Portuguese scientists awarded for cancer research

FOUR YOUNG scientists are to be honoured for their investigative studies in the field of oncology, announced the Liga Portuguesa Contra O Cancro (LPCC) recently. The quartet will each be given a monetary prize of 7,500 euros in recognition of their work. The awards are funded by the income from the 14th Terry Fox marathon held in Lisbon last summer. The run takes place annually in honour of Terry Fox, a boy who suffered from bone cancer but still managed to cross Canada to raise funds for research into the disease. The strength and bravery of Terry resulted in the setting up of a foundation in his name that organises a total of 4,280 marathons in Canada and 53 in other countries throughout the world every year. The President of the LPCC and the Canadian Ambassador will be present at the awards ceremony which is to be held in Lisbon this week.