We are saddened to announce the sudden death of Professor Martin Gore CBE who died on January 10, 2019 after a routine inoculation for yellow fever caused total organ failure.

Professor Gore served on the 2006-2008 IGCS Council as the Medical Oncologist Council Member and was a member of the 2008 Scientific Program Committee. He contributed greatly to IGCS’s educational initiatives such as the Virtual Journal Club during that time and was an invited speaker at the 2006 IGCS Biennial Meeting.

He was a professor of cancer medicine at the Royal Marsden NHS foundation trust and the Institute of Cancer Research in London. His main research interests were the development of new therapies for advanced ovarian cancer. In 2015 he was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the president of Royal Marsden, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.

The hospital announced his death in a statement yesterday, saying: “His contribution as medical director for ten years, a trustee of the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, and as a clinician is unparalleled. He has been a friend, colleague and mentor to so many people and his loss will be immense.”

His colleague and former IGCS Council Member, Dr. Jonathan Ledermann informed us of his passing, stating, “He was a man of great intellect and humour, an astute clinician and great teacher who made major contributions to Gynaecological Oncology among his many other achievements. We will remember him with great affection at this very sad time.”

The Times released an article which acknowledges Professor Gore’s many achievements and outstanding clinical and research contributions to the oncology field. The piece also includes sentiments from his colleagues and patients.

He was a remarkable man and will be missed by many. His life and contributions to the international gynaecologic oncology community are to be celebrated. His legacy will live on through his work, and through the colleagues and patients he has taught, inspired and healed.