monumental contributions to establishing innovative strategies by which to identify biomarkers of treatment response and effective treatment combinations, for pioneering the use of genetic screening tests to identify and stratify individuals at risk of developing breast cancer, and for employing functional genomic approaches to identify vulnerabilities of cancers that may be therapeutically exploited. He is also recognized for his unparalleled ability to foster and nourish collaborative global cancer research efforts.
The AACR Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship is awarded to a scientist whose novel and significant fundamental scientific work has had or may have a far-reaching impact on the detection, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancer, and who embodies the dedication of the Princess to outstanding cancer research and advances that emanate from multinational collaborations. Her Imperial Highness Princess Kikuko Takamatsu was personally instrumental in promoting progress against cancer. She became a champion of these causes following her mother’s death from bowel cancer in 1933 at the young age of 43. To learn more, please visit the press release.