03 Oct '11, 11pm

Nobel Prize for Medicine comes too late for Canadian scientist, who dies of cancer just days before the award

Nobel Prize for Medicine comes too late for Canadian scientist, who dies of cancer just days before the award

The ultimate lifetime achievement award came days too late for Canadian Ralph Steinman, who was honoured on Monday with the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his groundbreaking work on the immune system. -- PHOTO: REUTERS WASHINGTON (AFP) - The ultimate lifetime achievement award came days too late for Canadian Ralph Steinman, who was honoured on Monday with the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his groundbreaking work on the immune system. The 68-year-old cell biologist's own discoveries helped extend his life but he died on Friday after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer, his daughter told AFP. 'We said to him, 'Hang on until Monday,'' said Alexis Steinman, 34. 'We joked, we said, 'You know you got to keep going until the Nobel.'' His hopes were raised a few years ago when he heard he was on the short list for the Nobel Prize. He did not win that year, she recalled, but the...

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