Portuguese Foundation Launches World Largest Annual Cancer Award

Portugal’s Champalimaud Foundation announced on Monday last week the world’s largest annual prize, worth 1 million euros, for research and clinical practices aiming to control or eradicate cancer.

Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally and it was responsible for an estimated 9.6 million deaths in 2018, according to the World Health Organisation.

“For more than a century cancer, more than any other disease, has occupied our thought and fears,” the foundation said.

“Despite growing knowledge on the biology of the disease and advances in prevention, diagnosis and treatment, deaths from cancer are continuing to rise in most countries.”

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