Tessa Holyoake

 

 

Age: 54

 

Summary: Scottish experimental haematologist whose work transformed the treatment of chronic myeloid leukaemia who was the first to identify the existence of cancer stem cells in CML in 1999 during her research fellowship in Vancouver's Terry Fox Laboratory and later developed drug treatment to target the abnormal CML stem cell to go beyond the current lifelong tyrosine kinase inhibitor treatment, and who was considered as a world leading expert in leukaemia research.

 

 

Cause of Death: Metastatic breast cancer

 

Born: March 17, 1963

 

Died: August 30, 2017

 

Location: Loch Tummel, Scotland