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Prestigious award goes to cancer specialist at Queen Mary

The outstanding achievements of Professor Andrew Lister have been recognised by The European Society for Medical Oncology.

25 September 2009


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<div class="rxbodyfield"><p>Professor Lister, who is Centre Lead for Medical Oncology at Barts and The London Medical School, has been given this year&#8217;s Hamilton Fairley Award. The award commemorates one of the founding fathers of medical oncology in Europe and is an international recognition for a lifetime&#8217;s achievements in science and clinical research.</p><div class="rxbodyfield"><div class="rxbodyfield"><p>The award for Professor Lister is especially significant as he had the privilege of having Gordon Hamilton-Fairley as his mentor and role model.</p></div><p>Professor Lister&#8217;s research has contributed to improving the outcome for patients with cancers of the blood. The Centre for Medical Oncology that he directs is one of the leading centres for research into leukaemia and lymphoma in the UK.</p></div><div class="rx_ephox_inlinevariant" contenteditable="false" inlinetype="rxvariant" rxinlineslot="105" rxselectedtext="" sys_dependentid="19263" sys_dependentvariantid="825" sys_folderid="7999" sys_relationshipid="88346" sys_siteid="378"><div class="inline_img_left" style=" width: 99px;"><img alt="" class="box" contenteditable="false" height="150" src="https://cms.qmul.ac.uk:443/Rhythmyx/assembler/render?sys_revision=1&amp;sys_siteid=378&amp;sys_authtype=0&amp;sys_contentid=19263&amp;sys_variantid=506&amp;sys_command=edit&amp;sys_folderid=7999&amp;sys_context=0" unselectable="on" width="99" /><br contenteditable="false" unselectable="on" /><span class="sbcaption" contenteditable="false" unselectable="on">Professor Andrew Lister</span></div></div><p>&#8220;I am most flattered and honoured to receive the Hamilton-Fairley Award in respect of the work that has been carried out in the department of which he was the first director,&#8221; Professor Lister said. &#8220;I am delighted to accept it on behalf of the team supported by Cancer Research UK in the Medical Oncology Unit at Barts &amp; The London School of Medicine &amp; Dentistry&#8221;.</p></div>

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Joel Winston
Public Relations Manager
Queen Mary University of London
email: j.winston@qmul.ac.uk
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