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2011 Edition


This edition was attended by 425 people at Montreal’s Marché Bonsecours, who made it possible to raise $618,000 to support the CRCHUM’s research activities.

Honorary Patrons

Normand Legault, Honorary President, Company administrator

Julie Snyder, President and producer, Productions J

Jean Bédard, President and Chief Executive Officer, Groupe Sportscene

Me Mario Charpentier, Managing Partner, BCF

Mario Dumont, columnist and television host

Pierre Lortie, Senior Business Advisor, Fraser Milner Casgrain

François Ménard, President, Solotech

Dre Diane Provencher, clinician and researcher, CRCHUM

Dr André Robidoux, clinician and researcher, CRCHUM

Dr Fred Saad, clinician and researcher, CRCHUM

Jacques Turgeon, Director, CRCHUM


Invited Nobel laureate

Professor Lee Hartwell
Awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize in medicine, Lee Hartwell is the President Emeritus of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Virginia G. Piper Chair in personalized medicine. In addition to being the Chief Scientist at the Center for Sustainable Health, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, he is also a professor at the Chang Gung University of Taiwan.

Lee Hartwell received the Nobel Prize for uncovering the life cycle of cells. His work has contributed significantly to cancer research.

More specifically, he discovered a group of genes that regulate the cell’s life cycle. One of these genes – the start gene – plays a key role in initiating each new cycle. Hartwell also introduced the idea of checkpoints, which determine whether or not cells divide normally. In doing so, he provided important information about cancer, which is characterized by abnormal, uncontrolled cell proliferation. This discovery has paved the way for important advances in early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer.

 

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