The winner of the inaugural Basser Global Prize in 2013 was Professor Alan Ashworth, FRS,
from the Institute for Cancer Research (ICR)
in the UK. Professor Ashworth's laboratory focuses on using genetic principles to understand cancer biology and then uses this information to change the way patients are treated. For example, using genetic principles Professor Ashworth's lab has developed a novel therapeutic strategy for cancer treatment using PARP inhibitors.
Read the press release here.