Brussels, 9 October 2001
2001 Nobel Prize for Medicine was
awarded to two British scientists (Sir Paul Nurse, the director-general of the
Imperial Cancer Research Fund, and Dr Tim Hunt, from the fund's Cell Cycle
Control Laboratory) and one American scientist (Professor Lee Hartwell), for
their work on 'key regulators of the cell cycle' - or how cells work, in other
This pioneering work may lead to new treatments for cancer and other diseases.
Cancer research is an area where the European Union is extremely active. Here are a few
of the recent results and some links where you can find out more.
European Commission Research activities in Cancer:
against cancer (Public Health - Health and
Consumer protection Directorate-General)
European Organisation for Research and
Treatment of Cancer
CORDIS web site is
also a source of the projects information on Cancer in the European Union.
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