PIERRE BAND (1935-2020)

Pierre Band, un viejo amigo del Fondo Elena Moroni, falleció en Montreal el 26 de abril de 2020. En 2007, Pierre organizó la reunión GRELL en la que tuvo lugar la segunda edición del Premio Enrico Anglesio.

En esa ocasión, Pierre y Michèle Band donaron al Premio un maravilloso trofeo de cristal, que se puede ver en la Sección de Premios de este sitio web.

Como coronación de una prestigiosa carrera en Oncología Clinica (Band  redactó el protocolo del ensayo sobre el Tamoxifeno)  y luego en Epidemiología Ocupacional y Ambiental (fue Director de la British Columbia Cancer Agency), él publicó un libro sobre la historia de la Oncología Clínica, desde los primeros días hasta la creación de la subespecialidad: “Therapeutic Revolution. The History of Medical Oncology from Early Days to the Creation of the Subspecialty“*.

Roberto Zanetti y el Fondo Elena Moroni (entonces Fondo Anglesio Moroni) organizaron para Pierre tres conferencias de presentación de los contenidos de su libro mientras estaba en progreso, entre 2008 y 2010, en Turín, Parma y Florencia. La conferencia de Pierre Band en Turín en el 2008 coincidió con la ceremonia por el centenario del nacimiento de Enrico Anglesio.

Se puede encontrar una presentación del libro en:: https://www.ascopost.com/issues/november-1-2014/a-history-of-medical-oncology/


PIERRE BAND (1935-2020)

Pierre Band, vieil ami du Fondo Elena Moroni est décédé le 26 avril 2020 à Montréal. Pierre avait été l’organisateur de la Réunion GRELL de 2007 au cours de laquelle s’était déroulée la deuxième édition du Prix Enrico Anglesio.

A cette occasion Pierre et Michèle Band avaient offert au Prix le magnifique trophée en cristal qui apparaît en haut de la page Prix de ce site.

Pierre Band a eu une longue et brillante carrière, en Oncologie Médicale d’abord (il avait rédigé le protocole de l’essai thérapeutique du Tamoxifène), et en Epidémiologie Occupationnelle et Environnementale ensuite (ayant dans cette phase dirigé la British Columbia Cancer Agency). Pierre avait couronné son long parcours en publiant un livre d’histoire de l’oncologie médicale: “Therapeutic Revolution. The History of Medical Oncology from Early Days to the Creation of the Subspecialty” *.

Roberto Zanetti et le Fondo Elena Moroni (à l’époque Fondo Anglesio Moroni) avaient organisé pour Pierre trois conférences de présentation des contenus du livre en Italie, à Turin, Parme et Florence, entre 2008 et 2010.

La conférence de Turin en 2008 avait coïncidé avec la cérémonie du centenaire de la naissance d’Enrico Anglesio.

* Une présentation du livre se trouve à:  https://www.ascopost.com/issues/november-1-2014/a-history-of-medical-oncology/


Pierre Band (1935-2020)

Pierre Band, an old friend of Fondo Elena Moroni, passed away in Montreal on 26 of April 2020. In 2007 Pierre hosted the GRELL meeting at which the second edition of the Enrico Anglesio Prize took place.

On that occasion, Pierre and Michèle Band donated to the Prize a wonderful crystal trophy, which can be seen on the Prize Section of this website.

Pierre Band had a long and brilliant career, first in Medical Oncology (he wrote the protocol of the Tamoxifene RTC ), then in Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology (he was the Director of the British Columbia Cancer Agency). He crowned his long experience with the book “Therapeutic Revolution. The History of Medical Oncology from Early Days to the Creation of the Subspecialty” *.

Between 2008 and 2010 Roberto Zanetti and Fondo Elena Moroni (then Fondo Anglesio Moroni) organized for Pierre three conferences in Italy presenting his work in progress in Turin, Parma and Florence. Pierre Band’s Turin conference in 2008 coincided with the ceremony for the centennial anniversary of the birth of Enrico Anglesio.

* A presentation of the book can be found at: https://www.ascopost.com/issues/november-1-2014/a-history-of-medical-oncology/


Professor Lorenzo Gafà, IACR Honorary Member, passed away on March 22, 2019.

A renowned pathologist then in his forties, in 1982 Professor Gafà established the Ragusa Cancer Registry, in Sicily, Italy. This Registry has been the first in operation in a central Mediterranean area. He has been a true pioneer, in a time when the Cancer Registries in the country were less than the fingers of a hand.

Beside producing impact data of excellent quality (published in Cancer Incidence in Five Continents since their first year), Professor Gafà promoted an intense use of those data to contribute to analytical studies at both, national and international level (Helios I and II, EPIC, SETIL research consortia among others).

After his retirement from the Ragusa Registry position, he went on helping the establishment of other Registries in Southern Italy. Besides, he carried on for decades important responsibilities in the Italian League Against Cancer at local and national level.

Roberto Zanetti 


Professor Lorenzo Gafà, IACR Honorary Member, passed away on March 22, 2019.

A renowned pathologist then in his forties, in 1982 Professor Gafà established the Ragusa Cancer Registry, in Sicily, Italy. This Registry has been the first in operation in a central Mediterranean area. He has been a true pioneer, in a time when the Cancer Registries in the country were less than the fingers of a hand.

Beside producing impact data of excellent quality (published in Cancer Incidence in Five Continents since their first year), Professor Gafà promoted an intense use of those data to contribute to analytical studies at both, national and international level (Helios I and II, EPIC, SETIL research consortia among others).

After his retirement from the Ragusa Registry position, he went on helping the establishment of other Registries in Southern Italy. Besides, he carried on for decades important responsibilities in the Italian League Against Cancer at local and national level.

Roberto Zanetti 


Professor Lorenzo Gafà, IACR Honorary Member, passed away on March 22, 2019.

A renowned pathologist then in his forties, in 1982 Professor Gafà established the Ragusa Cancer Registry, in Sicily, Italy. This Registry has been the first in operation in a central Mediterranean area. He has been a true pioneer, in a time when the Cancer Registries in the country were less than the fingers of a hand.

Beside producing impact data of excellent quality (published in Cancer Incidence in Five Continents since their first year), Professor Gafà promoted an intense use of those data to contribute to analytical studies at both, national and international level (Helios I and II, EPIC, SETIL research consortia among others).

After his retirement from the Ragusa Registry position, he went on helping the establishment of other Registries in Southern Italy. Besides, he carried on for decades important responsibilities in the Italian League Against Cancer at local and national level.

Roberto Zanetti 


PIERRE BAND (1935-2020)

Pierre Band, vecchio amico del Fondo Elena Moroni, è deceduto a Montreal lo scorso 26 Aprile. Nel 2007 Pierre aveva ospitato a Montreal il Convegno GRELL, nel quale si svolse la seconda edizione del Premio Enrico Anglesio.

In quella occasione Pierre e Michèle Band donarono al Premio il prestigioso trofeo di cristallo rappresentato nella pagina Premio di questo sito.

A coronamento di una prestigiosa carriera in Oncologia Medica (Band fu, tra altri contributi, l’estensore del protocollo del trial sul Tamoxifene) e poi in epidemiologia occupazionale e ambientale (Pierre diresse la British Columbia Cancer Agency), egli pubblicò un apprezzato libro di storia dell’Oncologia Medica: “Therapeutic Revolution. The History of Medical Oncology from Early Days to the Creation of the Subspecialty“*.

Roberto Zanetti ed il Fondo Elena Moroni (allora Fondo Anglesio Moroni) hanno organizzato per Pierre tre conferenze di presentazione dei contenuti del suo libro, negli anni in cui esso si andava componendo, tra il 2008 e il 2010, a Torino, Parma e Firenze. L’occasione di Torino coincise con la cerimonia del centennale della nascita di Enrico Anglesio.

* Una recensione del libro si trova a: https://www.ascopost.com/issues/november-1-2014/a-history-of-
medical-oncology/


Professor Lorenzo Gafà, IACR Honorary Member, passed away on March 22, 2019.

A renowned pathologist then in his forties, in 1982 Professor Gafà established the Ragusa Cancer Registry, in Sicily, Italy. This Registry has been the first in operation in a central Mediterranean area. He has been a true pioneer, in a time when the Cancer Registries in the country were less than the fingers of a hand.

Beside producing impact data of excellent quality (published in Cancer Incidence in Five Continents since their first year), Professor Gafà promoted an intense use of those data to contribute to analytical studies at both, national and international level (Helios I and II, EPIC, SETIL research consortia among others).

After his retirement from the Ragusa Registry position, he went on helping the establishment of other Registries in Southern Italy. Besides, he carried on for decades important responsibilities in the Italian League Against Cancer at local and national level.

Roberto Zanetti 


Obituary: Luc Raymond (1935 – 2018)

Luc Raymond passed away in Geneva on October 14.

A statistician close to his forties, in 1972 Dr Raymond established the Geneva Cancer Registry, of which he has been in charge until his retirement in 2001. The Geneva Registry was the first in its country and among the first in Southern Europe.

Since the planning of that initiative, Luc has been conscious of the uncommon opportunity in his hands. A small Registry in a rich city and country, with a good support from the stakeholders, the Hospital and the University, and operating in an advanced medical and oncological milieu. Those conditions were implying a limited routine workload from one side, and plenty of opportunities for epidemiological research and for cooperation with the clinicians from the other side. Luc has been smartly able to fully exploit those advantages: the Geneva Registry assured a timely production of almost perfect incidence data, with rich clinical details; promoted the use of registration data for the first case-control study on the evaluation of the impact of the Pap smear; engaged in the contribution to the first large European multicentre study on the aetiology of laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancer.

In 1976 Luc Raymond established, with Enrico Anglesio and Albert Tuyns, the GRELL Group, a scientific cenacle devoted to supporting the training and the cooperation among the registries in Latin-speaking countries. He has been also among the founders of the Swiss Association of Cancer Registries, the NICER.

Raymond served the International Association of Cancer Registries in several roles, including representing the Association as an observer at the WHO Assembly and contributing as Editor of the VII volume of Cancer Incidence in Five Continents. Luc has been awarded the IACR Honorary Membership in 1996.

With Jacques Estève and Ellen Benhamou, Luc Raymond authored a handbook (Statistical methods in Cancer research. Vol IV. Descriptive epidemiology. IARC Sci Publ. 1994) that has been among the references in the discipline for at least a generation of epidemiologists and registrars.

One of the last international contributions of Luc Raymond has been to chair the Jury of the Enrico Anglesio Prize from 2006 to 2009.

Luc is survived by his wife Heidi, a musician, well known by the colleagues that used to meet the couple for conferences and meetings in Geneva and abroad.


Roberto Zanetti and Christine Bouchardy Magnin


Obituary: Luc Raymond (1935 – 2018)

Luc Raymond passed away in Geneva on October 14.

A statistician close to his forties, in 1972 Dr Raymond established the Geneva Cancer Registry, of which he has been in charge until his retirement in 2001. The Geneva Registry was the first in its country and among the first in Southern Europe.

Since the planning of that initiative, Luc has been conscious of the uncommon opportunity in his hands. A small Registry in a rich city and country, with a good support from the stakeholders, the Hospital and the University, and operating in an advanced medical and oncological milieu. Those conditions were implying a limited routine workload from one side, and plenty of opportunities for epidemiological research and for cooperation with the clinicians from the other side. Luc has been smartly able to fully exploit those advantages: the Geneva Registry assured a timely production of almost perfect incidence data, with rich clinical details; promoted the use of registration data for the first case-control study on the evaluation of the impact of the Pap smear; engaged in the contribution to the first large European multicentre study on the aetiology of laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancer.

In 1976 Luc Raymond established, with Enrico Anglesio and Albert Tuyns, the GRELL Group, a scientific cenacle devoted to supporting the training and the cooperation among the registries in Latin-speaking countries. He has been also among the founders of the Swiss Association of Cancer Registries, the NICER.

Raymond served the International Association of Cancer Registries in several roles, including representing the Association as an observer at the WHO Assembly and contributing as Editor of the VII volume of Cancer Incidence in Five Continents. Luc has been awarded the IACR Honorary Membership in 1996.

With Jacques Estève and Ellen Benhamou, Luc Raymond authored a handbook (Statistical methods in Cancer research. Vol IV. Descriptive epidemiology. IARC Sci Publ. 1994) that has been among the references in the discipline for at least a generation of epidemiologists and registrars.

One of the last international contributions of Luc Raymond has been to chair the Jury of the Enrico Anglesio Prize from 2006 to 2009.

Luc is survived by his wife Heidi, a musician, well known by the colleagues that used to meet the couple for conferences and meetings in Geneva and abroad.


Roberto Zanetti and Christine Bouchardy Magnin


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