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No 6456

Wednesday 22 February 2017

Vol cxlvii No 22

pp. 370–379


Report of the General Board on the establishment of a Professorship of Cancer Sciences

The General Board begs leave to report to the University as follows:

1. The General Board recommends the establishment of a Professorship of Cancer Sciences as set out in paragraph 2 below. The funding arrangements were approved by the Resource Management Committee on 8 February 2017.

2. The General Board has accepted an academic case from the Council of the School of Clinical Medicine for the establishment for a single tenure of a Professorship of Cancer Sciences, from 1 February 2018, in the Department of Oncology.1 The full cost of the Professorship will be met by Cancer Research UK. The Professor of Cancer Sciences will be appointed as Director of the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute in accordance with the agreement between the University and Cancer Research UK concerning the governance of the Institute. The General Board has agreed that election to the Professorship should be made by an ad hoc Board of Electors and that candidature should be open without limitation or preference to all persons whose work falls within the general field of the title of the Professorship.

3. The General Board recommends:

I. That a Professorship of Cancer Sciences be established for a single tenure in the University, from 1 February 2018, placed in the Schedule to Special Ordinance C (vii) 1 and assigned to the Department of Oncology.1

15 February 2017

L. K. Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor

Roberta Huldisch

Helen Thompson

Chad Allen

Patrick Maxwell

Graham Virgo

Philip Allmendinger

Martin Millett

Mark Wormald

Abigail Fowden

Richard Prager

Chris Young

David Good

Editorial footnote

  • 1A correction was made on 28 February 2017 to the institution to which the Professorship will be assigned, replacing the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute with the Department of Oncology.