Major international cancer award for Peter Carmeliet

5 April 2018

Prof. Peter Carmeliet (VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology) was honored with the 46th annual ARC Foundation Leopold Griffuel Award, a prize of EUR 150,000. The award is presented to a scientist or research team from anywhere in the world whose work has resulted in a major cancer research breakthrough.

The annual "Prix ARC Léopold Griffuel" prize was created in accordance with the late will and testament of Mrs. Griffuel. The prize is awarded by the Board of Directors of the French Cancer Research Association (ARC) after evaluation by a scientific committee.

The awards selection committee of the foundation ARC, chaired by Pr Jules Hoffmann, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medecine 2011, rewards Prof. Peter Carmeliet with the prize in Basic Research for his major discoveries on tumor neoangiogenesis, which led to the development of several treatments now commonly used against several cancers.

The prizes in Translational and Clinical Research go to Prof. Martine Piccart (Institut Jules Bordet, Belgium) and Prof. Caroline Robert (Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France).

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Michel Pébereau, president of the Fondation ARC and Peter Carmeliet, VIB-KU Leuven
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