In recognition of the outstanding contribution that he has made to the field of radiation oncology, CRUK Oxford Centre Director, Professor Gillies McKenna, has been awarded the Gold Medal by the Royal College of Radiologists. He also delivered the twelfth David Skeggs lecture, titled Imaging and Targets: The Molecular Frontiers in Radiation Oncology.
The Gold Medal is the most prestigious honour awarded by the Council upon the recommendation of the Honours Committee. Previous winners include Professor Peter Hoskin, Professor Dame Janet Husband DBE and Professor John Mallard. A full list of winners is available here.
Professor McKenna commented: “There is no higher honour that any clinician or scientist can receive than to be recognised by their peers. I recognise too that this is an acknowledgment that in the last ten years we have together brought back British radiation oncology and radiation biology research from a point where we wondered if it was going to survive as a discipline, to the point where we can proudly hold our heads high once more as world leaders. It has been a great privilege to me to have contributed to this revival, and I gratefully acknowledge the support I have received from the Royal College and its members in my work.”
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