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ICR science symposium to commemorate legacy of Chris Marshall

Professor Chris Marshall

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, will celebrate the outstanding scientific achievements of the late Professor Chris Marshall, former Director of Research at the ICR, during a symposium at the Royal Society.

The event – ‘On Chris Marshall’s Wheel’ – will gather his friends, colleagues, peers and mentees to showcase his game-changing cancer research. The event has attracted a star-studded array of speakers from the ICR’s past and present.

Confirmed speakers include ICR's Chief Executive Professor Paul Workman, former Chief Executive Professor Alan Ashworth (University of California, San Francisco) and Professors Karen Vousden (Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute), David Barford (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology) and Richard Marais (Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute).

The symposium will take place at the Royal Society in London on Monday 18 July 2016 from 9am to 5:30pm, followed by a reception. All are welcome to attend.

Professor Marshall, a pioneering cancer researcher, died last year from the disease he spent his life studying.

He made important discoveries that shaped our understanding of how cancers arise and led to the development of advanced therapies to treat them. He was internationally renowned for his research on tumour cell signalling and paved the way for four new classes of cancer drugs to enter the clinic, two of which have been approved for widespread use in patient treatment today.

 Booking enquiries should be directed to Yvonne Harman.

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