Cancer Research coup

October 21, 2005

Cancer Research UK and Cambridge University have recruited world-renowned scientists Bruce Ponder and Fiona Watt to lead their £45 million state-of-the-art research institute.

Professor Ponder, known for his work identifying high-risk cancer genes, will be responsible for more than 300 scientists as director of the Cambridge Research Institute when it opens next year. Professor Watt, deputy director of the new institute, is known for her work on epithelial stem cells, from which most cancers are thought to arise.

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