Award Winners

Award Winner 2017

M.D., PhD.  Fabrice André
Villejuif, (France)

Fabrice André is professor of medicine and oncology in the department of medical oncology and head of UMR INSERM U891 at the Gustave-Roussy Cancer Center in Villejuif and professor of medicine and oncology at the Université Paris Sud.

Award in recognition of his contribution to the understanding of the use of biomarkers in cancer, in particular in breast cancer.

Award Winner 2016

M.D., PhD.  Charles Swanton
London, (England)

Charles Swanton is Group Leader of the Translational Cancer Therapeutics Laboratory at The Francis Crick Institute, London England.

Award in recognition of his contribution to the understanding and implication of tumor heterogeneity.

Award Winner 2015

M.D., PhD.  Caroline Robert
Villejuif, (France)

Caroline Robert is the Head of the Dermatology Unit, Department of Medicine Institute Gustave-Roussy in Villejuif, France. 

Award in recognition of her contribution to the understanding and treatment of malignant melanoma. 

Award Winner 2014

M.D., PhD.  Louis Michael Staudt
Bethesda, Maryland (USA)

Louis Michael Staudt is the Director of the Department of Molecular Biology of Malignant Lymphomas at the National Cancer Institute of Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

Award In recognition of his contribution to the molecular characterization of large B cell lymphomas.

Award Winner 2013

Prof. Ton N. Schumacher
Amsterdam (Netherland)

Deputy Director of The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, and Professor of Immunotechnology at Leiden University, Leiden.

Award in recognition of his contributions to the understanding of the function of the immune system based on T-cells and of its role in cancer immunotherapy.

Award Winner 2012

Prof.ssa Elisabeth Brambilla di Grenoble
Grenoble (France)

La Prof.ssa Elisabeth Brambilla é Professoressa di Patologia dal 1993, é esperta nella patologia del cancro del polmone, ed é nominata “exceptional class Professor” dal 2006.

Premio in riconoscimento per il suo lavoro che ha contribuito a una migliore classificazione del cancro dei polmoni

Award Winner 2011

Prof. PhD Douglas Hanahan
Lausanne (Switzerland)

Director of the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC) and Professor of Molecular Oncology in the School of Life Sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, (Switzerland)

Award in recognition of the entirety of his basic research and the development of a concept that permits the simplification of the complexities of human tumors.

Award Winners 2010 - 2000

2010
Prof. Dr. med. Riccardo Dalla-Favera
New York (USA)

Professor of pathology and Director of the Institute for Cancer Genetics of Columbia University in New York, (USA)

Award in recognition of his achievements in the field of the tumoral and molecular biology of malignant lymphomas, of his discovery of the oncogene BCL-6 and the development of the technology of micro-arrays. The award was associated with the Kaplan Lecture of the International Conference on Malignant Lymphoma in Lugano in 2011.

2009
Prof. Dr. med.  Eric Van Cutsem
Leuven (Belgium)

Professor of medicine at the University of Leuven and Head of the Department of Digestive Oncology at the University Hospital Gasthoisberg in Leuven, Belgium.

Awarded in recognition of the important contributions and results achieved in the research and study of gastrointestinal tumors.

2008
PD. Dr. Med.  Markus Manz
Bellinzona (Switzerland)

Vice Director IRB Bellinzona and clinic director of the Hematology Department of the IOSI in Bellinzona.

Award in recognition of the important contributions in the cure of the sick affected by leukemia, and in particular for having created an original model for the experimental study of several oncological and infective diseases.

2007
Prof. Dr. med. Betrand Coiffier
Lyon (France)

Professor of hematology at the University Claude Bernard of Lyon and Head of the Department of Hematology of the Hospices Civils of the city.   

In recognition of his important contributions to the treatment of patients affected by lymphoma and of his international role in the clinical and experimental study of new therapies.

The award was associated with the Kaplan Lecture of the International Conference on Malignant Lymphoma in Lugano in 2008.

2006
Prof. Dr. José Baselga
Barcelona (Spain)

Head of the Department of Internal Medicine and Director of Medical Oncology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Award in recognition of his oncological research, which ranges from clinical research on new medicines to the study of genes which regulate tumor growth and their modulation as a therapeutic principle.

2005
Prof. Josef Jiricny, PhD
Prague (Czech Republic)

Professor and Director of the “Institute for Molecular Cancer Research” at the University of Zurich.

Award in recognition of research in the molecular biology of interferon and its prions.

2004
Prof. med. George Peter Canellos
Boston (USA)

Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Award in recognition of research and results attained in the area of malignant lymphomas.

The award was associated with the Kaplan Lecture of the International Conference on Malignant Lymphoma in Lugano in 2005.

2003
Prof. Dr. med. Jürg Tschopp
Lausanne (Switzerland)

Director of the Istitute of Biochemistry of the Medical Faculty and Professor at the University of Lausanne.

Award in recognition of research in the field of experimental oncology and particularly in immunology.

2002
Prof. Dr. med. Thierry Le Chevalier
Villejuif (France)

Director of the Department of Medicine and manager of the thoracic medicine unit at the Institute Gustave-Roussy, Villejuif.

Award for results attained in the field of lung tumors and for experimentation with new therapeutic regimes.

2001
Prof. Dr. med. Volker Diehl
Cologne (Germany)

Director of Medical Clinic I of the University of Cologne.

Award for results attained in the area of biology and malignant lymphoma therapies. Award associated with the Kaplan Lecture of the International Conference on Malignant Lymphoma in Lugano 2002.

2000
Prof. Dr. med. Lorenzo Moretta
Genoa (Italy)

Scientific Director of the Istitute “Giannina Gaslini” of Genoa.

Award for results attained in the scientific research on antitumor defense mechanisms.

Award Winners 1999 - 1990

1999
Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Hürny
St. Gallen (Switzerland)

Department Head at the Burgerspital of St. Gallen. Lecturer at the Medical Faculty at the University of Bern.

Award for results attained in research and dedicated scientific, clinical and social work in the field of psycho-oncology.

1998
Professor Peter G. Isaacson, M.D.
London (England)

M.D. Pathologist at the University College Medical School of London.

Award for research work on mucous membrane lymphoma of the digestive system.

The award was associated with the Kaplan Lecture of the International Conference on Malignant Lymphoma in Lugano in 1999.

1997
Prof. Dr. med. Dieter Hoelzer
Frankfurt (Germany)

Director of Medical Clinic III of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt on the Main.

Award in recognition of his work on physiopathology and therapy for acute lymphatic leukemia.

1996
Prof. Dr. med. Jean-Pierre Mach
Lausanne (Switzerland)

Director of the Institute of Biochemistry of the University of Lausanne 

Award for his achievements in the use of radioactively labeled monoclonal antibodies used for tumor identification and treatment.

1995
Professor James O. Armitage, M.D.
Omaha (USA)

M.D. of the University of Nebraska’s Hospital, Omaha USA.

Award for research and the results attained in the classification and histological interpretation of different types of known lymphomas. The award was associated with the Kaplan Lecture of the International Conference on Malignant Lymphoma in Lugano in 1996.

1995
Professor Saul A. Rosenberg, M.D.
Palo Alto (USA)

M.D. at the University of Stanford Hospital in California, USA

Award for research in the treatment of lymphoma therapies. The award was associated with the Kaplan Lecture of the International Conference on Malignant Lymphoma in Lugano in 1996.

1994
Prof. Dr. med. Emmanuel van der Schueren
Leuven (Belgium)

Director of the Oncology Center of the University of Leuven, Belgium.

Award in consideration of research and the results attained in the radiation treatment of tumors.

1993
Prof. Dr. med. Urs Metzger
Zurich (Switzerland)

Director of the Surgery Clinic of the Triemli Hospital in Zurich. 

Award in consideration of his dedicated work in the surgical treatment of collateral tumors and for the study of chemotherapeutical cures.

1992
Prof. Dr. med. Gianni Bonadonna
Milan (Italy)

Head of the Medical Oncology Division at the Istituto dei Tumori, Milan.

Award in consideration of research and results attained in the treatment and care of malignant lymphomas. The award was associated with the Kaplan Lecture of the International Conference on Malignant Lymphoma in Lugano in 1993.

1991
Prof. Dr. med.  Aron Goldhirsch
Lugano (Switzerland)

Vice Head of Oncology at the Regional Hospital of Lugano

Award in consideration of research and results attained in the study of mammary carcinomas and modern methods for the cure of cancer.

1990
Prof. Dr. med. John M. Kurtz
Geneva (Switzerland)

Head of the Clinic of Radiant Therapy at the University Hospital, Geneva.

Award for having made the action of ionizing radiation more effective on tumor cells with both appropriate techniques and biological approaches.

1990
Prof. Dr. med. Richard Greiner
Bern (Switzerland)

Head of the Clinic of Radiant Therapy at the University Hospital, Inselspital, Bern.

Award for having made the action of ionizing radiation more effective on tumor cells with both appropriate techniques and biological approaches.

Award Winners 1989 - 1980

1989
Prof. Dr. med. Thierry Philip
Lyon (France)

Director of the Center for Cancer and service manager of Functional Unit for Bone Marrow Transplant at the Léon Bérard Center in Lyon.

Award for research on bone marrow transplants and the treatment of non-leukemia lymphomas and solid tumors.

1988
Prof. Dr. med. Felix H. Harder
Basel (Switzerland)

Head of the Surgery Department at the University Hospital in Basel.

Award for contributions to surgical oncological treatment.

1987
Dr. med. Peter Thum
Bellinzona (Switzerland)

Department of Radiotherapy at the San Giovanni Hospital in Bellinzona

Award for his contribution to the study and coordination of neo-plastic radiation treatment in Switzerland.

1987
Prof. Dr. med. Jacques Bernier
Bellinzona (Switzerland)

Department of Radiotherapy at the San Giovanni Hospital in Bellinzona

Award for his contribution to the study and coordination of neo-plastic radiation treatment in Switzerland .

1986
Prof. Dr. med. Bruno Speck
Basel (Switzerland)

Director of the Department of Hematology at the Cantonal Hospital of Basel.

Award for the introduction of a particular technique in the cure of leukemia and for work in bone marrow transplant methods.

1984
Prof. Dr. med. Hansjörg Senn
St. Gallen (Switzerland)

Head of Medical Clinic C of the Cantonal Hospital of St. Gallen.

Award for the constant work of encouragement and for the organization on scientific bases of cancer treatment.

1983
SAKK (Swiss Working Group for Clinical Research on Cancer)
Bern (Switzerland)

Contributions for the organization of two scientific conferences on new methods for treating cancer and to two young researchers in Swiss Universities.

1982
Servizio Oncologico del Cantone Ticino (Oncological Service of the Canton of Ticino)
Bellinzona (Switzerland)

Contribution for the organization of a pharmaco-kinetical analysis laboratory in the Canton of Ticino.

1981
Prof. Dr. med.  Hans Peter Wagner
Bern (Switzerland)

Manager of the Hematology and Oncology Section of the Pediatric Hospital of the University of Bern, (Kinderspital).

Award for the development and coordination of pediatric oncology.

1980
Prof. Dr. med.  Fritz Meerwein
Zürich (Switzerland)

Medical psychological consultant of the Department of Oncology at the Medical Clinic of the University of Zurich.

Award for the study of the psychic state of those sick with cancer.