We were deeply saddened to hear of the sudden death of Professor Martin Gore CBE. A brilliant scientist and clinician, Professor Gore was one of the first directors of the Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre, a professor of cancer at the Institute of Cancer Research and a former medical director at the Royal Marsden.
Described by the Duke of Cambridge as “one of the pioneers of 20th-century cancer care, and a friend, colleague and trusted doctor to many”, Professor Gore was a leading light in ovarian cancer research, treatment and the training of the next generation of oncologists.
Allyson Kaye MBE, President of Ovarian Cancer Action, said: “Professor Gore was one of the first directors of the Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre; he led translational research projects to provide new and better treatments for women with ovarian cancer when there was few. He was also a long-standing member of the HHMT International Forum on Ovarian Cancer; a collective accelerating research across the world. He was a giant in the field and a humorous colleague. There is no doubt that Professor Gore improved the lives of many – he will be greatly missed.”