Lifetime award for melanoma research
8 September 2005
Professor Bruce Armstrong, Head of the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney, has been presented with an international award for his lifetime contribution to melanoma research.
Presented at the 6th World Congress on Melanoma in Vancouver, Professor Armstrong was recognised for his research, spanning over 30 years, into the epidemiology and control of melanoma and for making major contributions to the understanding of the relationship between sun exposure and the risk of melanoma in humans.
“I was surprised and delighted,” said Professor Armstrong. “I was especially pleased at the recognition of the role that the science of epidemiology has made and continues to make to the understanding of the biology, cause and control of melanoma”.
The 6th World Congress on Melanoma is the premier international conference held every four years and is a meeting where clinicians and researchers focus on the latest world-wide developments in melanoma prevention, treatment and scientific investigation.