Farewell to Professor Martin Gore: Leading cancer expert and former Director of the Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre

11 January 2019

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.”