Presentation of KNAW Bob Pinedo Cancer Care Award

24 November 2021 from 15:00 to 17:00 hrs
Online via Zoom
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During this festive event, Jesús San Miguel will receive the Academy's Bob Pinedo Cancer Care Award.

San Miguel discovered that early treatment significantly improves the survival rate of patients with multiple myeloma (an aggressive form of blood cancer also known as blood plasma myeloma or simply myeloma). Jesús San Miguel is Professor of Medicine and Director of Clinical and Translational Medicine at the University of Navarra, Spain.


  • 3.00 p.m.: Opening and prize presentation to Jesús San Miguel
  • 3.20 p.m.: Keynote lecture by Jesús San Miguel  The dream of curing myeloma: a long and winding road
  • 4.10 p.m.: Lecture by  Sonja Zweegman  Multiple Myeloma; the microenvironment matters
  • 4.35 p.m.: Lecture by Pieter Sonneveld  From biology to treatment in Multiple Myeloma
  • 5.00 p.m.: Programme conclusion

The working language of this event is English.

About the Bob Pinedo Cancer Care Award

The Academy's Bob Pinedo Cancer Care Award is a biennial award intended for a researcher (or team of researchers) whose contribution to (translational) cancer research and compassionate cancer patient care is regarded as outstanding. The award consists of a bronze sculpture in the form of Professor Pinedo's hand, symbolising both strength and hope of healing, and a monetary prize of € 100,000. The award is made possible by the Bob Pinedo Cancer Care Award Foundation, while the Academy is responsible for selecting the winners.