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EANO Awards

Recipient: Paul Kleihues


About the Award: The EANO Award is given to scientists who have made an outstanding contribution to the developments in the field of Neuro-Oncology, or to people having greatly contributed to the improvement of patient care at different levels.

Dr Paul Kleihues received his Medical Degree from the University of Münster (Germany) in 1962 and his Medical License two years later.

Since 1964, he has pursued his interest in neuropathology and cancer research through various academic posts in Cologne, Freiburg and Zurich, including an 18-year stretch as the Professor of Neuropathology at the University of Zurich. From 1990 to 1992 he was Dean of the University of Zurich Medical School. His research focuses on the pathology and genetics of tumours of the nervous system.

He was the Director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Lyon (France) and edited the third edition of the WHO Classification of Tumours. He was also Founding Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of Freiburg (Germany).

In 2005/2006 he was Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin. From September 2006 to March 2007 he has also been a Visiting Scientist at the Center for Cancer Research (CCR) of the National Cancer Institute (NIH/NCI); his main project was the creation of an online database providing basic information on all human cancers.

Dr Kleihues has extensive editorial experience: he was the Founding Editor of Brain Pathology, and is currently Senior Editor of Clinical Cancer Research. He has also received numerous awards.


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