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Mike Price Gold Medal Award

The European Association for Cancer Research’s Mike Price Gold Medal Award is a biennial award recognising a senior researcher who has made exceptional contributions to the progress of cancer research in Europe.

The Mike Price Gold Medal Award was created in 2012 in memory of Dr. Mike Price, Secretary General of the EACR for 21 years, who died of cancer in 2000. 

2020 Award

The 2020 award will be presented at the EACR 2020 Congress (Torino, Italy, 17-20 June 2020), and the winner will also receive a €10,000 honorarium.


Previous recipients of the Award:

2018: Karen Vousden

2016: Michael Stratton

2014: Harald zur Hausen

2012: José Baselga

Click here to see more about the previous winners of the Mike Price Gold Medal Award

Who was Mike Price?

The Mike Price Gold Medal Award commemorates the life and work of perhaps the most significant figure in the EACR’s history. Mike Price served as Secretary General of the EACR for 21 years. He died in 2000 after fighting bravely for just over a year against an unusual form of cancer. Edith Olah, EACR President at the time, wrote that his death brought immense sadness to all the many members of the EACR who knew and loved him.

Mike Price was an excellent educator and countless students benefitted from his enthusiasm and understanding. Among many initiatives, he was instrumental in setting up the EACR Travel Fellowship programme which continues to give young scientists the opportunity to visit and train in centres of excellence throughout Europe and beyond. 

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