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Society-funded cancer researchers appointed to Order of Canada

07 July 2016

Toronto -

On June 30, 2016, 4 exceptional cancer researchers were among the 113 individuals appointed to the Order of Canada, one of the highest civilian honours in the country. The Order recognizes 3 tiers of recipients – Companions, Officers and Members – for outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.

Dr Eduardo Franco and Dr Philippe Gros, both at McGill University, were appointed Officers of the Order of Canada. Dr Franco was recognized for his remarkable contributions to research on the human papillomavirus (HPV) and cancer and its impact on cancer prevention worldwide. Dr Gros was honored for his leadership in advancing our understanding of genetic risk factors for cancer and other diseases.

Dr Gerald Batist (McGill University) and Dr Mark Levine (McMaster University) were appointed Members of the Order of Canada. Both were recognized for their great accomplishments in advancing cancer treatment.

The Society is proud to have funded all 4 recipients to carry out their important research. And we are also grateful to all of them for their service in our gold-standard peer review process. We congratulate all recipients on their achievements!

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