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Michel Besse, President
"The Management Board, doctors and researchers of the Synergie Lyon Cancer Foundation were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Mr Michel Besse. The first President of the Synergie Lyon Cancer Foundation, he fulfilled this office from 2007 to 2011.
They wish to render homage and express their sincere gratitude to him for his actions and involvement in the creation and development of this Foundation for Scientific Cooperation.
Thanks to his openness and advice, Mr Michel Besse allowed Synergie Lyon Cancer to become an essential tool for developing research on cancer with the Lyonnais medical-scientific community in order to accelerate therapeutic innovation for the benefit of patients.
They also join in sharing the grief of his family and close ones."
Prof Gilles Salles, Hospices Civils de Lyon – Head of the Haematology Department
Prof Alain Puisieux, Director of the Cancer Research Centre of Lyon
Dr Patrick Mehlen, Léon Bérard Centre - CNRS Director of Research
Dr Marina Rousseau-Tsangaris, Léon Bérard Centre – General Secretary of Research, Synergie Lyon Cancer Foundation – Treasurer
Marie-Caroline Fiore, General Secretary of the Synergie Lyon Cancer Foundation, and the employees