BOPA was saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Professor Martin Gore, from The Royal Marsden whom many of you will have seen delivering the Plenary Session at last Octobers BOPA Symposium. We work in a speciality that teaches us life can be short, but that never makes it easier when a colleague passes. Prof Martin Gore was a friend to BOPA, many of our exec committee over the years worked with him and benefitted from his excellence, wisdom and humour. I only briefly knew Martin from working with him on the Chemotherapy CRG, but what a pleasure to have had the chance to learn from a truly inspiring person. One of the joys of working as an oncology pharmacist is the people we work with, so thank you, Martin, for being a friend to BOPA and our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and colleagues at this awful time.