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AACR CEO Margaret Foti receives honorary M.D. from the University of San Pablo CEU
Date:6/17/2009

MADRID The University of San Pablo CEU, a major academic and research institution in Madrid, Spain, today presented Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), chief executive officer of the American Association for Cancer Research, with an honorary doctorate in medicine that recognizes her exceptional contributions to cancer research and leadership of the AACR, which have done so much to help those suffering from cancer.

"Margaret Foti exemplifies the social leadership and management needed worldwide for the prevention and treatment of cancer. Her tireless efforts on behalf of patients and scientists are now visible through the impressive resources that AACR is providing today to the international scientific community. Her years devoted to cancer research development and communication have inspired several generations of scientists to move forward to even greater heights, and we are proud to honor her with this degree," Fernando Vidal-Vanaclocha, M.D., professor at Basque Country University and pioneer of cancer metastasis research in Spain, said at today's ceremony.

Vidal-Vanaclocha presented Foti with the degree of M.D. "honoris causa." The degree is the first of its kind given in the University's 75-year history.

"Such awards in themselves have a special significance, but I personally believe that this is an honor that does justice to your exceptional work in the field of cancer research and to your leadership of an international organization that has done so much to advance our knowledge about cancer diseases and, therefore, to help those suffering from cancer," said Vidal-Vanaclocha.

Foti had been notified of the degree by the Governing Council of the University chaired by Alfredo Dagnino and was sworn in as M.D. "honoris causa" by the University Rector Alfonso Bullon de Mendoza.

"I am deeply humbled by this extraordinary recognition of my work, and I want to thank the university for seeing fit to honor me," said
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