Lectio Magistralis Dr. Hans Clevers_Winner of 2021 Pezcoller AACR Award
Dr. Hans Clevers has been awarded with the 2021 Pezcoller-AACR Award in light of a series of breakthrough discoveries that led to the development of mini-organs, now called organoids. The ability to generate organoids from embryonic and adult stem cells represents a crucial advance in the fields of regenerative medicine and oncology.
Award Recipient Background Information
The Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Cancer Research was established in 1997 to recognize a scientist who has made a major scientific discovery in basic cancer research, or who has made significant contributions to translational cancer research; who continues to be active in cancer research, and has a record of recent and noteworthy publications; and whose ongoing work holds promise for continued substantive contributions to progress in the field of cancer.