The Mike Price Gold Medal Award was created in 2012 in memory of Professor Mike Price, Secretary General of the EACR for 21 years, who died of cancer in 2000. The Award Winner gives a keynote lecture at the EACR Congress and receives a commemorative medal and €10,000 honorarium.
We are delighted to announce that Professor Cédric Blanpain is the winner of the 2022 Mike Price Gold Medal Award. The 2022 award will be presented at the 28th Congress of the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR 2022), in Seville in June 2022, where Professor Blanpain will present the Keynote Award Lecture.
Cédric Blanpain is MD/PhD and board certified in internal medicine from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. Cédric Blanpain is full professor, WELBIO investigator and director of the laboratory of stem cells and cancer at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. His research group uses lineage-tracing approaches to study the role of stem cells during development, homeostasis and cancer. His group uncovered the existence of stem cells and progenitors acting during homeostasis and repair of the epidermis and uncovered a novel paradigm of lineage segregation in the mammary gland and prostate.
His lab was a pioneer in using mouse genetics to identify the cancer cell of origin of epithelial cancers. They identified the cancer cell of origin and the mechanisms regulating the early steps of tumor initiation in skin basal cell carcinoma, skin squamous cell carcinoma and mammary tumors. His lab developed novel approaches to unravel tumor heterogeneity and understand the mechanisms regulating the tumor states responsible for tumor growth, metastasis and resistance to anti-cancer therapy.
2020: Pier Giuseppe Pelicci
2018: Karen Vousden
2016: Michael Stratton
2014: Harald zur Hausen
2012: José Baselga
Above: 2022 winner Cédric Blanpain
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