September 29, 2006

Metastasis society honors Matrisian

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Lynn Matrisian, Ph.D.
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Metastasis society honors Matrisian

Lynn Matrisian, Ph.D., chair of Cancer Biology, was recently honored by the Metastasis Research Society with the Paget-Ewing Award.

It is the highest honor bestowed by the organization, recognizing scientific excellence and contributions to the understanding and control of cancer metastasis. Matrisian is the eighth recipient of this award, and the first woman to be honored.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized by my peers, particularly for work in the metastasis field. It is one of the most complicated aspects of cancer, yet one in which we have so much to gain if we can understand it well enough to design targeted therapies,” said Matrisian.

The Award was announced at the Society's 11th International Congress, held in Tokushima, Japan. It is named after Sir Stephen Paget and James Ewing, M.D., pioneers in metastasis research.

The Metastasis Research Society is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the exchange of information and furthering research involving metastasis.