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Hemogenyx Pharmaceuticals PLC advisory board member recognised for breast cancer breakthrough

H. Michael Shepard’s ground-breaking work on the discovery of Herceptin, the now widely-prescribed breast cancer drug, has been acknowledged with the 2019 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award

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The Lasker Foundation said that Shepard's research "executed a new blueprint for drug discovery that has already bestowed tens of thousands of women with time and quality of life”

A member of HemoGenyx Pharmaceuticals PLC’s (LON:HEMO) scientific advisory board has received the American scientific equivalent to the Nobel Prize.

H. Michael Shepard’s ground-breaking work on the discovery of Herceptin, the now widely-prescribed breast cancer drug, has been recognised with the 2019 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award.

The Lasker Foundation said that Shepard's research "executed a new blueprint for drug discovery that has already bestowed tens of thousands of women with time and quality of life”.

Hemogenyx chief executive Vladislav Sandler said: "We are thrilled that Dr Shepard's life-saving work has been recognised by this prestigious award and we are fortunate to have such a distinguished scientist advising our own organisation's cutting-edge cancer research."

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