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Matrisian Honored for Excellence in Cancer Metastasis

   
  Lynn Matrisian, Ph.D.
  Lynn Matrisian, Ph.D.

By Heather L. Hall

Lynn Matrisian, Ph.D., professor and 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, honoring scientific excellence and contributions to the understanding and control of cancer metastasis. Matrisian is the 8th recipient of this award, and the first woman to be honored. “It is truly an honor to be recognized by my peers, and in particular 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 Dr. James Ewing, 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.