Sydney University Researcher named cancer researcher of the year
Sydney University's Professor Bruce Armstrong, a world renowned skin cancer expert, has been named NSW's cancer researcher of the year.
Professor Armstrong pioneered research into the link between sun exposure and skin cancer. He is also known for his work on asbestos and lung cancer, and he helped to develop Australia's cervical cancer screening programs.
The received the Premier's Award for Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year this week at the inaugural Cancer Research Awards, hosted by the Cancer Institute NSW.
"I am pleased to present Professor Armstrong with this award, in recognition of his world-class work in cancer research and management," said Frank Sartor, the Minister Assisting the Minister for Health (Cancer).
"He is a very worthy recipient of this inaugural award and a fine example of the quality of internationally-renowned researchers working here in NSW."
The Premier's Award for Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year was established to honour an individual who has made significant and fundamental contributions to any field of cancer research in NSW. These contributions must have had a lasting impact on the cancer field and must have demonstrated sustained progress against cancer.
About Professor Bruce Armstrong AM
Professor Armstrong is an internationally pre-eminent cancer epidemiologist, acknowledged as a passionate, inspiring leader in cancer research and management. He is an international expert on the causes of skin cancer and melanoma.
He is a Professor of Public Health at the Sydney University School of Public Health and is currently Director of Cancer Research at the Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
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