Today, we have lost a true leader in the field of oncology. He has touched and inspired many oncologists in carrying out the best cancer care and research for patients. His boundless enthusiasm and commitment have helped many organisations to drive new innovations in cancer care.
It is with great sadness that we learn the death of Professor Gordon McVie. EORTC has lost a father and a peer. As the president, he led the organization between 1994 and 1997 putting EORTC at the forefront of independent European clinical cancer research. His vision and dedication to multidisciplinary clinical research, collaborating across the world, was a model for generations of doctors and scientists. With an impressive track record, Gordon leaves behind him a wealth of knowledge which has benefited and will continue to benefit many patients globally. He touched so many that everyone who knows Gordon will have an anecdote about him.
We will remember Gordon as a generous, passionate and talented scientist, doctor and clinical investigator, always going the extra mile, pushing relentlessly the boundaries of therapeutic progress for cancer patients.