A plenary session will honour the memory of Professor Georges Mathé, founder and director
of the Cancer and Immunogenetics Institute at Paul Brousse hospital
(AP-HP), who passed
away in October 2010.
is remembered as the physician who stunned the scientific
community in 1959 with the first-ever series of multiple injections of bone marrow from
voluntary, non-related donors to six Yugoslavian physicists who had been irradiated at a nuclear
52 years after this ground-breaking event, transplantation is experiencing spectacular
growth both in France (with a twofold increase over the last five years) and globally.